It was a Hat Trick from all angles for Lanarkshire Academy at their team SJ competition on the 2nd of April, not only did they win all three Team classes but this was the third year in the row that they swept the board!
With a total of 28 teams entered across the three classes of 70cm, 85cm and 1m there was great competition and great fun with Junior and Senior BS Academy teams, Pony Club teams, Riding Club teams, yard teams and teams of friends all taking part. Jump offs were required in all classes with much yelling and screaming helping shave off those split seconds. Many thanks go to the sponsors of the day who provided the fantastic rosettes and sashes; Equitec Dentistry, Hoodshill Livery and Turlood Stables.
This competition gave a few ponies a chance to look round the arena before competing at the Junior show the next day. All classes proved popular as did the Easter Eggs handed out to all the prize winners, it was no secret that Martin Doherty had one stashed under his seat before the first pony was in the ring!
Lanarkshire Area Committee has kindly donated a perpetual trophy for the Leading Rider at the show and the inaugural winner was local rider Charlie Scott. With good results on both her ponies Misty Meg and AG Dynamo she was presented with the trophy at the end of the day by Martin.
Team SJ Results;
1st Lanarkshire Academy M&Ms (Charlie Scott, Brooke Sharkey, Abigail Gladstone, Honor Forster)
2nd West Kype L for Leather
3rd Eglinton Hounds
5th Lanarkshire Minstrels
6th Lanarkshire Maltesers
1st Lanarkshire Academy Toblerones (Emma Noble, Jordan Doyle, Thomas Young, Hannah Broadhurst)
2nd Lanarkshire Academy Twixes
3rd Central Revels
4th SWS Reds
5th SW Blues
1st Lanarkshire Academy Big Eggs (Meghan Ballantyne, Laura Mitchell, Rachel Frame, Gillian Anderson)
2nd Lanarkshire Academy Mini Eggs
3rd Glasgow Academy
4th SWS Diamonds
5th SWS Pearls