With the poor weather conditions outside, no one would have blamed competitors for staying home close to the fire, but many battled the elements to make it to the relative warmth of the Laurel View indoors for the penultimate competition in the popular Pounds for Points Show Jumping League.
Competition has remained strong throughout the league and all at Laurel View are very grateful for the support of the competitors and their teams, making the preparation work most worthwhile.
Everyone is looking forward to the final on Wednesday 17th December.
The points have stacked up for all the qualifying competitors, then when the places for the final classes are announced the points can be tallied and turned into pounds for the winning show jumpers.
As usual the jumping will start with 45cm at 6pm, then work on up through the classes.
The Spring League is on the calendar for 11th March 2015 and will run for eight weeks through to 29th April 2015.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday evenings there is a busy programme of clinics and training organised, including Eric Smiley sessions, Flat Work and Show Jumping clinics as well as British Horse Society Preliminary Teacher Training.
To keep up with Laurel View’s activities, see facebook.com/laurelview or contact 028 9083 0649.
Show Jumping League (10 of 12)
45cm: 1st Sandy, Gracie Bright; 2nd Laurel View Peggy, Zara Davis; 3rd Laurel View Barney B, Kirsten Davis; 4th Laurel View Tyson, Niamh Sloan; 5th Laurel View Guinness, Ellie Templeton; 6th Marty, Louise Delaney.
60cm: 1st Probably Not, Judith Templeton; 2nd Ruby, Beverley McCullough; 3rd Siaradus, Alana Fettis; 4th Laurel View Rab, Sarah Saied; 5th Ruby, Lauren Court; 6th Laurel View Roly, Jennifer McConkey.
70cm: 1st Chief, Cora McNulty; 2nd Josh, Emma McLean; 3rd Laurel View Kate, Kat McQuillan; 4th Laurel View Rab, Chloe Kincaid; 5th Fitz, Katy Clarke; 6th My Blue Eyed Boy, Brooke Ronan.
80cm: 1st Tirna, Jennie Marshall; 2nd Redwood, Margo McLure; 3rd Darcy, Nick Jordan; 4th Abby, Anya Skilling.
90cm: 1st Hovis, Shauna O’Connell; 2nd Silly Sally, Katie McDonnell; 3rd Tirna, Jennie Marshall.
1m: 1st Mulligan’s Masterpiece, Robert Boggs.
Show Jumping League (11 of 12)
45cm: 1st Sandy, Gracie Bright; 2nd Laurel View Guinness, Ellie Templeton; 3rd Laurel View Tyson, Niamh Sloan; 4th Laurel View Peggy, Zara Davis; 5th Laurel View Bruno, Chloe Baxter; 6th Marty, Louise Delaney.
60cm: 1st Robbie, Gracie Bright; 2nd Kenzie, Orla Carmichael; 3rd Laurel View Rab, Sarah Saied; 4th Laurel View Silver, Kate Spence; 5th Laurel View Guinness, Ellie Templeton; 6th Laurel View Roly, Jennifer McConkey.
70cm: 1st Star Statiz, Natasha McKernon; 2nd Josh, Emma McLean; 3rd Laurel View Rab, Chloe Kincaid; 4th Chief, Cora McNulty; 5th Laurel View Admiral, Aimee Davis; 6th Lily, Alison Larkham.
80cm: 1st Star Statiz, Natasha McKernon; 2nd Tirna, Jennie Marshall; 3rd Bob, Amy Neill; 4th Lily, Alison Larkham.
90cm: 1st Snippet, Natasha Henderson; 2nd Silly Sally, Katie McDonnell; 3rd Tirna, Jennie Marshall; 4th Bob, Amy Neill.
1m: 1st Snippet, Natasha Henderson.