IT was wonderful to see so many new faces at the first round of the Holmestead Show Jumping league at Gransha Equestrian Centre, Bangor on Saturday, September 19.
The course was beautifully presented and the arena surfaces were in tip top condition. The ponies, horses and riders had taken time to turn themselves out in their show gear and the sun shone all day! What more could organisers ask for?
There was lots of space for social distancing and everyone was happy to abide by the Covid19 rules.
Many thanks from the competitors and Gransha to Holmestead Saddlery for supporting this league. There were two £100 vouchers presented in a free draw for all the riders and the lucky winners this month were Charlotte Cubberley and Lindsay McMullan.
Saturday, September 26 will see the first round of the SVS Equine Working Hunter League, which is run in association with Tim McKee at Gransha.
There will be a free draw for each rider over the three qualifying months and the five with the winning tickets each month will go forward to the final. The winner will receive a Working Hunter Fence, including wings and a filler from Tim McKee!
Download the free Gransha Equestrian App and get your entries in before noon on Friday, September 25.
Saturday, September 19
Holmestead Saddlery and Gransha Equestrian Autumn Show Jumping league
Class 1 – Cross-poles: 1) Ally McConnell, Tully (g); 1) Katie Duff, Mac; 1) Grace Jackson, Gransha’s Half and Half; 2) Harley McKeag, Dandy.
Class 2 – 50cm: 1) Harley McKeag, Mac; 1) Sophie Herron, Heart of Gold; 1) Poppy McIlduff, Luna; 2) Holly Blythe, Mary Alice.
Class 3 – 60cm: 1) Izzy Stout, U No Me; 2) Poppy McIlduff, Luna; 3) Sophie Herron, Heart of Gold.
Class 4 – 70cm: 1) Shana Martin, Peasdown Bobby Brown; 2) Charlotte Cubberley, Penn Rhianon; 3) Paris Cubbon, Moshi; 4) Sophie McKeen, Hero.
Class 5 – 80cm: 1) Poppy Duff, Mario; 2) Charlotte Cubberley, Penn Rhiannon; 2) Charlotte McAlister, Ruby; 3) Kitty Weatherup, Carstown Golden Splash; 4) Eva O’Neill, Mick.
Class 6 – 90cm: 1) Poppy Duff, Mario; 2) Cerys Howell, Colin.
Class 8 – 70cm: 1) Lindsay McMullan, Lady; 2) Paulene Foster, Maddie; 3) Charlotte Cubberley, Cash.
Class 9 – 80cm: 1) Caitlin McKechnie, Trodai Beag; 2) Aimee McKeown, Russel; 2) Katie Crozier Colorado; 2) Amy Griffin, Airiel; 3) Claire Williamson, Leitrim Klass; 4) Michelle McConnell, Flo.
Class 10 – 90cm: 1) Nicola McClelland, Todd; 2) Aimee McKeown, Russel; 2) Cerys Howell, Leo; 3) Edmund Pannell, Ogi; 4) Rodney Pannell, Barry.
Class 11 – 1m: 1) Sam Ross, Jo Jo; 1) Megan Hamill, Chesterfield Rock Power; 2) Helen Pannell, Archie; 3) Sam Nixey, Max.
Class 12 – 1.10m: 1) Stephanie Wilding, Rocco.
Winners of the two £100 Holmestead vouchers in the free draw were: Charlotte Cubberley and Lindsay McMullan.