Some rather nervous but very smartly dressed young people gathered in the afternoon to receive a brief from Mrs Hazel Galbraith on the way in which the competition was organised. As this was the same procedure as we had followed in our assessment our candidates were well prepared. Representing the South West were Skyla Clements, Madlin Ridewood, Tamia Joyner, Millie Login and Charley White, unfortunately, at the last minute, Arabella Lawrence Hall had been unable to join them. Our coach, Jess Talbot, had spent a lot of time advising our team and we are very grateful to her.
Although no one from our team was in the first three in each age group, they did the Association proud when faced with the daunting task of placing 4 very different Section C ponies and then having an individual interview. Well done to all of you – do try again next year – and thank you!