Sarah McIntyre age 15, riding Logan Lightening and Jenna Stead age 13 riding Ard Lipstick, both members of Galloway Branch of The Pony Club, took part in the second round of the Dengie Pony Club Qualifiers at Ingliston Equestrian Centre recently and did brilliantly.
The event is a prestigious National Pony Club individual competition sponsored by Dengie and entries in the classes are numerous with hot competition for the qualifying places.
In order to qualify for the novice second round you have to jump clear in the first round and finish in the top three, therefore competition is very strong at second round level. The open competition provides direct entry to championships if you jump clear in first round and are placed in the top three.
Sarah qualified in the 90cm class, coming second out of 22 competitors. She then went on to win the 1m class and also qualified in second place in the 1.10 open.
Jenna took first place in the 1.10m with the only double clear in a class of 17 entrants.
The girls will now represent the club in the finals on 16th April in Warwickshire.