Zara-Jane’s on top form at Ecclesville

Zara-Jane kelly and Millie winners of 70cm class
Zara-Jane kelly and Millie winners of 70cm class
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The final of the second of Ecclesville’s Showjumping Leagues for 2016 was held on April 22 and it was again very competitive, as the numerous qualified combinations battled it out for the prizes.

With the new Super League underway the top six in each class also won valuable points, as at the end of 2016, in each class from 60cm through to 1.10cm, a perpetual trophy will be awarded to rider and horse combination with the most points.

Winners of 40cm class with Maria King, Ecclesville Centre

Winners of 40cm class with Maria King, Ecclesville Centre

The spectators were treated to great displays of showjumping as the competitors twisted and flew round Raymond Caldwell’s tricky courses.

RD Equestrian sponsored the turnout prizes for the final, which was an added bonus for the riders and grooms.

The 40cm class had nine riders sharing first place and both Eunan and Caitlin Kelly riding Bubbles jointly won the first of the Turnout Prizes of the evening.

The winner of the 60cm was Zara-Jane Kelly riding Bubbles and her fantastic form continued throughout the evening as she then went on to pick up the 70cm red ribbon riding the very talented Millie.

Caitlin and Eunan Kelly winners of turnout in 40cm class

Caitlin and Eunan Kelly winners of turnout in 40cm class

The 80cm class was won by Clara Daly riding the very speedy Ollie, who came in a full five seconds faster than the second placed competitor. The winner of the 90cm class was Casey Phair riding the consistent Cavernhill Annie.

Roisin Donnelly and Ria took the top spot in both the 1m and 1.10 class to round off a very entertaining evening of jumping.

The Super League for 2016 is looking very interesting. In the 60cm class Zara-Jane Kelly and Bubbles are in the lead with 14 points. She is also leading the 70cm class with Millie on 18 points.

The 80cm class is extremely close with Kacey McLaughlin riding Flicka and Clara Daly riding Ollie sharing the top spot with 16 points each. Danika Campbell and Fonya lead the 90cm class with 14 points.

Roisin Donnelly leads both the 1m and 1.10 classes with Venus and Ria respectively.

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 Gillian Hynes for call–up and turnout Judge, to Rachel Magee who assisted in the judge’s box and to RD Equestrian for sponsoring the turnout prizes.

Results:

40cm Class (Double Clears): Grace Hamill and Star; Caitlin Kelly and Bubbles (Turnout Prize); Eunan Kelly and Bubbles (Turnout prize); Sarah Boyle and Starry Night; Jodie Rodgers and San; Georgia Crawford and Tom Thumb; Caitlin McKernaghan and Sweetie; Jordana Mitchell and Buster; Thea Rodgers and San; Rachel McKernaghan and Billy.

60cm Class (Double Clears): Zara-Jane and Bubbles (Turnout Prize); Grace Hamill and Star; Aoife Straum and Ria; Erin Straum and Mallon; Lucie-Ann Abbott and Rosie; Georgia Crawford and Tom Thumb; Sarah Boyle and Starry Night.

70cms (Double Clears): Saoirse Rodgers and Pretty Woman; Zara-Jane Kelly and Zack; Tiana-Grace Abbott and Henry; Erin-Louise McManus and Smokie; Nadia Donnelly and Benny (Turnout Prize); Zara-Jane Kelly and Millie; Erin Straume and Mallon; Aoife Straume and Ria; Zara-Jane Kelly and Ollie; Robert McLaren and Commanchies First.

80cms (Double Clears): Clara Daly and Ollie; Kacey McLaughlin and Flicka; Saoirse Rodgers and Pretty Woman; Celia Breydin and Molly; Mary-Kate Rice and Horizon Star; Clara Daly and Scarletts Harry; Tracey Reilly and Bebe; Robert McLaren and Commanchies First.

90cms (Double Clear): Casey Phair and Cavernhill Annie.

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

1.10m (Double Clear): Roisin Donnelly and Ria.

League results:

40cm: 1st= Jodie Rodgers and San; Georgia Crawford and Tom Thumb; Sarah Boyle and Starry Night; Grace Hamill and Star; Caitlin Kelly and Sweetie; Fiona Kelly and Twitter; Jordana Mitchell and Buster; Thea Rodgers and San; Rachel McKernaghan and Billy.

60cm: 1st Zara-Jane Kelly and Bubbles (Turnout); 2nd Aoife Straum and Ria; 3rd Georgia Crawford and Tom Thumb; 4th Grace Hamill and Star; 5th Lucy-Ann Abbott and Rosie; 6th Erin Straum and Mallon.

70cm: 1st Zara-Jane Kelly and Millie; 2nd Nadia Donnelly and Benny (Turnout); 3rd Robert McLaren and Commanchies First; 4th Aoife Straum and Ria; 5th Zara-Jane Kelly and Zack; 6th Tiana-Grace Abbott and Henry.

80cm: 1st Clara Daly and Ollie; 2nd Kasey McLaughlin and Flicka; 3rd Robert McLaren and Commanchies First; 4th Clara Daly and Scarletts Harry; 5th Zara-Jane Kelly and Millie; 6th Nadia Donnelly and Benny; Turnout Prize – Lisa McFarland and Magic.

90cm: 1st Casey Phair and Cavernhill Annie; 2nd Danika Campbell and Fonya (Turnout prize); 3rd Lisa McFarland and Magic; 4th Kasey McLaughlin and Flicka.

1m: 1st Roisin Donnelly and Ria; 2nd Roisin Donnelly and Venus; 3rd Casey Phair and Cavernhill Annie.

1.10: 1st Roisin Donnelly and Ria; 2nd Roisin Donnelly and Venus.

The next League is scheduled to start on 27 May. For further details contact Sandra on 07990 541 966 or Ecclesville on 028 8284 0591.