Dressage league gets underway at Ardnacashel

Ardnacashel dressage BR Farm
WINNING TEST: Gareth McClean on ‘Scooby’ won their class at the Ardnacashel dressage league. (FW07-551NN) PICTURES: courtesy of Meghan McKee

ON Sunday, it was out with the coloured poles and bring in the white boards for the start of the Cryotherapy Ireland and Drumhowan Stud Dressage League. Once again, Ardnacashel is proud to be partnering up with such fantastic sponsors, who are market leaders in their respective fields. The arenas looked fantastic and the glistening white boards and arena dressings gave everyone a taste of the glitz and glamour of the world of Dressage.

Those who had been fortunate to secure a space earlier in the week in the Sasha Stewart clinic were able to put their new skills to the test and gain extra marks by working the arena and employing ring craft tips they had learned from Sasha. Organisers saw some beautiful test riding and top class turnout from all competitors. A big thank you to all who participated, but the biggest thanks go to the judges for the day, Fiona Morrow and David Patterson, who were so generous with their time and feedback to competitors.

PLACED: Louise Williams on ‘Socks’ claimed third place in Class 3 at the Ardnacashel dressage league. (FW07-550NN)

Ardnacashel would like to thank all those who participated in this week’s events and they are keeping the action coming your way with resident coach, Cathal Lynch’s Wednesday clinic (please contact Janice or via Facebook to make a booking); Thursday Show Jumping training show starting at 10am; Show Jumping Spring Series sponsored by Serviced on Saturday staring at 10am and ending the week with the continuation of the Cryotherapy Ireland and Drumhowan Stud Dressage League (entries accepted up to Thursday, February 14).

RESULTS

Sunday, February 10

Class 1 Intro A: 1) Rachel Fletcher, Burnelli Winston.

Class 2 Newcomers: 1) Margery Warnock, Butterfly Charm; 2) Gail Smyth, Ernie; 3) Rebecca Fletcher, Out of Reach; 4) Harriet O’Hagan, Naughty; 5) Kara Ardis, Val D’Oise.

Class 3: 1) Claire McKay, Craigmore Silver Rebel; 2) Linda Sales, Dash; 3) Louise Williams, Socks; 4) Leah Jackson, Frankly William; 5) Sarah Christie, Cheeky; 6) Claire McIIveen, Tia.

Class 4: 1) Gareth McClean, Scooby; 2) Judith Bankhead, Polly; 3) Gillian McCann, Round Thorn Amazon; 4) Suzanne Cobain, Elsa; 5) Linda Sales, Dash; 6) Julia Stewart, Jimbo.

Class 5 (Novice): 1) Nannette Glover, Pinecroft Alibi; 2) Suzanne Cobain, Elsa; 3) Suzi McClean, Simba; 4) Gillian McCann, Round Thorn Amazon.

NEWCOMERS: Harriet O’Hagan and ‘Naughty’ came fourth in the Newcomers class at the Ardnacashel dressage league. (FW07-549NN)

Elementary: 1) Orlaigth O’Hagan, Diego.

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