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Congratulations Hannah!!!

Today Hannah Coxon, our brilliant Team Coordinator, was presented with the Jeannie Dodd memorial trophy and award for her outstanding contribution both as our team coordinator and as a volunteer in area 2.

Well done Hannah – we all really appreciate all the time and effort you put into Border Riding Club. 

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Success in the Arena Eventing Area 2 Qualifier

Congratulations to our 70cm Arena Eventing Team who won the Area 2 Qualifier at Richmond Equestrian Centre at the weekend, qualifying for the Championships at Aston Le Walls in March next year. Well done to our team of ladies including: Caitlin Thompson who was also 1st individually, Emma Goldsmith, Tracey Coxon and Kirsty Bryden. 

Huge thank you to our Team Coordinator Hannah Coxon.


Horse for Loan


Luna is a 13 year old bay mare Irish Sports Horse. She has hunted, evented to BE 90 level and competed British Dressage prelim level, with my teenage daughter all with success and usually coming home with a ribbon.

She does have arthritis in her hocks but she just needs a good warm up. However for this reason she needs a slightly less active life and would be great for riding club activities. She is a typical mare and can have her stroppy moments. My daughter rode her from age 12 and has moved onto a bigger horse, so Luna is becoming fat and bored and she is just “ticking over” and would love to compete again, she really enjoys it.

She is good to load, shoe, clip, can nap when hacking alone and occasionally spook but it is manageable. She can sometimes be hard to get in from the field but feed usually works! She is a very honest horse and loves both her flat work and jumping. Luna is at our private yard near Heddon-on-the-Wall which has a large arena with jumps.

Please call Gill on 07587 180413 if you would like to chat about her.

Success at Area 2 Dressage Qualifiers

Congratulations to our riders at the Area 2 British Riding Clubs Dressage and Riding Test Qualifier yesterday. Border Riding Club was well represented with two teams in the Prelim competition and Border Red (Emma Goldsmith, Helen Lees, Louisa Craigs and Becky Madeley) taking 1st place and qualifying for the championship at Lincolnshire! Well done to Border Blue (Rebecca Kirk, Joanna Walton, Karen Lough and Emma Hunter) taking 7th place.

Some great individual results too.

Intro B – Helen Lees 3rd and Hannah Smith 7th
Prelim 13 – Helen Lees 1st
Prelim 14 – Karen Lough 1st
Prelim 15 – Becky Madeley 3rd
Elementary 43 – Louisa Craigs 2nd
Medium 61 – Louisa Craigs 3rd
Novice Riding Test – Louisa Craigs 6th

Full Results 

Thank you Team Coordinator Hannah and Mel, Roberta, Judith and Laura for volunteering and top caller Louisa’s Mum Joanna.

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