STRULE Valley Riding Club held the second night of their Annual Summer Show jumping League on Wednesday, July 13 at Ecclesville, Fintona and there was an increase in entries from week one. The third week will take place on Wednesday, July 20, with the final scheduled for Thursday, July 28 to avoid Clogher Valley Show on the Wednesday.
The same combination of horse and rider must attend two out of three nights to be eligible for prizes on the final night, which are very kindly sponsored by Thyolo Equestrian, HF Equine, Bluegrass Horse Feeds, Fane Valley Augher, Bailey’s Horse Feeds, Carrie Townsend Physiotherapy and Ash Hollow Equestrian. Riders are asked to wear their show gear if they have it, for the final night. Perpetual Cups should also be returned for the final night please.
Thanks to Raymond and Pamela Caldwell for course building; Chris Bogle, judging; Dorothy Crawford, entries; Alison Donnell and Alan Gilchrist, call up and Henry Flood.
Thanks also to Pandora’s Box for the lovely refreshments.
Ryanne McPhillips and ‘Ellie’ had a successful show, jumping lovely double clears in both the 60cm and 70cm classes. The lovely coloured horse ‘Speedy’ maintains his good form, jumping double clear in the 60cm class with Amy Nolan, then clear again in the 80cm class with his mum, Strule Valley member Rushelle Kerr.
The very consistent grey pony ‘Tonto’ jumped double clear with Lily McCrea in the 60cm and 70cm classes and clear again in the 80cm class with older sister Olivia. Strule Valley member Claire Badger and her mother Helen’s nice grey ‘Cara’ maintained their good form, jumping double clear in both the 70cm and 80cm classes.
Young rider Anna Rose Garrity and ‘Tinkerbell’ took home two red rosettes, jumping double clear in both the 70cm and 80cm classes, as did lovely young rider Alana Teague with ‘Buddy’ and also Maisie Armstrong on ‘Twinkle’. Ash Hollow Equestrian proprietor and Strule Valley member, Alison Callion had a night to enjoy her own horse ‘Ted’, after a very successful first Derby at the weekend; jumping lovely double clears in the 70cm and 80cm classes.
Strule Valley member Eimear Watson and her very nice grey ‘Gaurlin Lady’ jumped faultless rounds in both the 80cm and 90cm classes. Brona Bursby made a worthwhile journey to jump a lovely double clear in the 90cm class with ‘Freddie’.
The 1 metre open win went to talented rider Claire Badger and her own horse ‘Oliver’, with Molly Crossley and her lovely grey ‘Luna’ taking second place.
At the halfway stage of the league, leading the 60cm on full points is Strule Valley member Pamela Caldwell on ‘Hetty’. Leading the 70cm class is Claire Badger on ‘Cara’ also on full points. On full points in the 80cm class are Rushelle Kerr on ‘Speedy’, Eimear Watson on ‘Gaurlin Lady’, Claire Badger on ‘Cara’ and Sara Jane Sloane on ‘Buddy’, so who will take home the LW Surphlis and Son Perpetual Trophy at the final?
Standing top of the leaderboard in the 90cm class on full points is Cara Garrity on ‘Goldilocks’, keeping their eye on The Good Gracious Perpetual Cup. Leading the 1 metre open class and vying for The Omagh Equestrian and Countrywear Perpetual Cup are Claire Badger on ‘Cara’ and Cara Garrity on ‘Goldilocks’.
Wednesday, July 13
Annual Summer Show jumping League – Week 2
60cm double clears: Hetty, Pamela Caldwell; Boddie, Darragh Flynn; Ellie, Ryanne McPhillips; Speedy, Amy Nolan; Tilly, Sian McElmurray; Tonto, Lily McCrea.
70cm double clears: Ellie, Ryanne McPhillips; Cara, Claire Badger; Tonto, Lily McCrea; Tinkerbell, Anna Rose Garrity; Buddy, Alana Teague; Twinkle, Maisie Armstrong; Ted, Alison Callion.
80cm double clears: Cara, Claire Badger; Mara Gypsy, Stewart Beattie; Gaurlin Lady, Eimear Watson; Speedy, Rushelle Kerr; Tinkerbell, Anna Rose Garrity; Lady Jane, Celia Breydin; Buddy, Sara Jane Sloane; Tonto, Olivia McCrea; Buddy, Alana Teague; Twinkle, Maisie Armstrong; Ted, Alison Callion.
90cm double clears: Gaurlin Lady, Eimear Watson; Goldilocks, Cara Garrity; Freddie, Brona Bursby.
1 metre open: 1) Oliver, Claire Badger; 2) Luna, Molly Crossley; 3) Polo, Claire Badger; 4) Goldilocks, Cara Garrity; 5) Ritz, Shauna Murray; 6) Apollo, Abby McEnhill.
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