The final of Deane’s Equestrian Centre Dressage League in Bruckless took place last Sunday 8th with Vera Keating coming out on top.
Even though it was a drizzly dark day the competitors turned up eager to take on the challenge.
Class 1 was divided into seniors, juniors and lead rein and joint 1st place went to Anita Kelly & Tracey Alcorn in the seniors with Orla Mc Dowell 2nd in the League and local rider Anne Walker picking up 2nd for the test on the day. Lily Kelly on Fairytale and Darragh O’Donnell on Harry won first in their respective classes.
Class 2 was a close fought battle between Fourth Clodagh Brady on Hailey’s Comet, third Jodie Fergus on Stracomer Watson, second Nuala O’Donnell on Diamond with only a few percent separating the riders. However coming home in first place was Aileen O’Keeney on Tia Maria with a superb score of 71.50% the highest of the day.
Class 3 Was another close affair with 6th place going to Magda Sluasczky on Stracomer Shiraz, 5th Yvonne Fox on Chocolate Humour, 4th Lucy Stewart on Dedo, 3rd Katie North with All that Jazz, 2nd Amy Foy on The Little Rascal, 1st place went to Vera Keating from Letterkenny with Bushfield Lady with a fabulous score of 70.71%.
There was a special entry for the fancy dress pairs competition Anita Kelly and Tracey Alcorn who dressed as horses, a thorough bred and a hairy legged cob, came tootling into the arena. At the halfway point of the test everyone was wondering if the two legged horses had the stamina to finish and the spectators were in stitches!!
Over Champion went deservingly to Vera Keating for best combine score over the four weeks of the League. Best Dressed went Amy Foy, e.g. her grooms Mary and Kirsten Rice. Many thanks to Antia Kelly for supplying the prizes through out the League.
Next Competitions: Christmas Show on the 15th Dec, with Teams of 4 and Snooker.
Winter/ Spring League starts 5th Jan 2014. Contact Alax 074 9737160 for details.