March saw the culmination of winter leagues at West Kype Riders Club across both dressage and show-jumping.
The winner of the dressage league, Jennifer Wisdom with Pentrefelin Consuella had secured first place before the final competition but it was at the last show in March that Hannah
Broadhurst and Mr Magic secured the runners up spot. A delighted Jennifer was presented with her winner’s rug and rosette by the judge on the final day, Caroline Paterson. Jennifer has enjoyed great success this year with her other pony Pentrefelin Serena competing at National dressage competitions and all those supporting West Kype have enjoyed seeing her develop with her ponies over the last few years.
The show-jumping league had been equally close throughout the winter with a number of placings being decided on the final night. In the Cross Pole section it was a great results for Lauren Forrest who took both the winning spot and the runners up place with her ponies Rusty and Smithy. Lauren has 100% record of double clears throughout the winter with Rusty to take the Cross Poles title.
The 12 and Under section had an outright leader very early on in Abbie Letham with her very speedy pony Swannieston Belle of the Ball, the runner up was Charlie Scott with Patchy Boy who were winners of last winter’s Cross Poles league.
The 15 and under section mirrored the 12 and Unders with Abbie’s older sister Jenna Letham and her pony Hazel taking first place and Charlie’s older brother Cameron Rogan taking second place with his horse Indi.
The senior section was a very convincing win for Amy Haddow and her consistent horse Izzy with Sarah Thomson and Rhum runners up.
This year’s show-jumping league was very kindly sponsored by Robert Rogan Joinery and the club appreciate his support in providing the prizes for the winners and runners up.
West Kype Riders Club would like to thank all of the riders who took part and braved some pretty wild conditions throughout the season and also the judges and helpers without which we would not be able to run. We would especially like to thank Sheona McNeill the dressage convenor and Andrew Wilson the show-jumping convenor for all of their help and expertise throughout the season.