SAINTFIELD Show hit lucky with the weather for 2022, without a rain cloud in sight, and the sun even came out in the afternoon. Entries were good across all classes and spectator numbers were the highest they have been for many years. In addition to the usual Agricultural and Equestrian Showing classes, there were added attractions such as the dog show with over 90 dogs entered and also some wacky races for the more energetic spectators!
The farmers’ race was sponsored by Laura Meharry Chartered Accountants and won by Jonathan Fletcher. The wife/ spouse/ significant other carrying race was sponsored by Lawson dental and won by Bruce Lawson and Tori Dixon. The welly wanging competition was sponsored by Hinch Distillery and won by Connor Byrne. For the first time in many years, there was a Champion of Champion award – which went to Samara Radcliff and her saddle back sow.
As usual, the committee is very grateful to the Lawson family for providing such a beautiful venue to host the show. The show wouldn’t be possible without the financial assistance from all the sponsors across the sections. However, particular mention goes to CES Quarry Products, who year after year sponsor both monetary sponsorship and quarry products for site repair after the show is over. There is also a very dedicated group of stewards, who volunteer their time and special mention must go to Maggie McQuiston, who was commentator for the day. She kept the ‘craic’ going and walked the length and breadth of the show grounds all day covering all sections and having a go at the various activities herself – include wellie wanging!
Thanks to McVeigh contracts for roads management and Castlescreen Farm for judges and stewards catering. Special thanks to all the judges, who gave up their time and were particularly attentive to the youngest exhibitors. Thankfully, Eamon and the first aid team were not required for any incidents this year, but their presence gives a reassurance that should anything go wrong, professional help is near at hand. Thanks also to the traders, exhibitors and craft stalls for their attendance after such a lengthy break due to Covid.
Preparation is already underway to build on the strong foundation that the 2022 show has given for future years. The committee hopes to build on the show jumping entries – this was run by Ardnacashel Equestrian, who have agreed to run it for 2023. It is also hoped that there will be Dressage classes for 2023 and that the Mounted Games will return to the show if their schedule permits. Other new attractions, which are being looked into are dog agility, sheep dog demonstrations, gun dog demonstrations, additional wacky races and YFC games. It is hoped to build up the numbers of vintage exhibits and expand on the range of children’s entertainment. Roll on next year!
Saturday, June 18
WORKING HUNTER PONIES
Class 7A Working Hunter Pony Class – Max. 60cm: 1) Lorraine Hutchinson; 2) Anna Sloan.
Class 7 Working Hunter Pony Class – Max. 75cm: 1) Eva Kennedy; 2) Lorraine Hutchinson; 3) Josh McKeown.
Class 8 M&M Working Hunter Pony Class – Max. 80cm: 1) Asya Dixon; 2) Elaine McCullough; 3) Suzanne Glenn.
Class 9 Working Hunter Pony Class – Max. 90cm: 1) Oliver Kinnear; 2) Josh McKeown; 3) Suzanne Glenn.
Class 10 Working Hunter Pony Class – Max. 1m: 1) Oliver Kinnear; 2) Elly-Rose Dixon.
Working Hunter Pony Champion: Oliver Kinnear; Reserve: Elaine McCullough.
WORKING HUNTER HORSES
Class 12 Working Hunter Horse Class – Max. 1.10m: 1) Rory Lavery; 2) Gwen Scott; 3) Rachel McCaughey; 4) Nat Wilton.
Class 13 Working Hunter Horse Class – Max. 90cm: 1) Rory Lavery; 2) Sophie Cowan; 3) Caitlin Graham; 4) Suzanne Glenn.
Class 14 Working Hunter Horse Class – Max. 80cm: 1) Declan O’Neill; 2) Craig Hills; 3) 1194; 4) Messina Harvey.
Working Hunter Horse Champion: Declan O’Neill; Reserve: Rory Lavery.
15: NO ENTRIES.
16 – Medium/ Heavyweight non-Thoroughbred broodmare with foal at foot: 1) Carolyn Gilpin, Abbeyward Kandy.
17: NO ENTRIES.
