THE competitors at Causeway and Glens Riding Club dressage for ‘World Kindness Day’ certainly embraced the theme on Sunday, November 13, with their camaraderie and support of each other and the club. It was a relaxed atmosphere, which was only broken by the sound of applause for each competitor as they completed their test. Coreen Abernethy, the judge, complimented all the combinations on their turnout and test riding.
Annabel Brown with her pony, ‘Ebony’ took the win in the first class riding the Pony Club 2022 walk trot test. A delighted Stuart McCulloch claimed first place with a score of 69.54% in a hotly contested class 2, riding BD Prelim 7 with his horse ‘Flash’. A very close second with a score of 69.31% was Janene Gamble with ‘Braeview Little Lion Man’ and in third place was Amy Steele with ‘Bentley’ on a score of 65.68%.
Class 3 saw the combinations riding BD Prelim 18 and Deborah Allen with her beautiful ‘Rose of Gethsemane’ took top honours with a score of 75.76%. Rosie Alcorn and ‘Goodwins Whoopi’ claimed second place with 74.42% and Susan Stokesberry with ‘Amiro Dawn’ placed third on 71.92%.
The final class of the day saw very close scores, all competitors riding BD Novice 30, but again, Deborah Allen and the ever-consistent ‘Rose of Gethsemane’ claimed the top spot on 70.38%, with Gillian Holmes and ‘Paddock Clover Flight’ a close second on 68.07%.
The show was in aid of RDA Causeway Coast and Glens and the show organisers would like to extend thanks to all who supported the show, whether as a competitor or spectator. Thank you to the judge, Coreen Abernethy and scribe, Diane O’Donovan. Thanks to Gwen Greer for tirelessly crunching the numbers to score the tests; to Sarah Brooks for helping set up the dressage arena; and to Christine Hankin and RDA staff / volunteers, who helped to prepare the facilities for the show. To all who gave of their time prior to and on the day – thank you!
The next events in November, will be a turnout clinic with Alison McIvor on Saturday, November 19 in Ballybogey and a pole-work clinic with Mandi King on November 27 at Causeway Coast Arena. Bookings to be made online at www.causewayglensridingclub.com and you can also find this information on the club facebook page.
Sunday, November 13
Class 1 – Pony Club 2022 Walk-Trot Test: 1) Annabel Brown, Ebony.
Class 2 – BD Prelim 7: 1) Stuart McCulloch, Flash; 2) Janene Gamble, Braeview Little Lion Man; 3) Amy Steele, Bentley; 4) Susan Stokesberry, Amiro Dawn; 5) Vicki Dible, Sam; 6) Kirsty McAuley, Paddy.
Class 3 – BD Prelim 18: 1) Deborah Allen, Rose of Gethsemane; 2) Rosie Alcorn, Goodwins Whoopi; 3) Susan Stokesberry, Amiro Dawn; 4) Janene Gamble, Braeview Little Lion Man.
Class 4 – BD Novice 30: 1) Deborah Allen, Rose of Gethsemane; 2) Gillian Holmes, Paddock Clover Flight; 3) Rosie Alcorn, Goodwins Whoopi; 4) Jane Smith, Squirrel.
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