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Romney Marsh Prince Phillip Cup team head to Draycott House Words by Nikki Giles Photos by Chris Wheeler

Jessica Morton on Tandy

Connie Wheeler on Song

Caroline Barbour on Polo

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fter winning the Area 11 Qualifiers the Romney Marsh Junior Mounted games team got back to work to prepare for the Southern Zone Finals to be held in Taunton Somerset on the 4th July. The team all travelled down on the Saturday and camped overnight, mainly due to the 200 mile journey. The juniors were riding in the afternoon. After lots of cleaning and polishing, a warm up practice and a trip to ‘Tack Check’ we were ready for the off. We had a good start winning our first heat and finishing second in the final, the team continued to work hard, always finishing in the top two. It soon became clear that two teams were dominating this final and we were one of them! We only missed one final due to a line fault, going into the final race we were two points ahead, we finished the flag race in third position, which meant we were tied for first place overall with East Sussex. This resulted in a run- off, the bottle race. The girls as ever worked their socks off and won that race too. They now go forward to the National Championships at Draycott House where the top 24 teams in the UK battle it out for the National Title for the second year running. The girls have been training since October in all weathers and conditions, thanks to their very supportive parents. So massive congratulations to our girls: Eleanor Wheeler on Rumy, Charlotte Giles on Dolly, Caroline Barbour on Polo, Jessica Morton on Tandy, Connie Wheeler on Song and a big thank you to the team trainer, Julie Prodger. Localrider would like to wish the Romney Marsh girls team the best of luck at Draycott House!

Eleanor Wheeler on Rummie

Jessica Morton

Charlotte Giles on Dolly Left: Team Trainer Julie Prodger

L To R:- Charlotte, Caroline, Eleanor, Connie and Jessica

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