Jane ‘on cloud nine’ after freestyle first at Hartbury

Jane Currie Riding for the Disabled
Jane Currie Riding for the Disabled

A DENHOLM resident who suffers from multiple sclerosis has scooped two dressage prizes at the Riding for Disabled National Championships.

Jane Currie has spoken of her joy at not only being awarded first place in the freestyle class of the national event at Hartpury, near Gloucester - but also winning second place in a canter class.

And for the Borders Group of the Riding for Disabled Association (RDA) member, it is the icing on the cake after qualifying to compete at a national level.

Jane, who has been with the group since 1998 and competed on Equibuddy horse Softie under coach Jenny Leggate, said: “I am recovering from a fantastic weekend and I’m still on cloud nine. I cannot thank RDA enough for giving me this opportunity and all the Eqibuddy team for their help, support and encouragement. I couldn’t have done it without Eqibuddy’s horse Softie, he is a beautiful horse who has taught me a lot over the past few weeks – thank you all.”

n Jane is now busy preparing to abseil down Bamburgh Castle on August 28 in attempt to raise money for the Riding for Disabled and is appealing for as much support as possible.