Sunday, May 11, 2014

Morgan to represent NI at UK championships - Full Article

11 May 2014

Antrim Grammar School pupil Morgan Skillen has come third in the recent St Patrick’s Coast Endurance Ride.

The Year 10 pupil, who was representing both her school and Mid Antrim Pony Club at the event, has now qualiied to go to the UK championships in England to 
represent Ulster.

She will go forward to represent the Ulster Region in Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire on August 15–18.

This is the first time that any competitors have succeeded in reaching the Champsionships from NI and the first time that any schools have taken part.

Morgan took part in her first Pleasure Ride with the Irish Long Distance Riding Association in September 2012 at Shane’s Castle Antrim and was smitten immediately.

Since then she has been taken to Gosford in County Armagh, Woodburn in Carrickfergus, Tyrella Beach in Co Down, several times back to Shane’s Castle and countless cross country events all to train and build up both Mayo’s endurance and her 
own stamina...

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