Rachel and Bermos Lady emerge as overall winners in winter series

Rachel Keddie and Bermos Lady. Paula Whitson of series sponsor Carrs Billington presented the prize.
Rachel Keddie and Bermos Lady. Paula Whitson of series sponsor Carrs Billington presented the prize.

The Carrs Billington Winter Series concluded on Saturday, February 13 - this was the second year that Carrs Billington has supported the Winter Series - with the overall winner receiving an amazing voucher for 25 bags of Carrs Billington own brand horse feed.

Paula Whitson, a representative of Carrs Billington, praised ISEC for its’ community ties, saying that the centre’s facilities have been of great benefit to the surrounding area since its’ opening in November 2013. She also went on to say that the sponsorship over the series as a whole introduced a level of competitiveness amongst the riders.

The winner of the horse section was Christine Gray with Ettrick Diva, and the pony and overall winner was Rachel Keddie with Bermos Lady. Christine is a founding member of the Equestrian Centre and says Ettrick Diva is a point and press horse, who gives as much to you as you do to her.

The 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood Diva was bought by Christine at the age of four, and was eventing by the age of five. However, she recently stopped eventing, and is now more focused on showjumping and arena eventing.

Last year the combination qualified for the Arena Eventing Championships at Blair Castle horse trials. She regularly attends the clinics held by Steph Robson, and praises Diva for being a trusting and accepting horse.

Rachel Keddie was the overall winner of the winter series on her pony, Bermos Lady, with 41 points.

She competes in various cross country and showjumping events, including many at ISEC. Rachel says she was pleased to win and that her and Bermos Lady did extremely well despite missing the first show of the series.

Her father said that the pair of them bring each other on, and that they ought to be very proud of themselves.

We have lots to look forward over the coming month including the British Eventing Arena Event Qualifier for Blair Castle Horse Trials on March 5, where we have already received a huge number of entries. Also our Easter Show will be held on April 3.