A HEREFORDSHIRE duo shone on their home turf and qualified for the national finals.

Alice Garfield from Kilpeck and Fownhope’s Flora Macfarlane won their section in the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Show Jumping Qualifiers at Kings Equestrian Centre recently.

The victory meant they qualified for the prestigious Royal Windsor Horse Show in the team 90cm class on May 12.

They topped the class in the regional heat which attracted show jumpers from 26 schools across Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Powys.

Also competing was Ross-on-Wye duo Evie Lawson and Lucinda Chinn.

Garfield and MacFarlane have also qualified in the team 90cm class for the NSEA national finals in Buckinghamshire which run on April 21 and 22.

The top six individual riders or teams in each class qualified for the NSEA national finals and Monmouth will have 10 representatives in total.

Macfarlane joined three of her Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools friends to achieve a victory the team 1m class to book their spot at the finals.