Matilda wins competition

Matilda Harrison with Bamalamadingdong.

Matilda Harrison with Bamalamadingdong.

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A young woman from Cullercoats has galloped her way to success after winning the British Showjumping Northern Club League 2013.

Matilda Harrison, of Links Avenue, triumphed in the one metre pony league with her pony Bamalamadingdong.

The Northern League stretches from Cheshire to the Scottish Border and British Showjumping Club qualifying competitions are held every second Sunday of the month at Lane Farm Equestrian in Bedlington.

Matilda will be presented with her award at the prestigious National Showjumpers’ Ball.

The 19-year-old, who is studying a sports science degree at Northumbria University, is now looking forward to travelling to Bishop Burton College in Yorkshire for the British Showjumping Club Championships on August 17 and 18.

There she will compete with fellow members at the appropriate level for the championships.

Matilda’s mum Anita said: “Matilda has achieved so much and I am so proud of her.

“Her confidence has come on leaps and bounds and she deserves everything she has got.”