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Highland Fling - 16th October 2011

Reports

SERCHighland tweet Thanks to Lorna B & all helpers for a great Highland Fling ride - even fixed the weather! ...
from SERCHighland Twitter

SERCHighland tweet Tilly Hepburn-Wright & Tik achieved Silver Thistle Final (80km) at the Highland Fling ride near Ardross on 16 Oct. Well done T & T!
from SERCHighland Twitter

Tik completed his first 80k yesterday!! The look in his eyes when I tacked him up for a third time was complete shock but once I was on him it was a different story!! He just went for it! So proud of my little boy!
Tilly Hepburn-Wright & Tik Tik

Super ride today at Ardross (Highland Fling). Weather was perfect for riding and the views were to die for. Well done Tilly on gaining your STF. Hard lines to Breagha for vetting out at 60 km and thanks to Warwick for crewing for Rumi and I. It was a lovely ride to finish the season for Rumi. He really enjoyed himself. Thanks to Lorna and all her helpers - see you next year.
Candy Cameron & Rumi

Thanks everyone who helped me organise the fling this year - I could not do it without you. I hope everyone enjoyed it. I know I enjoyed seeing happy faces coming into the finish . Makes it all worth while.
Lorna Benson

Just a wee "thankyou" to Lorna B and all the helpers for today's ride. It was Ozi's (Krugerand) first Pleasure ride and we had a ball. He was so chilled out and well behaved and he ate up those hills! So proud of ma wee (erm BIG) man! Just don't tell Disco. Thank you to Jayne and Bahra also, I think Bahra is fed up babysitting now! Thanks again everyone, just a pity about the poor entry for such a beautiful route. And thank you too to the Knights (in shining armour ... or actually Yellow Jackets - ed.)! I was over the reeds before I realised it was rather wet!
Di Michie & Ozi

Big thanks to Lorna and team for putting on the "Fling" I enjoyed riding those tracks again - Zalah did too!! That is one steep hill - got off and walked up or more accurately was pushed up by an impatient horse!! Thanks also to my knlghts in shining armour (in Yellow Jackets -ed.) who rescued my sinking ship from the bog!!!
Liz Booth & Zalah

Thanks Lorna and helpers - great ride and you even fixed the weather! First 2011 ride Boysie and I have done without getting soaked! Did some training for the Tevis Cup on the 'big hill' - long line from behind. Flew up hanging on to his tail!!
David Tidmarsh & Boysie

Thank you to Lorna Benson for the Highland Fling ride to day, and Helen More and Storm for there company, and to Jane Thomson, as Jazz got her Harley fix. Great ride thank you very much yoos all!  When's the next one lol!
Heather Sutherland & Jazz


Results

** Results have not been double checked yet with the archives - so apologies if there are any errors. Do let me know >> **

Some speeds for the pleasure riders missing - let me know >>  if you have a copy of your vet sheet. They will  be sorted and entered on the SERC database by the archivist.

 80 km

Rider

Horse

GRD

HB

KPH

AWRD

SPD
CAT

FF

John
Thomson

Prince Omar

 

56

12.6

SILVER

2

 

Breagha
Hayes

Sam

 

 

 

Lame

 

 

Tilly
Hepburn-Wright

Tik Tik

STF

55

12.5

SILVER

2

 

60 km 

 

Rider

Horse

GRD

HB

KPH

AWRD

SPD
CAT

FF

Candy
Cameron

Rumelito

 

50

12.7

SILVER

2

 

 Pleasure 22km

Rider

Horse

GRD

HB

KPH

AWRD

SPD
CAT

FF

Jane
Thomson

Harley

 

 

10.23

 

 

 

Jayne
Cathro

Bateleur

 

42

10.91


 

 

Susan
Scott-Dickens

Petre Allein

 

42

9.50


 

 

Angus
Scott-Dickens

Hazoor

 

36

9.50


 

 

Isobel
Ormston

Jo-Jo

 

 

 

lame
at
atart

 

 

Helen
More

Storm

 

 

10.15

 

 

 

Janine
Mason

Oscar 314

 

46

10.65


 

 

Edward
Lowdell

 

 

48

10.65


 

 

Diane
Michie

Krugerand

 

50

10.91


 

 

Heather
Sutherland

Jazz

 

 

10.15

 

 

 

Liz
Booth

Zalah

 

 

13.20

 

 

 

David
Tidmarsh

Boysie

 

52

10.48


 

 


Photos

Thanks to all who sent in photos and to George Michie>> for the pleasure riders - marked with GM.
Sorry I could not identify everyone - will sort from results sheet when I get it or let me know >>.

