Kilgraston Scottish Schools Equestrian Championships
On Sunday, Kilgraston School welcomed over 90 girls from 15 schools to Howe Country Centre in Fife to compete in the Kilgraston Scottish Schools Equestrian Championships sponsored by Eastern BMW.
It was a hugely successful day with competitors competing in 4 classes of dressage and show jumping with 19 girls representing Kilgraston.
In Class 1, the 60cm under 12’s class Strathallan came out victorious over all, with Craigclowan coming in second and Ardvreck following in third. Kilgraston’s team of Mischa Steele, Erin McGregor and Flora Allan came in 6th place which was a great team effort with it bring their first attempt at the championships and Flora even competing with her broken wrist!
In Class 2, Perth High took the winning ribbons. Individually, Lucy Sinclair Scott was 2nd in dressage and Alix Stewart Blacker 3rd, and Lucy was 3rd overall in the combined training riding Kilgraston’s own Charlie.
In Class 3, there were 9 teams competing for the 80cm Under 14’s trophy. There were just 6 faults in it but Strathallan came out on top again, with Kilgraston Blue coming in 2nd place. The team consisted of Bernadette McElhinney, Tess Wylie, Connie Wang and Kyla Grieve. In 3rd place was Ardvreck. Olivia Grant was 1st in Arena A’s dressage and Kyla was 3rd, and Bernadette won Arena B’s dressage. Bernadette also took home the sash for combined training individual which tops off the super weekend for Bernadette as she also qualified for the Royal International Horse Show on the same pony Synod Leuan on Saturday.
In Class 4, Kilgraston came out on top beating The Mary Erskine school into 2nd place with a team made up of Anna Smallwood, Muriel Pym, Daisy Galbraith and Alannah Greive. Anna also took home the sash for individual combined training with her pony Johnny.
Well done to everyone who competed and supported the event. A big thank you to Eastern BMW who sponsored the Championships and donated some fantastic prizes.
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