Monday, 30 August 2010
The Caithness MotoX Club held round 5 of their race series on Sunday at Ravenshill. The weather was nice for a change! Riders came from as far as Oban and Orkney to compete. The results can be seen on their website;
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Travelled to Blair Castle International Horse Trials with our two ponies thanks to Gordy Donn's 4x4 truck - Moira's car broke down last weekend with serious engine trouble and may take a long time to get fixed.
Megland Royal Pretence (Poppy) and Eddiston May-Bee (Basil) both qualified for the prestigious event. Caitlin Bissett rode Poppy (top pics) and Jillian showed Basil in the in hand class (middle pics). Both just missed out on a placing against the best in Scotland and in very large classes.
Vivian MacDonald was the only Caithness rider at the showjumping (bottom pics).
As far as I know, two Caithness riders gained first places. Emma Coghill in the Working Hunter (two years running against the best in Scotland) and Carolyn Coghill on Chiddy in the ridden. Ashley Miller got a 2nd with Ollie, Stephanie Anderson and Alex Henderson got 3rd prizes. Still one more day to go.
Despite lots of showers, mainly during the night and early morning, the ground wasn't too bad. However, the entrance to the Castle field was muddy and most lorries had to be towed in and out. The layout of the field was completely different to previous years and seemed to be an improvement, once you got your bearings. According to Moira & Jillian, the shops were better than ever and my wallet was empty by the time we left this afternoon!
Still going through all the pics I took.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
I still have hundreds of action pics to go through and will not get my website updated until after the Blair Castle International Horse Trials, which is on this weekend.
Monday, 23 August 2010
|Condition & Turn out champion Littletons Princess owned by Ashley Miller and shown by James Munro|
|In Hand Champion Russell Skelton|
|In hand champion Russell Skelton and Reserve Champion Lisa Kennedy|
|Veteran Champion Alisa MacDonald & Reserve Champion Sophie Campbell|
|BHS members veteran champion Jojo Wilson Hunter & Reserve Champion Lorna Calder|
|Veteran Champion Alisa MacDonald|
|Ridden Champion Alex Henderson & Northern lights Just John owned by Lynne Eden|
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Pat Hellier, New Zealand, was Heavy Champion (top pic). Jamie Gunn, Halkirk and David Ogilvey, Munlochy, were joint local champions (6th pic).
Bubbles the clown went down a storm with the kids.