Eastrea livery yard and event centre saddles up for a successful awards night
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Muddy jodphurs were swapped for posh frocks when an awards evening was hosted by Grey Fern Park Equestrian Centre.
Held at The Eastrea Centre, the achievements of riders competing during the 2016 summer season at the centre were celebrated in style.
Trophies and shields were presented to winners by Whittlesey major councillor Alex Miscandlon, whose wife, Pat has been an equestrian throughout their 50 years of marriage.
Events secretary, Carole Newton, said: “It has been a great success and provides the perfect back drop to thank all those who have supported us during 2016.
“We are very proud of each and everyone of our competitors, with many of whom we have built up strong friendships and it has been a privilege to be part of their equestrian journey’s.”
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She thanked competitors, supporters and sponsors for their continued backing which she said helped events to flourish.
More than 20 trophies and shields were presented to riders and handlers in three separate equestrian disciplines of showjumping, dressage and showing.
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A total of five championship titles were awarded during the evening.
Carolyn Furnell riding Corwen Prince of Thieves was named ridden showing champion, Trudy Boon, handling her miniature horse, Lady, was named as in hand showing champion.
In the dressage section, the overall champion was named as Katie Humphrey on Centaur Toospot.
The summer evening dressage league was won by Anna George on her horse, The Second Legacy and Georgia Sharp riding Rose was crowned as the 2016 showjumping champion.
A raffle of generously donated goods and services was held after the presentations, raising more than £200 for Redwings Animal Sanctuary.