THREE girls from this area have galloped to success in a prestigious horse exam.
The British Horse Society Stage 1 exam, which ran for the first time at the Welsh College of Horticulture’s Northop campus, saw a 100% pass rate.
Fifteen equine students from the college entered the exam, which tests horse knowledge and care.
And all passed with flying colours, including Chloe Cormack and Jennifer Moore, both of Ince, and Samantha Henshaw, of Elton.
Examiners praised the college for its facilities and the standard of horse training.
Equine lecturer Leoma Ruston said: “This is a real step forward for the college. We are all really pleased with the amazing success rate that the students have achieved.”
The 15 students were entered into the exam in addition to their normal course work.
Full-timers on National Award, Certificate, Diploma and Higher National Diploma courses were joined by those who had completed a part-time evening course in BHS Stage 1 preparation.
They all achieved an award which is held with extremely high regard within the equine industry.
The equine department hopes to increase the number of exams held, and continue to achieve high levels of success.