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Winter show jumping league kicks off at Causeway Coast

SUNDAY marked the start of Causeway Coast Arena’s winter show jumping league. William Brown, resident course designer, built an inviting course, which rode very well for the competitors. The morning started with the ever-popular pony cross-pole class, which saw Katie Surgeoner, Caleb Mitchell and Grace McAuley all jumping fabulous clear rounds and gaining full points on the league table.

Grace McAuley went on to jump a super double clear in the 30/40cm class with her pony ‘Konnie’ and the McKay sisters, Jodie and Mia, joined Grace in the winning line-up with their ponies ‘Gordon’ and ‘Sandy’. Mia and Jodie McKay were on winning form, as both girls went on to collect full points with double clears in the 50cm class. Joining them in the winning line up was Aoife McGarry on the amazing ‘Max A Million’.

The Connemara ponies were on winning form in the 60cm class, with Zoe McMullan and ‘Sweetwall Zoe’, a beautiful Connemara mare by ‘Gevaudan’, riding a lovely double clear and Charlotte Killen with her fabulous Connemara gelding ‘Ted’ again on winning form, with a super double clear.

Aoife Milliken rode two super double clears in both the 60cm and 70cm classes on ‘Beauty’. Rebecca Coulter with the fantastic ‘KHS Little Ted’ rode a double clear in the 70cm and Rebecca went on to jump double clear on her own pony ‘Milo’ in the 80cm class. Caitlin McFadden and ‘Starry’ were on top form, collecting full points in the 70cm with a super round. Zoe McMullan was again in the winning line up with a lovely round in the 80cm class, this time on ‘KHS Rococco’. She was joined by Zoe Caskey on ‘Leo’ and Jessica Dunlop on ‘High Flying Hughie’. Jessica Dunlop secured first place in the 90cm having the fastest time on ‘High Flying Hughie’, just ahead of Beth McCartney and ‘Jack’ and Zoe Caskey with ‘Walter’ in third place.

Gillian and Elle Johnston took over the judging for the horse classes and Fiona Watt stepped down from the judge’s box to ride double clear in the 60cm horse class with ‘Nellie’. Melissa Lemon and her own ‘Mamma Mia’ rode a super double clear in the 70cm class.

Margaret Wisener’s ‘Blackjack’ was on super form, with Elle Moore in the saddle, jumping a lovely double clear in the 80cm class. Kirsty McAuley and ‘Paddy’ were on winning form, with a double clear in the 80cm and then the fastest time in the 90cm class put them into the top spot. Regular RDA volunteer, Kathryn McCurdy and the consistent ‘Hazel’ took second place, only a fraction of a second behind Kirsty.

The ever-consistent combination, Geoffrey Glass and ‘Ollie’ were once again in top spot in both the 1m and 1.10m classes. Grace Johnston and Eli took second place in the 1m, with Debbie Allen and ‘Pippa’ in third.

All proceeds from the show go to RDA Causeway Coast and Glens. The organisers would like to thank everyone who helped prior to and on the day of the show.

The second leg of the winter show jumping league will run on Sunday, November 21 – entries close on Saturday, November 20 at 4pm. All entries are online at


Sunday, November 14

Pony Cross-Poles – Clears: Katie Surgeoner, Rocky; Caleb Mitchell, Buzz; Grace McAuley, Konnie.

Pony 30/40cm – Double Clears: Grace McAuley, Konnie; Jodie McKay, Gordon; Mia McKay, Sandy.

Pony 50cm – Double Clears: Jodie McKay, Gordon; Mia McKay, Sandy; Aoife McGarry, Max A Million.

Pony 60cm – Double Clears: Zoe McMullan, Sweetwall Zoe; Aoife Milliken, Beauty; Charlotte Killen, Ted.

Pony 70cm – Double Clears: Caitlin McFadden, Starry; Rebecca Coulter, KHS Little Ted; Aoife Milliken, Beauty.

Pony 80cm – Double Clears: Zoe McMullan, KHS Rococco; Zoe Caskey, Leo; Jessica Dunlop, High Flying Hughie; Rebecca Coulter, Milo.

Pony 90cm: 1) Jessica Dunlop, High Flying Hughie; 2) Beth McCartney, Jack; 3) Zoe Caskey, Walter; 4) Zoe Caskey, Leo.

Pony 1m: 1) Zoe Caskey, Walter.

Horse 60cm – Double Clears: Fiona Watt, Nellie.

Horse 70cm – Double Clears: Katie Morrow, Katie P; Rachel Hall, Tillie; Melissa Lemon, Mamma Mia; Bethany Gordon, Frank.

Horse 80cm – Double Clears: Stuart McCullough, Flash; Vicki Dible, Sam; Kirsty McAuley, Paddy; Elle Moore, Jack.

Horse 90cm: 1) Kirsty McAuley, Paddy; 2) Kathryn McCurdy, Hazel; 3) Debbie Allen, Pippa; 4) Stuart McCullough, Flash; 5) Grace Johnston, Eli.

Horse 1m: 1) Geoffrey Glass, Ollie; 2) Grace Johnston, Eli; 3) Debbie Allen, Pippa; 4) Rebecca Sim, Millie.

Horse 1.10m: 1) Geoffrey Glass, Ollie.

Bree Rutledge

If you would like to find out more about Horse Week, Bree Rutledge can be contacted by email: or or by telephone: +44 (0) 28 9033 4493.




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