Lanark Riding Club members qualify for major championships

Petplan Equine Area Festival Advanced Medium Winner Katie Barr (42) from Lanark, riding her own 8 year old mare, Wanda II
Petplan Equine Area Festival Advanced Medium Winner Katie Barr (42) from Lanark, riding her own 8 year old mare, Wanda II

Lanark Riding Club members Joanne Holley and Katie Barr have qualified for next year’s prestigious Petplan Equine Area Festivals Championships after a great performance in a qualifier at Rowallan Activity Centre in Ayrshire.

Amateur dressage horse riders Joanne (50) – on Dark Quest – and Katie (42) on Wanda II, excelled in the Novice Restricted and Advanced Medium Open classes respectively. This qualified them for the finals at Hartpury Arena in Gloucestershire in April next year.

The Petplan series includes 15 dressage competitions held at top venues across the UK, giving riders the chance to compete in top class arenas and experience true championship conditions.

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