WEEK one of Ardnacashel Equestrian’s dressage league saw a great turnout. All horses and riders were smartly turned out in their dressage gear. It was lovely to see some competitors wearing their winnings from previous leagues.
The dressage league will run for six weeks. Horse and rider combinations must compete in four out of the six weeks to be eligible for final league prizes, but everyone is welcome to compete. Rosettes will be given each week. Final prizes include rugs and saddle pads.
Some new and old faces were welcomed into the league. Kerry Dickson and her home produced cob, ‘A Stolen Star’ took top spot in the Senior Intro class on their first show together. Joanne Cairns took her daughter’s event horse ‘Ronnie’ into first place in the Newcomers class. The very popular Junior Prelim saw Katie McCann and ‘Ronaldo’ take first place on a very impressive score of 79.31.
The Novice class was a very competitive class, with very high standards judged by Stephen Murphy. Hannah Wilding had a very successful day, winning both the Novice and Elementary classes on the lovely ‘Rocco’, which she shares with her mother, Stephanie Wilding.
Thank you to both judges, Fiona Young and Stephen Murphy for doing a great job and giving some lovely feedback. Well done to all the competitors on a lovely relaxed day of dressage. The next dressage day is Sunday, September 20. Entries to be made via website www.ardnacashel equestrian.co.uk and close Thursday prior to each show.
Sunday, September 6
Dressage League Week 1
Intro A Junior: 1) Jessica Rainey, Bella; 2) Erin Gordon, Maypole Stargate; 3) Elly-Rose Dixon, Rosie; 4) Lalia Skinner, DJ.
Intro A Senior: 1) Kerry Dickson, A Stolen Star; 2) Robyn Millar-Wilson, Lissacaha Star; 3) Claire Orr, Miss Lane Fox; 4) Cathy Cowan, Bridge of Stars; 5) Lindsey Kirk, Moygannon Diamond Lady; 6) Christina Potter, Daisy.
Newcomers: 1) Joanne Cairns, Ronnie; 2) Ruth Logan, Rafael; 3) Lisa Booth, Flossy; 4) Caroline Patton, Annie’s Treasure; 5) Kelly Kidd, Lola; 6) Rebecca Fletcher, Inisharoan Midnight Clover.
Prelim Junior (Amended): 1) Katie McCann, Ronaldo; 2) Evie Mullan, Mike; 3) Rachel Fletcher, Lurgans Diamond Princess; 4) Pippa Robinson, Kilmore Diamond Lass; 5) Alice Salters, Marley.
Prelim 1: 1) Louise McMinn, Lisbane Wizard; 2) Veronica Ham, Olli; 3) Heather Ferguson, Madden; 4) Faye Gabbey, Llangeinor Oki Doki; 5) Rosie McCormick, Indigo Rose; 6) Kerry Taylor, Star.
Prelim Senior 2: 1) Ellie Miskelly, Ballagh Rebel; 2) Eirin Corbett, Banksy; 3) Laura Key, Ballymullan Jodie; 4) Jim Sales, EMS Hector; 5) Anna Dunlop, George; 6) Elaine Scott, Mirabelle.
Novice: 1) Hannah Wilding, Rocco; 2) Amy Harvey, Indian Robe; 3) Andrew Greer, Sharp Object; 4) Amanda McVeigh, Hilltop Foggy; 5) Tina O’Connor, Rockrimmon Willow; 6) Olivia Courtney, Moo.
Elementary: 1) Hannah Wilding, Rocco; 2) Amy Harvey, Indian Robe; 3) Judith Bankhead, Polly; 4) Louise Spence, Maverick; 5) Nicola Tann, Greenans May.