BALLYRUSLEY Stables, near Portaferry, held their first summer show on Monday, August 29. There was great excitement amongst the young riders in the morning, as they washed and plaited their ponies, cleaned their tack and got dressed in their best jodhpurs and show jackets.
The younger riders put their ponies through their paces in ridden classes first, and then the more experienced riders competed in show jumping classes.
Everyone went home with rosettes, medals and sweets, with extra prizes (vouchers for Morelli’s ice cream) for those who had ridden particularly well. It was hard to decide who to award these prizes to, as everyone tried so hard!
Thank you to Jasmin Mason, proprietor; Kelsie Dean, chief organiser; and to Christine Casey, judge. And an especially big thank you to all the riders, their ponies, parents and supporters for making the day a huge success.
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