Size did not matter at the BHS TREC Scottish Championships

By Lauren Clark

General news

03 July 2008 17:06

Another great performance from reigning champion Alex Wells saw her regain her Level 3 Individual title with Thoroughbred, Toffee, while the Level 3 Pairs was won by husband and wife combination Sheila and Dave Rogerson riding Jakeal and Second Edition. The couple, who both work in education, had to rush up to the venue once school had finished for the weekend.

A win in the Level 2 Individual Championship with Ramova was great consolation for Marie Metcalf after the disappointment of having to withdraw from this class last year. Heather Adam took second place, securing the STAG Trophy donated by the STAG committee members for the highest score achieved by a Scottish-born rider, resident in Scotland. The Level 2 Pairs was won by Julia Izzard and Clare Reynolds, justifying their lengthy trip up from Kent!

For the first time at a Championship, Level 1 classes were included. These proved to be a resounding success and included competitors who had never before competed in BHS TREC. At just 16 years of age, Level 1 Individual winner Jade Peace riding Breeze, looks to be a really promising hope for the future. In the pairs, the honours went to Susan Clarke and Janey Rorison riding Cayman and Buddy despite the fact that this was Susan’s first attempt at BHS TREC!

Helen Owens, Senior Executive, BHS Competitions, said: “There was such a great buzz surrounding this Championship. I was very impressed with the level of competition – well done to all the prize winners. We would like to thank the STAG committee for their hard work and all the judges and volunteers that helped to make the Championship such a great success.”

The event was kindly supported by The Worshipful Company of Saddlers, Performance Equestrian, Argyll Trail Riding, Making Strides, Exactive Limited, JG Machinery, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Scott Rose (Farrier) and The Pony Riders Association.

A full list of results are now available on the competitions and events section of the BHS website www.bhs.org.uk