Competition hots up in the hunt for Loose Jumping championships

Presentation - Martin McCabe with, Miss Hilltop Clover by Clover Echo out of Hilltop Belle by Big Sink Hope presentation by Mark Kinsella (judge)
Presentation - Martin McCabe with, Miss Hilltop Clover by Clover Echo out of Hilltop Belle by Big Sink Hope presentation by Mark Kinsella (judge)

A large crowd came to Mossvale Equestrian Centre to watch a good number of talented and well-bred three year olds competing in the second leg of the Loose Jumping Qualifier held on Tuesday 18 November.

Judged by Mark Kinsella, from Co. Meath, who trained with Cian O’Conner and is now based at Turkington Equestrian Centre at Sandholes where, as well as his show jumping career, he runs a busy show jumping and Livery Yard.

The Society would like to thank Mark and is most appreciative of his generosity and the time he gave up in supporting this event.

The next qualifier is scheduled to take place at Connell Hill Equestrian Centre on Monday 24 November.

The impressive winner owned and bred by Martin McCabe, of Ballynahinch, was by Clover Echo out of mare by Big Sink Hope. An interesting list of stallions and breeding lines were represented at this event.

Results as follows:

1, Martin McCabe, Miss Hilltop Clover by Clover Echo out of Hilltop Belle by Big Sink Hope

2, Judith Sossick, Loughview Black Diamond by Cashell out of Loughview Diamond Lass by Jack of Diamonds.

3, Catherine Hutchinson, SVS Scirocco by A Quidam M out of Springview Talino by Larino

4, Carol Armstrong, Cornascriebe Mermaid by Mermus R out of Cornascriebe Vella by Ballinvella

5, Gareth Carlisle, MT Maggie May by Hoeks Ludo W out of Cavalier Dot by Cavalier Royale

6, Andree Fitchie, Springvale by Hoeks Ludo out of Lady Abigail by Pirate

7, Jim Newson, Clerkson by Clerenwell out of Chamonix by Kitzbuhel

8, Luke Campbell, Un-named by West Coast Cavalier out of Sille Fornia by Voltaire

9, Luke Campbell, Un-named by West Coast Cavalier out of Liberty Glory by Bonahon Decies

10, Eric Pele, Un-named by Big Time Ginger out of Good Feather by Mohill Cavalier Clover

11, Neil McCluskey, Gennie by Heartbreaker out of Larthago by Nimmerdor

12, Neil McCluskey, Giavanna CB by Ukato out of Vivana CB by Lux

Please note there is a change of venue for the final which will take place at Portmore Equestrian Centre, Aghalee on Wednesday, 3 December. This is a showcase not to be missed by both breeders and buyers. Many of the horses who have competed in this competition in the past have gone on to perform at the highest level in many disciplines both at home and abroad.

Further details can be obtained from Carole on 028 4278 8687 or email carole_greyabbey@yahoo.co.uk or Facebook