Club does itself proud at national championships

The Brocklesby team of Millie Petchell, Lewis Aitchinson, Darbi Murphy and Ella Fraser who took third place at the National Novice Championships.
The Brocklesby team of Millie Petchell, Lewis Aitchinson, Darbi Murphy and Ella Fraser who took third place at the National Novice Championships.

MEMBERS of Brocklesby Hunt Pony Club eventing and dressage teams travelled across to Kelsall Hill in Cheshire at the Pony Club National Novice Championships.

The teams secured their places to represent Area 6 by coming first in the eventing and second in the dressage at the Pony Club Area Finals held at Burghley and the Lincolnshire Showground in July.

The team of Darbi Murphy, Ella Fraser, Lewis Aitchinson and Millie Petchell, achieved an impressive third place, beating 37 other teams from across the country.

Millie Petchell and her pony Murphy also won their section, with Ella, Lewis and Darbi all achieving good placings.

The following day saw the eventing Championships held at the same venue – the same team had qualified for this discipline also.

The competition was extremely tough, with very technical, up to height showjumping and cross country courses to negotiate.

Unfortunately, a couple of mishaps in both showjumping and cross country saw the Brocklesby Team slip down the rankings to finish in 26th place.

But the team effort did not stop there, as the Brocklesby Team picked up a fifth place rosette for the best turned out in the eventing competition.