League final at Ecclesville

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The final of one of the most successful of Ecclesville’s Showjumping Leagues was held on 7 December and it was a great evening of showjumping, as the qualified combinations battled it out for the prizes.

The qualified combinations twisted and turned round Raymond Caldwell’s courses and with the freshly painted fences it was a terrific finale to a great league. Omagh Equestrian and Countrywear had also very kindly sponsored the turnout prizes for the final, so this was an added bonus for the riders and grooms.

The 40cm class had eleven young riders sharing first place, included in the line-up were the McFadden sisters, Connie and Cara, following in their dad Shane’s footsteps the future looks good for local showjumping. In this class the first of the turnout prizes was awarded to Zara-Jane Kelly and Bubbles.

The winner of the 60cm and 70cm classes was local girl, Chloe McGuigan, niece of the very successful showjumper, Ronan McGuigan who is based in America. Chloe riding Cashel Sue executed some very tight turns to ensure they could not be caught and were the very deserving winners of these two red ribbons.

The 80cm class was won by Caoimhe Hegarty and Buster and with Caoimhe and Splash also slotting into 3rd place she was delighted with her two ponies. Katie Clarke and Blue had a great jump off to secure the 90cm class and she also picked up fourth place in this class with Jolene.

Roisin Donnelly and Venus took the top spot as the winners of the 1m, she dominated this class picking up second and third place, too. The very consistent combination of Kyra Gilmour and Warrenbank won the 1.10. In this class the competition for the red rosette was fast and furious and with less than half a second between first and third place it was a great finale in this very successful league.

The organisers would like to take this opportunity thank all the many competitors who supported this league. Also sincere thanks to Raymond Caldwell, course builder, assisted by Malvern Moore, to Rachel Magee who assisted in the judges’ box and to Omagh Equestrian and Countrywear for sponsoring the turnout prizes.

The next event for the Ecclesville team will be the very popular Christmas Cracker Show on Saturday 27 December starting at 10am.

For further details contact Sandra on 07990541966 or Ecclesville on 028 82840591.

Results from 5 December:

40cm Class (Double Clears): Caitlin Kelly and Jigsaw; Connie McFadden and Snowy; Cormac Taggart and Flick; Siobhan Nagel and Coco; Chloe Mitchell and Phoebe; Shannon Montague and Sweetie; Zara Jane Kelly and Bubbles; Conor Mclaughlin and Cookie; Aaron Healy and Nemo; Nakita Thompson and Tornado; Chloe Flood and Paddy; Mary Kate Rice and Buster; Sara Boyle and Coco; Clara Daly and Bobby

60cm Class (Double Clears): Shannon Montague and Sweetie; Sophie Gurney and Chelsea Girl; Zara Jane Kelly and Bubbles; Chloe Mitchell and Phoebe; Siobhan Nagel and Maisie; Matthew Hempton and Minnie the Minx; Amy McLaughlin and Cookie; Joseph Owens and Annie Mac; Nakita Thompson and Tornado; Rhianna Thompson and Penny; Chloe Flood and Paddy; Jodie Lyons and Bubblicious; Chloe McGuigan and Cashel Sue

70cms (Double Clears): Matthew Hempton and Minnie the Minx; Donnika Campbell and Ria; Kasey McLaughlin and Flick; Amy McLaughlin and Cookie; Rushelle Kerr and Bertie; Henry Flood and Aim Higher; Jodie Lyons and Camowen Bullet; Chloe McGuigan and Cashel Sue; Darren Irwin and Cherry; Clara Daly and Bubbles; Conn Sweeney and Charlie Bear; Jeni Lyons and Chief; Jodie Somerville and Blue

80cms (Double Clears): Jeni Lyons and Magic; Kyra Gilmour and Bracken Dancer; Henry Flood and Aim Higher; Caoimhe Hegarty and Splash; Caity Platts and Earls Ross Dun; Jodie Somerville and Blue; Caoimhe Hegarty and Buster; Eileen Tunney and Dolly; Niall McEvoy and George; Niamh McEvoy and Jasper

90cms (Double Clears): Holly Walker and Just Dandy; Patrick McEvoy and Paddy; Niall McEvoy and George; Katie Clarke and Blue; Niamh McEvoy and Jasper; Eileen Tunney and Doll

1m (Double Clears): Roisin Donnelly and Ria; Conall Kelly and Maverick; Katie Clarke and Jolene; Patrick McEvoy and Paddy; Rosin Donnelly and Venus; Roisin Donnelly and Shambo; Holly Walker and Just Dandy; Jeni Lyons and Katie

1.10m (Double Clears): Kyra Gilmour and Warrenbank; Roisin Donnelly and Ria

League results:

40cm: 1st= Zara Jane Kelly and Bubbles (Turnout); Caitlin Kelly and Jigsaw; Connie McFadden and Snowy; Cara McFadden and Sweetie; Cormac Taggart and Flick; Siobhan Nagel and Coco; Chloe Mitchell and Phoebe; Shannon Montague and Sweetie; Conor McLaughlin and Cookie; Nakita Thompson and Tornado; Chloe Flood and Paddy

60cm: 1st Chloe McGuigan and Cashel Sue; 2nd Joseph Owens and Annie Mac; 3rd Rhianna Thompson and Penny; 4th Matthew Hempton and Minnie the Minx; 5th Amy McLaughlin and Cookie; 6th Jodie Lyons and Bubblicious; Turnout prize – Sophie Gurney and Chelsea Girl

70cm: 1st Chloe McGuigan and Cashel Sue; 2nd Matthew Hempton and Minnie the Minx; 3rd Jodie Lyons and Camowen Bullet; 4th Kasey McLaughlin and Flick; 5th Donnika Campbell and Ria; 6th Jodie Somerville and Blue; Turnout prize – Joseph Owens and Annie Mac

80cm: 1st Caoimhe Hegarty and Buster; 2nd Jeni Lyons and Magic; 3rd Caoimhe Hegarty and Splash; 4th Kyra Gilmour and Bracken Dancer; 5th Jodie Somerville and Blue; 6th Caity Platts and Earls Ross Dun; Turnout prize – Henry Flood and Aim Higher

90cm: 1st Katie Clarke and Blue (Turnout prize); 2nd Adam Shortt and Henry; 3rd Kyra Gilmour and Bracken Dancer; 4th Katie Clarke and Jolene

1m: 1st Roisin Donnelly and Venus; 2nd Roisin Donnelly and Ria; 3rd Roisin Donnelly and Ria; 4th Katie Clarke and Jolene (Turnout prize); 5th Conall Kelly and Maverick; 6th Kyra Gilmour and Warrenbank

1.10: 1st Kyra Gilmour and Warrenbank (Turnout prize); 2nd Roisin Donnelly and Ria; 3rd Roisin Donnelly and Venus