Rossendale Free Press

Equestrian centre riding high

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CROFT Top Equestrian Centre in Stone Fold has hosted the North West Open Championsh­ips, a must-attend event for any budding horse rider.

The centre, owned by Ken and Margaret Holden, hosted a events including ridden, working hunter, showjumpin­g and team showjumpin­g.

Kirsty Riley had two daughters competing at the championsh­ips. She said: “The team at Croft Top put together a fantastic show programme covering five weekends in total.

“This year saw not only the legendary Georgio being ridden by owner Sarah Lundy opening the show but also retiring in the ring at 28 years of age. Equestrian­s come from all over to compete at the venue, which hosts many events throughout the year.”

Kirsty’s daughter

Hana, 18, has been riding since she was young and has competed at the North West Open Championsh­ips for the past seven years. This year Hana won the intermedia­te equitation championsh­ip on ex-racehorse I’m Not Bitter, owned by Zara Reed, as well as becoming retraining of racehorse reserve champion.

 ?? ?? ●●From the left are Ken Holden, Sarah Lundy, horse Georgio, Margaret Holden and Victoria Lundy at the Croft Top Equestrian Centre
●●From the left are Ken Holden, Sarah Lundy, horse Georgio, Margaret Holden and Victoria Lundy at the Croft Top Equestrian Centre

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