Louise Burke still in front after last qualifying round

Louise Burke still in front after last qualifying round
Last Sunday was the last day of qualifying for Deane’s Equestrian Centre’s Winter League and many riders have now completed the required four weeks of competition.

Last Sunday was the last day of qualifying for Deane’s Equestrian Centre’s Winter League and many riders have now completed the required four weeks of competition.

It was a fantastic sunny day and it brought a great relaxed spring feel to the day. Louise Burke is still out in front for the Junior Champion Rider with 70 points and on her current form looks like she can’t be caught. Lucy Stewart is leading the Senior Champion Rider on 60 points and her closest rival is Charlie Vial.

Lily Wilcox and Meenarillagh began the day with a lovely double clear in the 40cm class. Nuala O’Donnell took Tilly around in the 50cm class but was unlucky to have a refusal while Katie Long on Rodger was determined to get over all the fences after a tough start to her round.

The 60cm class saw Amy Hill on Rayon and Marie Hainsworth on Teddy picking up clear round rosettes. While Louise Burke on Brady continued their consistent form and get yet another clear round rosette. Hannah Marie Slater on Ronin had an unfortunate refusal in the first round.

In the 70 cm class Hannah Marie Slater sorted out the previous problems and went clear. Emma Jayne Mitchell on Dawn had great clear round. Chloe Mullins on Benson got a clear round rosette while Amy Hill on Rayon picked up her second rosette of the day. Holly Beacon on Flora had a lovely settled round.

The 80cm class saw Brenda Burke on Bonnie Mismatch and Niamh Burke on Riley both go clear while Lucy Stewart on Dedo had yet another lovely clear round. There were no clears for the 90cm or 1m class.

The Final is this Sunday the 23rd of February. Riders that have competed in 4 of the 7 weeks are eligible for the final. Other can still ride for clear rounds rosettes.

Proper dress required for final

Clear Rounds

40cms

Lilly Wilcox, Mountcharles, Meenarilagh

50cms

No Clears

60cms

Marie Hainsworth, Mountcharles, Teddy

Amy Hill, Ballyshannon, Rayon

Louise Burke, Frosses, Brady Buster

70cms

Emma Jayne Mitchell, Donegal, Dawn

Hannah Marie Slater, St.John Pt

Cloe Mullins, Donegal, Benson

Lucy Stewart, Mountcharles, Dedo

Amy Hill, Ballyshannon, Rayon

Holly Beacon, Pettigo, Flora

80cms

Lucy Stewart, Mountcharles, Dedo

Brenda Burke, Frosses, Bonnie Mismatch

Niamh Burke, Frosses, Drumard Riley

90cms

No Clears.