Summer Show draws the crowds to RDA Causeway Coast Arena

RDA Causeway Coast BR Farm
CHAMPION: Caitlin McGuckian on ‘Romany River Anniversary Girl’ claimed the Pony Championship at the Summer Show at the RDA Causeway Coast Arena. (FW32-591NN)

THE weather was beautiful for the Summer Show at the RDA Causeway Coast Arena, Coleraine. The Outdoor Arena was in super condition for William Brown’s course. There was some amazing jumping with exciting timed rounds.

The pony classes, showing and jumping, were extremely well supported, with judge Lucy Lamont doing a superb job!

RESERVE: Mia McKay on ‘Gregiau Spring Celebration’ was named Reserve Champion at the Summer Show at the RDA Causeway Coast Arena. (FW32-590NN)

SJI judge Marie O’Kane was ably assisted by Geoffrey Ross Glass, Lynda Moore (when she wasn’t doing starter) and Frankie Kealey. All the great volunteers at RDA Coleraine thank both judges for their help.

The Dog Show was very well supported and one competitor in particular deserves a mention… Martin Mellet (Frances Mellet) of Jazz Horses won ‘owner most like his dog’ and was a very deserving winner!

Special mentions also go to Cate Greer, Harris Greer, Sarah Stokesberry Brooks, Gillen Greer, Susan Stokesberry, Gwen Greer, Jessica Simpson, Shirley Rowlands and Amy – without your undying help these shows could not continue.

Thanks to the fabulous Dog Show judge Patricia Kirkwood, who did a super job and not forgetting the delightful Mr Pete North!

To the Car Booters and Crafters, thank you so much for your support; to the sponsors Hillfarm Riding and Trekking Centre, Garage Glass (Brian Kerr), Louise McCafferty, Darcys Wax Melts – thank you kindly.

Last but not least. thanks are extended to Lillian (Helen Forgrave) for her scrummy buns – very much appreciated.

So thanks are extended to all who supported the RDA Causeway Coast Arena Summer Show and made it such a fabulous day. As always, all proceeds from the show go to the amazing charity, RDA Coleraine, who recently won the title of Charity Of The Year – your support is very much appreciated. Organisers all hope you enjoyed the show – see you next Sunday for the next Funday Sunday, which return from August 12 at 1pm.


Ridden Pony classes

Lead Rein Family Pony: 1) Thomas O’Neill, Tiny; 2) Jodie McKay, Indy; 3) Caoimhe Murtagh, Tommy Tucker; 4) Ella Kirkpatrick, Pirello; 5) Ana Goodrich, Ella.

Lead Rein Show Pony: 1) Mia McKay, Gregiau Spring Celebration; 2) Kjerstin Chissel, Treowen Sapphire.

Family Pony: 1) Katy-Mae McElwee, Dinky Diamond; 2) Elena Morton, Babybel; 3) Ella Hill, Dreamboy Eskylane; 4) Thomas O’Neill, Tiny; 5) Joyce Scott, Hero.

Ridden Show Pony: 1) Caitlin McGuckian, Romany River Anniversary Girl; 2) Holly Logan, Fofsway Peregrine.

Connemara Pony: 1) Joyce Scott, Hero; 2) Wendy Anderson, Dunshane Perla; 3) Gemma Goodrich, Glendun Nancy Dawn.

Pony Tack & Turnout: 1) Kjerstin Chissel, Treowen Sapphire; 2) Holly Logan, Fofsway Peregrine; 3) Ella Hill, Dreamboy Eskylane; 4) Caoimhe Murtagh, Tommy Tucker; 5) Joyce Scott, Hero; 6) Caitlyn McGuckian, Romany River Anniversary Girl.

Highly commended: Elena Morton, Babybel; Thomas O’Neill, Tiny; Katy-Mae McElwee, Dinky Diamond; Wilma Farquhar, Liminary Surprise.

ACCUMULATOR: Helen Forgrave, Accumulator winner at the RDA Causeway Coast Summer Show, receiving her sash and prize from Geoffrey Ross Glass. (FW32-551NN)

Champion: Caitlin McGuckian, Romany River Anniversary Girl; Reserve: Mia McKay, Gregiau Spring Celebration.


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