LUSK Equestrian continued their post-lockdown programme of events on Monday, May 3, with a much slimmed down version of the Annual May Day Show.
In order to comply with Covid-19 regulations regarding the number of people allowed at events, it was decided to only run a Working Hunter show for both horses and ponies. Jenny had secured Violet Jackson and Sandra Hamilton to judge the jumping phase, while Paul Horner, dressed to impress, judged the conformation section.
Jenny, assisted by Sharlene Scott, kept the courses changed between classes, and the evergreen Fran Warden ensured that everyone arrived in the arena at their allocated time slot. Thanks also go to Catherine Tumelty, Orla Dunne and Blanche Thompson, who all took their share of scribing in the rain, while Sarah Whiteside claimed the heat of the office for secretary duties and scoring.
The glorious sunshine of the Sunday show jumping show turned into a horrid Monday morning, with wind and rain coming in with force, as the first class began for the youngest competitors.
Not to be deterred by the weather, all but two riders turned up for the first class, to show the judges what they could do. It was commendable to see how well they and their ponies were turned out and performed, even in the rain!
As the day went on, the weather improved and, from the 90cm on, all classes took place in beautiful sunny conditions again. There were some super performances from riders and horses, all so glad to be out in the fresh air at a show again – although some riders were a little ‘ring rusty’!
Monday, May 3
May Day Show at Lusk Equestrian
Class 1 – Novice Working Hunter cross-poles: 1) Effie Torrens Spence, Nat King Cole; 2) Daniel Kennedy, Candy; 3) Lucy Marshall, Beau; 4) Amelia Wheeler, Creevelea Midnight Gambler; 5) Emily Adamson, Zazu; 6) Lucy Hammond, Jessie.
Class 2 – Working Hunter 60cm: 1) Chloe Thompson, Battle’s Gent; 2) Amelia Wheeler, Creevelea Midnight Gambler; 3) Annie Morrow, Made in Japan.
Class 3 – Working Hunter 70cm: 1) Amelia Wheeler, Paddington; 2) Lynne Forbes, Ardnacashel Autumn; 3) Katie Forbes, Dunadeal; 4) Jonathon Mulligan, Diamond Solitaire; 5) Annie Morrow, Made in Japan.
Class 4 – Young Horse Working Hunter 70-80cm: 1) Neil Knox, Pinecroft Jedburgh; 2) Jonny Steele, Herbie; 3) Chloe Lister-Tinsley, Ruby; 4) Sophie Lister-Tinsley, Poppy; 5) Tara Moneypenny, Hoek’s Rory; 6) Clare Murtagh, Princess Aurora.
Class 5 – Traditional Irish horse and Connemara class 80cm: 1) David Wightman, Conrad; 2) Sammy Weston, Tully’s Cherry; 3) Cara Norman, Coolodge Boss; =4) Catherine Patterson, Carrabawn Jewel; =4) Jonny Steele, Stracomer Holy Grail.
Class 6 – 143cm Pony Working Hunter 80cm: 1) David Wightman, Conrad; 2) Rachel Moore, Lily; 3) Ellen McEvoy, Twilight Dancer.
Class 7 – Horse Working Hunter 80cm: 1) Caoimhe O’Hare, Miss Mourne; 2) Neil Knox, Pinecroft Jedburgh; 3) Megan Houston, Beechmount Charonagh; 4) Katie Forbes, Dunadeal.
Class 8 – Small Horse and Cob Working Hunter 80cm: 1) Rachel Moore, Hansel; 2) Chloe Thompson, Beechburn Lass; 3) Kate H Russ, Toffee.
Class 9 – Horse Working Hunter 90cm: 1) Rachel Moore, Chase; 2) Johnny Mulligan, Ciderman; 3) Lucy Arthur, Jeremy; 4) Jack Ferris, Lochmor Lad; 5) Megan Houston, Beechmount Charonagh.
Class 10 – 153cm Pony Working Hunter 90cm: 1) Ben Cousins, Broughshane Boy; 2) Emily McGowan, Oisin Or; 3) Rachel Taylor, The Great Pretender; 4) Aimee Webb, Indie.
Class 11 – Working Hunter 1m: 1) Emily McGowan, Tullaree Fear Bui; 2) Johnny Mulligan, Diamond Queen; 3) Jack Ferris, Lochmar Lad.
Class 12 – Working Hunter 1.10m: 1) Johnny Mulligan, Diamond Queen; 2) Ben Cousins, Broughshane Boy.
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