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Jessica and ‘Khalasar’ reign Supreme at Hagans Croft

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SATURDAY, July 3 saw the final of Hagans Croft’s Working Hunter league, where the day saw an abundance of rosettes, sashes, trophies and prizes galore! This was a well supported four-week league, where competitors got the opportunity to ride the challenging course of fences, built by renowned Working Hunter confidant, Toni Donnelly. Each week, Hagans Croft received superb feedback on the selection of fences available and the calibre of course build, which was slightly more challenging each week, making competitors see and ride their lines around the course of rustic fences. This league has been great for those who are wishing to take part in the NIF at Cavan, with the horse and pony classes being qualifiers for this prestigious event. Hagans Croft would like to wish all those competitors competing at the NIF and Balmoral all the very best of luck.

The final week was dominated by those who had qualified for the league placings. Jessica House and ‘Khalasar’s’ hard work over the past few weeks clicked together on Saturday – with a foot-perfect Championship show, the pair shone out from the crowd and were awarded the coveted Horse League Champion Sash and trophy. Alongside Beth Taylor on ‘Millyard Bobstar’, who were delighted with their Horse League Reserve Champion Sash and trophy.

Judge Tim Martin had a few hard decisions to make within the pony championship in the afternoon session, however, one competitor stood out for Tim and that was Nadine Gormley and her pony ‘Cois na hAbhainn Trojan’. Not only did this winning combination receive Pony Champion on the day, but also stepped up to receive the overall League Pony Championship. Pony League Reserve Champion was awarded to Chloe McLaughlin and ‘Teddyboy’. This pair have made great strides over the past four weeks, with Chloe admitting that she has never done Working Hunter before. They have certainly found their calling!

The Minion classes were a welcomed addition of cross-poles to 60cm classes throughout the four weeks. The fences were inviting, with small fillers and poles, perfect for those wanting to build confidence between horse and rider. Two riders stood out for judge, Mandy Blakely and they were Kezaia Boyce on her home-bred Connemara ‘Errismore Black Log Lady’, who was awarded the Champion Minion Working Hunter Pony sash and Charlie Watson on ‘Master Casper Boy’, who was awarded the Reserve Champion Minion Working Hunter Pony sash. Both competitors were absolutely delighted to achieve this prestigious accolade – in fact Charlie was so delighted, she modelled her sash for the rest of the day!

Hagans Croft would like to thank everyone who supported this Working Hunter league and NIF qualifiers. This League was made possible with the following people’s help: judges – Nicola Martin, Tim Martin and Mandy Blakely; stewards – Harriet, Lindsey and Samantha. Thanks also to Anna and John of Black Horse Photography for covering the event. All photographs can be viewed and purchased from the Black Horse Photography website.

Hagans Croft now prepares for their six-week dressage league, which commences on Saturday, July 10. This event is pre-entry only, with entries taken via Hagans Croft’s website: www.haganscroftequestrian.co.uk or you can download and enter through the Hagans Croft App. Entries close each Thursday at 8pm prior to Saturday’s event and start times are posted online Thursday evenings.

To find out more about the league, please contact Gillian on 07849 106453 or go to the website: www.haganscroftequestrian.co.uk

RESULTS

Saturday, July 3

Working Hunter League & NIF Qualifiers

MINION WORKING HUNTER PONIES

Minion Working Hunter Champion: Charlie Watson, Master Casper Boy; Minion Working Hunter Reserve Champion: Sofia Taylor, Pepsi Coca Cola.

Class A – Cross-Poles – winners: Sofia Taylor, Pepsi Coca Cola; Hannah Armstrong, Sandy; Jessica Curran, Hightopps Busy Bee.

Class B – 40cm: 1) Elizabeth Swift, Eeabrook Isra; 2) Annabelle Gill, Gracie; 3) Tabitha Cullen, So Cool.

Class C – 50cm: 1) Charlie Watson, Master Casper Boy; 2) Elizabeth Swift, Eeabrook Isra; 3) Daniel Kennedy, Candy; 4) Cormac Murtagh, Rockfield Sandy.

Class D – 60cm: 1) Kezaia Boyce, Errismore Black Log Lady; 2) Cormac Murtagh, Rockfield Sandy; 3) Vivienne Andrews, Sarah’s Pebbles.

WORKING HUNTER HORSES

Horse Working Hunter Champion: Megan Norton, Hathaway; Horse Working Hunter Reserve Champion: Kate Russell, Toffee Latte.

Class 1 – 60cm Working Hunter Horse & Four-year-old Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Hannah Ogle, Casements Cavalier.

Class 2 – 70cm Working Hunter Horse: 1) Sarah McClay, Ballinglen Romeo; 2) Karen McKee,Ballyellen Royal Hero; 3) Sarah Skelton, Ballyneety Quality; 4) Jessica House, Khalasar; 5) Danni Froemling, Ralphie.

Class 3 – 80cm Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Jessica House, Khalasar; 2) Megan Norton, Hathaway; 3) Danielle Connolly, Code Red Ruby; 4) Anna Reid, Duchess; 5) Lois Thompson, Hugo; 6) Anne Killen, Alf.

Class 4 – 80cm Working Cob: 1) Kate Russell, Toffee Latte.

