Great turnout for Portmore Arena Eventing

Portmore Arena Eventing BR Farm
PLACED: Sarah Curran and ‘Barney’ secured third place in the 85cm class at the Arena Eventing at Portmore. (FW04-530JG)

THERE was another great turnout for the Bluegrass Arena Eventing at Portmore Equestrian Centre, Aghalee on Sunday. Portmore welcomed two foreign competitors – Anne Sophie Naz from Switzerland and Pauline Stenz from Germany, based with Hannah Patterson.

The course set by Rafael Suarez was very educational for the younger horses, with plenty of help in the arena to make sure everyone completed their course and, for the more advanced, it was a definitely a great way to kick start the eventing season.

85CM: Katie Haire on ‘GG’, winner of the 85cm class at the Arena Eventing at Portmore. (FW04-529JG)

The league continues for another two weeks, then the final – competitors need to compete in three out of the five rounds to qualify for the £1,000 prize fund in the final.

Jumping continues at Portmore with Horse and Pony Training Shows on Saturdays and Arena Eventing on Sundays and also the weekly Tuesday night training shows continue starting at 7pm with 70cm.


Sunday, January 20

Bluegrass Arena Eventing – Week 3

75cm: 1) Simone Leathem, Fionn; 2) Holly McGahan, Candy Crush; 3) Sammy Weston, Ace; 4) Oliver Kinnear, Mole; 5) Karen Glendining, Golden Grove; 6) Corey McGahan, Snowy.


1) Katie Haire, GG; 2) Hannah Thompson, Cara; 3) Sarah Curran, Barney; 4) Emily Rooney, April; 5) Michelle McConnell, Sunday Morning; 6) Ian Jones, Ebony.


1) Hannah Thompson, Prince; 2) Steven Green, Run This Town; 3) Hannah Patterson, Cracker; 4) Wendy Anderson, Ria; 5) Ann Sophie Naz, Tim; 6) John Jo McCrickard, Bridge Rock.

1.10M: Joanne Jarden on ‘Kali’, winner of the 1.10m class at Portmore’s Arena Eventing. (FW04-528JG)

1.10m: 1) Joanne Jarden, Kali; 2) Toni McClenaghan, Rio.


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