Mossvale members on fire at NIRC championships

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75CM: Melanie Talbot on ‘Robin Cruise’ and Sarah Cowan and ‘Take Two’ pictured after the 75cm class at the NIRC show jumping championships. (FW27-515NN)

MOSSVALE Riding Club members had a fabulous day on Saturday, June 16 at the NI Riding Clubs’ Show jumping Championships at Portmore. Mossvale riders were incredible! Thanks are extended to everyone who made the day – helpers, mums, dads, brothers and sisters.

The first class of the day was the 75cm individual. Mossvale had two riders – Sarah Cowan on ‘Take Two’, who came fourth in the Junior section and Melanie Talbot on ‘Robin Cruise’, who was just out of the placings in the Senior section.

JUNIOR TEAM: The Mossvale team of Amy Shilliday, Megan Carson, Megan Nelson and Zara Smyth were Junior Team Champions at the NIRC show jumping championships. (FW27-514NN)

The second class was the Junior and Senior Team competitions. The Mossvale Junior Team of Amy Shilliday on ‘Northern Link Lady’, Zara Smyth and ‘Lady Kate’, Megan Carson on ‘Tynan Tobias’ and Megan Nelson on ‘Ballynashallogh Gold Finch’ went and WON their class, with Megan Carson riding the fastest round of the day!

Next up was the 85cm Individual class. Mossvale Junior rider Amy Shilliday on ‘Northern Link Lady’ won her class, while Senior rider, Lynne Forbes also won her class.

The fourth class was the 95cm Individual class. In the Junior section, Megan Nelson on ‘Ballynashallogh Gold Finch’ won the class, while Megan Carson on ‘Tynan Tobias’ was just out of the placings. In the Senior section, Kate Russell on ‘Jamaican Prince’ was just out of the placings.

The final class of the day was the 1.10m Individual class. Mossvale member Megan Nelson finished in a fantastic second place with ‘Murphy’, who jumped out of his skin!

Well done also to two of Mossvale members, who also ride for Downshire – Bree Rutledge on ‘Clovermount Rhinestone’ finished second in the 85cm class and Claire Smyth on ‘Tillys Comet’ came fourth in the 95cm class.

It was a great day’s jumping for Mossvale – keep up the good work folks! There were some lovely prizes won for the horses – well done to all, the club is super proud!


Saturday, July 7 – Show jumping Show, Horse arena 70cm- 1m and Pony arenas 60cm -1m also Mini Showjumping Crosspoles- 50cm

Saturday, July 14 – Show jumping at Castlewellan Show( Entries on the field )

Saturday, August 4 – Working Hunter Show with NIF QUALIFIERS

Everyone is very welcome to all these events.

SENIOR 85CM: Lynne Forbes on ‘Dun-a-Deal’ won the Senior 85cm class at the NIRC show jumping championships. (FW27-513NN)

Proper riding wear is required at all shows. Contact Noeline on 07969 400464 or Mossvale Facebook for any enquiries.


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