Class 5 – 85cm Small Working Hunter Horse (not exceeding 158cm) NIF: 1) Megan Norton, Hathaway; 2) Beth Taylor, Mill Yard Bobstar; 3) Ellie Johnston, Moreno VIII.

Class 6 – 90cm Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Lois Thompson, Hugo; 2) Lucy McGuinness, Duchess; 3) Gill McAreavey, Marley.

Class 7 – 1m Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Beth Taylor, Mill Yard Bobstar.

WORKING HUNTER PONIES

Pony Working Hunter Champion: Nadine Gormley, Cois na hAbhainn Trojan; Pony Working Hunter Reserve Champion: Chloe McLaughlin, Teddyboy.

Class 9 – 60cm Working Hunter Pony NIF Starter Stakes & M&M: 1) Charlotte Nelson, Reggie; 2) Abbie Knox, Spirit; 3) Eva Kennedy, Candy; 4) Eva Kennedy, Casey.

Class 10 – 70cm Working Hunter Pony NIF Starter Stakes & M&M: 1) Abbie Knox, Spirit; 2) Charlotte Nelson, Reggie; 3) Dean Pike, Fudge.

Class 11 – 80cm Working Hunter Pony NIF 133cm also M&M: 1) Megan Cooney, Princess Dusty; 2) Jessica Rogers, Knockbridge Magic Moments.

Class 12 – 90cm Working Hunter Pony NIF 143cm also M&M: 1) Chloe McLaughlin, Teddyboy; 2) Nadine Gormley, Cois na hAbhainn Trojan; 3) Jessica Rogers, Knockbridge Magic Moments; 4) Eva Kennedy, Little Touch of Pepper; 5) Megan Cooney, Princess Dusty.

Class 13 – 1m Working Hunter Pony NIF 153cm: 1) Nadine Gormley, Cois na hAbhainn Trojan.

WORKING HUNTER LEAGUE

MINION WORKING HUNTER PONIES

Champion Minion Working Hunter Pony: Kezaia Boyce, Errismore Black Log Lady; Reserve Champion Minion Working

Hunter Pony: Charlie Watson, Master Casper Boy.

Class A – Cross-Poles – winners: Jessica Curran, Hightopps Busy Bee; Sofia Taylor, Pepsi Coca Cola.

Class B – 40cm: 1) Tabitha Cullen, So Cool; 2) Annabelle Gill, Gracie.

Class C – 50cm: 1) Charlie Watson, Master Casper Boy.

Class D – 60cm: 1) Kezaia Boyce, Errismore Black Log Lady; 2) Vivienne Andrews, Sarah’s Pebbles.

WORKING HUNTER HORSES

Horse Working Hunter Champion: Jessica House, Khalasar; Horse Working Hunter Reserve Champion: Bath Taylor, Millyard Bobstar.

Class 1 – 60cm Working Hunter Horse & Four-year-old Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Hannah Ogle, Casements Cavalier; 2) Rachel Freil, Alghan Nipper; 3) Rachel Conn, Brookelodge April Star.

Class 2 – 70cm Working Hunter Horse: 1) Sarah Skelton, Ballyneety Quality; 2) Jessica House, Khalasar; 3) Sarah McClay, Ballinglen Romeo; 4) Karen McKee, Ballyellen Royal Hero; 5) Danni Froemling, Ralphie.

Class 3 – 80cm Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Jessica House, Khalasar; 2) Gill McAreavey, Marley; 3) Karen McKee, Ballyellen Royal Hero; 4) Anna Reid, Duchess.

Class 4 – 80cm Working Cob: 1) Kate Russell, Toffee Latte.

Class 5 – 85cm Small Working Hunter Horse (not exceeding 158cm) NIF: 1) Beth Taylor, Mill Yard Bobstar; 2) Ellie Johnston, Moreno VIII.

Class 6 – 90cm Working Hunter Horse: 1) Lucy McGuinness, Duchess; 2) Gill McAreavey, Marley.

WORKING HUNTER PONIES

Champion Working Hunter Pony: Nadine Gormley, Cois na hAbhainn Trojan; Reserve Champion Working Hunter Pony: Chloe McLaughlin, Teddyboy.

Class 9 – 60cm Working Hunter Pony NIF Starter Stakes & M&M: 1) Charlotte Nelson, Reggie; 2) Abbie Knox, Spirit; 3) Lauren Gordon, Sparrow; 4) Alex Hemsley, Vinnie.

Class 10 – 70cm Working Hunter Pony NIF Starter Stakes & M&M: 1) Charlotte Nelson, Reggie; 2) Brooke Rice, Stanray Luigi.

Class 11 – 80cm Working Hunter Pony NIF 133cm also M&M: 1) Brooke Rice, Stanray Luigi; 2) Jessica Rogers, Knockbridge Magic Moments; 3) Megan Cooney, Princess Dusty.

Class 12 – 90cm Working Hunter Pony NIF 143cm also M&M: 1) Nadine Gormley, Cois na hAbhainn Trojan; 2) Chloe McLaughlin, Teddyboy; 3) Jessica Rogers, Knockbridge Magic Moments; 4) Eva Kennedy, A little Touch of Pepper; 5) Megan Cooney, Princess Dusty.

Class 13 – 1m Working Hunter Pony NIF 153cm: 1) Nadine Gormley, Cois na hAbhainn Trojan.

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