THE lure of the prizes at the final brought the competitors to Lusk’s on Sunday, for the second week of their four-week series. Competitors must compete in two weeks to qualify for the final on October 24, for which Lois Knox has secured an amazing array of sponsorship.
Everyone was delighted to welcome international judge Hilary McClelland from Scarva, who gave up her Sunday to oversee the proceedings at Lusk Equestrian.
The starter class, as usual, welcomed those who were taking their first steps on the show jumping ladder – and who knows which one of those will be watched at the RDS or on TV in years to come!
Many of the Lusk liveries featured in the prizes, with outsiders Abi Gardner on ‘Danny’ and ‘Buster’, Megan Cooney on ‘Princess Dusty’ and Riona Savage on ‘Knockash Willis’ taking the major prizes.
Thanks again to all the generous sponsors of this autumn league, who organisers hope to see at the final; and to all those who have worked to make the series happen.
The final qualifying week is this Sunday, October 17 – organisers hope to see everyone then.
Don’t forget the Hallowe’en Spook-tacular Derby on Sunday, October 31!
This will be followed by a Dressage league on November 14, 21 and 28, with the final on December 5. Then, to round off the year, Lusk’s plan to run a Christmas Derby on December 12.
Sunday, October 10
Show jumping league at Lusk Equestrian – week 2
50cm: =1) Martha McMurray, Willow; =1) Grace Murdock, Diesel; =1) Louise Lowther, Snitch.
65cm: 1) Abi Gardner, Danny; 2) Abi Gardner, Buster; 3) Leah Rogan, Alfie; 4) Tara Janssen, George; 5) Poppy McMurray, Willow; 6) Patrick McCready, Ghost.
80cm: 1) Megan Cooney, Princess Dusty; 2) Ruth Cousins, Star; 3) Tommy Price, Leo; 4) Oliver Kinnear, Reggie; 5) Ellie Knox, Tommy; 6) Alex Hemsley, Vinnie.
90cm: 1) Riona Savage, Knockash Willis; 2) Dan McEvoy, Indie; 3) Emma Wallace, Killy; 4) Sarah Irvine, Harry; 5) Felicity Pierce, Smokey; 6) Ruth English, Eagle.
1m: 1) Riona Savage, Knockash Willis; 2) Neil Morrison, Storm; 3) Hannah Moore, Annie; 4) Jess Vaughan, Maho Beach; 5) Aoife Gribbon, Wildfire Rio; 6) Emma Wallace, Killy.