It was a show jumping success for SYP officers as they secured a position in the top ten at the annual Royal Windsor Horse Show.
At the beginning of May PC Julie Bradshaw, PC Tracey Brown and PCSO Emma Jo-Thorpe, along with their horses Roux, Hero and Marley, competed on behalf of the South Yorkshire Police Saddle Club at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in the forces show jumping competition.
The officers went up against 29 other teams who were competing from the Household Cavalry, the Kings Troop, Royal Navy, Armed Forces and other police forces from across the country.
Despite this tough competition, the skill and talent of the officers, who competed on their own horses, saw them proudly finish in 10th position.
The officers have competed in the national show for a number of years and this is just one of the events they participate in with the SYP saddle club.
This club amongst others is a part of the forces Sports and Social Club, who help fund competitions such as this for officers and staff to take part in as PC Bradshaw explains: “It is a privilege to be able to take part in the highly respected competition and it is a fantastic opportunity for myself and other officers to be a part of.
“We were up against some stiff competition this year and to be awarded 10th place is something we are all very proud of. It like always was an excellent event to be a part of and is something I thoroughly enjoy.
“I have been a mounted officer for the past 16-years and riding horses for 42-years. It is something I am extremely passionate about and being a part of the forces saddle club has allowed me to pursue this passion further and has given me the opportunity to become involved in local and national events.”
It certainly was a day for the officers to remember, celebrate and be proud of and this achievement is just one of the many awards the forces Sports and Social Club have achieved in recent years.