A fantastic day of glorious sunshine welcomed competitors to the second leg of the Botanica sponsored dressage league at Narrow Water Stud and Equestrian Centre. A mixture of tests were ridden from children on riding school ponies to experienced competition riders ranging from Intro level to Elementary.
The standard was high throughout and it was great to see such an improvement from some of the younger riders. The judge for the day was Dressage Ireland list 2 judge, Michael Moore, who was very impressed with the standard of the venue and the horse and rider combinations.
Narrow Water’s dressage leagues have become very popular with everyone from children just starting out in dressage, to amateur adult riders wanting to have an enjoyable relaxed show and, of course, the more experienced competition riders, wanting to give their younger horses an education in a relaxed atmosphere.
Michael Boyd, who is the owner of the centre, is always available to offer a helping hand, whether it be to call out tests or for some last minute advice and warm up. Michael competes to Advanced level dressage and is a British Horse Society APC (accredited professional coach). Narrow Water is situated on 700 acres of estate, including a forest, which competitors can take advantage of for an enjoyable hack to cool down after competing.
Michael would like to thank all the competitors and Botanica International for sponsorship.
The final of the league will be held on October 4 and includes music freestyle classes, sponsored by Pegasus Dressage Music.
Dressage league at Narrow Water
Intro A – 6 competed: 1) Claire Ervine, My Boy Ed, 67.39%; 2) Shannon Magee, Penny 66.96%; 3) Emily Rose Gallagher, Primrose Lady 66.52%; 4) Robyn Rick, Cornamaddy Jack 66.30%; 5) Emily O’Hare, Tullymore Lass 65.87%; 6) Casey O’Callahan, Georgia 63.91%.
Intro B – 10 competed: 1) Lee Bloomfield, Dancer 71.52%; 2) Honor Magee, Nova 70.21%; 3) Robyn Rick, Cornamaddy Jack 67.39%; =4) Aimee Lou Caldwell, Dusty 67.17%; =4) Emily Rose Gallagher, Primrose Lady 67.17%; 5) Leah McElroy, Dusty 66.52%; 6) Cathy McCardle Davies, Oscar 65.86%.
Preliminary 7 – 12 competed: 1) Mervyn Sleeth, Maximus Leviticus 70.68%; 2) Natalie Victoria, Longwood Dollar Bill 69.54%; 3) Helen Brown, Mila 69.54%; 4) Ebba Mowat, Robinson Cruiso 69.31%; 5) Lee Bloomfield, Dancer 68.40%; 6) Daisy Byrne, Burke’s Peerage 67.27%.
Novice 27 – 6 competed: 1) Mervyn Sleeth, Maximus Leviticus 66.96%; 2) Shauna Lee McCann, Frederick 66.60%; =3) Shannon Magee, Pete 66.42%; =3) Victoria McCandless, Koolstyle 66.42%; 4) Daisy Byrne, Burke’s Peerage 66.42% (lower collective); 5) Eva Skora, Stella 63.92%.
Elementary 44 – 3 competed: 1) Laura King, Bella 67.2%; 2) Debbie Burns, Bella 66%; 3) Eimear Kernan, La Joie de Pere 64%.