Belfast Telegraph

Champion showjumping sisters ride off with more awards

Two of Northern Ireland's young showjumping champions have won another award.

The Fermanagh Trust presented Greg Turley bursaries to a number of young people from the county to help them compete at their chosen sport.

The Greg Turley Awards were set up after the death of an inspirational Fermanagh teacher who died suddenly in 1999.

Kerry and Kelly Taggart from Ederney in Co Fermanagh, were given the awards to support their sporting endeavours - particularly their bid to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Kerry (14) was part of the winning Irish team that competed in the FEI European Show jumping Championships for Children, Juniors and Young Riders in Portugal in July.

Her sister Kelly (15) was part of another Irish team that was pitted against the other home nations in a contest in Co Cavan, with Kelly helping defeat England, Scotland and Wales.

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