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Colourful end to Hagans Croft Working Hunter League

SATURDAY, November 13 saw the final week of Hagans Croft’s Working Hunter league, where the day saw an abundance of rosettes, sashes, trophies and prizes galore! This five-week league saw competitors each week riding a challenging course of fences, built by renowned Working Hunter confidant Toni Donnelly.

With each week, Hagans Croft received superb feedback on the selection of fences available and the calibre of course build, which was slightly more challenging each week, making competitors see and ride their lines around the course of rustic fences.

The final week was dominated by those who had qualified for the league placings. Tara Murphy and ‘Shanbally Deja Vu’s’ hard work over the past few weeks clicked together on Saturday and, with a foot-perfect championship show, the pair shone out from the crowd and were awarded the coveted Horse League Champion Sash and trophy. They stood alongside Judith Auten and her beautifully turned out cob ‘Kevin’, who were delighted with their Horse League Reserve Champion Sash and trophy – this is the pair’s first sash, so there was sure to be celebrations in the Auten household over the weekend!

Judge Fiona Young had a few hard decisions to make within the pony championship in the afternoon session, however, one competitor stood out for Fiona and that was Kerry McGrady and her pony ‘Copybush Moonbeam’. After a rusty start to their 60cm class, the pair brought their ‘A’ game to the championship show, everything that was asked of the pair they executed with ease, which could not deny them the League Champion Sash. Pony League Reserve Champion was awarded to Eva Kennedy and ‘Casey’, the pair have been consistently placed over the past five weeks and were delighted with their achievements.

Hagans Croft would like to thank everyone who supported this Working Hunter league and NIF qualifiers and also extend thanks to judge Fiona Young. Thanks also to Anna of Black Horse Photography for covering the event. All photographs can be viewed and purchased from the Black Horse Photography website.

Hagans Croft now prepares for their five-week dressage league, which commences on Saturday, November 20. This event is pre-entry only, with entries taken via Hagans Croft’s website: www.haganscroftequestrian.co.uk or you can download and enter through the Hagans Croft App. Entries close each Thursday at 8pm prior to Saturday’s event and start times are posted online on Thursday evenings.

The final of this dressage league is on Saturday, December 18, which will see a special Christmas Finale. Two extra classes will take place for one day only – Individual freestyle and Pairs freestyle, both of which are to Christmas Music.

To find out more about the league, please contact Gillian on 07849 106453 or go to the website: www.haganscroftequestrian.co.uk

RESULTS

Saturday, November 13

Working Hunter League & NIF Qualifiers

HORSES

Working Hunter Horses Champion Working Hunter Horse: Clare Steele, Ballerina; Reserve: Megan Norton, Hathaway.

Class 1 – 60cm Working Hunter Horse & Four-year-old Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Tara Murphy, Shanbally Deja Vu.

Class 2 – 70cm Working Hunter Horse: 1) Jessica House, Khalasar; 2) Tara Murphy, Shanbally Deja Vu.

Class 3 – 80cm Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Megan Norton, Hathaway; 2) Hannah Younger, Romeo; 3) Megan Houston, Western Ocala; 4) Gill McAreavey, Marley; 5) Holly Stewart, Touch of Ferro; 6) Jenna Morton, Heidi.

Class 4 – 80cm Working Cob: 1) Judith Auten, Kevin.

Class 5 – 85cm Small Working Hunter Horse (not exceeding 158cm) NIF: 1) Megan Norton, Hathaway; 2) Aimee McKeown, Russel.

Class 6 – 90cm Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Clare Steele, Ballerina; 2) Aimee McKeown, Russel; 3) Nicky Nesbitt, Carrickview Saratoga; 4) Megan Houston, Western Ocala; 5) Laura Napier, Harley; 6) Samantha O’Sullivan, Redpark Clover.

Class 7 – 1m Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Clare Steele, Ballerina; 2) Laura Napier, Harley.

PONIES

Champion Working Hunter Pony: Eva Kennedy, Casey; Reserve: Emmalee Turley, Belsa Beag.

Class 9 – 60cm Working Hunter Pony NIF Starter Stakes & M&M: 1) Eva Kennedy, Candy.

Class 10 – 70cm Working Hunter Pony NIF Starter Stakes & M&M: 1) Oliver Kinnear, Rosedale Sandstorm; 2) Eva Kennedy, Casey; 3) Kerry McGrady, Copybush Moonbeam.

Class 11 – 80cm Working Hunter Pony NIF 133cm also M&M: 1) Oliver Kinnear, Polar Man, 2) Emmalee Turley, Belsa Beag; 3) Oliver Kinnear, Rosedale Sandstorm; 4) Sarah McPolin, Honey.

Class 12 – 90cm Working Hunter Pony NIF 143cm also M&M: 1) Oliver Kinnear, Polar Man.

Working Hunter League – Autumn 2021

HORSES

Working Hunter Horses Champion Working Hunter Horse: Tara Murphy, Shanbally Déjà Vu; Reserve: Judith Auten, Kevin.

Class 1 – 60cm Working Hunter Horse & Four-year-old Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Tara Murphy, Shanbally Déjà Vu.

Class 2 – 70cm Working Hunter Horse: 1) Jessica House, Khalasar; 2) Tara Murphy, Shanbally Déjà Vu.

Class 3 – 80cm Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Megan Houston, Western Ocala, 2) Megan Norton, Hathaway; 3) Hannah Younger, Romeo; 4) Louise Reid, Norris; 5) Samantha O’Sullivan, Redpark Clover.

Class 4 – 80cm Working Cob: 1) Judith Auten, Kevin.

Class 5 – 85cm Small Working Hunter Horse (not exceeding 158cm) NIF: 1) Aimee McKeown, Russel; 2) Megan Norton, Hathaway.

Class 6 – 90cm Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Megan Houston, Western Ocala; 2) Aimee McKeown, Russell; 3) Samantha O’Sullivan, Redpark Clover.

PONIES

Champion Working Hunter Pony: Kerry McGrady, Copybush Moonbeam; Reserve: Eva Kennedy, Casey.

Class 9 – 60cm Working Hunter Pony NIF Starter Stakes & M&M: 1) Kerry McGrady, Copybush Moonbeam; 2) Eva Kennedy, Candy.

Class 10 – 70cm Working Hunter Pony NIF Starter Stakes & M&M: 1) Eva Kennedy, Casey; 2) Kerry McGrady, Copybush Moonbeam.

Class 11 – 80cm Working Hunter Pony NIF 133cm also M&M: 1) Emmalee Turley, Belsa Beag.

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