Our 3 Principals have had an extremely busy summer!
Rebecca, Beth and Courtnay have visited many of the border town’s sashing/installation events where each town installs their new principals for the year.
Our 3 Principals and our Mascot Kieran all took part in Yetholm’s annual rideout ‘ Stobstanes’.
Stobstane’s is always a great ride, amazing scenery with some good long gallops! They all had a fantastic ride and everyone came home safely!
Our Mascot also completed the Morebattle ride out on 24th june!
July was an even busier month for the principals.
They all attended the armed forces day parade in Berwick, then the following day it was the kirking of the Duns Reiver, which kicked off the start of the Duns summer festival.
Our Mascot Kieran took part in the Junior ride out on the Monday night and again on the Tuesday evening for the Gymkhana, taking 1st place in the games!
the Friday night was the Reivers Ball, a chance for our ladies to ditch the riding attire and glam up in their ball gowns!! They all had an enjoyable night and and after a few hours sleep managed to climb back in to the riding attire for the 8.30am start for the main ride out to on the Saturday!
Duns was very hot this year and it certainly took its toll on our horses and riders, but all came back safe and sound to a well deserved cold drink!
Then came the Tweedmouth feast float parade. Our principals were up front leading the salmon queen and various other colourful floats around Berwick.
Also in July our Chief Marshal Rebecca Allan became Mrs Rebecca Tait, when she married 2007 Coldstreamer Andrew Tait! Congratulations to you both!
Coldstream Civic week! Always a favourite for our team! Our principals attended most of the events throughout the week, starting with the opening ceremony on the sunday.
Monday saw the rideout to Norham. Bethany, Courtnay and Mascot Kieran all rode.
Kieran also rode to Birgham on the Wednesday night.
Thursday..the big one.. Flodden Day.
Probably the highlight of the summer. All of our principals took part in this spectacular ride to commemorate the fallen from the battle of Flodden in 1513. Although a brilliant ride with well over 300 horses taking part you cant help but feel quite emotional whilst galloping up Branxton Hill, the place where so many people lost their lives all those years ago.
The principals finished off the week by once again swapping the jods for a ball gown for the annual Coldstream Ball.
September saw the final ride out for the season for our principals.. Edinburgh Riding of the Marches.
the chance to ride up the Royal Mile!! All horses and jockeys had a good day and all came back in one piece!
Kelso Races Border Principal’s race.
On the 7th October our Chief Marshal Rebecca took part in the infamous Border Principals Race! A very popular race amongst the common riding towns and probably the 2nd best part of being a Principal!
Sadly no win for Berwick but a very respectable 4th place instead!
A good day was had by all!