Week 3 of the Summer Showjumping League at Deane’s Equestrian Centre took place last Sunday and despite one or two other sporting fixtures taking place there was a nice turn out for jumping.
The 40cm class started with Rosalie Purcell and Heather taking on the course and they picked up a few faults along the way but jumped nicely. Freya Moohan on Meenarilagh were inch perfect once again as they picked up a lovely clear round.
The 50cm class had only one clear round and that went to Hollie Bradley on Tango all the other riders picked up faults on the way around the course.
The 60cm class had only three clear rounds and they went to Amy Barron on Tango Hollie Bradley on Tango and Kimberly Koesling on Scarlet. Amy did ever so well as she was so nervous but fought through to pick up her first clear round rosette while Kimberly had to work hard as this is only her young horse’s third outing.
The 70cm class also had three clear rounds and they went to Lucy Stewart on Dedo who jumped clear in their own unique style. Kimberly Koesling on Scarlet was feeling brave and Scarlet did not let her down as she jumped the higher course with ease to picke up her second clear round rosette for the day. Kelly Anne McGrath on Lady jumped well and made the course look easy to pick up her clear round rosette.
The 80cm Class saw only two clear rounds and they went to Hannah Marie Slater on Pierre who flew around the course and despite rattling the last fence, were clear and picked up a clear round rosette . Marie Molloy on Rubyalso jumped a super round and picked up a well deserved clear round rosette.
The 90cm Class had Hannah Marie Slater and Marie Molloy back in action and they made the course look easy as they flew around both riders picked up a second clear round rosette. Gemma Baird on her horse Jasper looked like they had wings as they cleared the fences with feet to spare.
The 1m class had Gemma Baird on Jasper dueling with Marie Molloy on her other mount Dewy for the clear round rosettes. But despite a sticky round Marie and Dewy were clear Gemma and Jasper had an unlucky 4 faults. ~In the 1.10m Class Marie Molloy and Dewy flew around the course and picked up their second clear round rosette for the day.
The Summer League continues next week 24th of July & again on the 31st of July. There is a break on the 7th of August for a charity ride with the jumping returning on the 14th of August for the Final of the Summer League. Riders must compete in 3 competitions to qualify for prizes on the Final but everyone is welcome to compete.