14th August 2018
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Riders compete well in Scottish mainland shows

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Five young Shetland girls returned home recently after competing with their ponies at two events on the Scottish mainland.

They were Arianne, 13, Kira, 12, and Rebecca Fraser, seven, from Whalsay, and Bronagh, 11, and Melody Goodlad, six, from Quarff.

The first event was the Aberdeen District Spring Show at Fountain Equestrian Centre on Sunday 12th April. The girls did well and faced strong competition, most classes having over 10 entries.

That was then followed by a two-day trip to the Blue Chip Scottish Spring Festival of Champions at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre in West Lothian, on Saturday and Sunday.

Once again there was stiff competition with the combinations holding their own. The highlights were Rebecca Fraser on HRE Aladdin and Melody Goodlad on Clothie Flyn taking champion and reserve respectively in their lead rein section, and Kira Fraser on HRE Aladdin and Bronagh Goodlad on Clothie Flyn beat an adult pair riding a Friesian stallion and a Clydesdale cross to take the pairs ridden championship.

Aberdeen District Spring Show – moutain and moorland (M&M) and part bred lead rein: 2 Rebecca Fraser and HRE Aladdin; 6 Melody Goodlad and Clothie Flyn.

M&M and part bred first ridden: 4 Bronagh Goodlad and Clothie Flyn; 5 Kira Fraser and Clothie Humbell.

NPS Scotland open ridden M&M championship qualifier: 3 Arianne Fraser and Clothie Uriebell; 5 Kira Fraser and HRE Aladdin; 7 Bronagh Goodlad and Clothie Flyn.

NPS Scotland novice ridden M&M championship qualifier (small): 5 Kira Fraser and Clothie Humbell; 6 Arianne Fraser and Kinkell Elevator.

Blue Chip Scottish Spring Festival – ridden M&M small breeds: 2 Arianne Fraser and Clothie Uriebell; 4 Kira Fraser and HRE Aladdin; 5 Bronagh Goodlad and Clothie Flyn.

Lead rein ridden: 2 Melody Goodlad and Clothie Flyn; 3 Rebecca Fraser and HRE Aladdin.

Young handler 12 and under: 2 Arianne Fraser and HRE Dollar; 7 Kira Fraser and HRE Aladdin; 8 Bronagh Goodlad and Clothie Flyn.

Novice ridden: 5 Arianne Fraser and Kinkell Elevator.

Beginners equitation 12 and under: 1 Arianne Fraser and Clothie Uriebell.

Lead rein championship: Rebecca Fraser and HRE Aladdin.

Reserve: Melody Goodlad and Clothie Flyn.

M&M pairs: 1 Kira Fraser and Bronagh Goodlad with HRE Aladdin and Clothie Flyn; 3 Arianne Fraser and Lauren Grant (Aberdeen) with Clothie Uriebell and HRE Dollar.

Pairs championship: Kira Fraser and HRE Aladdin with Bronagh Goodlad and Clothie Flyn.

The riders said they would like to thank all who helped and supported them, in particular NorthLink Ferries and Clothie Shetland Pony Stud.