Double delight for Kathy

THERE was a double win for Kathy Delargy, topping the 85 cms and 1 metre classes at round 3 of the Indoor Derby League held at Laurel View Equestrian Centre, Templepatrick.

Deborah Geddis on Twinkle Toes claimed first place in the 60 cms after a speedy jump off against Jeronamo and Emma Louise Gourley.

The Castletown Lad and Miriam Wright rode a smashing round in the 70 cms to take the red rosette outright, leaving Louise Craig and Roberta Bradbury on Lass and Jimmy Choo to ride it out to decide who got the blue, in the end it was Jimmy Choo.

The 85 cms competition was just as exciting with Tamara McErlain, Kathy Delargy and Emma Fleming successfully steering Rosie, Skylark Express and Ralph respectively round the jumps without a fault, leaving it down to the jump off to decide. When Tamara and Rosie picked up four faults, it was up to Kathy and Emma to see who could get clear over the jumps fastest and living up to a name Skylark Express secured the title.

Kathy and Skylark Express also kept their engine running to speed round the metre to take home the red for it as well.

The November Derby was the last for 2012, but the league continues in 2013 on 27th January, followed by the final when the cash prizes will be earned on Sunday 3rd March. The competition begins on both dates at 12.30pm with the 60cms, before moving on up through the league classes.

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Results - Derby (three of five)

60 cms: 1st, Twinkle Toes, Deborah Geddis; 2nd, Jeronamo, Emma Louise Gourley.

70 cms: 1st, The Castletown Lad, Miriam Wright; 2nd, Jimmy Choo, Roberta Bradbury; 3rd, Lass, Louise Craig.

85 cms: 1st, Skylark Express, Kathy Delargy; 2nd, Ralph, Emma Fleming; 3rd, Rosie, Tamara McErlain; 4th, Orion, Michelle Hagan; 5th, What a Wizard, Simon Wylie.

1 metre: 1st, Skylark Express, Kathy Delargy.