A YOUNG Scots equestrian star has won gold at the National Special Olympic Games, held in Sheffield, last week.

Ellis Wilson, of Greenside, Kilmarnock, was one of four equestrian athletes representing the Scotland West delegation competing against regions from all over Scotland, England and Wales.

She competed in the equestrian dressage and working trails events and came out tops in her division for both.

The 10th national games was the largest sports event to take place in GB for people with an intellectual disability, with more than 2000 athletes competing across 21 sports.

The games are held four-yearly and give competitors the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities, with the elite progressing to compete at international level.

Ellis has been involved with Riding for the Disabled since she was five and said she was grateful to Winton RDA and Carrick RDA for their support in her achievements.