THANK you to everyone who supported the second leg of the five-week Working Hunter league at Hagans Croft – organisers hope to see everyone again on Saturday, October 30. Thanks are extended to the judge Fiona Young; scribe Caitlin and steward Katie, who make the event run so smoothly.
The league continues until Saturday, November 13; this event is pre-entry only, with entries closing each Thursday at 8pm prior to Saturday’s event. Times are posted online late on Thursday evening. To qualify for the final in week five, each horse/ pony and rider combination must compete in three out of the five weeks and within the same Working Hunter class. Competitors must be present at the final to be eligible for league placings. Scoring is based on a points system and details of league scores can be found on Hagans Croft’s website or facebook page.
Rosettes are awarded to the first six placings each week and within the overall league placings. Everyone is welcome to compete at the final on November 13, with a separate prize giving held for those competing on the day and those competing within the league. This league is very kindly sponsored by Comfort Gut.
All photography is available to purchase from Black Horse Photography NI.
Entries are taken via Hagans Croft’s website: www.haganscroftequestrian.co.uk or download the Hagans Croft App.
Saturday, October 16
Working Hunter League at Hagans Croft
WORKING HUNTER HORSES
Champion Working Hunter Horse: Tara Murphy, Shanbally Déjà Vu; Reserve: Judith Auten, Kevin.
Class 1 – 60cm Working Hunter Horse and Four-year-old Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Tara Murphy, Shanbally Déjà Vu; 2) Louise Reid, Norris; 3) Hannah Ogle, Casements Cavalier.
Class 2 – 70cm Working Hunter Horse: 1) Tara Murphy, Shanbally Déjà Vu; 2) Jessica House, Khalasar; 3) Mia Griffith, Bhinn Sleibh Charlie Tango; 4) Hannah Ogle, Casements Cavalier.
Class 3 – 80cm Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Michael McGaffin, Fred.
Class 4 – 80cm Working Cob: 1) Judith Auten, Kevin; 2) Victoria Thompson, Derrylough Bay Bandit.
Class 5 – 85cm Small Working Hunter Horse (not exceeding 158cm) NIF: 1) Aimee McKeown, Russel; 2) Kate Hutcheson, Dolmen De Klerk; 3) Carrie Townsend, Carrickbracken Delfunk.
Class 6 – 90cm Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Aimee McKeown, Russel; 2) Julie Donaghy Simpson, Tonto; 3) Aoife Hagan, Bella.
Class 7 – 1m Working Hunter Horse NIF: 1) Julie Donaghy Simpson, Tonto; 2) Michael McGaffin, Simba; 3) Aoife Hagan, Bella; 4) Michael McGaffin, Amos.
WORKING HUNTER PONIES
Champion Working Hunter Pony: Emmalee Turley, Belsa Beag; Reserve: Eva Kennedy, Casey.
Class 9 – 60cm Working Hunter Pony NIF Starter Stakes & M&M: 1) Kerry McGrady, Copybush Moonbeam; 2) Daniel Kennedy, Candy.
Class 10 – 70cm Working Hunter Pony NIF Starter Stakes & M&M: 1) Eva Kennedy, Casey; 2) Eva Kennedy, Candy.
Class 11 – 80cm Working Hunter Pony NIF 133cm also M&M: 1) Emmalee Turley, Belsa Beag; 2) Megan Cooney, Princess Dusty; 3) Katie Annett, Newtown Melody.
Class 12 – 90cm Working Hunter Pony NIF 143cm also M&M: 1) Megan Cooney, Princess Dusty; 2) Kitty Cullen, Tbs Inspector Sparrow; 3) Katie Annett, Newtown Melody.
Class 13 – 1m Working Hunter Pony NIF 153cm: 1) Kitty Cullen, Coppenagh Spring Sparrow; 2) Jessica Mulgrew, Knockagarron Emperor.