THERE was a great turnout for the Dressage Show at RDA Causeway Coast Arena on Sunday. It was lovely to see everyone so well turned out – judge Martina McKinley certainly had her work cut out judging!
It was great to see Team RDA Coleraine competing, with Christine Hankin riding ‘Corritani’ in her first show receiving a well deserved fourth place rosette. Diane O’Donovan riding ‘Clarouse’ rode fantastic tests and was presented with the fabulous Perpetual Trophy for Highest Overall Score.
The Junior riders did themselves proud, with Amy Brown being named Under 16 winner; the Under 12 win went to Caitlin Weatherup, closely followed by Riona Doherty. A special prize for RDA rider went to Ella Gillespie.
Thanks to the sponsors: Chambers Farm and Equestrian Store, Drumahoe; Richmond Country Store, Coleraine; Nags Rug Washing; Baileys Horse Feeds; and North Coast Equestrian.
The next show at RDA Causeway Coast Arena is The Pudsey Show Jumping Show on Sunday, November 10 – see Causeway Coast Arena Events FB Page for details.
Sunday, November 3
Intro B: Riona Doherty, Tonto.
Intro C: 1) Claire Walker, Burke’s Black Jack; 2) Emma Berwick, Pippa; 3) Amy Brown, Shaun.
Prelim 7: 1) Diana O’Donovan, Clarouse; 2) Claire Walker, Burke’s Black Jack; 3) Ciara Mainwaring, Romeo.
Prelim 13: 1) Alex Huston, Twiggy; 2) Florence Campbell, Ben; 3) Jill Hobson, Alchemist.
Novice 24: 1) Lisa Ferguson, Larkin; 2) Rosie Alcorn, Django; 3) Florence Campbell, Ben.
Elementary 42: 1) Rosie Alcorn, Django; 2) Daryl McKinney, Ballylin Ben; 3) Gillian Holmes, Paddock Clover Flight.