National Championships at Lincoln – 2nd & 3rd September 2017

A number of clubs from Area 1 made the long journey to attend the National Championships held at Lincoln last weekend. Many thanks to all competitors and also the helpers who gave up their time to support everyone.
It is wonderful to report there were many successes!
Most notable was Polnoon Riding Club coming second in the 70cms Show Jumping , with just 8 faults. The team consisted of Jennifer Wisdom (9th individual), Gillian Morris, Andrea Hibbert and Laura Stirrat.
Special mention must also be made of Marije Terpstra from Argyll Riding Club who was 8th , with only 4 faults.
In the 80 cms, Lothians were 7th , with David Parker individual 7th.
Lothians collected more rosettes with the team coming 8th in the 90cms, Katie Smith achieving 7th individually and Lothians Team also came 7th in the 100 cm.
The Dressage competitors also did well!
In the Senior Prelim Dressage Linda Hardie  from North Lammermuir was 5th in her arena, with Julie Hannah from Ayr, 10th in her arena. In the Pairs Dressage Linda Hardie and Shona Playfair from North Lammermuir were 6th.
Many others were well placed, which is a tremendous achievement as around 2,000 horses attend the Championships.
Jennifer Rentoul
Area 1 Rep