IT was a fantastic day for show jumping and the ‘craic’ at the ringside was second to none as Ardnacashel hosted the seventh leg of its Summer Show Jumping League. Never short of ideas or lacking in creativity, Cathal Lynch designed yet another beautiful course of fences for competitors to jump.
There were polished performances from all classes, with Zara Parker taking top spot in the 70cm Junior class on ‘Destiny’ and Jessica House winning the 70cm Senior on her ‘Kind of Magic’.
It was action-packed in the 80cm section and it was Holly Donnan on ‘Pipin’ who pipped the rest at the post to win the Junior section, with Mary McLeagh on ‘Ellie’ taking first place in the Senior section. Caroline Crossin on her mount ‘Romie’ gave a fantastic exhibition of stylish and effective riding by going double clear in the 85cm Ladies class.
In the 90cm class, Sophie Price on ‘Molly’ saw off the rest of the competition with a faultless round to come in first place and in the 1m class, Tilly Horder on ‘Bubbles’ rounded off the day’s competition with a beautiful double clear round.
Well done to all the competitors and a huge thanks to Cathal Lynch for his fresh ideas for the courses week in week out and to Joshua Kittle for his beautiful photographs.
The next leg of this jumping league is to be held on August 19.
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Cross-Poles: Hannah Ewart, Tobasco (clear); Jessie Hamilton, Tobasco (4 flts).
60cm: Mary McLeagh, Archie (4 flts).
70cm Junior: 1) Zara Parker, Destiny; 2) Lucy Donnan, Goldilocks; 3) Sophie Curry, Bayard King.
70cm Senior: 1) Jessica House, Kind of Magic; 2) Paula McIlwrath, Foxi; 3) Camilla Buller, Mick; 4) Camilla Buller, Hef; 5) Brian Firth, Socks.
80cm Junior: 1) Holly Donnan, Pipin; 2) Zara Parker, Destiny; 3) Tiarna McIlwaine, Savanna; 4) Lucy Donnan, Goldilocks; 5) Calum Pearson, Naomi.
80cm Senior: 1) Mary McLeagh, Ellie; 2) Camilla Buller, Mick; 3) Gail Smyth, Ernie; 4) Tommy Price, Leo; 5) Gillian Whyte, Zephyr.
85cm Ladies: 1) Caroline Crossin, Romie.
90cm: 1) Sophie Price, Molly; 2) Calum Pearson, Frishow; 3) Seamus Rodgers, Cal; 4) Jamie Gibson, Lilly; 5) Orla Stitt, Stevie; 6) Katie Stitt, Stevie.
1m: 1) Tilly Horder, Bubbles.