Scottish juniors have been busy for the last few weeks following the Home Pony shows around the country – having started at Cavan, Ireland they then headed to the Scottish National Equestrian Centre, at Oatridge College, outside Broxburn.

One young lady dominated proceedings by not just winning the majority of classes but frequently filling the top two and three placings.

Travelling from Wymeswold in Leicestershire, Tabitha Kyle competes on everything from 128cm ponies to a 17.2hh being successful on all. Winning at least eight classes over the show, Tabitha stood at the top of the line in the 128cm HOYS qualifier with Living The Dream but two Scottish riders also earned their golden ticket.

Millie Lawson steered Priestwood Hardy into second and Jackson Stewart took Billibob into third both jumping exceptionally well but just rubbing a pole in the jump off over an upstanding track on the grass arena.

The 128cms championship final was also won by Tabitha this time on Corey’s Princess with Living the Dream filling third. Splitting these two was Abi Gladstone who rode a determined round, double clear to proudly stand in second place with her home produced Remote Controlled.

Rachel Proudley temporarily halted Tabitha when she galloped Buttons Two to the red in the 138cm HOYS qualifier but Tabitha then slotted into second with Playboy Van De Zoetewei, third with Lissduff Royal and fourth with Mister Proper.

Rachel already has a truck-full of ponies qualified for HOYS so she had nothing to lose when partnering David Wicks’ Robe Silver Lady to win the Newcomers Second Round.

Having only taken over the ride after the Highland Show this pair warmed up with two wins earlier in the show before galloping to victory here in a late draw.

Bristol’s Thomas Pritchard on My Annie was the only rider to return a first round clear in the Pony Show Jumper qualifier jumped outside on the grass ring that suffered a little due to the weather and saw a few withdraw beforehand.

Anna Black has taken on the ride on the former Alana Hood mount, Miami Sandyman, heading a competitive JC/JD Final beating Rachel Proudley on Robe Silver Lady.

Multi-talented pair Pebbles Walker on her palomino, Peanuts, can often be seen eventing as well as showjumping and proving as successful in both disciplines. Jumping six classes over the show they won three, only having one pole down throughout and rounding off by being crowned the Rising Stars Champion of 2019.

One or two riders then travelled to the south coast of Britain to compete at the Hickstead showground and the Royal International show.

Shaunie Greig was determined when she entered the jump off of the Winter JC galloping to victory for the second year running with her Highland show JC Champion Teagan Arla Rose. Only a nine-year-old by the KWPN sire Alex H out of the ISH Coolgrange Lad/Skyboy dam this mare is already qualified for two finals at HOYS in October.

Shaunie also received a call up to be part of Team LeMieux in Strzegom, Poland later this month on her JA Casino Royale.

Onto Wales and the Welsh Home Pony where riders and families enjoyed some rare sunshine over the four days.

One young lady on super form at this show was Drew Ross who featured in quite a few classes with her ride of eight months Kengarth Sally Anne. Their sixth place in the Newcomers second round meant a ticket to the Newcomers Masters at the British National Championships where they ended up in seventh place claiming a coveted HOYS ticket.

Emma McCornick finished seventh in the second round with her up and coming Castletown Lady Ricardo but a fence or two got in their way at the Masters.

Mya Roxburgh Caira dominated the RHS qualifiers all winter with Chivaz but now finds herself off to HOYS thanks to a fifth place in a Foxhunter second round on her Irish bred MHS Kansas.

Katie Woods-Young took a win in a 1m on Apache Joe, Charlie Rogan was second in a 1.1m with AG Dynamo, Megan and Amy Morris featured in a few line ups throughout the show, Abi Gladstone was fourth in a Cats and Pipes with Remote Controlled, Emma Woods had several top six placings with LJ Queen Mac as well as a third in a restricted 148cms final with Harradene Jade and Anna Black was runner up in a Foxhunter with Miami Sandyman.

Many riders headed south again for the British National Championships where some good results were recorded.

Emma Crawford rode a cracking round on Dukes of Hazzard to go into second place in the Newcomers Masters earning them a ticket to the finals at HOYS.

