There was derby fun for all ages at Laurel View.
As ever the twists and turns of the course gave the competitors lots to think about.
First up was the 45cm class, small in number, but just as important in the afternoon’s schedule. Four faults kept Chloe Agnew and Dusty from making a clear round, but still kept them ahead of Monica Conlon and Tally.
Up to the 60cm and a couple of clear rounds meant the results had to be decided by jump off. Lauren Hill and Lemon gave the best performance under pressure, leaving Sarah Saied and Rab in second place.
The seventies was a super class, with more than half of the competitors riding clear rounds, leaving them to speed their way round the jump off course to decide the placings and the prizes. The number one slot was safely secured by Claire Dobbin and Louie, just a couple of seconds ahead of Myah McLean and Justice.
The 85cm class kept the excitement going, but the red ribbon was earned by Barbara Dixon and Shadow for the only clear round over the course. Simon Wylie and Schumi won the blue ribbon after a quick clean jump off.
Up to a metre to round the day off nicely where Charlotte Dixon picked up both red and blue riding Cosmo and Scooby respectively.
Hopefully there will be lots more action to catch as the Autumn schedule gets underway with Pounds for Points Show Jumping League getting underway on Wednesday, October 7, and then on October 11 there is sure to be some fun at the first Laurel View Jump X Challenge. Check out facebook.com/laurelview to find out more about what it is all about.
Results - Derby Day:
45cm: 1st, Dusty, Chloe Agnew; 2nd, Tally, Monica Conlon.
60cm: 1st, Lemon, Lauren Hill; 2nd, Rab, Sarah Saied; 3rd, Spiffy, Victoria Graham; 4th, Alfie, Louise Beggs; 5th, Cindy, Zara Davis; 6th, Addy, Aimee Davis.
70cm: 1st, Louie, Claire Dobbin; 2nd, Justice, Myah McLean; 3rd, Holiday Candlelight, Christine Murray; 4th, The Castletown Lad, Miriam Wright; 5th, Embarcadero, Sonia Tester; 6th, Marvin, Claire Gilchrist.
85cm: 1st, Shadow, Barbara Dixon; 2nd, Schumi, Simon Wylie; 3rd, Tick Tock, Charlotte Dixon; 4th tie, Abby, Anya Skilling and Loughmourne Diamond, Kirsty Marsden.
1m: 1st, Cosmo, Charlotte Dixon; 2nd, Scooby, Charlotte Dixon; 3rd, Sportsfield Ruby, Hannah Blakely; 4th, Quida, Laura Sloan.