Dalbeattie rider is driving to success
EQUESTRIAN Dalbeattie’s Matthew Powell enjoyed a successful time at the National Indoor Driving Championships in Bedfordshire.
Matthew, who was part of the Sports Driving UnlimitedTeam, achieved a personal best result of fourth place in the novice junior class driving Lucy.
Team-mate Finlay Macrae from Langholm finished seventh, with other team members doing well in the novice pony class, Dumfries’Sarah Gemie winning the dressage phase driving Strawbs.
Sports Driving Unlimited chairman, Brenda Hodgson, said:“Our team not only made us very proud but they also impressed the knowledgeable audience with their skills.
“It is a terrific accomplishment for Sarah to win the dressage phase in such a large class and that Finlay and Mathew were challenging the leaders in their class. For Matthew to be placed fourth is a tremendous achievement.”