Juniors take top spot in riding contest

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Young equestrians from Ackworth and District Riding Club will represent the club at the UK Festival of the Horse Riding Club Championships after winning a regional heat.

The club’s junior combined training team took first place in the area four qualifiers at Bishop Burton last week and will go on to represent the club at the festival in Northamptonshire in June.

The team, Jessica Beachill, Eliza Yeardley, Libby Morrell and Grace Richardson, had to take part in a dressage competition, followed by a course of show jumps, winning first, second, third and fourth individually, which placed them top in the team scoring. They will next represent the club at the area qualifier showcase later this month.