Wee County Vaulters enjoyed a successful trip to the British International Equestrian Vaulting competition held at Onley Equestrian Centre, Rugby last weekend. The competition began on the Friday with the CVI 1* classes. In the Child Female Individual class, Codi Hay, vaulting on Captain Jack, lunged by Lisa Mercer, was placed 5th. The class was won by Natasha Nicole Arrizabalaga from Argentina who vaulted on Wee County’s Tylers Kernel lunged by Joanne Eccles. Kyra Lennie, vaulting on Captain Jack lunged by Lisa Mercer took 6th place in the Junior Female Individual class.
The Junior Squad class was won by the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting team, vaulting on Tylers Kernel lunged by Joanne Eccles. The team consisted of Wee County members Kerri Brylka, Mitra Pezeshki, Katie Henderson, Mhairi Hume, Sally Henderson and Kyra Lennie.
The CVI 2* and 3* classes took place over Saturday and Sunday. Katie Henderson, vaulting on Captain Jack lunged by Rebecca Norval, was placed 2nd in the Female Individual Child 2* competition. Kerri Brylka was placed 1st with Mitra Pezeshki 3rd in the Female Junior 2* class. Both girls vaulted on Tylers Kernel lunged by Amanda McLachlan. Mhairi Hume finished in 8th position.
The 2* Senior Squad competition was won by the team from Argentina vaulting on Tylers Kernel, lunged on this occasion, by John Eccles
Having both lunged earlier in the competition, Rebecca Norval and Lisa Mercer then swapped their lunging gloves for vaulting shoes. Competing in the Female Individual 3* class, Rebecca finished in 4th place with Lisa in 7th. Both girls vaulted on W.H.Bentley lunged by John Eccles. Rebecca and Lisa then joined forces to win the CVI 3* Pas de deux class, again vaulting on W. H. Bentley.