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Burgie hosts Moray and Nairn Pony Club event - first of its kind in Scotland under Covid-19 regulations


By Chris Saunderson

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The first one day equestrian event in Scotland to run under strict Covid-19 guidelines as outlined by Horse Scotland went ahead in Moray last weekend.

Caitlin Padfield on board Lady Lillian.
Caitlin Padfield on board Lady Lillian.

Moray and Nairn Pony Club in collaboration with the Burgie eventing team was delighted to open its doors on Saturday, September 12 to 150 competitors who travelled from areas as far flung as Orkney and Perthshire to the Burgie Bonanza day.

The day followed strict government guidelines on social distancing in co-ordination with Horse Scotland.

Each horse and rider was allowed just one supporter - the theme of the day was to Arrive, Compete and Leave - results were announced the following day to ensure thathorses, riders and supporters were off-site as quickly as possible after completion of their cross country phase.

Numerous hand sanitiser stations were in place on the day and everyone was encouraged to use them wherever possible.

Organiser Hayley Ingram, District Commissioner of Moray and Nairn Pony Club said: "Our aim was that the majority of our competitors would leave the venue within an hour of finishing their competition.

"This ensured that we kept our numbers on site to a minimum. Everyone had a great day - it was fabulous to be back at Burgie again after such a difficult year for the sport."

Burgie is open and up-and-running again and looks forward to welcoming people through its doors once more.



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