Sun shines for Ardnacashel Dressage League

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SALUTE: Katie Adams placed third in the Junior Prelim class at the Ardnacashel dressage league. (FW43-543NN)

ARDNACASHEL Equestrian, Comber enjoyed a sunny day for the fourth week of their dressage league on Sunday, October 18. A new one way system and new safety measures have been put into place to ensure everyone’s safety in these difficult times. Competitors enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day.

Two new sets of dressage arenas have been purchased by the centre for the very popular dressage events. The Junior Intro saw Robyn McMurray take top spot with her pony ‘Rosemount Roulette’, while the Senior section was won by Sarah Kee on her young horse ‘Crianza’. Joanne Cairns and ‘Ronnie’ enjoyed a win in the Newcomers class.

TEST: Right, Andrew Greer ride their test at the Ardnacashel dressage league. (FW43-542NN)

The Junior Prelim is certainly a competitive class, but Katie McCann and her lovely pony ‘Ronaldo’ are seeming to be unbeatable, taking another win this week. Julie Lee Radcliffe took the win in the Senior Prelim 1 class, which was the largest class of the day. Sandra Murray is a regular contender at the dressage league and enjoyed first place with ‘Alfie’ in the Senior Prelim 2 class.

The Novice section had very high standards as normal, but Andrew Glover on his own home-produced five-year-old mare ‘Sharpe Object’ enjoyed the win this week.

The Elementary had some very experienced horses and riders, but Kathryn McKibben and her event horse ‘Murphy’ came out on top. Well done to all the competitors. Thank you to the judges, Coreen Abernethy and Stephen Murphy, scribes and scorer. There are two more weeks left in the league. The next date is Sunday, November 1. Entries are open online via www.ardnacashelequestrian.co.uk

RESULTS

Sunday, October 18

DRESSAGE LEAGUE – WEEK 4

Junior Intro: 1) Robyn McMurray; 2) Jessica Rainey; 3) Katie Scott; 4) Zara Wardle; 5) Erin Gordon; 6) Niamh Lyons.

Senior Intro: 1) Sarah Kee; 2) Laura Quincy; 3) Cathy Cowan; 4) Charlotte Douglas; 5) Jessica Burns; 6) Rebecca McCrea.

Newcomers: 1) Joanne Cairns; 2) Claire Forsythia; 3) Kate Russell; 4) Lisa Booth; 5) Mary Hamilton-Booth; 6) Rebecca Fletcher.

Prelim Junior: 1) Kaiti McCann; 2) Evie Mullan; 3) Katie Adams; 4) Rachel Fletcher.

Senior Prelim I: 1) Julie Lee Radcliffe; 2) Sandra Murray; 3) Victoria McCandless; 4) Caitlin Brown; 5) Sarah Turley; 6) Sophie Truesdale.

Senior Prelim II: 1) Ellie Miskelly; 2) Sandra Murray; 3) Clare Adair; 4) Anna Dunlop; 5) Victoria McCandless; 6) Claire MacKay.

Novice: 1) Andrew Glover; 2) Emma McKee; 3) Katie Watson; 4) Alex O’Hare; 5) Amy Harvey; 6) Hannah Wilding.

BIG PAT: Rachel Baird gives her horse a big pat after their dressage test at Ardnacashel. (FW43-541NN)

Elementary: 1) Kathryn McKibbin; 2) Hannah Wilding; 3) Judith Bankhead; 4) Amy Harvey; 5) Patricia Martin.

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