Spring Dressage League at Deane’s

Spring Dressage League at Deane’s
In the Spring Dressage League at Deane’s Equestrian Centre in Bruckless, Week 3 took place and once again, the standard of competition was very good.

In the Spring Dressage League at Deane’s Equestrian Centre in Bruckless, Week 3 took place and once again, the standard of competition was very good.

In Class 1 it was honours even between Nuala O’Donnell on Pearl and Damaris Scott on Rebel who both rode a great test with a score of 67.5percent. In the lead rein section Darragh O’Donnell on Harry got a score of 70 percent.

Class 2 was won by Fiona Conaghan on Orchid who took top marks for the class with a score of 65.5 percent, she was followed closely by Damaris Scott on Rebel who scored 65 percent. The standard of riding has improved from the first week as the higher scores and good comments on the scorecard showed.

Class 3 turned out to be a very tight competition and at the end it was impossible to separate Shane Harley on Charlie and Mary Finneran on Sasha who both scored 67.5 percent. The next six riders were all within 1 percent of each other.

In Class 4 it was Shane Harley who found himself on top with a fine score of 68.62 percent. Finula Coughlan on Bambi and Kirsten Rice on The Little Rascal took joint second.

Thanks to the dressage judge Dymphna Lonergan from Fintra and scribe Maria Stack from Letterbarrow.

The Final of the Dressage League takes place next week and those riders who have completed two of the previous entry days will be eligible prizes for the final day.

Results

Class 1: Darragh O’Donnell, Harry, 91 (score), 21 (collective), 70.00 (per cent); Nuala O’Donnell, Pearl, 87, 21, 66.92; Cyndi Graham, Dougal, 86, 21, 66.15; Orla McDowell, Culmore Breeze, 79, 18, 60.77; Damaris Scott, Rebel, 87, 21, 66.92; Anita Kelly, Valentino, 81, 18, 62.31.

Class 2: Lauren Bradley, Tilly Tequila, 99 20 59.50; Fiona Conaghan, Orchid, 131, 18, 65.50;

Hannah Marie Slater, Tango, 124, 18, 62.00; Lily Kelly, Bryn, 128, 18, 64.00; Katana Brown, Jingle Bells, 116, 18, 58.00; Damaris Scott, Rebel, 130, 21, 65.00.

Class 3: Mary Finneran, Sash, 189, 63, 67.50; Vera Keatings, Bushfield Lady, 182, 59, 65.00; Shane Harley, Charlie, 189, 63, 67.50; Kirsten Rice, The Little Rascal, 184, 60, 65.71; Kathie Boyle, Uisce, 182, 58, 65.00; Sharon Conaghan, Shanbo, 184, 59, 65.71; Ava Ward, Tyler Hill, 183, 63, 65.36;

Ava Ward, Dawn, 183, 58, 65.36; Tracey Alcorn, Valentino, 176, 54, 62.86.

Class 4: Lucy Stewart, Dedo, 193, 63, 66.55; Finula Coughlan, Bambi, 196, 63, 67.58; Kirsten Rice, The Little Rascal, 196, 63, 67.58; Shane Harley, Charlie, 199, 63, 68.62; Mary Finneran, Sasha, 195, 63, 67.24; Vera Keating, Bushfield Lady, 190, 60, 65.51