THE sun shone on Causeway Coast Arena, as it hosted the first leg of the Ulster Region Ballyward SJI Summer Horse Tour on April 20. Jonathan Cresswell took a hat-trick of wins, firstly with ‘Enrose Showgirl’ in the 1m class and then with the Six-year-old ISH ‘KGC Maverick’, owned by Kelly Galbraith and Gary Coulter, in both the 1.10m and 1.20m classes.
Jonathan Smyth finished the day with a well-deserved win in the 1.35m Grand Prix class with ‘Crystal Tom’. All proceeds from the show went to RDA Coleraine and, as such, organisers are very grateful to all the sponsors: Northwest Farriers, Bellisle Equestrian, Corrody Stables, Riverridge, Kilmaconnell Equestrian, Hagan Homes and The Lodge Hotel.
RDA Coleraine and the Causeway Coast Arena would like to thank all those who helped in any way in the preparation and on the day, with a special thank you to the judges, course designers and the arena party.
Saturday, April 20
Ulster Region Ballyward SJI Summer Horse Tour
90cm – Double Clears: Justine O’Hara, Sally; Grace McGarry, Took By Storm; Justine O’Hara, Cullion Midnight Blue; Lee Johnston, KGB Jasmine; Brendan Doherty, Springhill Cassanova.
1m: 1) Jonathan Cresswell, Enrose showgirl; 2) Fiona Thompson, O’Harabrook; 3) Fiona Thompson, Curolea Roni; 4) Justine O’Hara, Sally; 5) Jane Kealey, Layla’s Romeo; 6) Cerys Lundy, Ace’s Delight.
Louise Early, Pilgrim’s Girl; Eamon O’Connor, Mo’s Touch; Deborah Allen, Rose of Gethsemane; Liam McGarry, Java’s Manhattan; George Newton, Simply Grey; Jonathan Creswell, Lincourt Quality; Naomi Wilson, DStud Jensen W; Lynne Russell, Cafre Olympic Dream.
1.10m: 1) Jonathan Cresswell, KGC Maverick; 2) Simon Scott, Lux’s Like Candy; 3) Suzanne Posnett, Maxim Van Overis; 4) Fiona Thompson, O’Harabrook; 5) Sarah Burns, Georgie’s Star; 6) Hannah Patterson, CS Prosecco; 7) Simon Scott, Carrickadawson Star; 8) Fiona Thompson, Curolea Roni.
Double Clears: Tegan White, Texan Style; Philip White, Senate Hill; Rachel McKimmon, Atlaskin Buddy; Patrick McWillians, Drumrot Penny; Lynne Russell, Akasha; Justine O’Hara, Calle; Fergus Reid, I’m Boss WH; Jonathan Creswell, William’s Gamble; Hannah Patterson, Butterant Mist; Jonathan Smyth, Fyfin Gold; Justine O’Hara, Vales Pacino Royale; Lucy Lamont, Mellow Gold; Sara McMordie, Omard Hawaii Queen; Patrick McWilliams, Ostaro.
1.20m: 1) Jonathan Creswell, KGC Maverick; 2) Patrick McWilliams, Drumrot Penny; 3) Hannah Patterson, CS Ultimatum; 4) Jonathan Smyth, Coloo Colin; 5) Sarah Burns, Foxy Finn; 6) Sarah Burns, Georgie’s Star.
Double Clears: Liam McGarry, Hyves Onde W; Barry McCormack, CJO Max A Million; Justine O’Hara, Calle; Jaymie Crawford, Crystal Ben Magna; Elle Johnston, Tawnmore Lux Furious; Rachel McKimmon, Kilrodan Landcruiser; Simon Scott, Master Millar.
1.35m Grand Prix: 1) Jonathan Smyth, Crystal Tom; 2) Barry McCormack, Moyleview Dancer; 3) Simon Scott, Ploverfield Lilyanna; 4) Katie Conlon, Interrupter; 5) Suzanne Posnett, Queen of Clubs; 6) Katie Conlon, Ping Ball.