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The first Scottish Equestrian Vaulting competition of the season was recently held at the SNEC, Ecclesmachan with Wee County Vaulters achieving a number of podium placings.

In the Pre Novice squad competition. WCV finished second place with Eilidh Bennett, Rhona Swan, Michaela Hogg, Katie Cowan, Karly Leeson and Emily Bastow, vaulting on W.H.Bentley lunged by Clare Henderson.

The Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team (SEVT) made up of six WCV members - Kyra Lennie, Katie and Sally Henderson, Mhairi Hume, Codi Hay and Jennifer Cameron - also finished second in the Junior 2* squad category vaulting on Glaxtown Billy lunged by Lisa Mercer.

Katie Henderson took first place in the Junior 2* Individual female class with Kerri Brylka third, Mhairi Hume was fourth and Kyra Lennie sixth - all vaulting on Captain Jack lunged by Joanne Littlejohn.

Codi Hay, vaulting on Glaxtown Billy, placed first in the Junior 1* female individual class with Sally Henderson also on Glaxtown Billy taking top honours in the Child Female 2* class.

In the Child Female 1* section, Ferne Smith was third with Jennifer Cameron finishing sixth. Michelle Messner placed third in the Senior 1* class.

More success followed in the Pre-Novice individual classes. Emily Bastow was first in the Pre-Novice eight and under walk/walk class with Katie Cowan third in the over eight class. The eight and under canter/walk class saw Karly Leeson finishing third. Rhona Swan placed second and Michaela Hogg third in the 12 and over class.

The walk pas de deux open class was won by Codi Hay and Sally Henderson with Eilidh Bennett and Ferne Smith finishing fourth. Rhona Swan and Michaela Hogg won the confined class and the WCV walk squad were first with their witches theme.

Junior Pas de deux class was won by Clackmannanshire's Team of the Year, Kerri Brylka and Katie Henderson vaulting on Captain Jack lunged by Joanne Littlejohn.

Following the SNEC competition this combination headed to Saumur, France for the first International Vaulting competition of 2019 to take part in a competitive Pas de deux class. The girls won the class with their new, exciting, Lost Generation freestyle.


Caption Wee County Vaulters Kerri Brylka and Katie Henderson vaulting on Captain Jack at Saumur, France

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
Date:May 24, 2019
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