THE Greenacres Pre-Season Show took place on Monday, May 6 at Greenacres Equestrian Centre, Convoy, Co. Donegal. Judges on the day, Mrs Ann Grimes and Mr Patrick Traynor, found their Supreme of the Show in Kate Chissel’s Hunter Pony Lead Rein ‘Rhosan Amadeus’, ridden by Kjerstin Chissel and Reserve Supreme went to Megan Lafferty on ‘Foxtrot’.
Aaron Dugan and ‘Chiddock Unlimited’ topped the Show Pony Championship, with Kjerstin Chissel and ‘Treowen Sapphire’ getting the Reserve rosette. Ballymena exhibitor Laura Downey with her Coloured Cob ‘Kevin 1’ took the Horse Championship, while Charmaine Kee and ‘Gweebara Realta’ was pulled Reserve.
The Show Hunter Championship was awarded to Kjerstin Chissel and ‘Rhosan Amadeus’ and ‘Randlestown Just Irish’, ridden by Eva Lowry was Reserve. Megan Lafferty topped the Family Championship and Reserve went to Laura Downey. Elaine Sherrard received both Champion and Reserve with her beautiful home-bred young stock ‘Parkhill Mata’ and ‘Parkhill The Special One’ in the Breeding Championship. The Dugan family dominated the Young Handlers Championships, with Aimee going Champion and Aaron getting Reserve.
Oisin McCann riding ‘Millar & Cook’ took the Working Hunter title, with Eva Lowry and ‘I’m Special’ slotting in Reserve.