Posted by Sarah Brown, Wednesday, 16th November 2011 @ 10:59am
Congratulations to the PDRC red team (Sandra Lamb, Melanie Grant, Alison Bogue and Sam Eaton) for finishing in second place at the recent winter dressage team competition at SNEC. Huge well done to Sandra who also managed to come first in her arena AND win her warm up test too! Alison was placed 3rd in her arena and second in her warm up test, with Sam finishing sixth in her arena.
The blue team (Rachael Walker, Danielle Crawford, Laura Kelly and Louise Leaney) also had a successful day but sadly luck was not on their side and they finished just outside the placings. Louise did manage to finish 2nd in her warm up test and I think everyone enjoyed themselves ;)
Photos will be uploaded shortly.
Posted by Sarah Brown, Monday, 31st October 2011 @ 1:39pm
Congratulations to both PDRC novice SJ teams who competed at SNEC on Oct 30th. The blue team (Melanie Grant, Rebecca Grant and Chelsey Thomson) finished the day in 5th place, with the red team (Alison Bogue, Laura Kelly and Annemarie van Heelsum) finishing just outside the placings. The competition was tight and everyone performed very well.
The first of our winter dressage series held at Whitfield Farm Livery stayed dry and even some sunshine appeared for those in the last class! It was lovely to have a good turnout from members with some other competitors from other riding clubs. A good day was had by all and many thanks to our judges Liz Love and Morag Clark for their hard work and positive comments.
Double firsts seemed to be the order of the day for two of our members. Terri Weir proving to be the queen of arena 1 with wins in Classes 1 & 2 with her new horse and Karen Barrat the queen of arena 2 with wins in Classes 3 & 5. Katy Telfer won Class 4. Two of the classes were Saltire Series Qualifiers and it was lovely to see that many horses and riders qualified for the Prelim and Novice Championship.
I would also like to express my thanks to our helpers on behalf of the committee and club members: Jennifer Caird, Jill Hunter and daughter Anna, Jill & Peter Bickley, Carol Lumsden & Justin MacNeil. Without your help and support, PDRC would not be able to run events such as these.
A group of interested local residents are working towards opening up the disused railway lines in Upper Tweed to become cycling, walking, horse riding and running trails. The idea is to open them up between Symington and Peebles, creating a safe network of traffic-free routes for visitors and locals alike. This would be fantastic resource for all, and importantly, will boost our local economy through additional tourism.
The group have a website funded by a grant from Paths for All. Please have a look and log on as a supporter at www.uppertweedrailwaypaths.org.uk. Furthermore, if you have an organisation who would benefit from the route, perhaps you would consider submitting a statement on the website which would support us and give you publicity? Supporters will get a news bulletin as soon as there is news to share. This is a long term project but we can apply for funding for a feasibility study once we reach 1000 supporters. We already have well over 100 supporters in just a fortnight of going live, but we need many more. It takes just a minute to do, and costs you nothing. Thank you!
Posted by Sarah Brown, Monday, 19th September 2011 @ 11:03am
Massive congratulations to PDRC member Anne Paxton and Finnisk Warrior for finishing 13th in the intermediate showjumping at the national championships in Lincoln last weekend. Anne and Finn were one of 120 combinations to jump in the competition and put in an excellent performance with just an unlucky pole in the second round. Well done to them both!