Jessica takes top award at Ellon event

Jessica Berrie on Harry Potter at Ellon's Ladymire Equestion Centre annual showjumping championship.
Jessica Berrie on Harry Potter at Ellon's Ladymire Equestion Centre annual showjumping championship.

Ellon’s Ladymire Equestion Centre held its annual showjumping championship trophy show on August 11 with a packed programme of classes for riders of all standards.

All classes and prizes were sponsored by Marinetronix Ltd, of Aberdeen, who also provided a champion rider’s prize.

This was won by 11-year-old Jessica Berrie, who topped four of the eight classes. Nearly every class came down to a thrilling jump-off against the clock.

Despite some sterling efforts by other riders, Jessica rode several different ponies with a calm and extremely organised technique and proved to be on top form.

Marinetronix managing director David Lorimer said: “Every class was a thrill and pleasure to watch and we are delighted to support these developing riders.

“Our congratulations to Jessica Berrie, she was a very deserving winner of the rider’s championship.”

Another rider of note was Katrina Stott who was awarded the much-deserved prize for the centre’s most improved rider.

Organisers said her developing confidence and style made her an obvious choice.


Class 1 Startup - 1st Anya Bramwell; 2nd Jai Lorimer; 3rd Leah Littlewood; 4th Joanne Hewitt; 5th Katie Thomson.

Class 2 Minamus - 1st Katie Thomson; 2nd Louise Downie; 3rd Anya Bramwell; 4th Jai Lorimer; 5th Leah Littlewood; 6th Megan Mills.

Class 3 Novice - 1st Jessica Berrie; 2nd Lauren Kelly; 3 Jessica Berrie; 4th Megan Mills; 5th Callie Lorimer; 6th Katrina Stott.

Class 4 Intermediate - 1st Jessica Berrie; 2nd Jessica Berrie; 3rd Lauren Kelly; 4th Rachel Wilson; 5th Anne Tibbles; 6th Megan Mills.

Class 5a Pre Open Junior - 1st Jessica Berrie; 2nd Rachel Wilson; 3rd Lauren Kelly; 4th equal Shannon Cullen, Megan Finnie; 5th Ballie Cursiter; 6th Callie Lorimer.

Class 5b Pre Open Adult - 1st Mechelle Lynch; 2nd Marisha Stronach; 3rd Leanne Thom; 4th Lori Summers; 5th Jessica Gall; 6th Ashley Norrie.

Class 6 Open - 1st Jessica Berrie; 2nd Mechelle Lynch; 3rd Jessica Gall; 4th Lori Summers; 5th Leanne Thom; 6th Lori Summers.

Class 7 Top Score (with joker) - 1st Mechelle Lynch; 2nd Jessica Berrie; 3rd Lori Summers; 4th equal Lauren Kelly, Megan Mills; 5th Jessica Berrie; 6th Rebecca Rogers.