Speedy times as riders race against the clock

After a very successful trip to the Orkney Riding Club Show, the Shetland Riding Club were back at the indoor school in Girlsta on Friday for another summer jumping league night.

Eleven horses attended, jumping a total of 15 league and 12 practice rounds with some very fast times against the clock. Results were as follows: Junior novice – 1 Karis Steven­son and Ingo.

Senior novice – 1 Alison Bulley and Breeze; 2 Clare Williamson and Sox; 3 Clare and Barney; 4 Catriona Cree-Hay and Anton.

Junior intermediate – 1 Lori Bulter and Sonic; 2 Jade Stevenson and Rhanna.

Senior intermediate – 1 Kaye Hunt­er and Troy.

Open – 1 Amanda Slater and Erin; 2 Alison and Lara.

The summer jump league nights are on Fridays from 6pm at the Indoor School and everyone is welcome. The last one before the summer break will be 26th June.

The summer league will restart at the beginning of September, continuing until the winter league starts. This break is to allow riders to concentrate on the forthcoming showing season, especially August, which this year sees the usual agricultural shows, the Shetland Horse & Pony Event and the Shetland Pony Festival week.

However, there will still be club nights on Thursdays, and other events include a return visit from horse listener Isobel Hogton in early July; a trip to Orkney in August for training; the County Show jumping qualifiers; and the Riding of the Marches, which now sees a regular attendance by Shetland riders. Three members of the SRC are hoping to take part in the qualifying jumping for the County Show: Alison Bulley and Drumcarrow Lara, Lori Bulter and Sonic and Amanda Slater and Consider it Dun. The SRC also looks forward to the return of Allison Fellows in September and is also planning visits from Terry Penna and Diane Walker from Orkney.

To keep up to date with what’s on please visit the club’s website www.shetlandcommunitites.org/src


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