Success for Lanark & Upperward Pony Club

The 'A' team...Lanark and Upperward squad beat top opposition at Lanark Racecourse                                  (submitted pic)
The 'A' team...Lanark and Upperward squad beat top opposition at Lanark Racecourse (submitted pic)
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LANARK and Upperward Pony Club’s senior games ‘A’ squad cantered to victory when hosting a top national competition against 11 other teams.

Competing against skilful opposition from as far north as Strathearn and as far south as Morpeth in England, Lanark ‘A’ comfortably triumphed by 22 points in the contest at Lanark Racecourse on Sunday, April 26.

In the finale of what was a two-day battle for supremacy, the Lanark ‘A’ team of Vicky Haddow, Lauren Bell, Rachel Frame, Katie Deas and Kendall Armstrong ended Sunday on 94 points, well ahead of Lanark ‘B’ on 72 points and Strathearn on 69.

Lanark and Upperward Pony Club’s district commisioner Diana McDonald said: “The performance of the Lanark riders was absolutely stunning. Lanark ‘A’ are the top team in Scotland at the moment and our ‘B’ team could be a close second!

“We are going to an Area 19 competition at the end of the month down at St Boswell, in the Melrose area and our team is looking outstanding for that.

“Victory there will qualify us for the zone finals in July against teams from England, Northern Ireland and the whole of Scotland.”

To further emphasise the fact that Lanark are going places, they also impressed on day one of the Racecourse contest on April 25. Lanark ‘A’s total of 89 points that day was only four adrift of the winning Scottish team, while Lanark ‘B’ ended that Saturday with 78 points.