Mother and daughter steal the show

Liam McGurnaghan & Roly, winners of the Turn Out class
Liam McGurnaghan & Roly, winners of the Turn Out class

MEMBERS of Fife Riding Club met at the Club Showground, Glenrothes, to try to win the Glenrothes Riding Centre Trophy for Style Jumping.

Judged by Suzanne Roberts of Ladybank, the competition was split into four sections to reflect experience, with the trophy going to the horse and rider pair with the best score on the night.

It turned out to be a real family affair with mother and daughter, Edna and Lucy Moffat of Collessie both picking up ribbons.

What’s more, all their horses are home breds and all have the same dad! Edna collected a first and fifth place with Spirit and Topaz respectively while Lucy won her section with Tia.

The overall winner, however, was the winner of the Nursery Novice section – Ferne Fairfull from Glenrothes with her promising youngster, Amouzeva Z - surely one to watch for the future.

On the same night, members also had a go at the Turn Out Competition. The standard was so high that judge, Elsie Pollock-Smith of Auchterarder, had great difficulty sorting out the placings.

In the end, it was local rider, Liam McGurnaghan and Roly, who collected the Arthurlea Trophy.

Results (Style Jumping): Nursery Novice - 1 Ferne Fairfull (Amouzeva Z), 2 Liam McGurnaghan (Roly), 3 Fiona Deans (Colonial Rule), 4 Lynne Harvie (Cienna Rass). Novice - 1 Pam Balnaves (Morlyn Gold Flyer), 2 Lorna Hume (Floyd), 3 Joy Clark (Penhaligon Stardust), 4 Joanne McIntyre (Gideon), 5 Edna Moffat (Topaz). Intermediate - 1 Edna Moffat (Spirit), 2 Kayleigh Wallace (Bonaparte), 3 Joyce Ferguson (Motif), 4 Jacqui McAdam (Papageno). Open - 1 Lucy Moffat (Tia), 2 Charlotte Gowing (Rainbow Quest), 3 Jenny Cushnie (Diablo Sie), 4 Jenna Cushnie (Cally).

Results (Turn Out): Nursery Novice- 1 Liam McGurnaghan (Roly), 2 Ashleigh Wright (Ozzy), 3 Mandy McIntyre (Tufty), 4 Margaret Houston (Remy) & Shona Brearley (Rocky). Novice - 1 Lorna Hume (Floyd), 2 Edna Moffat (Topaz). Open - 1 Lucy Moffat (Tia).