Fife rider Rebecca Copland had a very successful trip to Brechin for the light legged horse classes at the Angus Show at the weekend.
Her nine-year-old mare Dolly XIII took Supreme Champion, pleasing the judges with her performance in the show ring.
“I am delighted with her. She performed and behaved so well today,” said Rebecca of the mare of unknown parentage. Dolly had won both the open cob and the coloured sections to earn her place in the championship.
Reserve was Castafiore Emerald who took the honours in the in-hand Anglo or part bred Arab, three years and under section. The youngster came over from Newport on Tay for the show and is owned by Victoria and Rosemary Mylius and Rosalind Low. He was shown by Victoria and caught the eye of the judges.
The horse classes took place on Sunday at Brechin Castle Show Ground at Haughmuir, despite concerns on Saturday night that the torrential rain could put a halt to the event.
Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny however, much to the organisers relief and the event went ahead on ground that went down well with the competitors.
Show chairman Allan Alston said the weather on Saturday night had really concerned them but they were delighted with how things turned out on Sunday.
“All those here today are having a really good day out,” said Allan.
He added however, that organisers were concerned at the lack of support that had been shown for the event.
“This is the first time we have been able to hold the light legged horse classes for three years.
“Last year we had to cancel due to strangles and two years ago it was too wet.
“We had only about 35 riders entered prior to the event and we have taken about another 30 entries on the day but we would really like to see more entries,” he added.
“Our new horse stewards, Lisa Moir and Milly McPherson, have done a grand job, they have put a lot of effort into this event and we would like to see them supported.”