Saturday dawned bright and warm for Lurgan and District Horse and Cattle Society Show held in Lurgan Park.
The Judge for the private driving section John R. Cartwright, Boardmills, Lisburn; ring steward Eugene Larkin and section secretary Margaret Carlisle were kept busy.
Champion of private driving classes: David Bailie (Newtownards) driving the Carnduff family ‘Zatinka M’ to a Laughton Gig.
Reserve champion: Benny McAuley driving ‘Stutton Park Natashie’ to a Spindle Back Gig
Champion Hackney to a show wagon: Linda Skillen driving George Cunningham’s ‘Luddington Isabella’
Reserve champion: Damian Sloan driving ‘Heartland Elmo’
In hand Mountain and Moorland: champion John Weir (Ballyclare) ‘Rosehall Alexander’
Reserve champion: Gareth Bailie showing Pauline Corr’s ‘Brynseion Medallion’.
Class 1: In Hand M and M under 13.2 hands won by Gareth Bailie showing Pauline Corr’s ‘Brynseion Medallion’
Class 2: In Hand M and M over 13.2 hands won by John Weir jnr. (Ballyclare) ‘Rosehall Alexander’
Class 3: Exercise Vehicle – any height: 1st, Joanne McConnell (Rathfriland) ‘Charlie’; 2nd, Jill Castles (Lurgan) ‘Golden All Smiles’; 3rd, John Weir ‘Milltown Boy’
Class 4: Hackney Pony driven to a show wagon: winner Damian Sloan ‘Heartland Elmo’; 2nd, Darryl Caddoo (Dungannon) ‘Heartland Shock and Awe’
Class 5: Hackney Horse driven to a Show Wagon winner Linda Skillen (Newry) driving George Cunningham’s ‘Luddington Isabella’; 2nd, Ruth McCann driving George Cunningham’s ‘Wentworth Tiffany’
Class 6: Gigs over 13.2 hands won by David Bailie driving the Carnduff family ‘Zatinka M’ to a Round back Laughton Gig
Class 7: Gigs under 13.2 hands Benny McAuley (Millisle) driving ‘Stutton Park Natashie’ to a Spindle Back Laughton Gig: 2nd, Wallace Shaw (Castlewellan) ‘Clarvalley Jewel’ to a Spindle Back Gig
Class 8: Concours d’elegance judged by Margaret Carlisle (Area Commissioner NIB-BDS) won by Jill Castles ‘Golden All Smiles’: 2nd, John Weir ‘Rosehall Alexander’; 3rd, Ruairi Creighton ‘Felix’
Class 9: Lady Whip winner Jill Castles ‘Golden all Smiles’
Class 10: Junior whip class won by Ruairi Creighton accompanied by his grandfather James Creighton driving ‘Felix’ to a London Trolley: 2nd, Mark Presho (Brookeborough) accompanied by John Weir snr. Driving Milltown Boy to a Exercise Vehicle
Class 11: Light Trade 1 ST John Weir jnr driving ‘Rosehall Alexander’ to a Butcher’s Cart: 2nd, Ruairi Creighton ‘Felix’ to a London Trolley.