Eventful year for pony club members

The qualifying novice team
The qualifying novice team

At Area 19 Show Jumping at Ingliston in July Galloway Branch had two teams qualify to compete at the next levels.

Firstly the Regional Team of Mairi Fisher, Carolyn Fisher, Lucy Gaw and Susannah Service qualified to go to the Northern stage at the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre near Selkirk on 7th August. With holidays and work commitments it was Quinn Jolly, Carolyn Fisher and Becky Dalrymple who competed on the day against clubs from all over Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England. The team was not placed but members and mums thoroughly enjoyed their trip. Becky Dalrymple stayed on late to jump off as an individual having had two clear rounds and went clear for a third time but not placed in the stiff competition.

On 19th August the qualifying Novice team of Isla Forsyth, Mollie and Izzy Miller-Smith, and Charlotte Service made the longer trip to Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire for the National Pony Club Championships against clubs from all over the UK. They jumped over two different courses on grass and the weather was somewhat unkind with wind and rain to contend with. All four combinations had a very good try and represented Galloway very well at such a prestigious event. All this excitement has created quite a buzz within our little club and there is already chat about next year’s ambitions!