18: NO ENTRIES.
19 – RID Mare with foal at foot: 1) Carolyn Gilpin, Tullyroan Tarzan.
20: NO ENTRIES.
21: NO ENTRIES.
22: NO ENTRIES.
23: NO ENTRIES.
24 – Non-Thoroughbred two-year-old filly: 1) Tim Martin, The Right Choice 2) David Kirkpatrick.
25 – Non-Thoroughbred three-year-old gelding: 1) Lexie McGrady, Timpany Into Touch.
26: NO ENTRIES.
27 – RID yearling, colt, gelding or filly: 1) Robert Huey, Ainninn Kamaria.
28 – RID two-year-old gelding or filly: 1) Penny Campbell, Joelene.
30 – Hunter, mare or gelding, four years old: 1) Declan O’Neill, Becca Baby; 2) Carolyn McMillan, Glenveagh Swan Song; 3) Demi Quigg, Agherlow Quality.
31 – Lightweight Hunter, mare or gelding: 1) Eamon O’Flynn, Caprio, ; 2) Ryan Anderson, Black Prince ; 3) Paul Bailie , Cushnahans April .
32 – Middleweight Hunter, mare or gelding: 1) Freya McClenaghan, Homegrown Marx ; 2) Demi Quigg, Agherlow quality;
33 – Heavyweight Hunter, mare or gelding: 1) Jack Ferris, Lochmor Lad.
34 – Small Ridden Hunter, mare or gelding: 1) Hannah Ogle, Casements Cavalier; 2) Emma Connolly, Mullaghdrin Cointreau Lady; 3) Sophie Cowan, Tempo Quickstep .
35 – Ridden Irish Draught Mares and Gelding, four years and over: 1) Carolyn McMillan, Glenveagh Swan Song; 2) Declan O’Neill, Ratheoin Jack in a Box; 3) Frances Kealey, Priory Rose.
36 – Lightweight Cob: 1) Kerry Dickson, Shawlene Leebody ; 2) Jess Friars, Lacie.
37 – Heavyweight Cob: NO ENTRIES.
38 – Max Cob: 1) Lucille Gilpin, Archie; 2) Kathryn Boyd, Brother Hubbard.
39 – Small Riding Horse: 1) Victoria Laverty, Millenium Indi; 2) Victoria McCurdy, Temple Bui; 3) Hannah Ogle, Casements Cavalier.
40 – Large Riding Horse: 1) Brian Murphy, Shawstown; 2) Samuel Crothers, Moorestown Empress.
41 – Horse or Pony Ridden Side saddle: 1) Lucille Gilpin, Morris Minor Merlin.
42 – Ridden Connemara: NO ENTRIES.
43 – Coloured Horses, mare or gelding: 1) Clare Adair, Dot; 2) Lucille Gilpin, Morris Minor Merlin; 3) Jess Friars, Lacie.
44 – Racehorse to Riding Horse: 1) Brian Murphy, Shawstown; 2) Joanne Anderson, The Trigger; 3) Holly Fisher, Ossco.
Class 77 Brood mare: 1) Sharon Cumberland.
Class 78 Shetland Pony: 1) Sharon Cumberland; 2) Catherine Lyttle; 3) Glenn Charlotte; 4) Roslyn Ewing.
Class 79 Show Pony: 1) Jenny Reid; 2) Anthea Steele.
Class 80 Show Hunter Pony: 1) Anthea Steele; 2) Sharon Cumberland; 3) Paula McCarthy; 4) Sarah Christie.
Class 82 Welsh Section B: 1) Jenny Reid.
Class 84 Welsh Section D: 1) James Cleland.
Class 85 Connemara Youngstock: 1) Roslyn Ewing; 2) Anthea Steele.
Class 86 Connemara 4yo +over: 1) Valerie McCracken; 2) Anthea Steele; 3) Paula McCarthy; 4) Roslyn Ewing.
Class 88 M&M Small Breeds: 1) Jenny Reid; 2) David Hanna.
Class 89 M&M Large Breeds Youngstock: 1) Paula McCarthy.
