Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Grand Spectacle; Thrilling Series of Finals Round off Countryside Live Show in Style

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Grand Spectacle; Thrilling Series of Finals Round off Countryside Live Show in Style

Article excerpt

Byline: Anna Harris

ATRIO of exciting equine finals ensured last weekend's Countryside Live drew to a thrilling finale.

The Northern Show Cross Grand Finals, the Search for a Talented Showjumper and the Mountain and Moorland Championship, which is a qualifier for Olympia, all drew the crowds at the two-day rural showcase in Harrogate.

Over the summer, riders had been competing for points to ride in the show cross individual and inter-team relay finals at Countryside Live, which is viewed as the little sister of the Great Yorkshire Show and includes competitive classes for horses, livestock and farriery, as well as displays and demonstrations.

With a prize fund of PS1,500, the competition had attracted riders from across the North of England and the Scottish Borders and the teams included members from pony clubs and riding clubs.

Members of the Jack Thomas Watson Horse Sales team from Newcastle - which comprised Kaylie Ritson of Morpeth, riding Krafted Miracle; Samantha McNicholas of Darlington, on Vayrann; and Hollie Davison of Durham, riding Dalina - came out victorious in the senior inter team relay event.

Anna Aldred of Darlington took the 80cm title in the show cross, riding Majestic Lady, while the 70cm class went to Sam McNicholas and Artistic Lady.

It was a case of third time lucky for North Yorkshire rider Grace Addyman, who took the trophy in the Northern Show Cross senior 90cm section.

The technical trainer has entered the show cross event for the past two years, but won for the first time this year on her 15-year-old Irish sport horse King.

The junior relay event was won by members of the Darlington-based Alan Scott Team of Shauna Carmen, 14, and Dude; Georgia Garnett, 13, and Gloria; and Rachel Proudley, nine, and Painted Lady.

Shauna, from Langley Moor, Durham, and Dude went on to take the 90cm junior title, while Lilia Schaible, from Darlington, took the honours in the 80cm class with her eight-year-old Connemara Knock Boy Lad. The junior 70cm championship was won by 11-year-old Katy McFadyen, from Kelso, with Bounty II. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.