Jodie Maher has had a consistent summer with Grace Unlimited being just unlucky not to qualify whilst recording good results at a few shows. Just one time fault in the Foxhunter Masters stopped them going through.

Leo Lorimer had a pole in this class to finish ninth with Lui Jo VLS.

Ayr’s Lucy Stewart galloped Glow DK into fourth in the 1.15m Members Cup final and was also seen in the National 1.3m final jump off but with four poles on the floor they ended in ninth this time.

Sarah Jane Park didn’t hang around when she won a very busy 1m open on the John Jamieson-bred JJs More Pleasure De Rouet.

In the junior Bronze League final Scotland was well represented with Katy McFadyen, Red Flamenco fifth, Little Red Cloud and Crista Lockhead Anderson sixth and Katy again eighth with Hawkmoon Lady Luck.

In the Silver League Emma Woods was seen in tenth with Harradene Jade as well as being placed in a Newcomers with LJ Queen Mac.

Dumfries’s Eleanor Archibald just missed out in the Silver league 128cm finals when she had a pole on each of her rides to finish fifth and ninth with My Little Sweetheart and Pondhead Dexter respectively.

Amy Morris has been there or thereabouts on all her ponies but RS Cassini jumped well to collect a fourth in the British Novice Final.

Among other results were Michelle Warnock ninth on Harlineke in the Discovery final, David Brown fourth in a 1.25m open and Natasha McKee second and third with Glenma in a 1m and an 85cm.

James Smith attended the Royal Lancashire show getting in the placings with all his horses but rounding his show off with an impressive win in the £1500 to the winner Grand Prix with the grey, Simply Splendid. Twix De La Roque also filled sixth in this class.

Travelling on to the British National Championships Simply Splendid was third in the Speed Horse Championship whilst The Black Flyer was runner up in the National 1.4m championship final with Twix fifth in the same line up.

Back at home and the Scottish Extravaganza wasn’t quite as well attended this year possibly due to a clash with a show at Arena UK but offering a Newcomers second round, Ladies and Gents Championship and plenty of amateur classes made sure it wasn’t quiet.

Emma Crawford found herself in second place in the Newcomers second round on Jennifer Morris’s Finishing Touch but the winner at that point was Alistair Gatherum who was greatly disappointed to find out one of his qualifying double clears had been after the cut off date therefore making him ineligible.

The next ticket passed down to Allan Birch on Katie Russell’s Cisco VH Rubbenshof.

Ailsa Black was crowned Ladies and Gents Championship winner after a quick round on Zara Zing to relegate Kelly Connor on George SCAIS to runner up spot, a position she’s held for the past seven attempts.

Lucy Stewart won not only the class but the points in the popular new Scottish Champions Tour 1.10m section with Cancun.

Veterinary nurse Marion Brown rode her own homebred Abacus to win the 95cms section but it was Megan Cowan on Tullycars Peek A Boo who headed these points.

Marion won the points in the 1.05m section with Summer Solstice with Holly Johnstone taking the class on Carquois De Ceve.

Graham Babes is currently doing well in Samorin with placings in the 1.40m classes on Eccosse and Glencoe, Mischa Irving is picking up some prize money in Sentower with her team whilst closer to home Rosie Pindar headed the 1.25m Grand Prix at Turriff on Hanleen Beatrice.

Kelly Connor had a good show here first on Zeldzaam in a 1.05, first in a 1.15 and second in the 1.25m on Bailande Van De Kapel.

Sandy Laird was seen flying round to win a 1.10m at SNEC on his super speedy Dali V and Bankside Equestrian’s Fraser Sinclair rode his own Ranee to score in a 1.05m.

Greg Taylor riding for Jim Wilmer was seen winning at the extravaganza on For Ever as well as at Greenlands on Quattro 27.

Royal Highland show Five-year old winner and overall Performance champion Odin M owned and ridden by Rachel Payne has sine gone on to jump double clears at The Cabin and Morris EC.

Photos sent to you are two pics of Rachel Payne on Odin M who won the Five year old Sports horse championship and went supreme Performance horse at the Royal Highland this year and now out competing well