21st October 2018
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Horse enthusiasts rewarded for last year’s achievement

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Dunrossness Riding Club (DRC) and the Shetland Pony Riding & Driving Group (SPRDG) had a successful year in 2008 which was recognised in their annual awards party on Sunday.

Through weekly lessons all the club members’ riding and horse care skills have improved and they have been rewarded with the presentation of certificates. In addition to this a trophy was presented to the most improved rider which was won this year by Megan Leslie.

During the summer members had a chance to compete at various shows throughout Shetland and their results were added up to work out overall performance for the year and determine winners.

As well as Shetland shows, members of SPRDG were lucky enough to compete in shows all over the UK and pony riders’ results from all shows were entered in the national Shetland pony performance awards, a scheme ranking the per­formance of Shetland ponies and riders from all around the UK. Riders are limited to the number of shows they can take part in outside of Shetland given the distance they must travel. However, the results they have achieved in spite of this are impressive.

Both DRC and SPRDG would like to thank parents, helpers and sponsors for their continued support without which the groups would not be able to operate.

Dunrossness Riding Club trophies

Beginners lead rein: ridden Melody Goodlad; games Leighton Anderson; overall Leighton Ander­son.

Lead rein: ridden Miranda Moss; games Miranda Moss; overall Miranda Moss.

First novice: ridden Holly Kemp; games Tahnae MacLennan; overall Tahnae MacLennan.

Novice: ridden Hannah Anderson; games Hannah Anderson; overall Hannah Anderson.

Open: ridden (equal) Kira Fraser, Anya Risk and Ailsa Sinclair; games Kirsty Budge; working hunter Ailsa Sinclair; showjumping Kira Fraser; overall Emily Moss.

Shetland Pony Performance Awards

Lead rein mountain and moorland: 8 Butterby Kendall and Hermione Boyes; 10 Clothie Damsel and Melody Goodlad.

Open ridden mountain and moorland: 8 Tirrik of Sunnydale and Jade Stevenson; 10 Craven Clancy and Emily Moss.

First ridden mountain and moorland: Clothie Zimbell and Hannah Anderson.

Pony Club pony: 6 Craven Clancy and Emily Moss; 10 (equal) Clothie Damsel and Bronagh Goodlad and Ulverscroft Herculas and Melody Goodlad.

General purpose pony: 5 Clothie Uriebell and Arianne Fraser.

Working hunter pony: 10 (equal) Clothie Uriebell and Arianne Fraser.

Lead rein gymkhana: 3 Craven Clancy and Miranda Moss; 4 Clothie Damsel and Melody Goodlad; 5 Butterby Kendall and Hermione Boyes; 7 Clothie Night Yarrow and Rebecca Fraser; 8 Tirrik of Sunnydale and Kaylee-Ann Best.

Off lead gymkana: 2 Clothie Night Echo and Aimee Budge; 3 Clothie Uriebell and Arianne Fraser; 4 Clothie Zimbell and Hannah Anderson; 5 Clothie Night Yarrow and Anya Risk; 6 Tirrik of Sunnydale and Jade Stevenson; 7 Jared of Musselburgh and Ailidh Risk; 8 Ulverscroft Midnight Red and Kira Fraser; 10 Craven Clancy and Emily Moss.

Rider first year in scheme: 5 Hermione Boyes.

Pony first year in scheme: 5 Butterby Kendall.

Champion rider five years and under: 4 Hermione Boyes; 6 Melody Goodlad; 7 Leighton Anderson.

Champion rider 6-8 years: 8 Hannah Anderson; 10 Miranda Moss.

Champion rider 9-10 years: 6 Kira Fraser; 9 Aimee Budge; 10 Ailsa Sinclair.

Champion rider 11-14 years: 3 Arianne Fraser; 6 Emily Moss; 8 Jade Stevenson.

Novelty pony: 1 Clothie Zimbell and Hannah Anderson; 3 Craven Clancy and Miranda Moss; 6 Clothie Damsel and Melody Goodlad; 9 (equal) Butterby Kendall and Hermione Boyes.

In hand showing: 9 Clothie Uriebell and Arianne Fraser; 10 Craven Clancy and Emily Moss.

Handler eight years and under: 3 Hannah Anderson; 5 Hermione Boyes; 6 Melody Goodlad; 7 Miranda Moss; 8 Sophie Black; 9 Rebecca Fraser; 10 Leighton Anderson.

Handler 9-14 years: 3 Arianne Fraser; 4 Emily Moss; 7 Kira Fraser; 9 Blyth Anderson; 10 Jade Stevenson.

Nan French overall champion pony: 12 Craven Clancy; 16 Clothie Uriebell; 19 Tirrik of Sunnydale.

Champion rider resident in Shetland: 1 Arianne Fraser; 2 Emily Moss; 3 Hannah Anderson; 4 Hermoine Boyes; 5 Jade Stevenson; 6 Miranda Moss; 7 Kira Fraser; 8 Melody Goodlad; 9 Anya Risk; 10 Leighton Anderson.