Monday, September 15, 2014

Ace rider Morgan lands UK accolade - Full Article

15 September 2014

Morgan Skillen, a Year 11 student at Antrim Grammar School and member of Mid Antrim Pony Club has won first place at the Pony Club UK Championships at Cholmonodeley Castle, Cheshire in Endurance Riding.

Morgan qualified at the St Patricks Coast Ride in April this year and since then she has been training daily and attending Endurance Events in order to maintain her own stamina and her pony Mayo’s fitness.

After all the blood, sweat, tears and dedicated relentless training it all came together at the Championships and gave Morgan her first win in this discipline.

Mayo was none the worse for wear after a 10-hour journey and, following a full day’s rest, he passed his Vet tests with flying colours and they both took off.

After 2hours 54minutes they came home after trekking, galloping, climbing and trotting across 34kilometres...

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