Class 90 M&M Large Breeds 4yo+: 1) James Cleland; 2) Roslyn Ewing.
Class 92 Part Breed: 1) Sharon Cumberland.
Class 93 Young Handler: 1) Alicia Reid; 2) Charlotte Glenn; 3) Lexi Wallace; 4) Zara McConnell; 5) Rebecca.
In hand Champion: James Cleland; Reserve: Heather Steele.
Class 94 Family Pony Lead Rein: 1) Erin Wardle; 2) Cheryl Corrie; 3) Jack Carlisle; 4) Ellen McNeice; 5) Holly Wylie; 6) Ruairi Lavery.
Class 95 First Year First Ridden: 1) Deborah Cowan; 2) Erin Wardle; 3) Lauren O’Rouke; 4) Ruth Logan; 5) Laoise Clancy; 6) Danielle Bradley.
Class 96 Family Pony Ridden: 1) Alex Hensley; 2) Laoise Clancy; 3) Danielle Bradly; 4) Lexi Wallace; 5) Zara McConnell; 6) Maisie McCracken.
Class 96a Shetland Pony: 1) 1672; 2) Anthea Steele; 3) 1673; 4) Hannah Armstrong; 5) Sophie McKibben.
Class 97 M&M Lead Rein: 1) Ruth Logan; 2) Emma Leathem; 3) Ollie Gordon; 4) 1672; 5) Sophia Martin; 6) 1673.
Class 98 M&M First Ridden: 1) Deborah Cowan; 2) Deborah Cowan; 3) Lauren O’Rourke; 4) Anna Sloan.
Tiny Tots Champion: Deborah Cowan; Reserve: Ruth Logan.
Class 99 M&M Small Breed: 1) Sharon Cumberland; 2) Alex Hemsley; 3) Anna Sloan; 4) Jenny Reid.
Class 100 M&M Large Breed: 1) Ryan Anderson; 2) Anthea Steele; 3) Sarah McCracken.
Class 101 Connemara Under 16: 1) Eva McGimpsey; 2) Katie Donnelly.
Class 102 Connemara Over 16: 1) Elle-Rose Dixon; 2) Anthea Steele; 3) Lorraine Hutchinson; 4) Valerie McCracken.
Class 103 Ridden Part Bred: 1) Kerry McGrady.
Class 104 Highland Fell & Dales: 1) Ryan Anderson; 2) Desna Lewis.
Class 105 Ridden Welsh: 1) Alex Hemsley; 2) Lauren O’Rourke; 3) Sarah McCracken; 4) Anna Sloan.
Ridden Champion: Ryan Anderson; Reserve: Heather Steele.
Class 106 Fancy Dress: Anna Sloan; Pearl Halliday; Ruth Logan; Ellen McNeice; Tommy Patterson.
Class 107 Show Pony Lead Rein: 1) Ruth Logan.
Class 109 Novice Show Pony: 1) Lexi Wallace.
Class 110 Open Show Pony: 1) Lorraine Hutchinson.
Class 111 Show Hunter Pony Lead Rein: 1) Jonny Massey; 2) Sophia Martin; 3) Erin Tennis; 4) 1673.
Class 112 Show Hunter First Ridden: 1) Alex Hemsley; 2) Anthea Steele.
Class 113 Novice Show Hunter Pony: 1) Heather Steele.
Class 114 Open Show Hunter Pony: 1) Sharon Cumberland; 2) Katie Donnelly.
Ridden Champion: Sharon Cumberland; Reserve: Ruth Logan.
Class 116 Intermediate Show Hunter: 1) Katie Donnelly.
Class 117 Coloured Pony: 1) Niamh Martin; =2) Lexi Wallace; =2) Daniel Kennedy.
Class 118 Veteran Pony: 1) Ruth Logan.
Ridden Champion: Niamh Martin; Reserve: Katie Donnelly.
Supreme Pony Champion: James Cleland; Reserve Supreme: Ryan Anderson.
Yeld Mare: 1) Coveys Miss Annie, Eddie Murtagh.
Gelding: 1) Knockmore Sam, Nicholas Jenkins.
