Willow and Memo ride their way to a superb national performance

Willow Tulloch riding her grey gelding Memo II at the The Pony Club Animal Barrier Health Spring Festival in Lincolnshire

Willow Tulloch riding her grey gelding Memo II at the The Pony Club Animal Barrier Health Spring Festival in Lincolnshire - Credit: Supplied

An East Devon teenager has come home in ribbons after competing at a national equestrian event. 

Colyton-based Willow Tulloch, 14, travelled to Lincolnshire after qualifying for The Pony Club Animal Barrier Health Spring Festival competition and came second in the arena eventing 80cm championship class. 

Riding her grey gelding Memo II, the Axe Valley Academy pupil and Axe Vale Hunt Pony Club member also came in 11th in the 90cm arena eventing. 

Willow said: “I really enjoyed the experience. Memo was a super star and showed me how it’s done. I’m very grateful for the opportunity.” 

Sarah, Willow’s mum, who drove the horse lorry to the event, added: “I’m very proud of Willow and the lovely Memo, he took such good care of her and they completed three lovely rounds.  

“To be placed at a championship like this was the icing on the cake! Huge thanks to Willow’s sponsors, Livery Dole and Summerleaze Equine Vets.” 

Willow Tulloch receives her rosette from an Animal Barrier Health representative

Willow Tulloch receives her rosette from an Animal Barrier Health representative - Credit: Supplied