BANBRIDGE Show produced another brilliant weekend of show jumping at The Meadows Equestrian Centre, with two arenas in operation on each of the two days last Saturday and Sunday. The Charity Show, organised by the Iveagh Show jumpers, has been in existence for many years and has raised thousands of pounds for local charities.
The premier event of the show was the 1.35m Electro-Tech/ Ulster Region Grand Prix, which had over 30 starters for the fourth leg. Colm Quinn, assisted by Dereck Gillen, built a very cleverly demanding track, which incorporated many technical questions. This produced six clear first rounds, three of which continued unfaultingly in round two, where time was clearly of the essence.
The very worthy winner was Shannon Robinson riding her mother’s 12-year-old ‘Diarado’ bred mare, ‘Chardonnay’, who rode the round of her life, taking every conceivable turn with ease. She finished over one second clear of her nearest rival, Jonathan Smyth on Ann Doherty’s eight-year-old ‘Lux Z’ gelding, ‘Crystal Graf’.
Sunday saw two arenas in action all day, with large entries in the pony classes.
Arena 2, which hosted all the 128 and half of the 138 classes, had some fantastic speed rounds, with plenty of parental support throughout.
Meantime, Arena 1 catered for the 148 classes and half of the 138 classes where, again, standards were very high.
Ray Buchanan, Show Director and Chairman of Iveagh Show jumpers, paid tribute to everyone who played a part in the huge success of the Show. This includes sponsors, judges, starters, course designers, arena party and secretarial staff, as well as the McCusker family for the use of their first class facilities.
Banbridge Show has grown from strength to strength, raising very valuable funds for local charities, the beneficiaries of which will be announced shortly.
Saturday, June 12
Amateur: 1) Niccola Hall, Ladykiller; 2) Danielle Logan, Demero; 3) Ian Moore, Triple C; 4) Dean Cotton, Imperial Darco Diamond; 5) Taryn McClurkin, Innocense; 6) Joe Harris, Coppindell Concorde.
1.20m: 1) Ellen Thompson, Flyhigh Mabel; 2) Jessica McIntyre, Stellor Skipon; 3) Ryan O’Neill, Calcourt Corona; 4) Nicole Kershaw, Clovalent; 5) Nicole Kershaw, Novellent; 6) Emma Jackson, Creevagh For Sure.
1.35 Ulster Region Grand Prix: 1) Shannon Robinson, Chardonnay; 2) Jonathan Smyth, Crystal Graf; 3) Shane McCloskey, Maryclint; 4) Ellen Thompson, Alejandro Two; 5) Casey Phair, Metralis; 6) Jonathan Smyth, Premier Spirit.
90cm – Double Clears: Maeve Lunney, Kippure Steepleview Jack; Mary McAleenan, Jadermie; Bethany Toner, Cavalier Cobra; Harriet Whoriskey Heaney, Carnone Annable; Harriet Whoriskey Heaney, Quality Quick Star; Billy Adrain, Je T’aime Be Be; Laura Keery, Ferro Diamond; Grainne McMahon, Drumaclan Lady; Charlotte Eakin, Gannon Hiello Blue; Mackenzie Healy, Aristotle Jack; Tegan White-McMorrow, Highbury; Jodie Creighton, Veni Vidi Vici; Peter Smyth, Prairie Falcon; Simon Scott, Dullerton High Tide; Darragh Murphy, Wakelys Knight of Cydonia.
1m: 1) Danielle Logan, Demero; 2) Fiona Thompson, O’Harabrook; 3) Karen Pearson, Hanley News; 4) Sheena Kerr-McNally, Pegasus; 5) Anna Kelsey, Cavaliers Classic Clover; 6) Abby Morton, Carrickglen Diamond.
1.10m: 1) Charlotte Eakin, Ursus; =2) Kerry Magill, Bonmahon Quickstep; Conor McEneaney, Shanalux K; 4) Finn Osborne, Chicco Camiro; 5) Ruth O’Brien, Diarado Royale; 6) Tegan White McMorrow, Texan Style.
Sunday, June 13
128 50cm – Double Clears: Darcy Hanratty, Carlton Trump; Indie Bingham, Chester; Caitie McEvoy, Claughaun Ronnie; Caitie McEvoy, Coco Bernah; CJ O’Brien, Coolgarrane Candy Pops; Wren Hanratty, Florry Ward; Elizabeth McCracken, Gweebara Biscuit; Ava Murphy, Haynevalley Verity; Clodagh Sharkey, Jasper; Rebecca Coulter, KHS Dovizioso; Ellie Baxter, Sparkling Class Act.
128 60cm – Double Clears: Indie Bingham, Chester; Ava Murphy, Haynevalley Verity; Shaun Farren, Hilin Captain Corelli; Clodagh Sharkey, Jasper; Rebecca Coulter, KHS Dovizioso; Ava Murphy, Mylestown Lady; Harriet O’Hagan, OOS Fairytale;
Ellie Baxter, Sparkling Class
128 70cm – Double Clears: Ellie-Mae McCrory, Artist Magic; Cliodhna McEvoy, Blueoak Charlie Brown; Kian McNally, Bonney Jean; Alice Steele, Brookvale Royal Consort; Darcy Hanratty, Carlton Trump; Shaun Farren, Droum Roan; Daniel Pearson, Fairywood Sandde; Wren Hanratty, Florry Ward; Megan Hannaway, Kenilwood Wild Foxglove; Rebecca Coulter, KHS Little Ted; Ava Murphy, Milestown Lady; Harriet O’Hagan, OOS Fairytale; Rosa McIlhatton, Parkhill Crackerjack; Shannon Cairns, Priah; Emma McFadden, Rashers and Sausages; Elizabeth McCracken, Rockbury Johnny Depp; Cliodhna McEvoy, Romeo; James Mellett, Sox Line Cassie.
