Riders are fast and furious

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On Sunday, September 23, Stranraer and District Riding Club held its autumn cross country at Terally by kind permission from the Torrance family.

This year’s format included showjumping. Competitors had to jump a round of showjumps then proceed directly onto a short cross country course. Both had optimum times and the winners were those closest to the times minus any jumping faults.

As usual the ground at Terally was really good, allowing for some fast and furious riding, especially in the pairs classes at the end of the day.

Entries were high with competitors coming from as far as Castle Douglas. The committee would like to thank all those who helped in any way as without volunteers these competitions could not run.

The day was bright but breezy and all enjoyed the day. Thanks to Debs, Julie, Joyce, Katy and Fiona for setting up the course and to all fence judges and helpers on the day.

Results; Class 1A, Beginner Pony: 1. Ellie Torrance on Just Poppy. Class 1B, Beginner Horse: 1. Beth Macdonald on Magpie Manor, 2. Julie McKnight on Georgie Boy, 3. Kirsty Park on Jerry, 4. Hannah Burns on Merlin’s Magic Mango.

Class 2A, Novice Pony: 1. Lucy Bell on Miss Spotless, 2. Poppy Drysdale on Midnight Mist, 3. Lucy Fisher on Poppy.

Class 2B, Novice Horse: 1. Jonathon Hall on Evie, 2. Anne Jolly on Ring the Bell, 3. Liz Jones on Alfie, 4. Julie Thompson on Prince, 5. Anna Cathcart on Bernie, 6. William Garrett on Questy.

Class 3A, Intermediate Pony: 1. Rachael Baillie on Inneashka Lass, 2. Iona Dodd on Blue.

Class 4A, Open Pony: 1. Carolyn Fisher on Lewis, 2. Amy Hall on Ollie.

Class 4B, Open Horse: 1. Sheila McConnell on Raffael II, 2. Meganne Jolly on Oldo, 3. Tracy Carnegie on Wonka, 4. Debs Millington on April, 5. Joyce Lafferty on Reilly.

Novice Pairs: 1. Iona Dodd and Poppy Drysdale on Blue and Midnight Mist.

Open Pairs: 1. Rachael Baillie and Carolyn Fisher on Inneashka Lass and Lewis, 2. Joyce Lafferty and Debs Millington on Reilly and April.