Colt/Gelding born 2020: 1) Knockmore, Nicholas Jenkins.
Colt/Gelding born 2021: 1) Millcottage Finley, Terry Mills; 2) Drumaconagher Gizmo, Gerald McGreevy; 3) Millcottage Admiral, Terry Mills.
Filly Foal born 2021: 1) Agivey First Hope, David Patterson.
Champion: Agivey First Hope, David Patterson; Reserve: Covey Miss Annie, Eddie Murtagh.
Foal Champion: Millcottage Finley, Terry Mills.
Opposite Sex to Champion: Millcottage Finley, Terry Mills.
Best Turned Out: Covey Miss Annie, Eddie Murtagh.
Young Handler: Christy McLaren.
Small Cob: 1) Ballywatt Summer, Sam Crothers; 2) Galway Girl, Sam Crothers.
Large Cob: 1) Moneyglen Olly, Freya Andrew; 2) Black2Black, Sara McComb.
Ridden Cob: 1) Greenore Jill, Pauline Rainey (ridden by Tom Rowlatt-McCormick); 2) Black2Black, Sara McComb; 3) Moneyglen Olly, Freya Andrew.
Champion: Greenore Jill, Pauline Rainey; Reserve: Ballywatt Summer, Sam Crothers.
Stallion: 1) Pongo, Kinedale Donkeys.
Gelding: 1) Teddy, Damien Rafferty; 2) Peanuts, Ruby Lyons; 3) Nicky, Ann McHenry.
Mare: 1) Kinedale Hob Nob, Kinedale Donkeys; 2) Blossom, Ann McHenry.
Youngstock: 1) Kinedale Little Lion Man, Kinedale Donkeys.
Champion: Teddy, Damien Rafferty; Reserve: Kinedale Hob Nob, Kinedale Donkeys.
Opposite Sex to Champion: Kinedale Hob Nob, Kinedale Donkeys.
Champion Foal: Kinedale Perdita.
Turnout and Condition: 1) Blossom, Ann McHenry; 2) Teddy, Damien Rafferty; 3) Peanuts, Ruby Lyons; 4) Pongo, Kinedale Donkeys.
Veteran (Donkey over 20yrs): 1) Bear, Ruby Lyons; 2) Nicky, Ann McHenry.
Young Handler: 1) Teddy, Leah Rafferty; 2) Peanut, Ruby Lyons.
Stallion: 1) Rufus, Amber Williams; 2) Birches Perfection, Lesley Hamilton; 3) Rathview Moonlight, Lesley Hamilton.
Mare: 1) Summerose Simply Ellegance, Gerard & Ellie McCann.
Gelding: 1) 1471; 2) Summerose Rockstar, Gerard & Ellie McCann; 3) Shadowplay Ray of Sunshine, Ethan Martin.
Youngstock: 1) Rio, Amber Williams; 2) Rathview Call Me Dazzler, Lesley Hamilton; 3) Fredas Winter Promise, Amber Williams.
Champion: Summerrose Simply Ellegance, Gerard & Ellie McCann; Reserve: Rio, Amber Williams.
Turnout & Condition: 1) Summerose Rockstar, Gerard & Ellie McCann; 2) Rathview Moonlight Warrior, Lesley Hamilton; 3) Shadowplay Ray of Sunshine, Ethan Martin.
Cross-poles: =1) Amelia Logan; Lewis McGimpsey; Lucy Baird; Ellen Haire; Carter Greeves; Daniel McGimpsey; Jonny Massey.
50cm: =1) Caelen Greeves; Amira Greeves.
60cm: =1) Amira Greeves; Molly Reid; Vivienne Andrews.
70cm: 1) Lucas Bradley; 2) Aoife Davis; 3) Messina Harvey; 4) Molly Reid.
80cm: 1) Aoife Davis; 2) Zara Reid; 3) Lucas Bradley; 4) Anna Kearney.
90cm: 1) Aoife Davis; 2) Zara Reid; 3) Beth Taylor; 4) Freya Fisher.
1m: 1) Adam Booth; 2) Zara McAleese.
1.10m: No clear rounds.
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