ALL SMILES: Left, Evie Hole-Todd winner of the 100cm
ALL SMILES: Left, Evie Hole-Todd winner of the 100cm

THE Zetland Hunt Pony Club hosted its Annual Hunter Trial on Sunday, June 23, at Stapleton Manor, Darlington with kind permission from Mr & Mrs D.A.J Bartlett.

Organised by Andrea Bartlett, ZHPC DC and many volunteers, the day was well supported with a good number of entries for the 80cm, 80cm pairs, 90cm and 1m courses designed by Moray Nicholson.

The ground conditions were superb allowing competitors to enjoy the challenging array of xc jumps over the grounds of Stapleton Manor including some technical combinations near the lake side, with the action captured by Paul Dobson Photography.

The event was kindly sponsored by many local businesses and generous prizes were on offer. Each winner was awarded a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Muscari Floristry accompanied with rosettes sponsored by made by Jeanette Crompton. Competitors had the opportunity to learn more about local equine services with discounted show offers from event trade stands Emily Berry Mobile Equine Weighbridge, Vetcling and Cleveland and North Yorkshire Theraplate.

Spectators enjoyed watching the high level of horsemanship as competitors rode to gain a qualification for the Eland Lodge National Hunter Trial in September.

The Zetland Hunt Pony Club would like to thank everyone who helped make the day a success and look forward to next year’s competition.

J Richardson


80cm, sponsored and prizes from Equidgel: 1, Tamara Cotton; 2, Polly Nicholson; 3, Jake King; 4, Charlotte Hawick Crawford; 5, Rosie Langstaff; 6, Lucy Ohlson.

80cm pairs, sponsored and prizes from Vetcling:

1, Edie and Lola Shotton; 2, Mark Sutherland Team; 3, Christine Daniels Team; 4, Rachel Dobson Team; 5, Miranda Jupp Team; 6, Jill Vasey Team.

90cm, sponsored and prizes from Cleveland & North Yorkshire Theraplate at Appleton Grange EC: 1, Kizzy Turnbull; 2, Sarah Summerbell; 3, Lucy Hixson; 4, Robyn Whitton; 5 Tasmin Putt; 6, Olivia Rogers.

100cm sponsored and prizes from The Feedwarehouse & Peak Performance Equine Physiotherapy: 1, Evie Hole-Todd; 2, Penny Thompson; 3, Abbie Foster; 4, Abigail Kershaw; 5, Claire Metcalfe; 6, Fiona Hutchinson;