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Fun and games at Pony Club gymkhana


By Jean Gunn

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Ava Bain won the most points overall at the gymkhana.
Ava Bain won the most points overall at the gymkhana.

Young Ava Bain was on a winning streak at a gymkhana held at Blarmhor House, Halkirk, securing the most points overall on the day.

Ava and her pony Ollie won the 50cm jumping and the 10 and under games as well as coming first in the mini and major ride and run event along with her partner Erin Hewitson, on another Ollie.

The event run by Caithness Branch of the Pony Club also included Spring Festival qualifiers for the area final at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre in April next year. Those securing qualifying tickets were Alysha Homes in the 80cm and 90cm showjumping, Danielle Sinclair in the 80cm and Erin Hewitson in the 90cm.

Members of the Caithness Branch of the Pony Club smartly turned out for the gymkhana.
Members of the Caithness Branch of the Pony Club smartly turned out for the gymkhana.

Results

Showjumping – Lead rein: 1 Rachel MacGregor, Dandy. 50cm: 1 Ava Bain, Ollie, 2 Isla Miller, Silver; 3 Morven Mackenzie, Cilla. 60cm: 1 Aimee Holmes, Lady; 2 Erica Pottinger, BB; 3 Ellie Bain, Tiger Lilly. 70cm: 1, Frances Sutherland, Walt; 2 Alysha Holmes, Lady; 3 Leoni Kennedy, Minnie. 80cm Alysha Holmes, Rory; 2 Danielle Sinclair, Cruz; 3 Liam Mackenzie, Stroma. 90cm: Erin Hewitson, Ollie, 2 Alysha Holmes, Rory; 3

D Sinclair; 4 L Mackenzie.

Mini ride and run – 10 and under: 1 R MacGregor; 2 A Bain; 3 E Pottinger. Over 10: 1 M Mackenzie; 2 E Bain; 3 I Miller. Midi: 1 L Kennedy; 2 Aimee Holmes; 3 A Bain. Maxi: 1 L Mackenzie; 2 A Holmes; 3 E Hewitson. Mini and major: 1 A Bain and E Hewitson; 2 E Bain and Aimee Holmes; 3 E Pottinger and L Mackenzie; 4 R MacGregor and L Kennedy; 5 I Miller and Alysha Holmes; 6 E Pottinger and F Sutherland; 7 M Mackenzie and A Bain.

Games – Lead rein: 1 R. MacGregor. 10 and under: 1 A Bain; 2 Aimee Holmes; 3 E Pottinger. Under 12: 1 L Kennedy; 2 E Bain; 3 I Miller. Over 12: 1 F Sutherland; 2 Alysha Holmes; 3 eq M and L Mackenzie; 4 E Hewitson.


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