Glorious sunshine heralded the final fun day at Machars Riding Club. Competitors enjoyed gymkhana games and fun jumping and the novice championship classes were also decided with plenty of support from connections. Winners of the Elaine Ramsay Rosettes Lead-rein league were Sophie Gladstone and Blaefold's Andy Pandy, consistent winners of this class all season. Runner-up was Christopher Stead and Copper. The North West Castle Starter Stakes champion was Jenna Stead riding Miami Moet. This has been a strong combination and proved hard to beat on the day. Runner-up was Isla Forsyth on Molly, a great achievement as Isla has just started jumping. Leah Forsyth riding Dundrum Misty took the championship in the West Cumberland Farmers Novice Pony with Meganne Jolly on Blondie taking runner-up spot. The runaway champions of the Stranraer Free Press Intermediate Pony league were Sarah McIntyre and Fudge Supreme with Jessica Marr and Limited Edition reserve champions. Sarah and Fudge also took championship in the Armstrong Groundworks Open Pony league with Leah and Misty taking the reserve championship. California Livery Pre-Novice Horse champions were Fran Stead and Diamond Point with Ruth Smedley and Murphy reserve champions. Kevin Ball Farrier Novice Horse champions were Ruth Smedley and Murphy with Jean Tidswell and Star Gift reserves. Fran Stead and Ard Lipstick were champions in the Peter Faulds Opticians Intermediate league with Arlene McNabney and Esker Diamond reserve champions. The Tarff Valley Ltd Open was won by the ever-consistent Kerrin Forsyth on Rose Gold with Fran and Lipstick runners up. Kerrin and Rose Gold proved hard to beat winning the 1.10 AB&A Matthews LLP Open league with Kim Armstrong and Blairadams Barrachetta taking the reserve championship. Most Improved Rider was Kate McCornick. Thanks go to all our helpers without whom the club would not be able to run and especially to Sean O'Hagen for allowing us to be able to use Carty Port. Huge thanks also to Arthur McNabney for all his hard work maintaining the surface. We look forward to another successful season next year.