WHILST 2021 did not start the way that organisers had
ell Hill (Randals-town) was delighted to finally be able to launch their Unregistered League on Saturday, May 8. With covid 19 protocols implemented across the show grounds each week, the competition could resume safely, and riders could thoroughly enjoy the show jumping course, with classes starting at 70cm and going up to 1.30m. With a fantastic prize fund of £1,000, each show was well supported and it was great to see such a superb standard of jumping throughout the league.
With more desirable wea-ther forecasted, the Grand Final of this ever-popular, Unregistered Horse and Pony Show jumping League took place on Saturday, June 12 at Connell Hill Equestrian Centre, with all those qualified combinations competing in each class for the top prize.
Tyler Houston and ‘Magic’ came out triumphant, managing to claim first place in both the 1.10m and 1.20m classes.
Gillian Creighton, the owner of Connell Hill Equestrian Centre, commented: “It has been fantastic to see competitions resume finally, not only because it is good for up-and-coming horses to get experience, but also to allow us all to get back to the sport we all thoroughly enjoy.
“We have been delighted at the support this league has received and would like to thank all those competitors who made this a great competition to be involved in. We look forward to hosting more events like this across the summer months.”
At Connell Hill, the remainder of June will see more unregistered and SJI show jumping, as well as a leg of the Gain/Alltech National Grand Prix on June 25 and 26. For more information on any of these events, and online entry, head to the Connell Hill website at www.connellhillequestriancentre.com.
Saturday, June 12
Unregistered Horse and Pony Show jumping League – Grand Final
70cm: 1) Sheelagh Canty, Henry of Dallas; 2) Leanne Adams, Maggie; 3) Skye Dawson, Cavalier Creightons Stroller; 4) Audrey Leahy, Backtown Star 2; 5) Andrew McKinney, Harley.
80cm: 1) Helen Hoffin, Rachel; 2) Kathryn Skelton, Feebee; 3) Katie Campbell, Master; 4) Wilma Farquhar, Moylough Last Dance; 5) Janene Gamble, Izzey.
90cm: 1) Andrew McKinney, Charlie; 2) Louise Spence, Twiggy; 3) Stephanie Elliot, Pheonix; 4) Donna Campbell, MaryLou.
1m: 1) Alexandra McConnell, Bert; 2) Callum Brown, George; 3) Caitlin Foster, Robbie.
1.10m: 1) Tyler Houston, Magic; 2) Dean Bell, Ellie May; 3) Dean Cotton, Fizz; 4) Alana Lavery, Lucy; 5) Ben Maybin, Maggie.
1.20m: 1) Tyler Houston, Magic; 2) Kevin Mackey; Havanna 3) Tori Dixon, Mawillan.