RIDING: Success for Rhea and Molly


With her new pony Molly and Rhea McCulloch, 11, took part in the Spring Championship title at Shrewsbury with the Leicestershire team.

Cruising through the three heats of 18 teams, they went into the ‘A’ final in second place behind Bedfordshire.

The girls kept their nerve, edging ahead with each race with several wins. The four were delighted as they had never ridden together before.

Dunchurch Junior School pupil Rhea, from Woolscott, is a member of North Warwickshire Pony Club, where she takes part in many disciplines, the Prince Philip Cup Mounted Games being her favourite.

Competitions are held throughout the spring and summer, with the Pony Club Championships in August and the Prince Philip Cup Final held at the Horse of the Year Show at the NEC Birmingham in October.