Inside Out Derby action at Gransha

Gransha two-phase BR Farm
90CM: Gail McIlwaine and ‘Ballyroly Lady’ came third in the 90cm class at the Inside Out Derby at Gransha. (FW37-510NN)

AT last, with the weather and ground conditions on their side, organisers finally held the first Inside Out Two Phase of the season at Gransha Equestrian Centre, Bangor.

The competitors jumped a round of show jumps in the Indoor arena, then jumped out of the arena to the fields and completed a course of 20 jumps and obstacles.

JUMPING WELL: Gareth Quinn and ‘Lady In Red’ jumping well in the 80cm Senior class at the Gransha Inside Out Derby. (FW37-509NN)

The competitors and spectators enjoyed a fun day over four heights of fences – 1m, 90cm, 80cm and 70cm. Jemma Parkhill riding ‘Mac’ won the 1m class, with no penalties and a foot perfect round.

In the 90cm Junior section, local competitor Louise Brown riding ‘Ballyel Playboy’ finished ahead of second placed local, Harrison Blair on ‘Sam’.

In the Seniors, Marjory Warnock riding ‘Butterfly Charm’ won on a clear score in a time, over the timed section, of 64.78 seconds. In second and fourth place was Nicky Corr on ‘Kenny’ and ‘Milo’, putting Gail McIlwaine in third place on ‘Ballyroly Lady’, who had the fastest time of the day but a pole down.

The 80cm Junior class was hotly contested by Gransha riders and the finish line read as follows – first Jackson Laing on ‘Tootsie’, second Emily Fearon on ‘Noir’ and third Ralph Robinson on ‘Jackson’.

In the male dominated 80cm Senior class, Nicky Corr finished his day with a win on ‘Grace’, closely followed by Toby Fynn riding Rosie Gomes’ lovely chestnut four-year-old, ‘Sunny’ and Gareth Quinn finished third on ‘Rose’.

The 70cm winner was Lindsay McMullan riding the talented little coloured mare, ‘Lady’, with Carol Regan and ‘Clover’ finishing in second place.

80CM: Jackson Lang and ‘Tootsie’ won the 80cm Junior class at the Gransha Inside Out Derby. (FW37-507NN) PICTURES

The next Inside Out Derby is this Sunday, September 16, with all entries being taken on the field. Full information is available on www.granshaequestrian.co.uk/ events.

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