Week Two of Jump Cross at Deane’s

Week Two of Jump Cross at Deane’s
Once again we were blessed with a great day for the Jump Cross competition at Deanes Equestrian Centre last Sunday the 15th of June.

Once again we were blessed with a great day for the Jump Cross competition at Deanes Equestrian Centre last Sunday the 15th of June.

Marie Hainsworth was first to take on the Mini Class with her pony Sandy and completed the course in a time of 3mins 57secs and pick up a red rosette for first place. Tracey Alcorn on Shanbo took second place with a time of 4mins 8secs while Nuala O’Donnell and Tilly took on their first cross country course and came a respectable third with a time of 4mins 17secs.

Emma Jane Mitchell on Dawn kicked off the action for the Midi Class with a flying start and recorded a good time. Hannah Marie Slater on Tango was next up and eagerly took on the Midi Course and claimed first place with the quickest time of 3mins 17secs. Only 2 secs behind was Aine Hunter on Moonlight Crystal who ran her close. In third place was Lucy Stewart on Dedo. There were a few eager riders to jump in the pairs competition and it was Lucy Stewart on Dedo and Maria Doherty on Butter who came home clear with a time of 4mins 45secs. Second place went to Nuala O’Donnell on Tango and Emma Jane Mitchell on George while third went to Damaris Scott on Ebony and Lauren Bradley on Lacey all picking up refusals.

The Maxi Class ran a slightly longer course with a total of 26 obstacles to jump, Ruth Stack on her horse Tyler set off with determination and flew around the course in a time of 4min 25secs and with it first place. Patrick Hunter on Buzz Lightyear was back again this week with a better round and picked up a second place rosette in a time of 4min 28secs only 0.3sec behind Ruth. Martin McGowan on Jacko took third place with a time of 4min 54secs. Katie North and Lucy Stewart both did well but weren’t quick enough to get into the rosettes.

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 at Deanes is a Dressage Competition on 22nd of June with the following tests being run.

Start 10.30 am: Class 1: The Pony Club D level 1 Dressage test. Class 2: The Pony Club Introductory Dressage test 1995. Class 3: Dressage Ireland Preliminary Test P5. Class 4: Dressage Ireland Preliminary Test P15. Class 5: Dressage Ireland Novice Test N26

New Classes (Fancy Dress)

Class 6: Pairs walk & trot created by Alax. Class 7: Pairs walk, trot & canter created by Alax. Entries on the day €10 per entry per day. Horse Hire €10.

Jump Cross Results


1st Marie Hainsworth Sandy

2nd Tracey Alcorn Shanbo

3rd Nuala O’Donnell Tilly


1st Hannah Marie Slater Tango

2nd Aine Hunter Moonlight Crystal

3rd Lucy Stewart Dedo

Midi Pairs

1st Marie Doherty & Butter, Lucy Stewart & Dedo

2nd Nuala O’Donnell & Tango, Emma Jayne Mitchell & George

3rd Damaris Scott & Ebony, Lauren Bradley & Lacey


1st Ruth Stack Tyler Hill

2nd Patrick Hunter Buzz Lightyear

3rd Martin McGowan Jacko

Clear Round Jumping


Damaris Scott Emmett


Lauren Bradley Jay-zee


No Clears


Aine Hunter Moonlight Crystal

Patrick Hunter Buzz Lightyear

Lucy Stewart Ded