The Laurel View Easter Show on 3rd April got things going with a hop, skip and a jump. A super turnout of competitors at all levels, many at their first ever show, others with a few more hours in the saddle urging them on over the finish line.
Read on to see who proudly took home the shiny trophies and frilly rosettes.
The centre’s calendar is kept very busy and details of the upcoming competitions and many other Laurel View activities are readily available on www.laurelview.co.uk or ring 028 9083 0649.
Class 1 – “Bunny Hops with help!” – 30cm: 1st Tigger, Hannah Robinson; 2nd Cornetto, Dakota McCrory; 3rd Roger, Darragh Martin; 4th Bruno, Penny McWhirter; 5th Kahleesa, Ria Hewitt; 6th Sparky, Finn Doherty.
Class 2 – “Bunny Hop” – 45cm: 1st Guinness, Rebecca Smyth; 2nd Rab, Connie Duncan; 3rd Tigger, Hannah Robinson; 4th Bruno, Sasha Mateer; 5th Silver, Megan Greer; 6th Tinks, Mark Ross.
Class 3 – “Fifty Five Frolic” – 55cm: 1st Busby, Megan Carville; 2nd Jack, Sam Jackson; 3rd Murphy, Rebekah Douglas-Brown; 4th Tinks, Holly Ross; 5th Rab, Connie Duncan; 6th Lily, Anna McErlean.
Class 4 – “Super Sixties” – 60cm: 1st Busby, Megan Carville; 2nd Shadow, Rocco Cairns; 3rd Shalico, Charlotte Greer; 4th Southern Angel, Emma Bamford; 5th Spice, Paula McIlwrath; 6th Murphy, Rebekah Douglas-Brown.
Class 5 – “Seventies Hop” – 70cm: 1st Southern Angel, Emma Bamford; 2nd Shadow, Rocco Cairns; 3rd Missy, Lauren Carville; 4th Shalico, Charlotte Greer; 5th Tom Boy, Gracie Bright; 6th Murphy, Rebekah Douglas-Brown.
Class 6 – “Easter Egg Eighties” – 80cm: 1st Sam’s Secret, Bradie Hogg; 2nd Skylark Express, Kathy Delargy; 3rd Fairy Lodge Gold, Alison Larkham; 4th Shalico, Charlotte Greer; 5th Susie, Benjamin Gilmore; 6th Chester, Kirsty Marsden.
Class 7 – “Nineties but nice!” – 90cm: 1st Skylark Express, Kathy Delargy; 2nd Tom, Charlotte Greer; 3rd Susie, Benjamin Gilmore; 4th Lily, Alison Larkham.
Class 8 – Family Pony Lead Rein: 1st Little Blue Beau, Keira McFarland; 2nd Sparky, Finn Doherty; 3rd Bruno, Penny McWhirter; 4th Boba, Harvey Ross; 5th Minnie, Jacob Lyle; 6th Basil, Amelia Bannon.
Class 9 – Family Pony Unassisted (rider under 13 years): 1st Tigger, Hannah Robinson; 2nd Connie, Evie Caldwell; 3rd Connie, Georgia Rea; 4th Tinks, Holly Ross; 5th Rab, Connie Duncan; 6th Sparky, Mya Seymour.
Class 10 - Family Pony Unassisted (rider 13 years and over): 1st, Holiday Candlelight, Grace Murray; 2nd, Tyson, Amy-Lee Hanvey; 3rd, Bronte, Katie Wilson.