Jessica wins college contest

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JESSICA Martin from Little Carlton was named Equine Stockperson of the Year at the College Stockmanship competition at Bishop Burton College.

Former John Spendluffe School, Alford, pupil Jessica, 17, took the award with 16-year-old Belgian warmblood Finlay.

The competition features beef, sheep, dairy heifer, dairy calf and equine classes and is designed to show learners exactly what is involved in getting an animal ready for show.

Jess said: “I’ve been spending as much time with him as possible grooming, trimming and bathing him. I’m astonished we won as I thought we’d messed up the trot-up.”