Rebecca riding high after inaugural international

Rebecca Scott takes on one of the challenging Cross Country fences at Millstreet.

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Oban born equestrian star Rebecca Scott has taken part in her first international event, finishing third out of 30 in a highly competitive field.

Now living and working in Galway, Ireland, the 20-year-old competed in the CCI 1* eventing competition at Millstreet, County Cork, from June 2 to June 5.

Dressage.

Rebecca was one of only two competitors who finished on their dressage score, having had no time penalties in the cross country or show jumping events, placing her third place overall.

The XC course was unusual as it contained four water elements so making it round in the allotted time was an achievement.

Rebecca Scott will be 21 next month and started riding when she was three-and-a-half. She attended Oban High School and is still a senior member of North Argyll Pony Club. She has previously successfully represented both as a rider at national level.

Rebecca sailed through the show jumping section.

She has been eventing since she was 14 and has worked her way through the levels on her various horses. She currently owns and rides her eight-year-old Irish bred mare, Athea Clover Dew, that she has brought on over the last two years.

Rebecca’s next international will be at Kilguilkey House at the end of the month.

Photograph: Rebecca Scott takes on one of the challenging Cross Country fences at Millstreet. NO_T25_RebeccaScott_XC