Two local riders are celebrating various national wins this week – nine year old Libby Grota of Cilgerran riding her grey Section A mare, Colne Tulip and and eight year old Soffia Cynwyl of Beulah on her piebald Shetland mare, Earlswood Joules.

At the Three Counties Show held recently in Malvern, Libby qualified for Horse of the Year Show, Birmingham in not one, but two classes – the lead rein and the first ridden, quite and achievement for such a young jockey! And over the weekend, Soffia qualified for the CHAPS Championship Show in Lincoln having won the CHAPS Championship at the National Shetland Show of Wales in Chepstow.