THE second leg of Ardnacashel’s Autumn Dressage Series was given overwhelming support and it was fantastic to see so many new faces, as well as those returning to go down the centre line once more. The arena was bright and framed beautifully by the changing colours of the variety of foliage surrounding the international sized ring.
The atmosphere was relaxed, friendly and very welcoming, making this Series ideal for those starting out in Dressage, bringing on a young or nervous horse or maybe those coming back to dressage after a break.
As always, the presentation and turnout of all competitors was of a high standard and tests were ridden with equal measures of precision and poise. Anya Teuton on board ‘Shannaghmore Showman’ claimed victory in the Intro B Junior Section, riding a clean and accurate test and Sarah Christie was in winning form on her handsome ‘Knockdomney Lad’ to get top spot in the Intro B Senior Section.
Anya was back for more in the Newcomers section and demonstrated another good test to claim another win, this time on ‘Lisrua Star’. Ashleigh Carlisle enjoyed a lovely test with ‘Eve’ to win the Prelim 12 category. Ruth Logan and ‘Posh’ had a great day at the office, winning not one but two classes, riding Prelim 1 and Novice 27 tests. Ardnacashel was delighted to host an Elementary section, which was won by Danielle Hammond on ‘Tanino’ and second place was awarded to Elaine Morrow on the beautiful ‘Ardenza Gem’, with third place going to Rachel Connell on ‘Ringfort Caruso’. Congratulations to all who took part.
Please note the third leg of this series took place on Sunday, September 30.
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Sunday, September 23
Intro B Junior: 1) Anya Teuton, Shannaghmore Showman; 2) Robyn McMurray, Royanna; 3) Soul-Be Courtney, The Dark Knight; 4) Molly O’Connor, Gilder; 5) Hollie Donnan, JF.
Intro B Senior: 1) Sarah Christie, Knockdomney Lad; 2) Caroline Chambers, Central Court; 3) Gillian McCormick, Rolly; 4) Gail Smyth, Shannaghmore Showman; 5) Jeniffer McIlwrath, HH Lady; 6) Rachel Fitzsimmons, Disaronna.
Newcomers: 1) Anya Teuton, Lisrua Star; 2) Hollie Donnan, Romeo; 3) Caroline Chambers, Central Court; 4) Ben Lally, Rockrimmon Rob Roy; 5) Keely Hopkins, Bailey’s Shore; 6) Laura Bell, Mr Bumble.
Prelim 12: 1) Ashleigh Carlisle, Eve; 2) Olivia Courtney, Moo; 3) Andrew Gordon, Drumhall Miss; 4) Erin Barlow, VSS Bling Bling; 5) Sarah Carse, Edenmore Star; 6) Keely Hopkins, Bailey’s Shore.
Prelim 1: 1) Ruth Logan, Posh; 2) Ashleigh Carlisle, Eve; 3) Erin Barlow, VSS Bling Bling; 4) Ruth Logan, Ollie; 5) Nanette Glover, Pinecroft Alibi; 6) Gillian McCann, Amazon.
Novice 27: 1) Ruth Logan, Posh; 2) Karen Jeffery, Junior; 3) Lauren Ferguson, Sherbet Dip; 4) Kacey Pollock, Oscar; 5) Emma Wallace, Elamo Little Diamond; 6) Gillian McCann, Amazon.
Elementary 44: 1) Danielle Hammond, Tanino; 2) Elaine Morrow, Ardenza Gem; 3) Rachel Connell, Ringfort Caruso.