ARDNACASHEL Equestrian, Comber saw the second week of their Summer Show Jumping League on Sunday. The event went without any incidents, with a busy schedule starting at cross-poles up to 1.10m. The weather reports were threatening thunderstorms and an amber warning, but thankfully it was mainly sunny – albeit a little windy! There were many positive comments from the riders on the wonderful flow of the course.
It was clear all the way for competitors in the cross-poles and 60cm classes. It was a successful day for competitor Grainne Baxter riding ‘Splash’, the pair travelled from Rostrevor on their first visit to Ardnacashel and commented on how enjoyable the course was, even attempting their first ever 1.10m class and claimed first place!
Another competitor on their first visit to Ardnacashel was Erica Ingram, who jumped a clear round in the 60cm class, thoroughly enjoying their trip!
A new and fantastic class in this league ‘Riders Over 40 – 85cm’ is gaining popularity, with two riders this week: Kim Dunn on ‘Oreo’, who placed first and Michelle McConnell on ‘Flo’, who placed second. Very well done to Rachel Carnduff and ‘Tucker’ on placing first in the 70cm Senior class, a local competitor based at Ardnacashel.
This Sunday, July 11 will be the second Connemara and Irish Draught Championship, which is a great opportunity to bring those beautiful native breeds up to their full potential. For more information or to enter, visit www.ardnacashelequestrian.co.uk
Another Show Jumping Training Evening will be held on Wednesday, July 14, with the Summer Show Jumping League continuing on Sunday, July 18.
Sunday, July 4
Cross-poles, sponsored by Pizza Girl – Clear rounds: Wesley Cole, Snowy; Jorja Dickson, Snowy; Jonah Robinson, Jack; Eimear Kinchin, Carlsberg; Ella Dickson, Snowy.
50cm, sponsored by H&J Carnduff Butchers – Clear rounds: Ava Morrison, Mika; Ruth Hendry, Walter; Lexi Wallace, Hunter.
Jesse Hamilton, Ollie, 4; Ella Dickson, Snowy, 4; Karen Connelly, Herbie, 8.
60cm, sponsored by Leo Pele Farrier Services – Clear rounds: Jesse Hamilton, Ollie; Faith Adair, Kate; Poppy Smith, Paddy; Karen Jeffery, Junior; Matthew Cresswell, Aberarth Champagne Charlie; Erica Ingram, Molly; Ruth Hendry, Walter; Caitlyn Wells, Mika; Noleen Tate, Ben.
70cm Junior, sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds: 1) Alex Hemsley, Vinnie; 2) Caitlyn Wells, Mika; 3) Hannah Trimble, Mighty Meeko; 4) Darcey Greer, Donegreagh Gemini; 5) Poppy Smith, Paddy; 6) Ellie McDowell, Lickeen Lady.
70cm Senior, sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds: 1) Rachel Carnduff, Tucker; 2) Gareth McClean, Scooby; 3) Claire Killen, Jack; 4) Lindsey McMullan, Lady; 5) Angela Cartwright, Clover Top; 6) Ciarrai McIllroy, Jack.
80cm Junior, sponsored by Ringneill Equine Clinic: 1) Holly Savage, Scarletts Multipla; 2) Hannah Trimble, Mighty Meeko; 3) Tori Wells, Phoenix.
80cm Senior, sponsored by Ringneill Equine Clinic: 1) Kirsten Morrison, Fraser; 2) Deborah Ringland, Frankie.
85cm Riders over 40: 1) Kim Dunn, Oreo; 2) Michelle McConnell, Flo.
90cm, sponsored by Mark McCullough Excavations: 1) Maddie Miskimmon, Indie Rose; 2) Grainne Baxter, Splash; 3) Megan Savage, Star Surprise 4) Hannah McCoosh, Nera; 5) Kirsten Morrison, Fraser.
1m, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van NI: 1) Grainne Baxter, Splash; 2) Ellie McDowell, Doonard Con; 3) Hannah McCoosh, Nera; 4) Laura Kee, Ballymullan Jodie.
1.10m, sponsored by Botanica International Ltd: 1) Grainne Baxter, Splash; 2) Lucy Crawford, Mr A C Drummer.