Scottish team on top at the British vaulting championships

Lauderdale Vaulting Group hosted the 2001 British Championships at Richmond Equestrian Centre near Catterick, a day which was well supported by both competitors and enthusiasts.

SEVT (Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team) with Philip Beasley, Ann Rogerson, Amy Panter, Gemma Hope, Mandy Rawlinson, Joanne Eccles, Louise Smith, Lucy Phillips and Jenni Dailly with JennyLeggate’s Go North lunged by Rebecca Morgan, won the advanced team champions. The team received their highest ever score 7.160, which bodes well for the World Equestrian Games in September 2002.

Scotland also entered an intermediate team, coming together to compete for the first time, they only competed in the compulsories section and scored an encouraging 5.260.

Hannah Macgillivary from SEVT put in a great performance on Julie McNally¡s Bowler to receive the Female individual trophy for the second year running. Sarah Watson from the Gemini Group finished second and Lucy Bell from the Warwick Group was third.

In the male section John Mcnally from Warwick gave an impressive freestyle to take the male championships honours. Daniel Mackay(SEVT) put in a solid performance aboard Go North to finish second and Ricki Davies finished third.

In the novice team class the Scots again dominated. The team of Lorna Campbell, Gillian Dailly, Kirsty Mcwilliam, Caitlin Stokes, and Diana and Victoria Mclaren on board Ann Hunts Atrisco, put up a strong performance to win the class. Cader Vaulting group from Wales finished in second.

Lauderdale¡s young team won the pre novice team championships on board the team¡s new recruit, Jay owned by Miles Browne. Shiledbank finished in second place on Highland and Gleneagles finished third on the ILPH’s Hattie.

In the pairs class, twins Liz and Sarah Watson won, with Lucy Phillips and Louise Smith from SEVT second and Ann Rogerson and MandyRawlinson third. The Scottish clubs success continued in the fun classes with Joanne Eccles(SEVT) winning the under 14 canter individual class on board WH Bentley.

In the walk individual class Kirsty Macwilliam of Gleneagles had a good freestyle on Hevesh lunged by Janet Croft to win the class with Katie Parkin on Xenon in second and Jessica Holt, also on Xenon in third.