THE final of the dressage league at Lusk Equestrian took place on Sunday, November 27. The weather had been kind throughout the League and, although it was cold on Sunday, it was a fine late autumn day.
Competitors were delighted to have the chance to compete on the longer 60m arena on perfect going and the 12-year-old and under tests, sponsored by Fran Warden from Newtownards, proved very popular as the league went on.
Sarah Irvine from Saintfield on her flashy chestnut gelding ‘Harry’ won both the Novice and Elementary finals. In the Under 12s, it was a close contest between Grace Jackson and Charlie Watson, with Gransha girl Grace just claiming the red rosette.
Erin Mathieson, who was consistently in the rosettes each week with her lovely four-year-old ‘Dinky’ won the Newcomers league and was placed third in the Preliminary.
The next event at Lusk’s will be their Christmas Derby on Sunday, December 11 to wrap up competitions for 2022 with 1 metre, 90cm, 80cm and 70cm classes. Entries to Sarah on 07840 117132.
Sunday, November 27
Dressage League – week 4
Class 1 – Intro: 1) Freya Rodger, Casey; 2) Hannah Ogle, Casement’s Cavalier; 3) Sapphira Murphy, Grace; 4) Rebecca Belshaw, Loch Garmen Girl; 5) Sapphira Murphy, Bambi.
Class 2 – Under 12s (generously sponsored by Fran Warden): 1) Charlie Watson, Goldengrove Miss Markle; 2) Grace Jackson, Holybush Juno; 3) Ellen Hare, Chief.
Class 3 – Newcomers Prelim: 1) Siofra Mason, Jack; 2) Erin Mathieson, Dinky; 3) Ben Cousins, Doon da Vinci; 4) Ula McCaffrey, Echo.
Class 4 – Prelim: 1) Ciarrai Rice, Lady J; 2) Erin Mathieson, Dinky; 3) Katie McKee, Murray; 4) Aimee Webb, Nala.
Class 5 – Novice: 1) Sarah Irvine, Harry; 2) Aimee Webb, Nala; 3) Bethany Smith, Dun Surprise; 4) Anna McErlean, Roo.
Class 6 – Elementary: 1) Sarah Irvine, Harry; 2) Sharon Getty, Daisy.
PC Junior Qualifier: 1) Farah Davidson, Newoak All That Jazz; 2) Ellen Morrow, Dustmister; 3) Ellen Hare, Chief.
PC Novice Qualifier: 1) Anna Morrow, Ballyvary Ripple; 2) Molly Goodwin, Grange Flint Surf; 3) Lauren Madine, Pandora’s Charm; 4) Liberty Molloy, Milo.
PC Intermediate Qualifier: 1) Tom Rowlatt McCormick, R Ballerina; 2) Anna Morrow, Ballyvary Ripple; 3) Molly Goodwin, Grange Flint Surf.
Intro league: 1) Hannah Ogle, Casement’s Cavalier; 2) Jane Bruce, Ringneill’s Minx; 3) Freya Rodgers, Casey.
Under 12s league: 1) Grace Jackson, Holybush Juno; 2) Charlie Watson, Goldengrove Miss Markle; 3) Ellen Hare, Chief.
Newcomers league: 1) Erin Mathieson, Dinky; 2) Siofra Mason, Jack; 3) Ula McCaffrey, Echo.
Prelim league: 1) Ciarrai Rice, Lady J; 2) Aimee Webb, Nala; 3) Erin Mathieson, Dinky.
Novice league: 1) Sarah Irvine, Harry; 2) Aimee Webb, Nala; 3) Anna McErlean, Roo.
Elementary league: 1) Sarah Irvine, Harry; 2) Sharon Getty, Daisy.
PC Junior League: Winner – Ellen Morrow, Dustmister.
PC Novice League: Winner – Anna Morrow, Ballyvary Ripple; Runner-up – Molly Goodwin, Grange Flint Surf.
PC Intermediate League: Winner – Tom Rowlatt McCormick, R Ballerine.
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