CONNELL Hill hosted a second Qualifying Working Hunter Show, on Sunday, for the Northern Ireland Festival 2019. This was very well supported with huge talent, horses and ponies all well groomed with riders also very well presented to the judges making their job of placing a massive task.
The tracks were professionally set, consisting of show jumping, rustic and portable fences introducing horses and ponies to many obstacles upon which they were judged by meeting fences, jumping style, conformation, movement, ride, manners and turn out.
A young rider with a huge future ahead, Caitlin Weatherup, at just eight years of age and the youngest rider of the show, displayed her talented ability for riding with control, showing and turn out claimed her success in the pony classes.
Connell Hill would like to thank Patrick Traynor, assisted by Neala Clarke, judging the Horses and Kathryn Smiley judging the Ponies, arena crew, staff, riders, owners and grooms all making this a most enjoyable day and wish all those who qualified every success for the Festival, and look forward to welcoming everyone back for the next Working Hunter Show in January 2019 with Best Wishes for a great Christmas and New Year.
Sunday, November 25
Four-Year-Old: 1) Amanda Spiers, Billy Rocket; 2) Sophie Clugston, Just Bramble; 3) Lisa Mitchell-Talbot, Carrickcottage Dusty.
70cm: 1) Joanne Anderson, Hope; 2) Clodagh McIvor, Oldoaks Unforgettable; 3) Lisa Mitchell-Talbot, Carrickcottage Dusty.
80cm: 1) Hannah Thompson, Sam-Mar Riverland Imp; 2) Clodagh McIvor, Oldoaks Unforgettable; 3) Joanne Anderson, Hope; =4) Dasha Zichova, Tiny Tess; Megan Norton, Hathaway; 6) Thomas McCausland, TC Miss Vendi.
80cm Small Working Hunter: 1) Jodie Creighton, Dunloughtane Rockstar; 2) Alice Wilson, Grace; 3) Donna Barron, DB Dreamer; =4) Thomas McCausland, TC Miss Vendi; Laura Kee, Ballymullan Jodie; 6) Megan Norton, Hathaway.
90cm: 1) Vicky Carson, Inishowen Clover; 2) Jodie Creighton, Quality Irish Princess; 3) Laura Kee, Ballymullan Jodie.
1m: 1) Vicky Carson, Inishowen Clover; 2) Sophie Clugston, Spotthedifference.
60cm Starter Stakes: 1) Caitlin Weatherup, Scooby Don’t.
70cm: 1) Erin Mathieson, Alland Sparkle; 2) Caitlin Weatherup, Scooby Don’t.
80cm / M & M up to 133cm: 1) Erin Mathieson, Alland Sparkle; 2) Chloe Connon, Dark Secret; 3) Cameron Weatherup, Little Miss Bling.
90cm: 1) Chloe Connon, Irish Town Bryan; 2) Erin Mathieson, Alland Sparkle; 3) Cameron Weatherup, Little Miss Bling.