Showjumpers star in Ecclesville finale

Joan Maxwell and Roxy winners of 80cm class
Joan Maxwell and Roxy winners of 80cm class
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The final of another very successful Ecclesville Showjumping League was held on 11 September and it was again very competitive, as more combinations than ever had qualified for the chance to win prizes.

With the introduction of two new brightly coloured jumps, the competitors twisted and flew round Raymond Caldwell’s courses. Omagh Equestrian and Countrywear sponsored the turnout prizes for the final, as an added bonus for the riders and grooms.

40cm winners with Maria King, Ecclesville

40cm winners with Maria King, Ecclesville

The 40cm class had six young riders sharing first place with double clears on the night, and Jodie Rodgers and Silver also won the first of the turnout prizes of the evening.

The winner of the 60cm was local girl, Zara Jane Kelly and Bubbles. Zara Jane had a very busy evening jumping three different ponies and also picking up 4th place with Zack in the 70cm class. The 70cm red ribbon winner was Nadia Donnelly riding her lovely pony, Belle.

Joan Maxwell and Roxy were in the top spot when they won the 80cm class. In a very competitive 90cm class the winner was Brooklyn Edwards and Katy, closely followed by Emma Quigley and Katie Clarke.

The organisers would like to take this opportunity to 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 judge’s box, and to Omagh Equestrian and Countrywear for sponsoring the turnout prizes.

The next events for the Ecclesville team will be four, one-day Horse and Pony Shows. The first will be on Sunday 20 September starting at 10am, followed by Sunday 27 September and 4th and 11th October.

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

Results from 11 September:

40cm Class (Double Clears): Lucy McCann and Star; Lucie Anne Abbott and Rosie; Caitlin Kelly and Zack; Chloe Mitchell and Softie; Jodie Rodgers and Silver; Niamh Donnelly and Sweetie; Lucy McCann and Annie

60cm Class (Double Clears): Caitlin Kelly and Zack; Sophie Gurney and Chelsea Girl; Lucy McCann and Star; Grace Hamill and Maisie; Zara Jane Kelly and Bubbles; Sarah Boyle and Coco; Clare Maxwell and Bonnie; Lucy McCann and Annie; Zara Jane Kelly and Millie

70cms (Double Clears): Saoirse Rodgers and The Mighty Celt; Zara Jane Kelly and Zack; Clare Maxwell and Bonnie; Mairead Gartland and Puzzle; Nadia Donnelly and Belle; Demi-Lee McKenna and Ria; Zara Jane Kelly and Millie; Roisin Donnelly and Harry

80cms (Double Clears): Emma Quigley and Perfect Promise; Joan Maxwell and Roxy; Nadia Donnelly and Belle; Demi-Lee McKenna and Ria; Nigel Smith and Betty

90cms (Double Clears): Brooklyn Edwards and Katy; Emma Quigley and Perfect Promise; Katie Clarke and Blue

1m (Double Clears): Roisin Donnelly and Venus; Roisin Donnelly and Ria

1.10m (Double Clears): Roisin Donnelly and Ria

League results:

40cm: 1st= Lucie Ann Abbott and Rosie; Niamh Donnelly and Sweetie; Lucy McCann and Star; Caitlin Kelly and Zack; Chloe Mitchell and Softie; Jodie Rodgers and Silver (Turnout Prize); 2nd= Sarah Boyle and Coco; Grace Hamill and Maisie

60cm: 1st Zara-Jane Kelly and Bubbles; 2nd Sophie Gurney and Chelsea Girl 3rd Clare Maxwell and Bonnie; 4th Lucy McCann and Star; 5th Grace Hamill and Maisie; 6th Sara Boyle and Coco; Turnout Prize – Chloe Mitchell and Softie

70cm: 1st Nadia Donnelly and Belle; 2nd Saoirse Rodgers and The Mighty Celt (Turnout Prize); 3rd Demi-Lee McKenna and Ria; 4th Zara Jane Kelly and Zack; 5th Darragh Rice and Jessie James; 6th Tiana Grace Abbott and Henry

80cm: 1st Joan Maxwell and Roxy (Turnout Prize); 2nd Emma Quigley and Perfect Promise; 3rd Nadia Donnelly and Belle; 4th Jeni Lyons and Jamies Back; 5th Lauren Quigley and Flame in the Wind; 6th Saoirse Rodgers and Jeepers Creepers

90cm: 1st Brooklyn Edwards and Katy; 2nd Emma Quigley and Perfect Promise; 3rd Katie Clarke and Blue; 4th Saoirse Rodgers and Jeepers Creepers; 5th Jeni Lyons and Jamies Back (Turnout Prize); 6th Joan Maxwell and Roxy

1m: 1st Olivia Weir and Heidi (Turnout Prize).