Ella reigns supreme in Flexi Eventing

Conor O'Hare riding Blue, winner of the Intro Class
Conor O'Hare riding Blue, winner of the Intro Class
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Ella Boyle certainly had a day to remember at the latest leg of the Baileys Horse Feeds Flexi Eventing at The Meadows. The Saintfield girl claimed the top two spots in the Pre Novice Section as well as runner up spot in the Novice class.

The seventeen year old competitor who works at Glenpatrick Sport Horses, won the Pre Novice class with Tigger, a six year old gelding by Hermes de Reve which was produced by Beverley Caves. She took runner up spot with her mother’s eight year old Captain Fire mare, Candy who was also in second spot in the Novice class.

Ella Boyle riding Tigger, winner of the PreNovice class

Ella Boyle riding Tigger, winner of the PreNovice class

Lynne Ireland also made her presence felt in this class by claiming third on Dowdstown Dancer and fourth with Inisharoan Aoife.

The Intermediate class this week saw increased entries with the win going to Claire Sedgeman on Archie, a nine year old part bred trekhener gelding by Masurenfuerst which was bred at Ballinteggart Stud and bought as a yearling by Claire. Daniel Brown took second place, just a fraction ahead of third placed Charlotte Dixon on Zermie, the winner in week two.

It was a run away victory in the Novice class for eighteen year old Leah Jackson from Newtownards with her eight year old Cyrano mare, Gemilly, with whom she has had significant eventing results. Emma Jackson with Impy shared equal percentage points with Ella Boyle but had to settle for third place on collectives.

Meanwhile, a very well deserved victory in the Intro class went to Conor O’Hare making his debut appearance with Lougherne Stud’s new stallion for 2016 – Lougherne Charity Blue, a very striking ‘gentleman’ by a top European showjumping sire, Chacco Blue.

Matthew Johnston riding Henry, clear in the 1m

Matthew Johnston riding Henry, clear in the 1m

‘Blue’ was bought from Paul Schockomohle last September and moved from Lougherne Stud’s German yard for this season before returning to show jump. Clearly Lougherne Charity Blue is a name to watch out for in the future. Second place went to Ellen Graham with Eclipse followed by Kerry Magill and Toffee.

Showjumping and cross country were very busy throughout the day and it was very fortuitous that the very heavy rain which was prevalent throughout much of the Province did not reach the Meadows until the latter part of the 1.10m class.

Thanks go to all judges, scribes, call up stewards, scorers, arena party and everyone who keeps the show running so smoothly.

Results

Claire Sedgeman riding Archie, winner of the Intermediate class

Claire Sedgeman riding Archie, winner of the Intermediate class

Dressage

Arena 1 – Intermediate – Test 116 judge Angelene Nicholson: Claire Sedgeman, Archie; Daniel Brown, Bart; Charlotte Dixon, Zermie; Jim Newsam, Murphy; Lucca Stubington, Oliver; Jill Hobson, Furisto 7 for a Secret

Arena 1 – Novice – Test 130 Judge: Angelene Nicholson: Leah Jackson, Gemilly; Ella Boyle, Candy; Emma Jackson, Impy; Suzanne Jordan, Goldie; Denis Currie, Bering Strait; Jim Newsam, Mac and Lucca Stubington, Oliver.

Arena 2 – Pre Novice- Test 107 Judge: Martina McGinley

Emma Jackson riding Impy, third in the Novice class

Emma Jackson riding Impy, third in the Novice class

Ella Boyle, Tigger; Ella Boyle, Candy; Lynne Ireland, Dowdstown Dancer; Lynne Ireland, Inisharoan Aoife; =Ben Rowlatt-McCormick, Graf Keerogue and David O’Connor, Tullymurry Grey Joy.

Arena 3 – Intro –Test 96 judge Genny Belton: Conor O’Hare, Blue; Ellen Graham, Eclipse; Kerry Magill, Toffee; Rachel Ferres, Arnold; Tola Thompson, Loughlann; Suzanne Jordan, Connie.

Showjumping (double clears)

70cms: Pauline Faloon, Presley; Rachel Moore, Harry; Claire Liddle, Molly; Lucy Hanna, Rebel.

80cms: Kathryn Henderson, Betty; Christine Cosgrove, Saphira; Clare Steele, Billy; Lynne Ireland, Inisharon Aoife; Clare Steele, Freddie; Catherine Robinson, Blackey; Judith McCarthy, Mixed Up.

90cms: Robyn McFadden, Echoes Image; Judith McCarthy, Mixed Up; Eloise Rosenfeld, Muppedy; Sarah McClay, Lissavon Tigger; Nikki Cullen, Danske Coevers Lass; Catherine Robinson, Diamond Dreamer; Fergus Reid, Springhill Casanova; Emma Jackson, Penny.

Katherine Henderson riding Betty, clear in the 80cm

Katherine Henderson riding Betty, clear in the 80cm

1m: Taryn McClurkin, Ellie; Suzanne Hagan, Connie; Ellen Graham, Izzy; Rachel Moore, Polly; Ella Boyle, Tigger; Katie Wray, Beechburn Lass; Kerry Magill, Toffee; Matthew Johnston, Harry; Christine Newton, Rebel; Sheena Kerr, Pegasus; Jemma Parkhill, Bella; Rhonda Hall, Bill Little; Adrienne Binney, Tango; Ella Boyle, Candy; Katie Parker, Annie; Clare Steele, Junior; Nicky Cullen, Tango Lad; David Taylor, Freddie; Suzanne Jordan, Goldie; Clare Steele, Hawk; Suzanne Hagan, Holly; David Taylor, Ernie.

1.10m: Fiona Cooper, Belensky; Anna Lyons, Rafa; Janie Cairns, Ronnie; Harold Megahey, Broady; Catherine Robinson, Lord; Alex Cleland, Whisper Grey Dove; David Taylor, Cruising For Pleasure; Laoise O’Farrell, Monlough Meteor; Noah Brown, Jimmy; Daniel Brown, Bart; Fergus Reid, Springhill Midas Touch; Emma Jackson, Impy; Emma Jackson, Silky; Harold Megahey, Lenny; Janie Cairns, Ronnie.

1.20m: Emma Jackson, Amy B; Emma Jackson, Vancouver.

Cross Country (clear rounds): Aine Casey, Clonalee Tomboy; Ron Schaefer, Big Adventure; Kerry Magill, Toffee; Clare Martin, Zebedee; Kerry Bailie, Jimbo; Lee Traynor, Mason; Ella Goodman, Tilly.