LUSK’S held the first of their autumn Working Hunter competitions on Sunday, September 29.
The weather had been very mixed the week of the competition, with lots of rain and wind. Sunday, however, dawned fine and the judges, Ros Murphy and Brian Lusk, who marked the jumping and conformation sections, with Fran Warden announcing and overseeing the prize giving, said there some very promising combinations.
The course, built by Jenny Lusk, was on the day demanding as usual, but the distances and turns caused no problems.
The next Working Hunter day on Sunday, October 6 will include pony classes as well.
Sunday, September 29
Horse Working Hunter
60cm: 1) Rachel Davies, Benvarden Aurelio; 2) Harriet Hogan, Tollymore Lass.
Four-year-old: 1) Amy Tubman, Drumiller Diamanté; 2) Holly McGahan, Maximus.
Irish Draught: 1) Helen Faulkner, Kontiki; 2) Holly McGahan, Longwood Dollar Bill.
80cm: 1) Jenna Crawford, Emilia Van Erpekom; 2) Lucy Arthur, Tom; 3) Selina Forrester, Flick; 4) Megan Mullen, Donnie; 5) Jonny Mulligan, Balief Guy; 6) Holly McGahan, Black Beauty.
Small W H: 1) Helen Faulkner, Derrivane Danny; 2) Rachel Rooney, Ardnacashel Autumn; 3) Shemaine Kerr, Chitchat.
90cm: 1) Kathryn Finlay, Little Miss Molly; 2) Jonny Mulligan, Banksy; 3) Jonny Mulligan, Cider Man; 4) Gwen Scott, Arnold; 5) Rachel Rooney, Ardnacashel Autumn; 6) Rachel McCaughey, Ahnaskin Pink.
1m: 1) Gwen Scott, Ballydavey Sundance; 2) Jonny Mulligan, Bonmahon Quickstep.