RIDERS in the Lady Lumley's equestrian team have returned from a county riding competition with a clutch of rosettes - with one team coming first, meaning they will go on to represent North Yorkshire.

On Saturday, February 25, ten members of the Lady Lumley's school equestrian team headed to Northallerton for the National Schools' Equestrian Association County Challenge qualifiers.

Under the guidance of Alison Brown of Friars Hill Riding Stables, who is the team manager, there were teams and individuals entered in every class from 70cm through to 110cm.

The team had a very successful day with everyone returning home with a combination of team and individual rosettes.

In the 70cm class, there were two teams which each put in a strong performance resulting in fourth place for Belle Warrington, Emily Grayson, Georgia White and Amy Stacy.

The team which comprised Sophie Lunn (fifth individually), Charlotte Beal and Emily Hamilton finished third.

In the 80cm, Emily Hamilton, Molly Vance, Fiona Hardman and Lauren McNichol (fourth individually) ended on a perfect score of zero and with the fastest combined time fought off the rest of the county to finish in first place.

This means they have qualified to represent North Yorkshire at the championships in April.

Lauren McNichol also went on to individually finish fifth in the 1.10m class.