OVER 130 Northern Ireland Riding Club (NIRC) members braved Storm Jorge on Sunday, March 1 to compete in the NIRC Indoor Show Jumping Championships at Portmore Equestrian Centre, Aghalee. Competitors from 14 of Area 23 Clubs took part in the four Individual classes and the Mixed Team class. The organisers, Ballycorr Riding Club, extend a massive thank you to everyone who enabled the event to run successfully.
Thanks to Rafael and Chantal Suarez for the use of their facilities, volunteer helpers, chef d’equipes and competitors, the medical team from North West Community Ambulance Service, Sporting Images for photography services, course designer Ray Buchanan and the judges for the day.
The next Show Jumping Championships are scheduled for Sunday, June 28 at Portmore.
Sunday, March 1
1.05/1.10m Individual: 1) Ben Maybin, Quinten, The Beeches; 2) Julie Donaghy Simpson, He’s The Lad, Gilford & District; 3) Kevin McNally, Skylight, Portmore; 4) Amy O’Hare, Leestone Lady, Mourneview.
95cm Individual Junior Section: 1) Charlie Black, Oscar Rua, Lecale; 2) Nathan O’Neill, Derroon Oak, Portmore; 3) Nikita Kidd, Whisper, Six Mile Water; 4) Rhianna McKibben, Kilgarvan Boy, Mourneview; 5) Madeline Haldane, Murphy, Gransha.
95cm Individual Senior Section: 1) Laura McKillen, Henry of Dallas, The Beeches; 2) Marie Horan-Mayburn, Ruby’s Dream, Mourneview; 3) Vicky Dobbin, Villa Imp, Capall; 4) Cora McNulty, Pippa, Six Mile Water; 5) Emily Morris, Florida Bud, Capall; 6) Courtney Sloan, Sionachann, Portmore.
85cm Individual Junior Section: 1) Ruby Kincaid, Lismahon Houdini, Mossvale; 2) Molly McGinn, Lislaird Giggle, Kilkeel & District; 3) Taylor McKnight, Asterix, Mossvale; 4) Millie Mulvenna, Rathattan Rebel, Kilkeel & District; 5) Emma Gillespie, Annaverna Lass, Kilkeel & District; 6) Grace Morton, Lady Zara, Ballycorr.
85cm Individual Senior Section: 1) Kerrie Cunningham, Gwendariff Peaches and Cream, Mourneview; 2) Heather Hillen, Lisdoon Eddie, Mossvale; 3) Leona Solan, Holly B, Craigantlet; 4) Claire Smyth, Tillys Comet, Mossvale; 5) Marion Tennyson, Sensations Bay Rum, Portmore; 6) Michelle Hagan, Rockfield May Star, Craigantlet.
75cm Individual Junior Section (double clears draw for prizes): 1) Kara Cosgrove, Crunchie, Mossvale; 2) Sophia Madeley, Dream Boy of Eskylane, Mossvale.
75cm Individual Senior Section (double clears draw for prizes): 1) Danni Froeming, Ultimate Pride, Mossvale; 2) Louise Spence, Twiggy, Six Mile Water; 3) Hannah Toal, Seavaghan Chestnut, Magheragall.
Mixed Teams: 1) MOSSVALE ONE: Zara Smyth, Killycar Boy; Ruby Kincaid, Lismahon Houdini; Clare Smyth, Tillys Comet; Kate Russell, Jamacian Prince; 2) MAGHERAGALL: Hayley Johnston, Maisey Raine; Hannah Toal, Blackthorn Blossom; Susan Hunter, Touch of Magic; Kerri Robinson, Doddington Park; 3) MOORLOUGH TWO: Emily McFarland, Bounty; Alix Hamilton, Benvarden Star; Dervla Devine, Native Ruby; Orla Glackin, Covehill Boy; 4) MOORLOUGH ONE: Molly Doherty, Consider it Dun; Elle Mae Buchanan, Gold Girl; Damien O’Hagan, Lisnamulligan Bridget; Jenna McConnell, A Touch Too Much; 5) MOSSVALE TWO: Joanne Martin, Lucy Lou; Erin Barlow, Extra Innings M2S; Rosey Herron, Solitaire Rusty Brown; Taylor McKnight, Asterix; 6) MOSSVALE THREE: Jenna Morton, Mountview Misty Morning; Kerry Sloan, Ace of Clubs; Heather Hillen, Lisdoon Eddie; Bree Rutledge, Clovermount Rhinestone.