Melton girls win national junior horseriding title for Rearsby Lodge Riding Club

Team manager Tracy Walker with the Rearsby Lodge Riding Club team which won the  junior National Intermediate Show Jumping Championships title, Connie Walker (14), Hannah Spray (12) Lily Walker (12) & Jade England (13) EMN-160905-160616002
Team manager Tracy Walker with the Rearsby Lodge Riding Club team which won the junior National Intermediate Show Jumping Championships title, Connie Walker (14), Hannah Spray (12) Lily Walker (12) & Jade England (13) EMN-160905-160616002
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A team of four young riders from Rearsby Lodge Riding Club are celebrating winning a prestigious national junior title.

Connie Walker (14), Hannah Spray (12), Lily Walker (12) and 13-year-old Jade England, who are all from Melton, triumphed at the National Intermediate Show Jumping Championships.

The girls all impressively jumped double clear rounds at the event, which was organised at Bury Farm in Bedfordshire by the British Riding Clubs.

They all did the same thing at the area qualifier in February, which the club hosted at Brooksby Equestrian Centre.

Team Manager and mum of two members of the winning team, Tracy Walker, said: “This was a remarkable achievement as we were the only team at the championships to finish on a team score of zero.

“The judge was so impressed, he came and told them personally how well they had all ridden and how well turned out they were.” - they were a real credit to our Club.”

She added: “Of course, I felt enormous pride myself.

“One of my daughters, Lily, won at the National Pony Club championships last summer in Cheshire, but now having both daughters in the winning team was fantastic, especially as they are both on new partnerships.”

The team members each received leather head collars, cooling boots, sashes and rosettes as well as a silver trophy at a presentation ceremony.