KILKEEL and District Riding Club attended the NI Riding Clubs’ Indoor Show jumping Championships back in March at Portmore Equestrian Centre, Aghalee. Competing in the Junior 85cm section was Charley Hanna on ‘Duck Island Red’, who had a fantastic double clear, taking home sixth place. Charley also competed in the Junior 95cm section on her other horse ‘Mr AC Drummer’ and just missed out on the placings after picking up four faults.
In the Senior 85cm section, Melissa McBurney on ‘Pilgrim Star’ and Michelle Presho on ‘Laughing Boy’ both jumped brilliantly, just picking up a few faults along the way. Adam Truesdale on ‘Naneela Mac’ competed in the 95cm class and Ruth Baird on ‘Lightening Cavalier’ competed in the 1.10m class, with both picking up faults.
The last competition of the day was the team event and, with 19 teams entered, Charley Hanna, Melissa McBurney, Ruth Baird and Adam Truesdale all jumped superbly to qualify for the speed round and took ninth place overall.
The club would like to thank everyone who helped out and supported them on the day, all the riders from Kilkeel were fantastic – well done everyone!