AMONG those tasting success at Port Royal’s unaffiliated showjumping competition on Sunday were two local riders, Katie Dixon and Rachel Inman.

Katie, from Haxby, took the top honours in the 65cm class, riding her 13-year-old ex-racehorse, Foreign Editor.

A horse formerly trained by Richard Fahey, this useful chestnut gelding demonstrated his all-round versatility here, having also enjoyed past success in the dressage arena.

The red ribbons in the 75cm junior section were awarded to a well deserving Rachel Inman, who performed a great jump-off in a fast time to take the top spot in a hotly contested class.

Ten-year-old Rachel, from Acklam, was riding a pony she has owned for just five weeks.

Hobbs is a six-year-old skewbald gelding and, if this performance is anything to go by, this partnership is set to enjoy further success in the future.

Port Royal, at Holme-upon-Spalding-Moor, has firmly placed itself among the leading northern equestrian competition centres, with two superb all-weather, floodlit arenas, ample parking and an on-site cafe which provide excellent facilities for any rider or spectator.

Events are scheduled to take place all year round.