Young Doncaster showjumper Scarlett McDonald takes two national titles

A young Doncaster showjumper has triumphed in a national championship.
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The National Club Junior 60cm Championship title was dominated by Scarlett McDonald , when she not only won the title but also second and fourth place.

Scarlett and her 21-year-old, 128cm skewbald mare Enigma Variation put in an incredibly fast clear round in a time of 33.10 seconds. Her round on Flicka II was 33.96 . Scarlett took fourth with Clooncracha Lady.

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Scarlett and Enigma also won the 70cm title and she came second with Flicka II.

Scarlett McDonald and Enigma Variation in actionScarlett McDonald and Enigma Variation in action
Scarlett McDonald and Enigma Variation in action

Talking after the presentation Scarlett, who only started jumping competitively last year, said: “I was incredibly happy, my pony is always really good which made me confident.

"I’m competing in the Just for Schools competition tomorrow for my school, Norton Junior, and then we are going home.”

Teresa Ward, Scarlett’s aunt who accompanied her at the show, said: “The venue here is amazing and it’s such a tremendous experience to have these championship shows where the children can jump for more than one day as it really enables them to build on their experience.

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"I would also like to acknowledge the outstanding organisation here when you bear in mind the times we find ourselves in, it’s quite incredible what Nina Barbour and her team have achieved.”

The championships took place at the NAF Five Star British Showjumping National Championships at Bolesworth, Cheshire from August 3 to 11.

Full results can be found and

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