Equestrian athletes across the region have celebrated their achievements.

Among those recognised by EGB Northumberland and Tyneside, Robert Newall and his Arab, Kambel de Fignols, stood out by clinching three of the group's awards, including the Sprit of the North Trophy, the Graded Ride Trophy, and Happy Trails Trophy.

In addition, young rider Abigail Langan and Djin Fizz du Barthas, owned by Robert, also celebrated multiple victories.

Abigail proudly received the Young Rider Trophy for the second successive year and also won the Winston Memorial Trophy.

Karen David, a veteran Endurance GB member, and her Dales Pony Lowhouses Jasper triumphed in three categories.

They seized Best Native Horse, the Pleasure Distance Trophy and Best Barefoot Horse.

During the event, chairwoman Janet Lennard disclosed the plans for the 2024 season's events, commencing with a popular ride at Druridge Bay on March 17, followed by a resurrected old favourite at Kielder Forest on April 14.

She also mentioned group favourites at Slaley Forest on June 30 and Wark in September.

Northumberland and Tyneside will host the flagship ride, Hexham, on August 4.

This year, endurance tack brand Zilco sponsors this event.

Sarah Newall, head of PR and marketing at EGB Northumberland and Tyneside, said: "We are incredibly pleased to welcome such a fabulous sponsorship partner to Hexham.

"Zilco are long-time supporters of Endurance events across the globe and a name synonymous with quality and innovative products.

"It will be fantastic to work alongside them."

2024's Hexham Ride will feature new prizes and awards, with each competitive class up to 80km awarding Performance Formula placings 1st-6th.

This system recognises riders who both perform well and ensure the best horse welfare standards are met.

Zilco is also sponsoring the 80km Best Condition prize - awarding the winner a bridle of their choice.

All riders will enjoy Hexhamshire Common’s stunning landscapes.

With classes, awards and prizes for pleasure riders, newcomers, experienced endurance riders, para-equestrians, members of pony clubs and riding clubs and Tiny Tot, this year’s endurance festival aims to provide something for everyone.

For more information, visit www.egbnorthumberlandandtyneside.co.uk.