SATURDAY, July 14 was the second week of Hagans’s Croft Equestrian’s 5-week dressage league where the first class of the day was a Pony Club D Level Intro test.
Dressage is a new venture for Robyn Hartley on horse RV Live for Now, however, this pair are certainly one to watch as they strode into first place with 66.15 per cent. Another pair who have made a strong start to Hagan’s Croft’s league and working up the ribbons are Noleen Tate and Chocolate Chip. This week it was second place for this pair with a score of 64.61 per cent.
The newcomers class saw some very young competitors and not so old competitors turn down the centre line to a British Dressage Prelim test. For the second week in a row it was Heather Hillen who claimed the red ribbon with the highest score of the day with 70.23 per cent.
Second and third place was battled out between Sarah McClay and Veronica Ham who were both sitting on the same score of 67.27 per cent. The only thing that could separate was their collective mark and walk mark which let Sarah claim second place on Max and Veronica third on Alfie.
Class 3 was a Dressage Ireland prelim test and Hagan’s Croft’s one and only male competitor on the day came out on top. Riding a lovely test, Andrew Gordon on Drumnahall Miss claimed the red ribbon with a great score of 70.2 per cent. Jill Hobson was over the moon with her youngster Hanne who gained 68 per cent and second place. The pair have a bright dressage career ahead!
There was some very accurate tests ridden in the Novice test however it was Amy Harvey on Crossowen Timmy who sparkled throughout their test to achieve 67.14 per cent and first place. It was second place for Sarah Irvine and her chestnut gelding Harry with a score of 65.18 per cent.
Elementary 42 was low in numbers but high it spirit and determination when Kathryn Huson’s colourful cob turned up the centre line to grasp the red ribbon with 58.91 per cent.
Thanks are extended to the judges Coreen Abernethy and David Patterson, scribes and stewards. Thanks also to Black Horse photography for covering the event and to all the competitors and spectators who supported this event. Thanks are extended to league sponsors Bluegrass Horse Feeds and Springmount Farm Free Range Eggs.
The league continues every Saturday until August 4. Please see website or facebook for more details – www.haganscroftequestrian.co.uk or contact Gillian on 07849 106453.