“The Mane Event Ball was a huge success and we were delighted to present a new trophy for the Junior Champion (scoring most points), to 12 year old Freya Gaitskell, it’s very important to encourage the younger riders who are the grass roots of the future. SHe said she really liked the new Laid WIth Love/Lakes Free Range Egg Co ju7mps – which is always good to hear!”
One of the great things about Cumbria Horse Trials is that they give unaffiliated riders chance to take part and try out an affiliated course. It’s a stepping stone which, in the past, has been a barrier for many riders. Being able to sample what it’s like to take part in an affiliated BE event, means novice riders can gain confidence in the range of jumps. Three awards were dedicated to this category.
Cumbria Horse Trials Director Douglas Weymouth said “We have really enjoyed building up our events during the last ten years and now have around 1800 riders who compete on a regular basis at our BE events. We would not have been able to develop these without the help of our sponsors including The Lakes Free Range Egg Company who have supported us since we started. I remember their first jump had a wooden carved hen and a basket of eggs sat beside it. It often got its beak knocked off! Today they feature their egg brands on our show jumping and cross country fences – we’ve all moved forward a great deal in the last decade.”
A full list of award winners can be found at Cumbria Horse Trials