Laura is supreme champion at Bute pony club show

Laura McMillan and Destiny won the 'supreme champion' title at Bute Pony and Riding Club's championship show in Rothesay on July 26, 2015. (Pic - Martin Dougan)
Laura McMillan and Destiny won the 'supreme champion' title at Bute Pony and Riding Club's championship show in Rothesay on July 26, 2015. (Pic - Martin Dougan)

Bute Pony and Riding Club’s annual championship showing classes were held in Rothesay on Sunday.

The day ended with Laura McMillan and Destiny being crowned the show’s Supreme Champion, beating off competition from section champions Sophie Whitelaw on Bingo, Gillian Morrison on Powysvalley Matador and Alan Ewing and Harper.

The weather held until just before lunch, but the afternoon rain did not dampen the spirits of the organisers, participants, judges and spectators.

Results from the show are as follows.

Tack and turnout

Lead rein (sponsored by T. & A. McMillan, Eskechraggan) - 1 Daisy Robertson on Valitas Rose.

Junior (sponsor J and A Currie) - 1 Olivia Whitelaw on Nel, 2 Leigha McMillan on De Ja Vu, 3 Laurie Kilpatrick on Woody.

Intermediate (sponsored by Good Things) - 1 Lauren McMillan on Dolly Mixture, 2 Abigail Brooks on Toffee.

Senior (sponsored by Ardbrannan Riding Centre) - 1 Gillian Morrison on Powysvalley Matador, 2 Sarah Jane Lawrence on Emerald Isle, 3 Chloe Glen on Larzigean Jolien, 4 Kirsty Ewing on Wilstrop Crackerjack, 5 Jessica Reid on Missy Blue, 6 Rhona Donald on Bordergrove Miami.

Champion turnout (sponsored by Rothesay Motor Services) - Gillian Morrison.

Riding pony/horse

Lead rein (sponsor G. & E. Harvey) - 1 Daisy Robertson on Valitas Roas.

12.2hh and under (sponsor S. & L. Campbell, Sunnyside Guest House) - 1 Leigha McMillan on De Ja Vu, 3 Olivia Whitelaw on Nel.

14.2hh and under (sponsored by J. & C. McMillan, Greenan Mill) - 1 Sophie Whitelaw on Bingo, 2 Jessica Reid on Valitas Rose, 3 Chloe Glen on Largizean Jolien, 4 Gillian Morrison on Powysvalley Matador, 5 Jolene McNeil on Shiloh, 6 Kirsty Ewing on Wilstrop Crackerjack.

14.2hh and over (sponsored by Ballantyne Landscape Gardeners) - 1 Laura McMillan on Destiny, 2 Rhona Donald on Bordergrove Miami, 3 Marrissa Ballantyne on Ebony, 4 Sarah Jane Lawrence on Emerald Isle, 5 Diane Taylor on Bailey, 6 Jessica Reid on Misty Blue.

Champion ridden pony/horse (sponsored by David and Jan Reid and family) - Laura McMillan.

Ridden hunter

12.2hh and under (sponsored by Roseland Holiday Park) - 1 Olivia Whitelaw on Nel, 2 Lauren McMillan on De Ja Vu.

14.2hh and under (sponsored by Gordon and Debbie Stewart) - 1 Sophie Whitelaw on Bingo, 2 Chloe Glen on Largizean Jolien, 3 Kirsty Ewing on Wilstrop Crackerjack, 4 Jessica Reid on Valitas Rose, 5 Gillian Morrison on Powysvalley Matador, 6 Jolene McNeil on Shiloh.

14.2hh and over (sponsored by Hector and Margaret Whitelaw) - 1 Laura McMillan on Destiny, 2 Rhona Donald on Bordergrove Miami, 3 Marrissa Ballantyne on Ebony, 4 Jessica Reid on Misty Blue, 5 Sarah Jane Lawrence on Emerald Isle, 6 Diane Taylor on Bailey.

Champion ridden hunter (sponsored by Graham and Patricia McArthur) - Sophie Whitelaw.

Veteran (sponsored by R & M Lyall) - 1 Kirsty Ewing on Wilstrop Crackerjack, 2 Sophie Whitelaw on Bingo, 3 Lauren McMillan on Dolly Mixture, 4 Olivia Whitelaw on Nel, 5 Sarah Jane Lawrence on Emerald Isle.

Mountain and moorland

In hand (sponsor W. & J. Duncan, Mill Garage) - 1 Alan Ewing and Harper, 2 Laura McMillan and Calon, 3 Gillian Morrison and Powysvalley Matador, 4 Lauren McMillan and De Ja Vu, 5 Chloe Glen and Largizean Jolien, 5 Laurie Kilpatrick and Woody.

Under saddle (sponsred by R. & E. Crozier) - 1 Laura McArthur on Calon, 2 Gillian Morrison on Powysvalley Matador, 3 Kirsty Ewing on Wilstrop Crackerjack, 4 Lauren McMillan on De Ja Vu, 5 Margaret Ann McArthur on Woody, 6 Abigail Brooks on Toffee.

Champion Mountain and Moorland (sponsored by Gillian and ‘Beanie’) - Alan Ewing.

Working hunter

12.2hh and under (sponsored by G. Shaw and G. McComb) - 1 Lauren McMillan on De Ja Vu.

14.2hh and under (sponsored by John and Mary Carroll) - 1 Gillian Morrison on Powysvalley Matador, 2 Lauren McMillan on Dolly Mixture.

14.2hh and over (sponsored by W. and M. McMillan, Cranslagvourity) - 1 Rhona Donald on Bordergrove Miami.

Champion working hunter (sponsored by Willie Barr Martin) - Gillian Morrison.

Champion of champions (sponsored by Jock and Ruth McMillan) - Laura McMillan and Destiny.

Reserve champion (sponsored by Tom and Maxine McMillan) - Sophie Whitelaw and Nel.

Special thanks to our stewards, Lyndsay McFarlane and Tom McMillan, who did a very good job; tKevin and Fiona Boyle for the hire, setting up and taking down of the marquee, and also for their generous donation to the club; to Tom and Rosemary McMillan for their generous donation; to Jan Reid for dessert (yummy!); and to all competitors and spectators for making the event such a success.