Gaining confidence and experience at Connell Hill

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1.20M: Kevin Mackey and ‘Hero’ jumping in the 1.20m class at Connell Hill on Saturday. (FW28-538NN)

WITH another great turnout for the Horse show jumping training show on Saturday (July 4), the weather didn’t dampen spirits in the afternoon and all those who participated enjoyed another great course built by Will Crean. As usual, Covid 19 protocols were strictly enforced to ensure everyone’s safety whilst attending Connell Hill.

With the registered shows now starting to take place, these training shows have been an excellent way for both horse and rider to gain confidence and experience. The SJI summer horse league at Connell Hill is set to commence on July 9 and will run for six consecutive weeks, with the final being held on August 13. Entries for all SJI competitions hosted at Connell Hill can be placed through website.

FLYING: Hannah Thompson and ‘Fly’ competing in the 1.20m class at Connell Hill on Saturday. (FW28-537NN) PICTURES

Alongside this, Connell Hill has a busy schedule, catering for every discipline this summer, starting with the highly anticipated Derby on Bank Holiday Weekend, July 13. Following this, Connell Hill are pleased to announce that they have been successful in their bid to host a leg of the Ulster Region 1.35m Grand Prix series, which has an impressive prize fund of £2,000 across all classes on the day. Entries for this can also be entered via website.

For all other up and coming events, please keep visiting the centre’s website: or contact Gillian Creighton on 07715 201787.


Saturday, July 4

Horses – 80cm Double clear: Kevin Mackey, Bambi; Melanie Moorhead, Paddy H; Kathryn Knox, Braeview Codega; Jamie Gibson, Lily; Katy Connor, Annie; Kathryn Marshal, Aristocrat; Christopher Smyth, Ballylurgan Sue Lim; Lucy Cassidy, Mandy; Samantha Hamilton, Zena; Jessica Knipe, Autumns Gold; Megan Magill, Buddy.

90cm Double clear: Clare Sloan, Robin; Jodie Creighton, Kinder; Irene McGookin, Foxy; Samantha Hamilton, Ziva; Lucy Gillespie, Molly; Daisy Pearson, Savannah; Emma Blair, Frank; Julie Barr, Kellswater Conquest; Brendan Doherty, Springhill Cassanova; Sarah Fullerton, Mollie; Katie McIlhatton, Mac; Jessica Mark, Beans; Lauren Gordon, Flagmount Saving Grace; Helen Forgrave, Maddie; Christopher Smyth, Ballylurgan Diamond Prince; Lucy Cassidy, Mandy; Laura Doherty, Pepper; Rebecca Sim, Alfie; Jodie Creighton, Jill; Jessica Knipe, Shanaghans Timothy; Megan O’Neill, Indie; Marie O’Kane, Abbey; Kevin Mackey, Alfie; Laura Gordon, Bella; Kevin Mackey, Woody.

1m Double Clear: Jodie Creighton, Jill; Donna Campbell, Cleo; Daisy Person, Savannah; Lucca Stubbington, Xenophon; Melanie Moorhead, Irish Twang; Karen Fleck, Franko; Kathryn Finlay, Little Miss Mollie; Lucy Lamont, Pippy; Ben Maybin, Maggie; Hannah Thompson, Cara; Brendan Doherty, Springhill Casanova; Luke Campbell, Applemount; Jodie Creighton, Kinder; Heather Fulton, Alois; Claire Doherty, Joey; Laura Gordon, Jake; Luke Campbell, Applemount; Donna Campbell, Marylou.

1.10m: 1) Hannah Thompson, Millie; 2) Simon Scott, Carrickadawson; 3) Melanie Moorhead, Irish Twang; 4) Hazel Dawson, Applemount; 5) Lucca Stubbington, Ulysses; 6) Lucca Stubbinton, Xanthe.

1.20m: 1) Simon Scott, Looks like candy; 2) Luke Campbell, Applemount; 3) Simon Scott, Master Millar; 4) Lucy Lamont, Tana; 5) Ellie-Rose Cassidy, Boss; 6) Lucy Lamont, Holly.

1.10M: Ami McNeice and ‘Cash’ jumping in the 1.10m class at Connell Hill on Saturday. (FW28-536NN)

1.30m: 1) John McLaughlin, Lincourt Luidam; 2) Simon Scott, Jasmine; 3) Simon Scott, Lillyanna.


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