Ayr Riding Club had a team of four and two individuals entered in the Scottish Riding Club Championships, BRC Area 22, at Auchlishie, Angus, on 11th and 12th September. Unfortunately Carol McGrath had to pull out of the HT team due to injury but she came all the way up to Angus to encourage the team on. Jill Offer and Agnes came 6th in the Elementary Dressage on the Saturday and Sunday turned into a Super Sunday for the club. The team of Kate Wilson, Suzanne Warnock and Hayley Nelson won the 90 Hunter Trials with Kate and Suzanne 1st and 4th in their section and Hayley 6th in hers. Rebecca McNab, usually known for her exploits in the dressage arena, came 6th in the 80 cm Hunter Trials, her first cross country competition with Dusty. Thanks must also go to Julie Hanna and Eilidh Burrow for behind the scenes support, photos and videos. The team were featured on page 54 of the recent BRC Rider magazine. As result of the suuessof the
In October, Rebecca McNab was our sole representative (due to the repercussions of COP26) at SNEC for the BRC Area 1 Winter SJ qualifiers and was 4th individually in th 80 Sj class after jumping triple clear.
In November, we had two teams at the BRC Area 1 Novice Winter dressage qualifier at Morris. Ayr Elegance (Hayley Nelson, Katie Nisbet, Jill Offer and Julie Hanna) won and Ayr Hot to Trot ( Eleanor Pottinger, Eleanor Shaw, Suzanne Warnock and Laura Gilchrist) were 7th. Individual placings were:- Julie Hanna 4th in Prelim 12, Hayley Nelson 3rd in Prelim 12 and Jill Offer fifth in Novice 28. The following day we had two more teams in the Intermediate dressage qualifiers. Strictly Come Ayr (Louise Morgan, Rebecca McNab, Jill Offer and Julie Hanna) came 5th and Ayr dancing Queens (Eleanor Shaw, Katie Nisbet and Katie Timmons) came 8th. In prelim 14 we had great individual results:- Julie Hanna was first, Rebecca McNab second and Keara Lindsay 5th. In Novice 34 Rebecca McNab came 5th and Katie Timmons was 2nd in Elementary 44. Thank you to BRC Area 1 for organising the event and to our riders and helpers as well.
Congratulations to the Ayr Elegance team (Hayley Nelson, Katie Nisbet, Jill Offer and Julie Hanna) who have qualified for the BRC SEIB Insurance Brokers Novice Winter Championships and also to Louise Morgan who came 9th in the novice dressage class at the BRC Christmas Cracker Dressage.