Back to back wins for Campbell College at TRI Inter-Schools’ League

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WELL TURNED OUT: Novice Individual Tack and Turnout winners from Limavady Grammar: Heather Fulton, Caite O’Neill and Ross McIlwee. (FW43-546NN)

THERE was wall to wall sunshine on Saturday for the latest leg of the TRI sponsored Inter-Schools’ Show jumping League at the Meadows, Lurgan. It is so impressive so see the geographic spread of schools from all over Ireland, who are now competing at this very popular League. Increased entries in the higher classes meant a very early start time of 8.30am for the Novice Teams. On cue, the first rider was in very promptly and the jumping continued unabated until darkness was contemplating its arrival.

25 teams battled it out in the Novice section, where the standard was exceptionally high. Nine of those completed on a zero score with a mixed team from Castlederg High School and Devenish taking the honours in a very fast time. Whilst they collected the prizes on the day, sadly, they cannot take League points. The runners up were Larne Grammar Blue, who won on their last outing.

The biggest individual class of the day is always the Novice class and this week was no exception. Action was fast and furious amongst the 60 competitors, with only fractions of a second dividing many of the top placings. However, the swift turnings of Kilkeel High School’s Charley Hanna and ‘Mr AC Drummer’ were rewarded with the top spot and maximum points.

The Open Team event saw Campbell College B team gain back to back victories, this week by a five second margin over High School, Ballynahinch, who are also displaying great consistency, with a win and two second spots over the first three legs of the League.

Individually, Rory Osbou-rne gave a great account of himself as he and the very accomplished ‘Bella Bambino’ were fastest around the course in the Open class, forcing the winner on the previous two occasions, Ryan McGuigan and ‘Just Because D & M’, to settle for second place.

It was extremely tight at the top of the Premier Individual class, where Vikki Fox and ‘Bonnie Sir Edward’ claimed first place just 0.2 seconds ahead of Cerys Howell and ‘Lulu’ of Glenlola Collegiate.

As always, Arena 2 begins with the Primary 50cm individual class. Almost t20 of the youngest competitors turned out with the same adrenaline rush as the Grand Prix riders and they certainly provide just as much excitement. On this occasion, Jack Cowan from King’s Park Primary School, partnering ‘Jolly Jasper’, was one of the 10 double clears and finished closest to the optimum time to take the red rosette. Regular competitor, Lily Murphy, slotted into second place with ‘Toby’, but went one step better in the 60cm class, where she topped the leaderboard on her regular mount, ‘Buzby’, just ahead of Lucy Orr and ‘Buster’.

The professionalism of these young riders is very evident in the Primary Team competition, where their ringcraft and professionalism belies their tender years. Four of the Primary Teams finished on a zero score, with the winners of the

last two legs, Chicks With Sticks, having to drop a spot this month, to accommodate The Jolly Jumpers taking the win.

A very happy young rider, Tilly Tumilty, took the honours in the Primary 70cm Individual class on her first outing as an individual at this level with her super little pony, ‘LJ Sparkey’. They finished just ahead of Taylor McKnight and ‘Killeshin Bambini’, who was also awarded the prize for Best Turned Out.

Once again, the organisers would like to thank all Chefs d’equipe and pupils for their support and co-operation.

Thanks too, to all judges, stewards, call up, arena party, tack inspectors and office staff, who work long hours to make this such a successful event.

This year, it has been decided to hold an Awards Night, which will be held in the Seagoe Hotel, Portadown, on Saturday, January 19. Tickets, priced at £20, which includes a two-course meal, prize giving and music, are now available from The Meadows Equestrian Centre.

The next leg of the TRI Inter Schools takes place on Saturday, November 3.


Saturday, October 20

Primary Individual – 50cm:

1) Jack Cowan, Jolly Jasper, King’s Park PS; 2) Lily Murphy, Toby, Meadowbridge PS; 3) Molly O’Connor, Glider, St Macartan’s PS; 4) Chloe McLaughlin, Teddy, St John’s PS Kingsisland; 5) Luke Devlin, Cream, Holywood PS; 6) Eve Lindsay, Miss Moneypenny, Ballynure PS.

Tack & Turn Out Winner:

Jocelyn Hutchinson, Flight of Earls, Bessbrook PS.

Primary Individual – 60cm:

1) Lily Murphy, Buzby, Meadowbridge PS; 2) Lucy Orr, Buster, Howard PS; 3) Ellie-Rose Martin, Corrawallendawn, Scarva PS; 4) Beth Wishart, Ballindarragh Belle; 5) Eve Lindsay, Miss Moneypenny, Ballynure PS; 6) Elizabeth McCracken, Thunder, Moyallen PS.

Tack & Turn Out winner:

Ted Geary, Sky Blue, Downshire PS.

Primary Teams:

1) Jolly Jumpers: Emma Burns, Perfect Peter; Elizabeth McCracken, Joey; Taylor McKnight, Astrix; Ruby Kinkaid, Lismahon Houdini; 2) Chicks With Sticks: Taylor McKnight, Bambi; Katie Robinson, Cloud; Charlotte Betts, Charlie; Charlotte McCracken, Billy Frazer; 3) KSZ Flyers: Kym Moore, Paddy; Zoe Caskey, Speedie; Kym Moore, Applejack; Zoe Caskey, Gunner; 4) The Loansome Thoms: Sophia Bingham, Quincey; Holly Ross, Dapple; Jack Morrow, Freckles; Eve Lindsay, Quincey; 5) Iveagh Little Mix: Lily Murphy, Buzby; Tilly Tumilty, LJ Sparkey; Elizabeth McCracken, Thunder; Kitty Cullen, Rocky; 6) The Rapid Rebels: Emma Burns, Clover; Oliver Kinnear, Millcroft Gilgarnesh; Ted Geary, Skye Blue; Mya Mcmullan, Lily.

