THE final of the third of Ecclesville’s Show jumping Leagues for 2019 was held on June 28 and it was again very competitive, as the qualified combinations battled it out for the prizes! With the Super League underway, the top six in each class could also win valuable points, as at the end of 2019, in each class from 60cm through to 1.10cm, a perpetual trophy will be awarded to rider and horse combination with the most points.
The spectators were treated to great jump-offs against the clock, as competitors twisted and flew round Raymond Caldwell’s challenging courses! Omagh Equestrian and Countrywear had also kindly sponsored the Turnout Prizes for the Final, so this was an added bonus for the riders and grooms.
In the 40cm class, Tori Veitch riding her lovely pony, ‘Penny’, won the first of the Turnout Prizes of the evening.
The winner of the 60cm was a delighted Sarah-Jane Sloane riding ‘Lady Lilley’ and she also gained a very valuable 10 points to her Super League tally. Elizabeth Millar and ‘Bluey’ were last to go and had a flawless and speedy round allowing her to claim the winning rosette in the 70cm class.
Molly Quinn and her fabulous pony, ‘Rosie’, were on great form and won both the 80cm and 90cm classes.
The Super League for 2019 is looking very interesting after three leagues. With several new combinations in the mix, the leader-board has been given a good shake up! Cara Garrity and ‘Henry’ are still holding on to the 60cm class, but Sarah-Jane Sloane and Scarlett Knox are hot on her heels! There has been no change to the 70cm class, with Zara Hamilton and ‘Bambi’ still in the lead! The 80cm class has a clear leader in Molly Quinn and ‘Rosie’, as they have won two out of three leagues. There are no clear winners in the 90cm, 1m or 1.10m classes, so still all to play for!
The organisers would like to take this opportunity thank all the competitors who supported have this league. Also sincere thanks to Raymond Caldwell, Course Builder, assisted by Malvern Moore, to Jennifer Leonard who assisted in the Judges box and to Omagh Equestrian and Countrywear for sponsoring the Turnout prizes.
A date to note for the equestrian diary is Sunday, July 28, when the Ecclesville team will be running their annual Summer Show. The Show will be held in the Outdoor and Indoor Arenas, with terrific cash prizes for the Open classes and prizes in kind for the Novice classes. For further details, please contact Sandra on 07990 541966 or Ecclesville on 028 8284 0591.
Friday, June 28
40cm Class – Double Clears: Sophie Johnston, Archie; Tori Veitch, Penny (Turnout prize).
60cm Class – Double Clears: Cara Garrity, Henry; Scarlett Knox, Annie; Sarah-Jane Sloane, Lady Lilley; Elizabeth Millar, Coconut; Shauna Murray, Softie; Cathal Donnelly, Porshe.
70cm – Double Clears: Elizabeth Millar, Coconut; Scarlett Knox, Annie; Cara Garrity, Henry; Shauna Murray, Softie; Sarah-Jane Sloane, Lady Lilley; Amanda Magee, Rosie; Amy Knox, Cookie; Cathal Donnelly, Porshe; Elizabeth Millar, Bluey.
80cm – Double Clears: Molly Quinn, Rosie; Julie Coaltar, May.
90cm – Double Clears: Jordana Mitchell, Rosie; Molly Quinn, Rosie; Adam Short, Jazzy.
1m – Double Clear: Jordana Mitchell, Rosie.
60cm: 1) Sarah-Jane Sloane, Lady Lilley (Turnout Prize); 2) Scarlett Knox, Annie; 3) Cara Garrity, Henry; 4) Elizabeth Millar, Coconut.
70cm: 1) Elizabeth Millar, Bluey; 2) Scarlett Knox, Annie (Turnout); 3) Cara Garrity, Henry; 4) Sarah-Jane Sloane, Lady Lilley; 5) Elizabeth Millar, Coconut; 6) Amanda Magee, Rosie.
80cm: 1) Molly Quinn, Rosie; 2) Julie Coaltar, May; 3) Amanda Magee, Rosie; 4) Elizabeth Millar, Bluey (Turnout Prize).
90cm: 1) Molly Quinn, Rosie.