THE Yarm and District Saddle Club novice horse trials team has again been successful in winning the Area 2 qualifying round of the British Riding Clubs horse trials at Hedley West Farm.

The team will now go forward to represent the North East of England at the national two-day event in August at Offchurch Bury in Warwickshire.

The team is Colin Saint riding Clint, Chris Rogers on Kester, Michelle Clough riding Vestalka and Emma Cox on Selectric.

* The club performed a dressage test in front of the Princess Royal when she visited The Voice of the Horse event at Houghall Community College.

The club was asked to represent the British Riding Clubs movement by performing the International Rural Riders dressage test.

The team was made up of Colin Saint, Michele Clough, Penny Saint, Emma Cox, Debbie Walker and Vicky Burrows. The commander was Ellen Watt and the team trainer was Hillary Hindmarsh.