Tack & Turn Out Winners:

Iveagh Little Mix: Lily Murphy, Buzby; Tilly Tumilty, LJ Sparkey; Elizabeth McCr-acken, Thunder; Kitty Cullen, Rocky.

Primary Individual – 70cm:

1) Tilly Tumilty, LJ Sparkey, Bridge PS; 2) Taylor McKnight, Killeshin Bambini, Bronte PS; 3) Charlotte McCracken, Tynan Petal, Moyallen PS; 4) Ruby Kinkaid, Lismahon Houdini, Dromara PS; 5) Kitty Cullen, Rocky, Bleary PS; 6) Kym Moore, Paddy, Cookstown PS.

Tack & Turn Out Winner:

Taylor McKnight, Killeshin Bambini, Bronte PS.

Novice Individual:

1) Charley Hanna, Mr AC Drummer, Kilkeel High School; 2) Sam Jackson, Acra Glas Red Ensign, La-rne Grammar; 3) Hannah Woolsley, Hillside Figaro, Rainey Endowed; 4) Katelyn Irvine, O’Hara’s Dream, Ca-rrickfergus Grammar; 5) Ava Haughey, Sahara Storm, Sacred Heart Grammar, New-ry; 6) Hannah Patterson, Ladybug, Saintfield High Sc-hool.

Tack & Turn Out Winner:

Emma Lutton, Dooneens Be My Baby, SE Regional College, Lisburn.

Novice Teams:

1) The Derg Girls (Mixed Team- No League Points): Charley Love, Rookie Dia-mond; Kamryn McQuade, Rosie; Charley Love, Rosie; Kamryn McQuade, Rookie Diamond; 2) Larne Grammar Blue: Joel Peoples, The Ran-ger; Katie-Lee Houston, Sky Lara; Anna Jackson, Old Town Starling; Tyler Houston, Dunshane Sir Percival; 3) Aquinas: Ellen McEvoy, In-die; Jean McComish, Buddy; Ellen McEvoy, Buddy; Jean

McComish, Indie; 4) Drum-ragh Show jumpers: Conor Harris, Lenamore Lena; Sar-

ah Boyle, Starry Night; Cl-aire Murnaghan, Hacker; 5)

Banbridge Academy Dunbarr:

Amber Bradley, Flynn Rider; Rachel Taylor, The Great Pretender; Eve Fitzsimmons, One Fine Day; Imogen Scott, Freedom; 6) Limavady Gra-mmar: Ross McIlwee, Sonic Hero; Heather Fulton, Archie; Caite O’Neill, Gortmore Pr-ince.

Tack & Turn Out Winners:

Limavady Grammar: Ross McIlwee, Sonic Hero; Heather Fulton, Archie; Caite O’Neill, Gortmore Prince.

Open Teams:

1) Campbell College B: Ruari Clarke, Bonnie; Tadgh Clarke, Joey; Tadgh Clarke, Junkie; Ruari Clarke, Joey; 2) High School, Ballynahinch: Megan Nelson, Murphy; Meg-

an Carson, Kilgarry Breeze; Megan Carson, Tynan Tob-

ias; Megan Nelson, Ballna-shallog Goldfinch; 3) Bally-clare Secondary: Jessica McConnell, Finding Nemo; Emma Ewing, Murph; Tori Jewiss, Charlie; Benjamin Gil-

more, Katie; 4) Campbell College A: Hugo O’Neill, Jude; Roddy Pannell, Rico; Harrison Blair, Sam; Ruari Clarke, Roger; 5) Down High Eagles: Zara Sharvin, Ruby; Lara Kelly, Drumcaughey Diamond; Annie Gibson, TI Chip; Abby Cummiskey, Ruby; 6) Hunterhouse Gold: Ella Herron, Reilly; Mollie Park, Indie; Ella Herron, Judy.

Tack & Turn Out Winners:

Our Lady’s GS: Grace Kehoe, Fifty Shades of Grey; Niamh Morgan, Millbar Phoenix; Nat-

asha Neville, Tir Na Nog; Meadbh McIldfuff, Dalsown Done and Dusted.

Open Individual:

1) Rory Osbourne, Bella Bambino, St Pats Armagh; 2) Ryan McGuigan, Just Because D & M, St Patrick’s College; 3) Lucy Savage, Woodstock P, Assumption Grammar; 4) Megan Nelson, Ballnashallog Goldfinch, High

School Ballynahinch; 5) Ell-en Ward, Phoenix Delight, St Joseph’s GS; 6) Megan O’Neill, Diamond 11, Sperrin Integrated.

Tack & Turn Out Winner:

Ryan McGuigan, Just Because D & M, St Patrick’s College.

Premier Individual:

1) Vikki Fox, Bonnie Sir Edward, Victoria College; 2) Cerys Howell, Lulu, Glenlola Collegiate; 3) Emma Jane Orr, Jazzy Susie, Royal School Dungannon; 4) Me-lissa McKee, Diamond Bea-ch Babe, Kilkeel HS; 5) Trudie McCoosh, MSH First Spirit, Victoria College; 6) Cerys Howell, Leo, Glenlola Collegiate.


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