There was great success for Newcastle and District Riding Club at the Northern Ireland Riding-Club Championships at Danescroft in Lisburn last Sunday.

Fifty-three young competitors battled it out for a place in this year’s final and Aoife Lavery ( Year 10 Aquinas) and Maria Jones jumped through with two faultless rounds. Aoife leapt ahead of the other competitors to win a fantastic second place with a lightning speed.

Club chairperson Roisin Denvir congratulated all the club’s competitors: Anna Denvir, Sarah McMordie, Michelle Duggan, Dale Clarke, Kerrie McElroy, Amy Phillips, Maria Jones and Aoife Lavery.