Top turnout of competitors for annual championships

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The Riding Club’s Autumn Dressage Championships were held on October 18 2015 at Laurel View, by kind permission of Linda and Robert Davis.

There was a good turnout of over 90 riders, competing in seven different classes ranging from Intro to Elementary. Tim Downes, BHS Fellow, judged the Novice and the Elementary classes, ably supported by judges Janet Hall and Orlaith O’Hagan. The weather was kind, and the form was good.

Results:

Class 1, BD Intro B: 1st, Liz Cherry and Monty for Lecale; 2nd, Diane Jones and JJ for Six Mile Water; 3rd, Laura McKillen and Maylea Gold for the Beeches; 4th, Tommy Millar and Happy Chappy for North Coast; 5th, Jessica Hedgley and Summer Story for Redhall and 6th, Diane Kelly and Highdell Titania for Gilford & District.

Class 2, BD Prelim 7 (2002): 1st, Nicci Hall and Rosie for Lecale; 2nd, Lynsey Robb and Glenvine Creg Ny Baa for Galgorm; 3rd, Shannon Muirhead and Hapgood for Craigantlet; 4th, Kathryn Henderson and Mockingbird for Downshire; 5th, Alison Hillen and Hollybrooks Galaxy for Capall and 6th, Pamel Fox and Bonny Sir Edward for Downshire.

Class 3, BD Prelim 12 (2005): 1st, Julie Moore and Indy Pop for Capall; 2nd, Darlyl McKinney and Ballylin Ben for North Coast; 3rd, Pamela Fox and Bonny Sir Edward for Downshire; 4th, Penny Murphy and Bella for Six Mile Water; 5th, Lynsey Robb and Glenvine Creg Ny Baa for Galgorm and 6th, Fiona Tiffney and Muddy Jess for Redhall

Class 4, BD Novice 24 (2010): 1st, Daryl McKinney and Ballylin Boy for North Coast; 2nd, Penny Murphy and Tick It for Six Mile Water; 3rd, Helen Falkener and Danny for Six Mile Water; 4th, Danielle Hammond and Tanino de Permanaca for Downshire; 5th, Emily Morris and Florida Bud for Capall and 6th, Fiona Tiffney and Muddy Jess for Redhall

Class 5, Elementary 44 (2002): 1st, Helen Falkener and Danny for Six Mile Water; 2nd, Emily Morris and Florida Bud for Capall and 3rd, Katie King and Youngstars Cheetah for Downshire

Class 6, BD Intro B (Junior): 1st, Kirsten Patterson and Cherry for Mourneview; 2nd, Grace Morton and Rocky for Redhall; 3rd, Sarah Gilkinson and Dalways Pythagoras for Redhall; 4th, Amy Ferris and Bob for Redhall; 5th, Alana McAnally and Braepark Lad for Beeches and 6th, Crystal Moore and Crystal’s Vintage Rose for North Coast

Class 7, BD Prelim 12 (Junior): 1st, Lucy Lamont and Yogi for North Coast; 2nd, Vicki Campbell and Dennis for Gilford & District; 3rd, Orla Smith and Bahrain Boy for North Coast; 4th, Aimee McKillen and Mountcharles Boy for the Beeches; 5th, Tara Murphy and Tick It for Six Mile Water and 6th, Lucy McIlroy and Carraigoir Blaze for Gilford & District.