Working Hunter league kicks off at Gransha

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STYLISH: Tracey Manson on ‘Dunraven Clover Cruise’ came fourth in the 80cm class at the first round of the Gransha Working Hunter league. (FW40-546NN)

THE first round of the SVS Equine Working Hunter League at Gransha Equestrian Centre, Bangor, kicked off with a cool breeze and bright sunshine on Saturday. The morning soon warmed up and so did the competition. The riders enjoyed the flowing course and there were not too many falling poles. Kirsty Jackson judged and the scores were very close in many of the classes.

Tim McKee put forward a Working Hunter jump for a free draw prize at the final and the five lucky riders to win this month’s places in the final draw were Ellie Miskelly, Phoebe Beaumont, Ben Cousins, Charlotte Glenn and Emmalee Turley.

IMPRESSIVE: Kerry Finlay on ‘Shanbally Ronaldo’, winner of the 90cm class and runner up in the 1m class at the first round of the Gransha Working Hunter league. (FW40-545NN)

Next Saturday’s competition is the Gransha Derby. This course will wind round both the Derby and the TopSpec arenas, with a mix of show jumps, Working Hunter fences and cross-country obstacles. Entries are via the Gransha Equestrian App and will close at noon on Friday.

RESULTS

Saturday, September 26

SVS Equine Autumn Working Hunter League

Arena 1 – Derby Arena Ponies

Class 2 – 50cm Ponies: 1) Ellie Miskelly, Ballagh Rebel.

Class 4 – 70cm Ponies: 1) Georgia Heenan, Red or Dead; 2) Niamh Devlin, Dan; 3) Charlotte Glenn, Chequer Hill Water Lilly; 4) Caitlin Dodd, Crystals Rockafilly Rebel; 5) Charlotte McAllister, Jessie; 6) Shana Martin, Peasedown Bobby Brown.

Class 5 – 80cm Connemara Ponies up to 158cm: 1) Charlotte  Glenn, Chequer Hill Water Lilly; 2) Emmalee Turley, Belsa Beag; 3) Leah Chambers, Cummer Park Silver Boy.

Class 6 – 90cm Connemara Ponies up to 158cm: 1) Alex Watt, Denman; 2) Leah Chambers, Cummer Park Silver Boy.

Arena 1 – Derby Arena Horses

Class 7 – 70cm Horses: 1) Suzi McClean, Butter; 2) Judith Jackson, Barbara; 3) Laura Bell, Mr Bumble.

Class 8 – 80cm Horses: 1) Jill Banford, Slemish Cavalier Two Step; 2) Caitlin McKechnie, Trodai Beag; 3) Emmalee Turley, Milo; 4) Tracey Manson, Dunraven Clover Cruise; 5) Michelle McConnell, Inisbri Dawn Chorus; 6) Sharon Power, Dynasty.

Class 9 – 90cm Horses: 1) Kerry Finlay, Shanbally Ronaldo; 2) Sophie Cowan, Tempo Quickstep; 3) Aimee McKeown, Russel; 4) Emma Connolly, Mulaghadrin Cointreau Lady; 4) Suzanne Glen, Balllylimp Bob; 6) Caitlin McClelland, Wee Todd.

Class 10 – 1m Horses: 1) Ben Cousins, Tempo Quickstep; 1) Kerry Finlay, Shanbally Ronaldo; 3) Megan Hamill, Chesterfield Rock Power.

Class 11 – 1.10m Horses: 1) Phoebe Beaumont, Roundthorn Claddagh.

Class 12 – 80cm Ponies: 1) Charlotte McAllister, Ruby; 2) Niamh Devlin, Dan; 3) Caitlin Dodd, Crystals Rockafilly Rebel; 4) Emmalee Turley, Belsa Beag.

JUMPING WELL: Sophie Cowan on ‘Tempo Quickstep’ came second in the 90cm class at the first round of the Gransha Working Hunter league. (FW40-544NN)

Class 13 – 90cm Ponies: 1) Nikita Kidd, Adastra on a Whisper.

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