2017 SJI season underway at The Meadows

Steven McManus and Grey Girl go clear in the 1m
Steven McManus and Grey Girl go clear in the 1m

Following the conclusion of the very successful Baileys 2017 Flexi Eventing series, The Meadows Equestrian, Lurgan, welcomed SJI competitors back to the centre for the start of their 2017 Spring SJI league.

Following recent upgrades to the surfaces in both existing arenas and the exciting other improvements 2017 is certainly going to be a busy one for the organisers.

Patrick Boyle riding Delton, winners of the 1.10m SJI

Patrick Boyle riding Delton, winners of the 1.10m SJI

Showjumping continues this weekend as part of the Meadows St Patrick’s weekend. Friday, March 17, will see schools from all over the province take part in their respective competitions as well as the Bluegrass Open Interschools qualifier.

On Saturday, March 18, it will be the turn of the ponies to have their first show of the year, when the national SJI CWD Pony Spring Tour comes to arenas of the Meadows.

Rounding off the very busy weekend will be the second week of the SJI Spring Horse League with classes once again from 90cms to 1.30m. The ever popular unregistered will also return on Sunday, March 19, both arenas commencing at 9.30am.

For further details contact The Meadows on 028 38322417, via their facebook page or the website www.themec.co.uk.

Results:

Class 1: 90cm - Divided between James Hogg’s Drumiller Dynamic (James Hogg), Tracy Woods’s Falling For You (Zoe Woods), Sarah-Jane Kirwan’s MHS Annaghmore (Sarah-Jane Kirwan).

Class 2: 1m - Divided between Laura Keery’s Ferro Diamond (Laura Keery), Jayne Clarke’s Emby (Jayne Clarke ), James Hogg’s Drumiller Dynamic (James Hogg), Sarah-Jane Kirwan’s MHS Annaghmore (Sarah-Jane Kirwan), Tracy Woods’s Falling For You (Zoe Woods), Patrick Kirwan’s Castlecoe Hill (Patrick Kirwan).

Class 3: 1.10m - 1, Paul Boyle’s Delton (Patrick Boyle); 2, Paul Boyle’s Vupardie (Patrick Boyle); 3, Gareth Clingan’s Delle Lux (Gareth Clingan); 4, Rachelle Harding’s Crossmaglen Bandit (Charlotte Harding); 5, Fiona Roche’s Royal vivendi (Michael Roche); 6, stephen clarke’s GTA Leonardo (Gareth Saunderson).

Class 4: 1.20m - 1, Paul Boyle’s Delton (Patrick Boyle); 2, Fiona Roche’s Seaburg (Michael Roche); 3, Kirsty Clingan’s Wee Todd (Kirsty Clingan); 4, Rachelle Harding’s Nonavic Temara (Charlotte Harding); 5, Edgar Hogg’s Intuitive (James Hogg); 6, Alison Saunderson’s Concerto Thornesele Z (Gareth Saunderson).

Class 5: 1.30m - 1, Fiona Roche’s Seaburg (Michael Roche).