The ground was in perfect condition for the Jump Cross competition at Deanes Equestrian Centre on Sunday.
In the Mini class the first brave soul to ride out was Marie Hainsworth on her pony Teddy and despite a few wobbly moments she came home safely and took first place with the quickest time of 5min 9secs.
Caoimhe Sweeney on Rosco were on their first outing and came home in a respectable time of 5min 58secs.
In the Midi class Lucy Stewart on Dedo was first out the blocks but unfortunately took a wrong course. Dara Beth McLoone on Flo another new combination got stuck at the Coffin Jump but once they cleared it they flew around the rest of the course. Aine Hunter on Moonlight Crystal had a few unfortunate refusals but a good time of 5min 3 secs. Hannah Marie Slater took Tango around in the quickest time of the day but also had faults. But it was Lorraine Gillespie on Lily who went clear in a great time of 4min 12 secs to take the red rosette.
In the Maxi class Lorraine Gillespie completed the double with another class win and the quickest time of 5min 9 secs but she was pushed close by Lucy Stewart on Dedo in a time of 5min 38secs. Patrick Hunter on Buzz Lightyear had the third quickest time but also a feew refusals out on course but was happy with his ride out. Phoebe and Katie North on Charlie and All that Jazz also had a few refusals but came home safely.
There was also Clear Round Jumping on the day and most riders took part to provide a warm up for their horses before the Jump Cross.
Next competition is on the 15th of June with Clear Round Jumping and Jump Cross (weather dependant) so fingers crossed that the weather stays reasonable. Followed by a Dressage Competition for the 22nd of June. For further details and posts check our facebook page at Deane’s Farm Equestrian Centre or contact Alax at 074 9737160.
Jump Cross Results
1st Marie Hainsworth, Teddy
2nd Caoimhe Sweeney, Rosco
1st Loraine Gillespie, Lily
2nd Hannah Marie Slater, Tango
3rd Aine Hunter, Moonlight Crystal
1st Lorraine Gillespie, Lily
2nd Lucy Stewart, Dedo
3rd Patrick Hunter, Buzz Lightyear
Clear Round Jumping
Charlie Timony, Teddy
Hannah Marie Slater, Tango
Dara Beth Mcloone, Flo
Lucy Stewart, Dedo
Aine Hunter, Moonlight Crystal
Patrick Hunter, Buzz Lightyear