Castlehill Riding Club
The members of Castlehill RC have been out in force recently, competing at shows across the North East region, with placings achieved in a variety of classes.
Firstly, Drynam RC hosted their Summer show at the National Sports Campus on the 23rd of August, with dressage, showjumping and showing on offer. It was well supported by our members, with many ribbons taken home on the day. In the advanced primary dressage class, Michelle Reid and Kildalton Opal placed 3rd, with Olivia Nolan and Bridgment Eskert Lily in 6th. In the AP showjumping, Sarah McNulty Malone placed 5th on her sparky mare Jinx. In showing, Vicky Rafter placed 4th in the lightweight class with homebred Arkans Diamond, and 3rd in the draught class on Hilltown Diamond. In the small hunter class, Olivia Nolan placed 2nd and Elaine Mulligan placed just behind in 3rd with Cavram Pheobe.
Thanks to Drynam RC for running a great show given the current Covid-19 protocols, and well done to our members for supporting.
The White’s Agri NER Autumn Dressage League began on Saturday 29th of August at Cheval Showgrounds, with the first leg hosted by Ashbrook RC. It was a fantastic day out for our members, with the sun shining on their efforts. In the Open dressage, club Chairman Lindsey ilona Brady and her horse Trigger Joe won the class, a remarkable feat considering they only upgraded this year, and were riding in their first RC show at that grade! Well done!
In the Sportsmans A class, club secretary Olivia Nolan and Bridgemount Eskert Lily placed 6th, and in the Walk/trot class, Elaine Mulligan and Cavram Pheobe placed 5th, just ahead of Anita McNamara Doyle and her lovely connemara pony Sand Dunes Duchess. Olivia and Anita also rode lovely tests in the AP class, but were unfortunately just out of the placings.
We’re looking forward to a busy September with regional training and the remainder of the Autumn Dressage League to look forward to.
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