WHEN a group of five friends from Lymm Riding School decided to try their hand at competitive riding, they could not imagine the success they would have.

After joining Bucklow & Trafford Riding Club to compete in several shows throughout the year, they came home with numerous awards from the club’s presentation evening.

Indeed, both of Bucklow & Trafford’s overall champions came from the Spring Lane-based yard, with Fiona Macpherson scooping the senior award and Nadia Mealor picking up the junior prize.

Fiona Macpherson and Nadia Mealor with their prizes

Mealor had a particularly successful evening as she picked up awards in the Working Hunter Cross Pole, Young Handler and Pony classes for her performances on homebred mare Springhills Sweet Dreams.

Bree Lanyon, Maisy Buchanan and Robin Doyle also came home with rosettes in what was an incredibly successful year for Lymm riders.

Lymm Riding School is open for lessons, pony days, farm rides and parties.

If interested contact Rebecca Bennett on 01925 750435 or 07778 866006.