EAST Antrim Pony Club were pleased to be able to hold their annual Awards Ball for 2021 at the Ross Park Hotel on Saturday, November 13. Guests enjoyed a wonderful three course meal, followed by the prize giving and dancing into the night with DJ Gaz Entertainment. The event was attended by members, parents and friends and a good time was had by all!
District Commissioner Hayley Cunningham expressed her thanks to parents and venue providers, who make their facilities available to the club and to instructors and parents for their continuing support and enthusiasm and ensuring that the members are having fun as well as learning. She expressed her particular thanks to the committee, who are all volunteers and work very hard throughout the year.
The club has had a successful year across the inter-branch Area Competitions and eight East Antrim members travelled across the water to compete in National and Regional Championships. Rosettes were awarded to all members who had represented the club at Area level and prizes were presented by Assistant District Commissioner, Penny Murphy.
Many thanks to Evie Williamson Photo and Video for taking the photographs on the night.
Silverbrook Cup for Intermediate Eventing: Erin McClernon
Lisnacue Cup for Novice Eventing: Katie Flanagan
Glenwherry Shield for Regional Eventing: Bertie McCrea
National Eventing: Katie Flanagan and Erin McClernon travelled to Offchurch Bury in Warwickshire to compete at National Eventing Championships.
Open Show Jumping Cup: Emma Ewing
Lismore cup for intermediate show jumping: Erin McClernon
Beggs Cup for Novice show jumping: Molly McCartney
Braepark Shield for Regional Show jumping: Hannah Robinson
Golden Jubilee Cup for junior show jumping: Hannah Robinson
Mini show jumping shield: Indie Bingham
National Show Jumping: The Novice show jumping team of Molly McCartney, Katelyn Irvine, Ella Lindsay and Jack Morrow also travelled to England for National Championships. Katelyn also competed as an individual on her second pony. Annie Morrow and Hannah Robinson travelled to Regional Championships in Scotland to compete in show jumping.
Hartfield Cup for Intermediate dressage: Helen Cunningham
Silverstream cup for Novice dressage: Lauren Carville
Five Corners Shield for Regional Dressage: Chloe Stewart and Eve Lindsay
Junior Dressage Cup: Ava Bagchus
Mini dressage shield: Ana Goodrich
Regional Dressage: Annie Morrow competed at Regional Dressage Championships in Scotland
Junior Tetrathlon Cup: Holly Ross
Kennedy Cup for Minimus Tetrathlon: Jack Morrow
Tadpole Tetrathlon Cup: Annie Morrow
Beanie Tetrathlon cup: Harvey Ross
IPC Minimus Championships: Jack Morrow travelled to Kirkenny to compete at the Irish Pony Club Minimus Championships
Area Games: The Area Games Shield was awarded to Alice Jones, Grace McIlroy, Ellie Bingham, Amelia Bannon, Jaden Farren
Trophies were presented to 2020 National Quiz Finalists: Laura McKillen, Grace Morton, Cayleigh Erwin, Erin McCrea
Golden Haze cup for best overall performance at Home Championships: Harvey Ross and Amelia Logan
Jasper Cup for Effort and achievement at Home Championships: Ellie-Mae Kerr and Darragh Martin
Farrier Cup for best girl at senior camp: Grace McIlroy and Holly Ross
Best boy at senior camp: Jack Morrow
Rebel Walk Cup for best overall in junior camp: Ellie Bingham
Mini Camp Cup: Dominic Mullen
Ballyrobert Cars Cup – most improved under 8: Paige Irwin & CJ O’Brien
George Cup most improved 10 and under: Mark Ross, Alice Jones
Bates Cup Most Improved 11/12: Laura Dale
Moore Cup Most Improved 13/14: Erin Reid & Mya McCullough
Lylehill Shield best Junior performance: Harvey Ross and Annie Morrow
Carmichael Cup best senior girl: Katelyn Irvine & Ella Lindsay
McCartney Motors Cup best senior boy: Bertie & Toby McCrea
Junior Endeavour Cup: Hannah McCammond
NFU Mutual Cup for over 12 endeavour: Anna Glover & Grace Reid
Magill Ambassador’s Trophy: Nicole Peoples
Dixon Liggett Cup for best performance outside Pony Club: Sophia Bingham
John Baird Cup for Best Member: Chloe Stewart and Cayleigh Erwin
Parkstown Hector memorial cup for best intermediate performance across all the disciplines: Erin McClernon
Hughie Memorial Cup for Best Pony: Annie Morrow’s Quincey
Parent volunteers of the year:
Lisa Peoples, Neil Murphy, Clinton McCrea, Lynn Martin, Nicola Robinson, Rachelle Reid
EAPC members Zara Jones and Rueben McCrea were also given a present for volunteering throughout the year.