60 / 80 kmers drinking it in ...
60 / 80 kmers drinking it in ...
... it was absolutely stunning round the back of Loch Morie. First time these girls (Tilly H-W & Breagha H) had been up there and they were blown away! C.C.
Rumi on a high ..
Rumi on a high ..
... views to die for at the Highland Fling ride. Rumi admires the Cromarty Firth. C.C.
Concentrating on the clock ...
Concentrating on the clock ...
... Mr Start and Ms Finish - thank you for your help!
Lois on Admin duty ...
Lois on Admin duty ...
..."I wonder what will happen if I press this key? Whoops! Everyone is eliminated! Hey ho!" Thanks Lois!
Never cross Louise (the vet) ...
Never cross Louise (the vet) ...
(see next pic)
... or she'll set Betty (her dog) on you!!
... or she'll set Betty (her dog) on you!!
(see previous pic)... actually they are both big softies!
Away early...
Away early...
Breagha Hayes & Sam(2) & Tilly Hepburn-Wright & Tik Tik(3) making an early start as the sun rises in the East.
Going the distance...
Going the distance...
John Thomson & Prince Omar(1) & Tilly Hepburn-Wright & Tik Tik(3) out on the 80km ride.
Coming in after 60km...
Coming in after 60km...
John Thomson & Prince Omar(1), Breagha Hayes & Sam(2), Tilly Hepburn-Wright & Tik Tik(3, Candy Cameron &Rumelito(4)
...and all still smiling!
The girls getting 'crewed'...
The girls getting 'crewed'...
...Tilly Hepburn-Wright and Breagha Hayes getting their heart beats raised by mums and grans in 'crew' mode. Tik and Sam fine ...
Tilly & Tik Tik(3) in for vetting after 60...
Tilly & Tik Tik(3) in for vetting after 60...
... and went on to get their Silver Thistle Final 80km. WELL DONE!
Breagha and Sam(2)...
Breagha and Sam(2)...
...in for vet hault after 60km.
Does she ever stop smiling...?
Does she ever stop smiling...?
...Candy Cameron & Rumi(4) cooling off at end of 60km.
That relaxed experienced look...
That relaxed experienced look...
...Liz Booth & Zalah(17)
Ready for action ...
Ready for action ...
... we are off!
... we are off!
Jayne Cathro & Bahra(6) with Diane Michie & Ozi (Krugerand)(14).
Black on Black ...
Black on Black ...
Janine Mason & Oscar 314(19) followed by Edward Lowdell & Elbrich fan Ferwalde(12). Look at the 'floating' trot!
White on Black on Black...
White on Black on Black...
... Jane Thomson & Harley (5), Helen More & Storm(10) and Heather Sutherland & Jazz(16).
'Crew' Douglas and Omar...
'Crew' Douglas and Omar...
smiling after a successful trot up. The horse that is.
Candy amd Rumi...
Candy amd Rumi...
...relaxing after a successful 60km.
Reassurance and encouragement ...
Reassurance and encouragement ...
... for Breagha and Sam from Louise Jolliffe(vet) after vetting out at 60km. Hard luck, but there will be a next time.
...then time to reflect...
...then time to reflect...
...and plan the next one!
Cool as a cucumber...
Cool as a cucumber...
Diane Michie & Ozi(14) first time out. See Di's report above.
Still looking cool ...
Still looking cool ...
...Ozi with that bit of straw for later.
In for a vet gate...
In for a vet gate...
... and still smiling after 60 km.
At the start...
At the start...
... and ready to go. John Thomson & Prince Omar(1) and Breagha Hayes & Sam(2)
Multi-tasking...
Multi-tasking...
... with an energy bar! John Thomson & Prince Omar(1).
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