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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Riding Club Team Success!

As TTE keep mentioning, it is difficult to keep motivated on the long, dark winter evenings, especially when working on the basics, as well as the new things.

Someone on our yard found out about a local riding club that had been looking for teams to represent it in a winter league and really raise its profile - Bedlington, Blyth & District.

Although the club had been around for a number of years, there hadn't been much activity in recent years, and the committee was looking to change this. This year alone they have run a series of local competitions, with a high number of entrants, they've run training sessions, social events, as well as increasing their member base.

We thought it would be a great opportunity to be part of a team, and it would really help keep motivation through the winter. Great news came when we'd made it onto their team with three other members - Team Shooting Stars!

This Sunday was our first event, when we ventured down Durham, along with the other members (& many others for support) to represent the club in a Winter League - this was the show jumping leg.

There were 23 other senior teams there, from all over the area - as far south as Yarm, up to the Borders & as far west as Cumbria!

Thomas and I were first up. We warmed up nicely, and had a positive round, just clipping 3 as we went. However, our second round a little later proved much more successful, just having an unlucky knock for 4 faults, but finishing with one of the fastest times in the seniors!

The best part of the day was when we all realised we'd come a very respectable SECOND PLACE!! The club was thrilled to bit and is looking forward to entering the team into many more legs of the winter league.

Here's a few shots from the day:

To find out more details on the Bedlington, Blyth & District riding club, you can visit: BBDRC Website

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