SARAH Whiteside had secured the expertise of Irish Para Olympic medallist of the London games, Eilish Byrne, to judge for the day at the dressage competition at Lusk’s on Sunday, February 2, along with Ulster para Olympic team organiser, Fran Warden.
Conditions were perfect for competitors, with plenty of room to warm up and to give the combinations experience and confidence for the coming season. Photographs were taken on the day by Caroline Grimshaw.
Dressage continues on February 9 and 16, and competitors are reminded that they must compete on two of the three days to be eligible for the league prizes.
Please keep March 1 free for the unique Bluegrass Garden Event, with four classes: 1m, 85cm, 70cm, and 55cm, in preparation for the 2020 Eventing season. Pre-enter with Sarah on 07840 117132.
Sunday, February 2
Class 1 – Intro: 1) Charlie Watson, Master Casper Boy; 2) Maggie Newsam, Harvey; 3) Kelly Kidd, Lola; 4) Victoria McCandless, Koolstyle.
Class 2 – Newcomers: 1) Michaela Glass, Lenny; 2) Rosey Linton, Ballinteer Bay; 3) Ben Stevenson, Tiny.
Class 3 – Prelim: 1) Lucy Toombs, Suzie; 2) Chloe Rooney, Danny; 3) Hollie Woods, Caprio; 4) Anna White, Roo.
Class 4 – Novice: 1) Hollie Woods, Caprio; 2) Lucy Toombs, Suzie; 3) Karen Dixon, Kieran.
Class 5 – Elementary: 1) Helen Faulkner, Derrivane Danny; 2) Tara Dixon, Kieran; 3) Karen Dixon, Fred.