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Gloucestershire riders saddle up for national horse riding championships

28 Mar 2013

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A talented group of up-and-coming horse riders will be representing Gloucestershire in The British Horse Society National Riding Schools’ Championships at Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell next Wednesday (3 April).

The unique competition, run by The British Horse Society, aims to encourage non-horse owners to ride and compete. Regional qualifiers are held at British Horse Society Approved Riding Centres across the UK with the top riders from each age group progressing forward to contest the national Championships.
The riders selected to represent Gloucestershire at the Finals are taught either at Talland School of Equitation, Cirencester or Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre in Dursley. They are as follows:

13 years and under
Jasmine Foister, Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre
Zoe Wright, Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre
Patrick-John Hart, Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre
Lauren Newman, Talland School of Equitation
Darcy Nicholls, Talland School of Equitation

17 years and under
Lydia Gascoigne, Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre

18 Years and Over
Hayley Menhinick, Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre
Danielle Ferkin, Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre
Harriet Waldron, Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre
Rory McGill, Talland School of Equitation
Lorraine Irwin, Talland School of Equitation

The Championship, which comprises a dressage test, showjumping course and a set of equine related general knowledge questions has been available to young riders for a number of years, with many past winners going on to enjoy horse ownership or a career with horses. The adult class was added for the first time last year and has been especially well received.

Full results will be available on the BHS websit www.bhs.org.uk 

Lessons are available at Talland School of Equitation, www.talland.net and Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre, www.tumpygreenequestriancentre.co.uk

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