Alice in equine won­der­land

Mansfield Courier - - PROPERTY - By DAVID MIMS

JU­NIOR eques­trian team Alice Mar­shall and her horse Glitz from Booroo­lite must think the horse event­ing ca­per is pretty easy.

To­gether they en­tered their first ever horse rid­ing events at the Tolmie Sports, and came away with two firsts, a sec­ond, and over­all ju­nior cham­pion.

Ac­cord­ing to mum Karen, 10-yearold Alice has only re­cently taken up horse rid­ing, with a new horse (six year old Glitz), and the Tolmie Sports was the first time they had com­peted in any eques­trian event.

Alice and her strik­ing white pony came sec­ond in the Ju­nior Bend­ing race, first in the Bar­rel, first in Mu­si­cal Mats, and were de­clared win­ners of the Brian Davies Tro­phy, Cham­pion Ju­nior Rider.

Mrs Mar­shall said it was par­tic­u­larly emo­tional to see her daugh­ter win the tro­phy, as Alice is the grand­daugh­ter of Brian Davies who passed away a cou­ple of years ago.

“I think she must have had a bit of help from above with Gran­dad look­ing down, and no doubt he would have been de­lighted at the re­sult,” said Mrs Mar­shall.

Alice is now very keen to con­tinue rid­ing with Glitz, and is join­ing Mans­field Pony Club so she can en­joy reg­u­lar rid­ing out­ings, de­velop her skills fur­ther, and most im­por­tantly have fun.

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