Summer dressage is proving popular

Daryl McKinney and Ballylin Ben pick up rosettes in Class 4 and 5
Daryl McKinney and Ballylin Ben pick up rosettes in Class 4 and 5

Laurel View recently hosted the third leg of the Summer Dressage League. As always the Templepatrick centre was delighted to welcome competitors from near and far to put their best hoof forward in the arenas.

Coming out on top of Class 1 was Cavallino and Elaine Gardner as judged by Ivor Harper. “What It’s All About” and Sandra Murray took the second place slot in the walk trot.

Tally and Emma Anderson take home second in the newcomers

Tally and Emma Anderson take home second in the newcomers

A score of 70.50 from Ivor Harper put Diane Jones and JJ at the top of the Newcomers riding Prelim 7 in Class 2. Proudly taking second place were Laurel View Tally and Emma Anderson.

Mathilda and Gillian Orr were top of the crop in the most abundant class of the day, Prelim 13 judged by Debbie Osborough. Runner up was another Gillian, Gillian McCann on Amazon.

Martina McKinley marked Izzy and Louise McFarlane to be top of the Prelim 18 test just ahead of Ballylin Ben and Daryl McKinney.

Ballylin Ben and Daryl McKinney impressed David Patterson riding Novice 30 in Class 5 to take the number one spot just ahead of Tick-It and Penny Murphy.

Cavallino and Elaine Gardner walk and trot into first place

Cavallino and Elaine Gardner walk and trot into first place

David Patterson was also tasked with judging the Open class tests and when the scores were added up the red rosette went to Ardenza Gem and Elaine Morrow for their Elementary test. A second blue rosette of the day was earned by Tick-It and Penny Murphy for their Novice test.

The final will be held on 20th September. Entries via email to laurelview01@btinternet.com by noon on the Thursday preceding the competition or give the office a ring on 028 9083 0649.

Results

Summer Dressage League

Class 1 - BD Intro B (walk/trot). Judge - Ivor Harper: 1st Cavallino, Elaine Gardner, 72.61; 2nd “What It’s All About”, Sandra Murray, 71.52; 3rd BoBo, Michelle Strange, 70.22; 4th Jimmy Choo, Roberta Bradbury, 70.22; 5th Kusia, Mary Horton, 69.35; 6th Schumi, Simon Wylie, 67.17.

Class 2 - Prelim 7 (Newcomers). Judge - Ivor Harper: 1st JJ, Diane Jones, 70.50; 2nd Laurel View Tally, Emma Anderson, 69.50; 3rd Jack, Chelsea Topping, 66.50; 4th Lord Gregory, Rachel Lockyear, 65.75; 5th Sweet Oreo, Jen McIlrath, 64.00; 6th Just Jake, Holly Reilly, 63.50.

Class 3 - Prelim 13. Judge - Debbie Osborough: 1st Mathilda, Gillian Orr, 66.46; 2nd Amazon, Gillian McCann, 66.46; 3rd William, Shelley McFarlane, 65.83; 4th Jori, Savannah Thompson, 65.63; 5th Wizard of Oz, Sophie Winn, 65.42; 6th Leitrim Native K, Amanda Mackey, 65.00.

Class 4 - Prelim 18. Judge - Martina McKinley: 1st Izzy, Louise McFarlane, 72.92; 2nd Ballylin Ben, Daryl McKinney, 71.67; 3rd Wizard of Oz, Sophie Winn, 68.75; 4th Leitrim Native K, Amanda Mackey, 67.29; 5th Cinders, Lyndsay McAleer, 66.88; 6th Bert, Tom Gardiner, 65.63.

Class 5 - Novice 30. Judge - David Patterson: 1st Ballylin Ben, Daryl McKinney, 69.23; 2nd Tick-It, Penny Murphy, 67.12; 3rd Emerald, Elaine Williams, 66.54; 4th Izzy, Louise McFarlane, 66.35; 5th Furisto Seven for a Secret, Jill Hobson, 65.00; 6th Rocha Fella Rose, Beverley Williams, 53.85.

Class 6 – Open. Judge - David Patterson: 1st Ardenza Gem, Elaine Morrow (Elem), 70.00; 2nd Tick-It, Penny Murphy (Nov), 66.96; 3rd Furisto Seven for a Secret, Jill Hobson (Elem), 64.48; 4th Ardenza Gem, Elaine Morrow (Med), 63.53.