128 80cm – Double Clears: Rosa McIlhatton, Aghaderg Stepping Delight; Ellie Mae McCrory, Artist Magic; Jamie Sheridan, BBS Toothless; Annabelle Clarke, Casper the Friendly Ghost; Kaitlin McCrory, Cool Addiction; Shaun Farren, Droum Roan; Daniel Pearson, Fairywood Sandde; Serena Brown, Longwood Grandpas Diamond; Rebecca Coulter, Loughkeeland Jake; Ellie Bingham, One in the Making; Rosa McIlhatton, Parkhill Crackerjack; Megan Hannaway, Princess Vicky; Serena Brown, Rathdrum Bobby; Cara Garrity, Rosegate Mayfly; Elizabeth McCracken, Sparkling Drumcaughey Katie; Alice Hartford, Tabita Sundance.
128 Under 10: 1) Cliodhna McEvoy, Tynnan Tuttle Pip; 2) Ellie Bingham, One in the Making; 3) Abigail Byrne, Kippure Little Big Chief; 4) Megan Hannaway, Princess Vicky; 5) Cliodhna McEvoy, Blueoak Charlie Brown; 6) Cliodhna McEvoy, Romeo.
128 90cm: 1) Elizabeth McCracken, Sparkling Drumcaughey Katie; 2) Elizabeth McCracken, Sparkling Ruby May; 3) Zoe Caskey, Ruthstown Speed; 4) Alexandra Best, Puddles the Pony; 5) Adam Adair, Alland Sparkle; 6) Sara Margey, Aladdin.
128 1m: 1) Caitlin Kelly, Sparkling Miss Leglands; 2) Johan Fitzpatrick Burns, Chocolat 11; 3) Abigail Byrne, Kippure Little Big Chief; 4) Alexandra Best, Puddles the Pony; 5) Cara Garrity, Goldie Locks 11; 6) Elizabeth McCracken, Sparkling Ruby May.
138 80cm – Double Clears: Olivia Nell, Callens Lady; Robyn Donnelly, Highthyme Country Girl; Brooke Morrow, Miss Congeniality; Holly Ross, Sir Freddie; Jessica Baxter, Sparkling Lackaghmore Kiltourish; Julia Mulligan, Strawberry Phoenix.
138 90cm – Double Clears: Johan Fitzpatrick Burns, Sergeant Jack; Eenna Hamilton, Sparkling Delta Dawn.
138 1m: 1) Calum Pearson, Lackaghmore Frishow; 2) Sophia Bingham, All Being Well; 3) Caitlin Rafferty, Tonabrocky Timmy; 4) Johan Fitzpatrick Burns, Sergeant Jack; 5) Sophia Bingham, Little Pretender; 6) Zara Jane Kelly, Lurganmore Little Rocket.
138 1.10m: 1) Emma Burns, Ardnacashel Little Dreamer; 2) Rianna Mulligan, Siwan-Mon; 3) Zara Jane Kelly, Lurganmore. Little Rocket; 4) Holly Ross, Ech Feirin; 5) Sophia Bingham, Little Pretender; 6) Lucie McIlhatton, Roughan Boy.
148 90cm – Double Clears: Lucy Morton, Brackhowney Silver; Bailey Parker, Captain Rex; Caitlin Rafferty, Derrynoose Lady; Darragh Murphy, Doon Joey; Lori Smith, Fruit N Nut; Lucy Donnan, Greenaun Russel; Rylee Boyd, Killaney Prince; Amy McLaughlin, Knockgraffon Girl; Conor Harris, Lisgreen Annie; Caitlin Rafferty, Little Diamond; Peter Morton, Moonlit Connaught; Zara Jane Kelly, Sligo Girl; Charlotte McCracken, Tempo Two Stroke; Caoimhian Sharkey, Woodside Grace; Peter Morton, Dernahatten Blossom.
148 1m – Double Clears: Lucy Morton, Brackhowney Silver; Alexandra Kerr, Canadian Express; Lucy Morton, Coppenagh Armani; Lucy Morton, Ferro Firework; Zara Jane Kelly, Glencroft Clover; Amy McLaughlin, Knockgraffon Girl; Conor Harris, Lisgreen Annie; Caitlin Rafferty, Little Diamond; Erin Mathieson, Longwood Dawn; Jessica Johnston, Marchesi Gem Stone; Eva Sloan, Roadside Cornation; Emma Burns, Tullymurry Sunshine; Hayden McCormick, Vanilla Orchid; Caoimhian Sharkey, Woodside Grace.
148 1.10m: 1) Catherine Buchanan, Sir Henry; 2) Lucy Morton, Blueoak Majelka; 3) Oliver Doherty, Springhill Premier; 4) Kym Moore, Keelnacally Quilletto Robuck; 5) Emma Forbes, Swinford Lass; 6) Zara Jane Kelly, Glencroft Clover.
148 1.20m: 1) Lucy Morton, Rickamore Sport; 2) Kym Moore, Drumcashel Little Legend; 3) Emily Steele, Deluca Reape; 4) Oliver Doherty, Springhill Premier; 5) Kym Moore,
GTA Lucy Lou; 6) Alfie Adair, Mulvin Blazer.
1m Children on Horses: 1) Catherine Buchanan, Loughshore Quality Touch; 2) Hollie Donnan, Lowhill Glenard Lad; 3) Eenna Hamilton, Dannys Diamond; 4) Darragh Murpohy, Mosstown Sally; 5) Darragh Murphy, Top Tikket.
1.10m/ 1.20m Children On Horses: 1) Ben Maybin, Garryduff Diamond Mine; 2) Niamh Fitzpatrick, Hard Times.
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