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Performance working hunter a real treat at Hagans Croft

AFTER a couple of weeks of cancelled events due to Covid restrictions, Hagans Croft was delighted to finally get the third week of their Performance Working Hunter underway on Saturday, December 12. Competitors were in for a real treat, as not only did horses and riders get to warm up in Hagans Croft’s spacious new warm up arena, they also got to jump some new rustic fences, which were on offer within the main arena.

With Performance Working Hunter, competitors were judged over the course of 12 fences out of 100 points. Marks were deducted for poles down and refusals and then marks were given for horses’ manners and performance over each fence, along with riders’ style etc. Everyone involved had a fun and safe day out with the horses.

Thank you to all the competitors who supported this event and thanks are also extended to judge Chloe Thompson and Alistair McDonald and to all the stewards, who make the event run so smoothly.

Hagans Croft is now preparing for their annual Christmas Dressage event being held this Saturday, December 19, which will finish off their calendar of events for the year. All information is available on their website, with entries closing on Thursday at 12 noon prior to Saturday’s event. Times will be posted online late on Thursday evening.

All photography is available to purchase from Black Horse Photography NI.

Please see the website:, facebook or Instagram page for more details or contact Gillian on 07849 106453.


Saturday, December 12

Performance Working Hunter competition

Class 1 – 60cm – 16 & Under:

1) Abbie Knox, Spirit; 2) Sophia Madeley, Alfie; 3) Alex Hemsley, Vinnie; 4) Georgia Storey, Chutney.

Class 2 – 70cm – 16 & Under:

1) Tara Murphy, Déjà vu; 2) Holly Savage, Scarletts Multipla; 3) Caoimhe Crozier, Hill Monarch; 4) Josh McKeown, Coco; 5) Zara Burney, Coco; 6) Sophia Madeley, Alfie.

Class 2 – 70cm – Senior :

1) Anna Rainey, Ebony; 2) Jude Adair, Kevin; 3) Kristina Hayes, Shannon; 4) Joanne Martin, Baby.

Class 3 – 80cm – 16 & Under:

1) Caoimhe Crozier, Hill Monarch; 2) Abby Brown, Cockle Hill; 3) Tara Murphy, Déjà vu.

Class 3 – 80cm – Senior:

1) Kate Russell, Bingo; 2) Heather Hillen, Flynn.

Class 4 – 90cm – 16 & Under:

1) Zara Smyth, Killucan Boy.

Class 4 – 90cm – Senior:

1) Sarah Kilpatrick, Snooki; 2) Nathan McCausland, Bowes Elevator; 3) Caoimhe O’Hare, Miss Mourne; 4) Danielle Connolly, Code Red Ruby.

Class 5 – 1m:

1) Jazz Hogg, Animation; 2) Zara Smyth, Killucan Boy.

Bree Rutledge

If you would like to find out more about Horse Week, Bree Rutledge can be contacted by email: or or by telephone: +44 (0) 28 9033 4493.




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