THE Pony Club Northern Regional Championships were held recently at Auchlishie Eventing Kirriemuir, Scotland.
Nine East Down members travelled to complete across the three disciplines of Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage.
Show Jumping round up
Sarah Gilchrist and ‘Hazeldene Mighty Max’ secured an individual fourth placing.
The East Down team consisted of Jennifer Gilchrist, Charlotte Glenn, Ryan Williamson and Ellen MacNabb. Emily Turley also competed individually. Well done to all competitors.
Dressage round up
Molly Goodwin and the outstanding ‘Toons Bridge Rascal’ claimed an individual first place in her Arena.
Meanwhile, Charlotte Glen and ‘CheckerHill Water Lily’ picked up an eighth placing.
Mya McMullan and ‘Springhill Quickstep’ were 12th in this championship, where over 100 competitors competed on the day.
The team of only three members also placed a fantastic third. Well done to Mya McMullan, Charlotte Glenn and Molly Goodwin!
Eventing round up
Emma Burns and ‘Bonecastle Lass’ placed first in their Individual Arena for East Down, while Sarah Gilchrist picked up another discipline placing, coming second in her Arena on ‘Hazeldene Mighty Max’.
The East Down team, consisting of Emma Burns, Sarah Gilchrist, Ellen MacNabb and Jennifer Gilchrist, also finished the weekend with a fourth placing.
Emily Turley and ‘Blue Cobweb’ rode individually for East Down and, out of 136 competitors, finished a super 11th.
East Down are very proud of all their members, who were super representatives for their branch. The Regional Championships are a great learning experience for members, many of whom have not travelled out of Northern Ireland with their ponies before. A mention must be given to the East Down parents, who were a good team and navigated both the travel and camping arrangements with great style!