Congratulations are in order again for the Ackworth Junior team who won the British Riding Club 90 class at the Area 4 one day event on 23rd June held at Breckenborough, North Yorkshire. The team, consisting of Alex Proctor, Stephanie Batty, Eliza Yeardley and Amelia Simpson endured adverse weather conditions to ride their Dressage tests, show jumping round and lastly the timed cross-country course to go on and win the class. This means they have qualified for the National Championships to be held in August later this year. Eliza Yeardley from Rotherham also won the Junior 90 class individually on her horse Prince VIII. The club went on to have a fantastic day with some other great results, Alex Johnson from Wakefield came 1st in her arena individually on her horse It’s Romeo in the 80 Senior class and the 80 Senior Ackworth team came 2nd overall, Jackie Harrison from South Heindley also took the top spot in her arena in the 90 Senior class on her horse Grassroots and Ian Pycock on his horse Bowdeen was placed 2nd in his arena individually. The club are looking forward to their next team competition 13th/14th July at Richmond Equestrian Centre, the club are hoping for other members to qualify at the event to join their team mates at the championships!
Pictures attached The junior team collecting their rosettes (Stephanie Batty, Eliza Yeardley, Amelia Simpson & Alex Proctor –to the front)
Photos courtesy of Ellie McLaughlin
About Ackworth & District Riding Club
Formed in 1980, Ackworth & District Riding club is a friendly, supportive and successful organisation, providing a wide range of competitive and fun equestrian and social events for its 140 strong membership. The team of 14 enthusiastic and hard working committee members organise regular activities across the disciplines of show jumping, dressage, cross-country, showing and le trec, including weekly training, monthly points competitions, twice yearly hunter trials, pleasure rides, fun weekends and an annual club camp.
Offering opportunities for members at all levels and abilities to take part, the club also takes a very professional approach to Area and National competitions, with riders competing in official club colours and racking up an ever increasing number of successes. An annual ball and awards night, an ever-up-to-date website and Facebook page and a monthly information-rich newsletter as well as being a partnered riding club to the Badsworth & Bramham Moor Hounds makes ADRC a one-stop shop for the amateur equestrian.
To join ADRC visit the Membership & Clothing page at www.ackworthridingclub.com