The Causeway Coast Community Showjumpers got their new season underway at the Coleraine RDA Arena on Saturday, March 16.
The Coleraine and District RDA have invested a lot of money recently in upgrading both their indoor and outdoor jumping surfaces which are now amongst the best in the country.
Entries in all classes were disappointing but nonetheless there was some excellent jumping in this top class venue.
The second event was held in the Bowl Arena in Portrush but despite the dismal weather forecast it remained dry throughout the day. The jumping surface in Portrush was in top class condition as usual providing some highly competitive show jumping.
The show organisers were delighted to welcome Miss Emma Jane McLoughlin to compete at the Bowl in Portrush. Emma Jane is the granddaughter of Jimmy McCloskey the well known and popular rider who has been a regular competitor in Portrush over the years with his team of horses which included the world famous Mr Springfield. Mr Springfield, when ridden by Robert Smith, represented the British Team at the Olympic Games.
Results RDA Arena
80cm: 1st, Yellow Moon J Wilkinson
90cm: =1st, Curraghavarna Bud J Nevin and Flash Jack J Kealey
1 metre: 1st, Pumba S. A Moffett; 2nd, Curolea Roni. F Thompson
1.10m: 1st Shanvey Diamond J O’Hara; 2nd Ballymulholland Echo Lass E McCollum
Event 5 : 1.20 mtrs
1st Shanvey Diamond
The Bowl Arena
80cm: =1st Tyra MB, P White; Colour Coordinated, K Auld; Curraghavarna Bud, J Nevin; Yellow Moon, J Wilkinson; Zuidams Cruise, S A Stokesberry
90cm: =1st Curraghavarna Bud, J Nevin; Tyra MB, P White; Curolea Roni, F Thompson
1m: 1st, Redwood Humphreys, P White; 2nd, Kaleidoscope, A Carr; 3rd, Puma, S A Moffett; 4th, Irish Twang, M Moorhead; 5th, Curolea Roni, F Thompson.
1.10m: 1st, Redwood Humphreys, P White; 2nd, Texan Style, T White; 3rd, Limmerick Limited Edition, S Cole; 4th, Pumba, S A Moffett; 5th, Vales Blue Flag Beach, J O’Hara; 6th, Senate Hill, P White.
1.20m: 1st, Texan Style, P White; 2nd, Shanvey Diamond, J O’Hara.