A well groomed winter’s tail as Laurel View hosts it’s show

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A cold, frosty winter’s day didn’t deter everyone from the Winter Working Hunter Show at Laurel View on 1st February.

The team at Laurel View are very grateful to the competitors who came from far and near.

Kirsty and Courtney Stuart cast their knowledgeable eyes over the horse competitors in front of them and duly awarded the rosettes, prizes and trophies.

The top accolade of Champion Working Hunter Horse and the David Warwick Memorial Cup went to Erin Faloona riding Kirsty Marsden’s Loughmourne Diamond.

The Champion also received a special prize sponsored by Lauren’s Forever Aloe. The Reserve Champion title and trophy went to Colonel Gun ridden by Laura King who was just home for the weekend.

Georgia Stubington took up the judge’s position in the afternoon and the pony competitors all proudly presented their four legged friends for her expert scrutiny.

After the points were all added up the positions and prizes were awarded as recorded below. The trophy for Champion Working Hunter Pony and mini bucket of Lauren’s Forever Aloe goodies went to Ciara Lane and Fizz, while Wizard of Oz and Sophie Winn took the Reserve Champion trophy home.

This Working Hunter Show is only one of many different competitions and activities being run at Laurel View, make sure you have bookmarked www.laurelview.co.uk.

Many of the classes were qualifiers for the Northern Ireland Festival and good wishes are extended to all who go forward to compete at the Festival.

Working Hunter Horses

Class 1: 60cms Working Hunter Horse: 1st, Midnight Reflection, Karina McVeigh; 2nd, Mark, Alison McClenaghan; 3rd Ula, Carol Galvin; 4th Laurel View Rab, Sarah Saied.

Class 2: 70cm Working Hunter Horse: 1st Harvey, Carolyn Houston; 2nd Ballylar Brandy, Rebecca McWhinney; 3rd Midnight Reflection, Karina McVeigh.

Class 3: 4 year old Working Hunter Horse (born 2010): 1st, Blue Stone Jupiter, Matthew Johnston.

Class 4: 80cm Working Hunter Horse: 1st, The Castletown Lad, Miriam Wright.

Class 5: 80cm Small Working Hunter Horse (not exceeding 158cms): 1st, Blonde 007, Erin Faloona.

Class 6: 80cm Cobs Working Hunter: 1st, Fitzpatrick, Christine Cuthbertson.

Class 7: 90cm Working Hunter Horse: 1st, Waggledance, Emma Andrews; 2nd, Lisbane Flame, Amanda Speers; 3rd, Drumnagalley Cruise, Kathryn King; 4th, Monty, Fiona Fitzgibbon.

Class 8: 1m Working Hunter Horse: 1st, Colonel Gun, Laura King; 2nd, Amber, Nicole Billings; 3rd Waggledance, Emma Andrews; 4th, Lisbane Flame, Amanda Speers; 5th, Loughmourne Diamond, Erin Faloona; 6th, Ben L, Claire Martin; 7th, Drumnagalley Cruise, Kathryn King.

Class 9: 1.10m Working Hunter Horse: 1st, Loughmourne Diamond, Erin Faloona; 2nd, Ben L, Claire Martin.

Champion Working Hunter Horse presented with the David Warwick Memorial Cup - Loughmourne Diamond, Erin Faloona

Reserve Champion Working Hunter Horse - Colonel Gun, Laura King

Working Hunter Ponies

Class 10: 40cm Working Hunter Pony: 1st, Nifty, Lauren Houston; 2nd, Nifty, Freya McClenaghan.

Class 11: 50cm Working Hunter Pony: 1st, Dapple, Ellie Johnston; 2nd, Laurel View Tyson, Niamh Sloan.

Class 12: 60cm Working Hunter Pony: 1st, Wizard of Oz, Sophie Winn; 2nd, Dapple, Ellie Johnston.

Class 13: 70cm Working Hunter Pony: 1st, Wizard of Oz, Sophie Winn; 2nd, Charlies Dream, Bethany Smith; 3rd, Maximillion, Victoria Greenaway; 4th, Chief, Cora McNulty; 5th, Chester, Charlotte Brown.

Class 14: 80cm Working Hunter Pony: 1st, Maximillion, Victoria Greenaway; 2nd, Donegreagh Prionsias, Lucy Johnston; 3rd, Charlies Dream, Bethany Smith.

Class 15: 90cm Working Hunter Pony: 1st, Chester, Charlotte Brown; 2nd, Donegreagh Prionsias, Lucy Johnston; 3rd, Fizz, Ciara Lane.

Class 16: 1m Working Hunter Pony: 1st, Fizz, Ciara Lane.

Champion Working Hunter Pony - Fizz, Ciara Lane

Reserve Champion Working Hunter Pony - Wizard of Oz, Sophie Winn.