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Speedy jump-offs at riding club competition


By Jean Gunn

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Some of the competitors in the first class of the day.
Some of the competitors in the first class of the day.

Great weather conditions helped make the Christmas fun jumping day held by Caithness Riding Club a success.

There were lots of clear rounds and riders pulled out all the stops to set speedy times in the jump-offs. The top score also proved exciting with competitors trying to achieve the maximum points, particularly in the 90cm class. Mary Miller and Poppy put in an amazing performance, gaining a whopping 925 points to secure first place.

The venue for the day was the indoor school, Halkirk, with the course, designed by Frances Sutherland, set up in the outdoor arena.

Mary Miller (right) on Poppy, winners of the 90cm top score competition, with Erin Hewitson and Rio, winners of the junior 95-100cm class.
Mary Miller (right) on Poppy, winners of the 90cm top score competition, with Erin Hewitson and Rio, winners of the junior 95-100cm class.

Results

Juniors – Cross poles: Rachel MacGregor. Special rosettes: Kirsty Swanson, Becci Swanson and Isla Miller. 45-50: Isla Miller. 55-60cm: I Miller. 65-70cm: 1 Liam Mackenzie; 2 Leoni Kennedy. 75-80cm: 1 Rowan Lee; 2 L Mackenzie. 85-90cm: 1 R Lee; 2 Erin Hewitson. 95-100cm: E Hewitson. Top Score 90cm: 1 L Mackenzie, 2 R Lee; 3 E Hewitson.

Seniors – Cross poles: Carrie Wilson. 45-50: C Wilson. 55-60: 1 Sylvia Stewart; 2 Susan McAdie. 65-70: 1 Kira Fraser; 2 Sophie Robertson; 3 Lara-Jane Wilson; 4 S Stewart. 75-80cm: 1 Cat MacGregor; 2 S Robertson; 3 Ruth Alexander; 4 Meghan Blackwood. 85-90cm: C MacGregor; 2 Ruth Alexander; 3 M Blackwood; 4 Mary Miller. 95-100cm: M Miller. Top Score 60cm: 1 S Stewart; 2 S McAdie; 3 C Wilson. Top Score 90cm: 1 M Miller; 2 R Alexander.


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