The second leg of the Dressage League at Deane’s was held last Sunday.
Plaiting and shinning was order of the day. Class1 is divided into three sections Senior 1a, Junior 1b and Leadrein 1c. So with competitors in all the sections, Lily Kelly & Fairytale was first to ride for the Juniors and Darragh O’Donnell next on Harry (who is so cute) in the lead rein both riders receiving red rosettes.
In the Seniors Tracey Alcorn & Valentino came first, Anita Kelly & Rocky 2nd, Orla McDowell & Culmore Breeze 3rd.
In Class 2 the standard was high and Aileen O’Keeney came first on Tia Maria much to her surprise, Nuala O’Donnell 2nd on Diamond, Hannah Marie Slatter 3rd on Ronin.
In Class 3 1st went to Amy Foy & Rambo who also got Best Turned out prize for horse & rider which is kindly sponsored by Anita Kelly. 2nd to Shauna Conaghan and her adorable cob Woody, 3rd Vera Keatings & Bushfield Lady.
The Dressage League continues for the next two Sundays. Rosettes given for first place each Day. Also a prize for best turned out each week sponsored by Anita Kelly. To qualify for the league Horse and Rider must compete in 2 Sundays plus the Final on the 8th of December. An extra class will be on 8th December will be a Fancy Dress Pairs competition.