Weekend round-up at Lisbane Farm

Weekend round-up at Lisbane Farm

JUMP Cross continued at Lisbane Farm, Saintfield, last Saturday over another new course designed by Eric Pele, with 25 fences including show jumps, cross-country fences, banks, ditches and water. Winner in the 75cm class was newcomer Alex McMaster from Ballynure, riding her show jumping pony that she has produced herself up through the grades. Also competing was her mum Paula McMaster, who finished runner up.

Evan Hobson was the winner in the 90cm riding ‘Promise Me’ – this combination has been improving every week and thoroughly deserved the win. Runner up in the 90cm was Marina Hope riding ‘Dodger’.

Many thanks go to photographer Anne Morrison and to Kingsfield Haylage and Bailieys Horse Feeds for their continued support.

Competition continues every Saturday during February, starting at 10am with the 75cm class, followed by 90cm at 11am and 1m at 1pm. Go As You Please starts from 2pm onwards.

Sunday morning training sessions with Eric Pele have been very popular. These cater for both novice horses/ riders, as well as those who are more experienced. Both groups have been full, but there is the possibility of running a third session, so please contact Eric if you are interested. These sessions are ideal as preparation for the competition season ahead, whether it is in show jumping or eventing. Facilities are available for schooling by prior arrangement on Sunday afternoon, as well as Monday to Thursday. Telephone 07971 146505 to book a slot.


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