Equestrian roundup

Zara Robertson and Rohnan Benit

Zara Robertson and Rohnan Benit - Credit: Archant

Zara Robertson made it a double win at the Carlton Riding Club show at Easton College at the weekend. On the 14.1hh, Rohnan Benit, owned by Katherine Cross, Zara claimed the 60cm and 70cm class out of a big field.

Ten-year-old Zara has only been riding the dark bay roan for five weeks as the successful event pony has come to her to be sold.

Mum Kate said: 'You name it and this pony has done it, so it has been a great opportunity for Zara to get this ride as her last pony is out of action.'

Zara, who is also a North Norfolk Pony Clubber, is now looking for her next ride to take her to the bigger levels. In the dressage, Alicia Patrick was the big winner, taking two classes of the day.

On Zaz she claimed the Novice 30 with a high 68pc score, making a 10pc difference between her and second place and also claimed the Elementary 50/ Medium 63 class, also with a high 60pc score.


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Carleton's next event is being held on the August 18, again at Easton College, where members and non-members are welcome.

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Norfolk Horsewatch will be offering free tack marking to visitors at the Redwings Open day, in Hapton, on Saturday July 13, between 10am and 2pm. They will also be on hand to offer security advice and tips to help keep your horse and tack safe.

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