A local duo competed under sunny skies at the annual Topline Classic Derby II horse jumping event at the Topline Show Park in Salmon Arm.
Going up against competitors from across B.C., Coldstream’s Emma Elders, eight, riding Bumble Buzz, had seven clear rounds in eight classes to collect the two-foot Jumper Champion award, plus the Reserve Champion in the cross rails division.
Elders, a Grade 3 Lavington Elementry student, is an avid ringette player.
Emma Watts, riding Gowabunga, claimed the 2-foot-3 Jumper Champion award, and was Reserve Champion in the two-foot class.
Watts, a Grade 9 Fulton student, trains both ponies while maintaining an outstanding academic record at school.
Both Emmas train at CSP Stables in Coldstream, owned by Nell Elders.