Four square of successful Scottish riders were crowned as champions recently when three British Horse Society Scotland annual championship competitions drew to a close at the Longines Blair Castle 2015 FEI European Eventing Championships and our bespoke riding club horse class ran for the second time.
The BHS Scotland Working Hunter Trophy sponsored by The Stewarts Building Supplies was awarded to Kirsty Aird riding the seven year old Toronto owned by Mrs E Smith. Thirty three finalists came forward to contest this coveted Stewarts final which is the culmination of 22 qualifiers held at county shows across Scotland
In both the working hunters champs course builder Graham Barclay presented interesting and challenging courses which resulted in few clear rounds.
The winner of the Courier/British Riding Clubs Working Hunter Final was Stephanie Slater aboard her own eight year old Maltstrikers Diamond. This competition features jumps of 3’3” and altogether 20 qualifiers are held at British Riding Clubs shows in Scotland stretching from Orkney to Berwickshire.
Finally, Strathmore and District RC member Anne Shaw riding the Bella was the winner of the Fingask Castle Style Jumping Series. This competition offers riders the chance to prove they can ride a course of show jumps in good rhythm and with the correct riding position. Sixteen qualifiers are held by British Riding Clubs across Scotland.
The Blair Riding Club horse class this year judged by Event rider Olivia Wilmot and sponsored by Tornado Wire of Crieff was won by Katie Gillespie riding the six year old Twinkle Twilight. This class recognises the all-round horse with excellent manners.
BHS Scotland Chairman, Derek Knottenbelt said: “All the competition series we run are growing in popularity and becoming more hotly contested every year. We’d like to congratulate our champions on their success.”
For further information please contact Helene Mauchlen, The British Horse Society, 01764 656334 or Helene.Mauchlen@bhs.org.uk