Competitions in the autumn sunshine

Kaitlyn Venus with her rosette. REF: 3010148431
Kaitlyn Venus with her rosette. REF: 3010148431
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Riders from the Pegasus Centre, home of the Morpeth group of Riding for the Disabled Association, enjoyed a day of competitions in the October sunshine during half-term and received lots of rosettes for their efforts.

Almost 40 riders, including 26 with disabilities, took part in dressage and show-jumping competitions before an appreciative audience of parents, families, carers and volunteers at the centre.

The Pegasus Centre, which is part of Active Northumberland, also welcomed three local councillors, including Council Leader Grant Davey, to watch the competitors.

Councillors Val Tyler and Kath Nisbet also helped out by presenting the rosettes to winners.

Coun Val Tyler, Policy Board Member for Infrastructure and Culture, expressed her pleasure at being able to present the awards.

“It’s great to see everyone having such a great time and it warms my heart to see all the youngsters, particularly those with disabilities, doing so well in the competitions.”

Coun Nisbet was equally enthusiastic, saying that she had thoroughly enjoyed watching the riders and seeing their pleasure at receiving their prizes.

Centre manager Martin Peagam said: “We see this event today as an important part of what we do at the Pegasus Centre.

“Competition allows riders to see how they are progressing and the performances of senior riders provide inspiration for our younger and less experienced riders. We are particularly delighted that three of our local councillors were able to join us today. We very much appreciate their support.”