STRULE Valley Riding Club held a Dressage Show recently at the RDA, Arvalee, Omagh.
Thanks are extended to Heather McCrea, Alan Gilchrist, Uel Elkin and Mr Brown for setting up the dressage arena. Special thanks to judge Coreen Abernethy, who travelled from Ballynahinch to judge. Thanks to Heather McCrea, scribe; Alan Gilchrist gate and to Sharon Gilchrist for adding up the scores and entries.
Well done to everyone who competed and also to the younger riders and their ponies, who were giving dressage a go – some for the first time.
Congratulations to the partnerships who won their respective classes. Winning Class 1 was Naomi Elkin with ‘Zoe’. Taking the red rosette in the Junior section of Class 2 was Emily Hopton-Brown on ‘Something Else Again’ and taking first place in the Senior section was Ann Regan with ‘Dolly’. Winning the Junior section of Class 3 was Stewart Beattie on ‘Princess’. Kyra Crawford and ‘Proud to be Mylie’ took the red rosette in the Senior section and then went on to win Class 4 too. Jill Hobson on ‘The Alchemist’ made their journey worthwhile by winning Class 5.
The Club’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Thursday, October 24 at 8pm in the RDA, Arvalee, Omagh.
During November, Kyle Hayes will take members for gridwork at Ecclesville.
Saturday, October 19
Class 1- BD Intro A 2008: 1) Zoe, Naomi Elkin; 2) Mercy, Isobel Bell; 3) Dolly, Ann Regan.
Class 2 – BD Intro B 2009
Juniors: 1) Something Else Again, Emily Hopton-Brown; 2) Paddy, Niamh Harper; 3) Paddy, Aoife Harper; 4) Princess, Catherine Beattie.
Seniors: 1) Dolly, Ann Regan; 2) Shadow, Sonya Boyd; 3) Lily, Naomi Hannigan; 4) Polly, Amy Hetherington.
Class 3 – BD Prelim 1 2006
Juniors: 1) Princess, Stewart Beattie; 2) Paddy, Niamh Harper; 3) Woody, Michaela McCrudden.
Seniors: 1) Proud to be Mylie, Kyra Crawford; 2) Luna, Denise O’Hagan; 3) Zoe, Naomi Elkin; 4) Lily, Naomi Hannigan.
Class 4 – BD Prelim 13 2006: 1) Proud to be Mylie, Kyra Crawford; 2) Riley, Jenna Coote; 3) The Alchemist, Jill Hobson; 4) LoughConn Harry, Sarah Taggart.
Class 5 – BD Novice 26 2006: 1) The Alchemist, Jill Hobson; 2) Rily, Jenna Coote.