National final beckons for talented young riders

On Sunday July 2nd the North Area Pony Club Novice show jumping competition was held at Greenlands Cumbria and for the second year running a team from the North Northumberland Hunt Pony Club won it. This year the team members were Lucy Baker Cresswell, Annabel Blythe, Amelia Dickinson and Felicity Warcup. All the girls rode extremely well and out of 26 teams  they were the only team to go double clear. They now go forward to the Novice National Championships 2012 in  Cheshire on August 25th. This is the second year the team trainer Karen Bell has successfully trained a NNHPC Novice team and helped them reach the National Championships. An outstanding and remarkable achievement for both her and this local Pony Club.
On Sunday July 2nd the North Area Pony Club Novice show jumping competition was held at Greenlands Cumbria and for the second year running a team from the North Northumberland Hunt Pony Club won it. This year the team members were Lucy Baker Cresswell, Annabel Blythe, Amelia Dickinson and Felicity Warcup. All the girls rode extremely well and out of 26 teams they were the only team to go double clear. They now go forward to the Novice National Championships 2012 in Cheshire on August 25th. This is the second year the team trainer Karen Bell has successfully trained a NNHPC Novice team and helped them reach the National Championships. An outstanding and remarkable achievement for both her and this local Pony Club.

Talented riders have booked their spot at a prestigious national competition after a top display at the weekend.

A team from the North Northumberland Hunt Pony Club (NNHPC) sealed a place at The Pony Club Novice National Championships 2012 by winning the North Area Pony Club Novice showjumping competition.

The team members were Lucy Baker Cresswell, 13, from Belford, Annabel Blythe, 14, from Thrunton Woods, Amelia Dickinson, 15, of Eglingham, and Felicity Warcup, 15, from near Duddo.

All the girls rode extremely well and, out of 26 teams, they were the only one to go double clear during the event, which was held in Cumbria.

It is the second year running that a NNHPC team has won at the event.

It is also the second year that team trainer Karen Bell has successfully trained a NNHPC Novice team and helped them reach the National Championships.

It is a great achievement for both Karen and the club.

The team can now look forward to the renowned Championships, which take place in Cheshire at the end of August.

Jill Blythe, team organiser, said: “Reaching the Championships is the icing on the cake and a great achievement, especially for a small club like ours. A lot of it is down to the excellent training by Karen Bell.

“We hope the girls enjoy the Championships, as it is quite an honour.”