Fab four take team trophy

North Northumberland Pony Club

Four teenagers from north Northumberland won the senior Pony Club team show jumping trophy at the Border Union Show in Kelso.

Trained by Karen Bell, the team of Annabel Blythe from Edlingham, Hugh Renner-Thompson from Belford, Lucy Baker-Cresswell from Bamburgh and Amy Wilson from Thropton rode very well against eight other teams from north and south of the border to get into the jump-off. Annabel rode a tactically brilliant jump-off, winning in 40 seconds, 1.5 seconds ahead of nearest rival, Lauderdale.

Pony Club Northern Area Show jumping competition took place on Sunday at Kildale, North Yorkshire where again Annabel and her horse Montanna VIII performed superbly winning as an individual, she now goes forward to compete in the national championships.