Brother and sister carry off honours at the Horse of the Year show (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Northallerton youngsters carry on family tradition
2:59pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A brother and sister from Northallerton have kept up a family tradition after carrying off top prizes at the Horse of the Year show.
Alex and Connie Gill, 15 and ten respectively, are the third generation of the family to win success at the show, following in the footsteps of grandfather David Boston Barker who rode in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, and uncle Paul Barker, both past winners.
At this years show, in Birmingham, Alex won the Blue Chip pony newcomer on his seven year old grey Wildwood Silver. He also came third in the Junior showjumper of the year on nine year old Amman Valley Santino.
This rounds off a great year for Alex who was picked to jump for Great Britain pony teams in France ,Germany and Italy .He also came second in the 148cm national class at the Scope festival.
Connie won the Naylors Equestrian 138cm championship on her eleven year old bay Dycott Masterman.This was a real achievement as she has three years left in this age group.Connie also won the 138 cm national championship at the Scope festival .
Connie was also picked to represent England at the Welsh Home Pony competition where the team won a silver medal.
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