15th October 2020 - Flipbook - Page 70
JULY 23 2020
New venue announced
as Sainteld Horse
Show 2020 launched
RECEPTION HOST: Dorothy Stewart; George Stewart,
who hosted the sponsor and press reception and Show
Director Joan Cunningham (right). (FW30-533NN)
HE Saintfield Horse Show, which is scheduled to
take place on Saturday, August 1, was launched
at a press and sponsor reception last Tuesday
evening, kindly hosted by Racehorse Trainer,
George Stewart at his Danescroft Equestrian
Centre, Lisburn. George Stewart is the sponsor of the
popular Racehorse to Riding Horse Class.
The Show has a new venue this year in Castlewellan Eugene Milligan of Ballybannon Road, Castlewellan is very
kindly hosting the event.
“Everyone who attended the launch on Tuesday had a
fabulous time, with good food and drink, and seriously
great craic,” said show organiser, Joan Cunningham.
Folk from across the equestrian world attended,
including sponsors and friends in the media.
The Ulster Tatler will celebrate it’s 10th year of sponsoring
the Ladies Side Saddle Class - the lucky winner of this
will also receive a fabulous basket from Sean Cooney of
Botanica International, who is also very kindly sponsoring
a number of prizes. There will be all the usual Horse
Showing classes, with the Supreme Hunter Championship,
sponsored by Lagan Construction, Working Hunter, Pony
Showing, Lead Rein, Family Pony, Miniature Horses and, of
course, the event could not take place without the Novelty
saintfieldhorseshow.com Make your entries online closing date is Friday, July 31. For anyone having problems,
LAUNCH: Raymond Cousins, Valerie McBride of McBride
Fashions and Gordon Bell pictured at the launch of this
year’s Saintfield Horse Show. (FW30-535NN)
NEW VENUE: John Joe McCricket, Joint Head of Working
Hunter; Eugene Milligan, host of the 2020 Saintfield Horse
Show; Caroline McMillan and Una Megoran discuss the
new venue. (FW30-534NN)
entries will be taken on the day, but please if at all possible
make them online.
Every penny raised at the show will go towards Phase
Two of the Saintfield Christmas Charity Ride Uganda Bore
Hole Project. Log on to the Saintfield Christmas Charity
Ride facebook page and listen to Pius Kulama, who
attended the ride last December.
For further details, contact Joan Cunningham on 07775
860744; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember social distancing at all times. Please
always use the hand sanitizers.
SUPPORT: Saintfield Horse Show Director, Joan
Cunningham; with Cllr. Robert Burgess and Megan Hamill
showing their support at the launch of this year’s Saintfield
Horse Show. (FW30-536NN)
Elizabeth Power rides to victory in National Grand Prix
Elizabeth Power rode to victory in
the Underwriting Exchange National
Grand Prix at Barnadown Equestrian
on Saturday, July 18, when she
delivered the winning round with
‘Doonaveragh O One’.
Elizabeth is the daughter of
Captain Con Power, member of the
1970s Irish show jumping dream
team that initiated the famous three
in-a-row of Aga Khan Cup victories
at the RDS, still widely regarded as
one of the most talented Irish show
jumping teams of all time.
‘Doonaverragh O One’, is a 19-yearold gelding by ‘High Roller’ and out
of the ‘Diamond Lad’ sired dam,
‘Doonaverragh Diamond’. This loyal
charge has delivered many results
for Power and was instrumental
in her gaining her place in the
International arena in Dublin Horse
Show. Amongst this pairing’s
impressive results was victory in
the Theraplate Championship in
Dublin Horse Show last year.
In total, 86 combinations went to
post and of those, 25 booked their
place in the jump-off.
Drawn midway to go, Power left
nothing to spare as she clocked the
winning time of 39.50 seconds and
took home the winner’s share of
€4,000 on offer.
Jonathan Smyth was fractionally
behind with ‘Crystal Tom’, clocking
40.66 for second place. There was
nothing between the next placing, as
Raphael Jnr Lee partnered ‘Captain
Marko’ to a clear in 40.97 for third.
Former World Champion, Dermott
Lennon had his eye on a win as
he put in a great attempt with his
own ‘Athletix Hero Z’, but despite
all the poles staying in place, the
combination’s time of 41.23 would
later see him take fourth.
Jenny Rankin and the Barry
O’Connor owned ‘Gentleman-Time’
also delivered a clear, but at a slower
pace of 41.70 for fifth.
Kilkenny’s Vincent Byrne and
‘Ganturano’ took sixth place when
they crossed the line clear in 41.85
seconds. ‘Ganturano’ is owned by
Michael Hayden and Paul O’Shea.
Full results are available on www.
sjilive.ie/ results/ 11811995
crosscountry, it is
to wear a
and a body
SUMMER is the best time to
relax, have fun and enjoy lots
of activities with your horse or
pony. Whether or not you are a
happy hacker or aiming to be
the next top eventer, there are
risks involved with all of these
activities, so you need to be
mindful of this, as well as having
fun. The good news is that, with
careful planning, these risks can
be minimised and at Old Mill
Saddlery we have some fantastic
tips to help you along the way.
For those of you who love
nothing more than a long hack
up a country road or to your local
forest, then here are some ideas
you may want to take on board:
1) Always let somebody know
where you are, who you are with
and how long you plan to be
2) Carry a mobile phone that
is fully charged in case of
3) Check your tack thoroughly
before you leave to ensure it is
safe and secure;
4) Wear Hi Viz or Reflective
clothing even in the day time, so
that you are more noticeable to
both drivers and pedestrians.
At Old Mill Saddlery, we stock the
Equi-Flector range of products,
such as Bridle Bands, Hat
Bands, Reversible Waistcoats,
Hat Covers and Exercise Sheets,
so you can be matchy-matchy
with your horse and be safe
and seen as well! If you plan
on a longer trip in the saddle,
then you may want to invest
in a Saddle Pannier to carry
essentials, such as a drink, first
aid kit, treats, your phone and
maybe something for lunch!
If you are feeling a little bit more
adventurous and fancy some
show jumping or cross-country
this summer, then we have a
wide range of products to help
keep you safe. We stock a
variety of safety stirrups, such
as Acavallo Alupro, Safe-On and
Freejump. These all have unique
safety features and come in a
selection of colours. We also
stock some of these in junior
sizes as well.
When going cross-country, it will
be compulsory at most venues
to wear a skull cap and a body
protector. One of our best-selling
skull caps at the moment is
the Charles Owen MS1 Pro
Jockey Skull, which is designed
with an ABS shell featuring
MIPS technology and has a
comfortable padded harness.
It is Kitemarked to VG1 01-040
2014-12 and PAS015, so should
be suitable for competing at
most events as well.
A lightweight body protector
will be cooler in the summer
heat and both the Racesafe
ProVent 3.0 and the Airowear
Wave are among the lightest
on the market. They are both
segmented, so are very flexible
and have a Beta Level 3 Safety
Standard, so provide the highest
level of protection available.
For more information on any
of these products, please go
to www.oldmillsaddlery.com or
call us on 028 9335 3268 and
our customer service team will
be happy to help you. They can
also be viewed in our superstore
based at 110 Larne Road,
Ballycarry, BT38 9JN.