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A cracker of a show to round up 2021 at Ecclesville

ECCLESVILLE’S Christmas Cracker Show was a great event with competitors coming from far and wide to jump Seamus McCaffrey’s courses! The organisers were delighted to be able to run this popular event, as it had to be cancelled in 2019 due to Covid 19 restrictions.

The competitors got into the festive spirit and turned out in an array of festive costumes and tinsel! The Fancy Dress parade, sponsored by RD Equestrian, was a brilliant display of Santas, fairies, a Christmas tree, a Snowman and ponies adorned with twinkling lights!

The enthusiastic spectators were entertained with great jump-offs and also a fun novelty class. 11 very competitive pairs took on the popular Run and Ride Pairs competition, which was won by Zoe Keys running and Cara Garrity riding ‘Tinkerbelle’.

In the very popular Open classes, local girl Molly Keys won the 60cm class on ‘Hillbilly Boy’. Both the 80cm and 90cm first place rosettes went to Ruby Millar, riding her very speedy and careful pony ‘Nathan’.

The Show organisers are grateful to RD Equestrian for sponsoring the Fancy Dress parade of this very popular Show. Also thanks to Seamus McCaffrey, for the great courses and thanks to Rachel Parker, assisting in the Judge’s Box.

The organisers would like to thank all the competitors for the continued support for their Show jumping Leagues and Shows in 2021. They look forward to seeing everyone in 2022 when the first of the Leagues will commence on Friday, January 7. This League will be the first opportunity to win Super League points for 2022! All at Ecclesville wish everyone a Happy New Year!


Monday, December 27

Christmas Cracker Show

40cm Novice – Double Clears: Rosie Clarke, Ben; Zara Moore, Apple Jack; Florence Wallace, Elvis; Caroline Wallace, Elvis; Ella Holmes, Dapples; Elisha Rowan, Dapples; Poppy Coaltar, Millie; Olivia Coaltar, Beauty; Annie Burleigh, Beauty; Poppy Coaltar, Beauty; Elsa Lee, Bubbles; Poppy Coulter, Rosie; Eve Russell, Skittles; Ella-Jane Johnstone, Archie.

FANCY DRESS, sponsored by RD Equestrian: Rosie and Isla Clarke with Ben; Zara Moore, Applejack; Caroline and Florence Wallace with Elvis; Kelly-Rose Daly, Holly; Dylan Holmes, Dapples; Ella Holmes, Maisie; Poppy Coaltar, Millie; Annie Burleigh and Olivia Coaltar with Beauty; Elsa Lee, Bubbles; Molly Lee, Teddy; Lilly McKelvey, Rosie; Poppy Coulter, Rosie; Eve Russell, Skittles; Ella-Jane Johnstone, Archie; Sophie Johnstone, Speedy.

55cm Novice – Double Clears: Lilly Beattie, Maggie; Sophie Johnstone, Archie; Molly Lee, Teddy; Kelly-Rose Daly, Holly; Catherine Walker, Chardonnay; Catherine Walker, Dante.

60cm Open: 1) Molly Keys, Hillbilly Boy; 2) Molly Lee, Teddy; 3) Elsie Brown, Mulrock Bay.

Run and Ride: 1) Zoe Keys with Cara Garrity, Tinkerbelle; 2) Jessica McGonigle with Cara Garrity, Louie; 3) Molly Keys with Shauna Murray, Ritz.

70cm Novice – Double Clears: Cara Garrity, Grace; Rachel Haughey, Tyson; Sarah Fleming, Sahara; Ruby Moore, Izzy; Maria Elliott, Mavis.

80cm Open: 1) Ruby Millar, Nathan; 2) Zoe Keys, Dolly; 3) Cara Garrity, Grace.

90cm Novice: No Double Clears.

90cm Open: 1) Ruby Millar, Nathan; 2) Kate Millar, Ruby; 3) Shauna Murray, Ritz.

Bree Rutledge

If you would like to find out more about Horse Week, Bree Rutledge can be contacted by email: or or by telephone: +44 (0) 28 9033 4493.




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