VAL RIDES AWAY WITH OPEN HONOURS.BERWICK-based Valerie Fairnington and her former race horse Silver Bullet silver bullet - magic bullet (pictured above) won the College Valley Hunter Trial Open novice section with a clear round and best time score.
Valerie said: "I have owned Silver Bullet since he came out of racing seven years ago and he is now 13-years-old.
"He was trained by Bruce Mctaggart in Hawick and raced on the flat and over hurdles. "I spent the first two years reschooling and getting to know him at other local events.
"I took up eventing three years ago with him, starting at Intro before moving up to BE100 and BE100 open classes.
"He has had his best season this year, although he could still do with improving in the dressage dressage
Equestrian sport involving the execution of precision movements by a trained horse in response to barely perceptible signals from its rider. as it is not his favourite phase. He excels at the cross-country phase, at which he has had no faults in this year.
"We are members of Scotnorth, which is a club for ex-race horses. The day after Hopetoun Horse Trials they held a Fesitval of the ex-race horse where Lucinda Russell and Peter Scudamore were the judges and Silver Bullet won the in-hand class and best event type. At the Edinburgh and District Riding Club show last month they held a Scotnorth in hand and ridden ex-race horse classes. "Silver Bullet was third and second and also reserve champion. He also won the novice working class section."
RESULTS COLLEGE VALLEY HUNTER TRIAL - 18 OCTOBER 2009 Junior Nursery 10-12 Years 2''6: 1. James Donaldson
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Restricted Nursery 16 Years & Over 2''6: 1. Clive Storey, Ollie; 2. Kelly Bryson, Bunny; 3. Suzanne Gray, Tullamore Lad; 4. Alexandria Millar, Inca; 5. Karen Redfearn, Tonto; 6. Jenni Heard, Wraps.
Open Nursery 16 Years & Over 2'6": 1. Clive Storey, Diva; 2. Clive Storey, Racer; 3. Claire Myers, Granny; 4. Daisy May Walker, Dorlyn Mighty Man; 5. Lucy Ryan, Master Vincent; 6. Sue Duck, Tye.
Junior Novice 13-15 Years 3'3": 1. Holly Purves, Opposites Attract; 2. Joanna Walton, Saucy sauc·y
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a. Impertinent or disrespectful.
b. Impertinent in an entertaining way; impossible to repress or control.
2. Polly; 3. Natalie Anderson, Bailey; 4. Jason Wood, Striker; 5. Jason Wood, Custos; 6. Joanna Cassie, Archie; Restricted Novice 16 Years & Over 3'3": 1. Tina Edgar, Florence; 2. Lesley Douglas, Paddy; 3. Rebecca Morgan, Max; 4. Tina Edgar, Merlin; 5. Lesley Douglas, Connie; 6. Rich Bregazzi, Patrick.
Open Novice 16 Years & Over 3'3": 1. Valerie Fairnington, Silver Bullet; 2. Karen Redfearn, Blue View; 3. Karen Redfearn, Midsummer.