PORTMORE Equestrian Centre recently held their ever so popular Christmas Show on Saturday, December 15. Classes ranged from the beginners classes – cross-poles, 50cm and 60cm – to King and Queen of the Ring and the 1.10m Accumulator. Starting off with the cross-pole class, everyone was getting into the festive season and there was plenty of tinsel in the fancy dress from Santas to Unicorns. One of the youngest competitors of the day, doing his first show, was Caidan, who is only two years old!
After the beginners classes was the first of the exciting speed classes – the Novice speed and Open speed saw two very fast and exciting classes, with everyone competing to get their hands on a Bluegrass horse feed goodie bag, while first place received a ticket to the Geoff Billington Demo taking place on February 2, 2019. Also taking place was the Pairs competition – it is a tradition every year at Portmore that the winning pair each win a turkey, kindly sponsored By Rathlane Farm. The winning pair was Wendy Anderson and Melissa McKee.
Another great class was the King and Queen of the Ring, with Alfie Adair on ‘Dollys Buzz’ being awarded the honour of the King title and Emma Blair on ‘Hi Jinx’ taking the title of Queen – each winning a lesson with Geoff Billington at his clinic at Portmore in February.
There were lots of prizes on offer throughout the day and organisers would like to thank all the sponsors: Bluegrass Horse Feeds, Rathlane Farm, Lee Johnston Farrier and Debbie Cubbon.
Saturday, December 15
Portmore Bluegrass Christmas Show
Cross-poles: Sofia Suarez, Emma; Ruby Mulvenna, Sparkle; Bentle White, Ella; Alicia Cambell, Twinkle Toes; Summer Bondell, Shadow; Caidan Kane Heatly, Emma; Ross Will, Ben.
50cm: Summer Bondell, Shadow; Lucy Knight, Dakota; Milly Mulvenna, Sparkle; Serena Brown, Boom; Alice Steele, Rosie.
60cm: Lucy Knight, Dakota; Elizabeth McCracken, Thunder; Dasha Zichova, Sydney; Emma Lennon, Jenny; Summer Brondell, Shadow; Katie Jackson, Sweetie; Catherine Buchanan, Rio.
70cm: Elle May Rodgers, Marie Alice; Milly Mulvenna, Zulu; Pauline Hutchinson, Ziggy; Elizabeth McCracken, Bellaneys Boy; Rosie Loyd, Tootsie; Sarah Heron, Lulu; Jess Vaughan, Sweetie; Trevor Cardwell, Ed; Dasha Zichova, Sydney; Elizabeth Millar, Ben; Catherine Buchanan, Rio; Laura Ruddy, Nipper; Pauline Kane, Ruby.
Novice Speed: 1) Charlotte McCracken, Joey; 2) Elizabeth McCracken, Tynan Petal; 3) Oliver Doherty, Rex; 4) Hannah Moore, Maisie; 5) Nathan O’Neill, Pagan; 6) Alfie Adair, Bean.
Open Speed: 1) Oliver Doherty, Chuckles; 2) Oliver Doherty, Rex; 3) Dasha Zichova, Tiny Tess; 4) Ben Maybin, Maggey; 5) Sophie Doherty, Queenie; 6) Leah Knight, Bean.
King and Queen:
King – Alfie Adair
Queen – Emma Blair, Hijinx
Accumulator: 1) Melissa McKee, Beach Babe; 2) Luke Campbell, Ronnie; 3) Wendy Anderson, Archie; 4) Catherine Buchanan, Cody.
Pairs: 1) Wendy Anderson, Archie & Melissa McKee, Beach Babe; 2) Angela Percy & Annie Gibson; 3) Catherine Buchanan & Laura Ruddy.