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Pauline Coghill awarded gift for 40 years' service to Pony Club


By Jean Gunn

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Pauline Coghill received her gifts for long-service from the two youngest members of the club, Rachel MacGregor (centre) and Tessa Simpson.
Pauline Coghill received her gifts for long-service from the two youngest members of the club, Rachel MacGregor (centre) and Tessa Simpson.

Caithness branch of the Pony Club had a good turnout for its annual parents' evening and presentation of trophies at the Ulbster Arms Hotel, Halkirk.

Long-serving committee member Pauline Coghill, of Stemster, received a gift from the club as a thank-you for her 40 years of service. During her time volunteering she has supported her own children through the Pony Club as well as her grandchildren.

She has now retired from the committee.

Mrs Coghill then presented the trophies and awards to the successful riders.

Members of the Caithness branch of the Pony Club along with retiring committee member Pauline Coghill (seated, front left) and district commissioner Debbie Pottinger.
Members of the Caithness branch of the Pony Club along with retiring committee member Pauline Coghill (seated, front left) and district commissioner Debbie Pottinger.

Trophies

Committee awards – Horsemastership Cup: Alice Dunnett. Cracker Shield for most improved junior rider: Ellie and Ava Bain. Sarah Pottinger Memorial trophy for merit: Sophia Ramsøy. Col Hildreth Cup for away from home performance: Danielle Sinclair. Round Table Cup for area team: Erin Hewitson, Lauren Oag and Danielle Sinclair. CPC Shield for mini-camp (most deserving child): Ella Simpson. Fudge Trophy for endeavour: Rachel MacGregor.

One-day-event trophies – Jefferies Cup (1.10m): Sophia Ramsøy. CPC Shield (1m): Frances Sutherland. Stevenson Cup (90cm): Lauren Oag. CPC Shield (80cm): Rowan Lee.

Overall awards – CPC Shield for attendance: Erica Pottinger. Col Hildreth horse for rally turnout (12 and over): Erin Hewitson. James Gunn Cup for rally turnout (11 and under): Aimee Holmes. Minstrel Memorial for best in 14-15: Charlotte Gillon. Gilly Ronald Cup for cross country performance: Alysha Holmes.

Open Show – Stemster Trophy for best in lead rein: Ailsa Coghill. Andrew Cardosi Cup for best ridden horse and Bowmaker Cup for champion ridden horse: Russell Skelton. Crimson Moonlight Trophy for champion ridden pony: Kira Fraser. D McGregor Rosebowl for working hunter pony champion: Jess Calder. James Campbell memorial quaich for working hunter horse champion: Eve Nicoll. Hope Memorial for open working hunter horse and D Sutherland Farrier Cup for open showjumping: Mary Miller. Barrogill Cup for mini working hunter and CPC Shield for 80cm showjumping (PC members): Liam Mackenzie. PC Shield for cradle stakes and Banks Cup for 50cm showjumping: Lucy Gray. Tosca Trophy for show turnout: Erica Pottinger. CPC Shield for handy pony: Isla Miller. Shear Klass Cup for PC pony and Oldwick Trophy for most points at the show: Rachel MacGregor. CPC Shield for novice jumping: Ruth Alexander. CPC for senior 80cm showjumping: Erin Mackenzie. D Alexander Cup for 95cm showjumping (members): Lauren Oag.


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