EAST Antrim Pony Club held their Annual Awards Ball at Corr’s Corner Hotel on Saturday, November 11. The ball was attended by over 160 members, parents and guests. East Antrim would like to extend their thanks to Corr’s Corner and DJ Gaz, who made sure that a great night was had by all.
The club celebrated a great year, with a number of excellent results across the Area Competitions and a great level of participation, fielding a total of over 100 area competitors across all the disciplines. A special award was made to William Hamilton, who was selected, for the second year running, for the Northern Ireland Mounted Games Team, which competed at Windsor.
Presentations were also made to members who had represented the club at the Zone Games in Scotland (Chloe Stewart, Emma Bamford, Katelyn Irvine, Rocco Cairns and Toby Davison) and to competitors who qualified for and competed at Pony Club UK Championships at Cholmondely Castle (Dressage: Olivia Quinn, Felicity McConnell, Laura McKay, Anna Roscoe, Alex Byrne and Sam Cunningham; Show jumping: Hugo O’Neill, Felicity McConnell and Benjamin Gilmore; Eventing: Aimee Roscoe).
Hilary McKee retired earlier this year after 12 years as District Commissioner of East Antrim and a presentation was made to her by new joint DCs Richard McCartney and Hayley Cunningham.
Cups were awarded as follows:
Junior Games Shield: Team of Emma Bamford, Katelyn Irvine, Chloe Stewart, Rocco Cairns and Toby Davison
Intermediate show jumping, Lismore Cup: Rocco Quinn
Novice show jumping, Beggs Cup: Hugo O’Neill
Junior Show jumping, Golden Jubilee Cup: Sam Jackson
Intermediate Eventing, Silverbrook Cup: Rocco Quinn
Novice Eventing, Lisnacue Cup: Rachel Lockyear
Intermediate Dressage, Hartfield Cup: Olivia Quinn
Novice Dressage, Silverstream Cup: Felicity McConnell
Fledgling Tetrathlon Cup: Mya McCullough
Farrier Cup, best girl at senior camp: Rachel Lockyear and Olivia Quinn
Best boy at senior camp: Patrick Cunningham
Rebel Walk Cup, best overall at junior camp: Mya McCullough and Molly Mccartney
Golden Haze Cup, best overall performance at Home Championships: Laura McKay and Eve Lindsey
Jasper Cup for effort and achievement at Home Championships: Team of Laura Mckay, Katelyn Irvine, Katie Bamford and Toby Davison
Ballyrobert Cars Cup, most improved 8 and under: Nicole Peoples and Ollie Davison
George Cup, most improved 10 and under: Molly McCartney, Holly Ross and Sophia Bingham
Bates Cup, most improved 11/12: Toby Davison and Stephanie Fox
Moore Cup, most improved 13/14: Taylor Hunter
Lylehill Shield for best junior performance: Felicity McConnell
Carmichael Cup, best senior girl: Olivia Quinn and Hannah McCartney
McCartney Motors Cup, best senior boy: Benjamin Gilmore and Hugo O’Neill
Ballyrobert Cars Cup, junior endeavour: Grace Morton and Grace Reid
NFU Mutual Cup endeavour over 12: Kaitlyn Hodge
Magill Ambassador Trophy: Laura McKillen
Dixon Liggett Cup for best performance outside Pony Club: Jessica McConnell
John Baird Cup for the best member: Benjamin Gilmore
Hughie Memorial Cup for best pony: Grace Reid’s Misty
Parkstown Hector Memorial Trophy for best overall intermediate performance: Rocco Quinn
Hunt Cup: Holly Ross
Medals for parent/ volunteer of the year were awarded to: Sarah Lyle, Neil Murphy and Kenny McCullough.