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JANUARY 24 2019
High standards at Lusk’s dressage
HE second leg of the
at Lusk Equestrian
on Sunday, January
20 was again well
dressage, Sarah Whiteside
was assisted by Georgie
Brown and Katie Scott, with
Harold doing secretary for
the day, while Jenny was on
The arena was in great
condition and the judges,
by Elaine Sterling and
Janice Campbell, assisted
commented on how well
horses were performing. The
weather was more wintery,
which resulted in a big day in
the cafe.
Dressage continues on
Sunday, February 10, with
the final on February 17. This
coming weekend at Lusks
there is Working Hunter,
Thanks are extended to the
judges Janice Campbell and
Fiona Morrow and all the
other helpers. Photographer
Caroline Grimshaw took
some great shots of the
action on the day.
NOVICE: Nicole Robinson and ‘Copperfield Gold’ claimed third
place in Class 4, riding Novice 24 at the Lusk’s Dressage
League. (FW04-550NN)
PICTURES: courtesy of Caroline Grimshaw
with ponies on Saturday and
horses on Sunday, both days
starting at 10am.
The first of the Garden
Events takes place on Sunday,
February 3, giving everyone a
ELEMENTARY: Fiona McGowan and ‘Freedom’ were placed
in Class 5, riding Elementary 44 at the Dressage League at
Lusk’s. (FW04-552NN)
great chance to prepare for
the coming eventing season,
including cross-country and
the water complex. Entries
close on Friday, February 1
to Sarah Whiteside on 07740
NEWCOMER: Patricia Martin and ‘Bella’ came fourth in Class
2, the Newcomers class, riding Prelim 4 at Lusk’s Dressage
League. (FW04-548NN)
NIRC announce
championship details
NORTHERN Ireland Riding Clubs (NIRC) are pleased to announce
details of their forthcoming championships.
Sunday, March 3 will see the Indoor Show jumping Championships
being held at Portmore Equestrian Centre, Aghalee.
There will be classes for Individuals at 75cm (same horse/ rider
combination cannot jump in any other class), 85cm, 95cm and
105/110cm, as well as a Mixed Team competition (maximum of two
juniors per team) - riders one and two to jump 75cm and riders
three and four to jump 85cm.
Entry forms will be sent out to the clubs in due course. The
photographer for the day will be Sporting Images.
Then, on Sunday, June 2, the Outdoor Dressage Championships
will be held at Knockagh View Equestrian Centre, Greenisland
(details of tests to follow). The photographer for the day will be
Caroline Grimshaw.
AIRC confirms dates of
national events for 2019
By David Abbott
THE dates for the Association
of Irish Riding Clubs (AIRC)
National Championships have
been announced.
The only change to the
programme of events sees the
Hunter Trials Championships
return to Annaharvey Farm, Co.
Offaly in March. The venue for
the Dressage Championships
will be confirmed at a later
The full list of dates and
venues are as follows:
March 31 - Hunter Trials
Sunday, January 20
Class 1 - PC Walk and Trot
Test (2013): 1) Jonny Steele,
Fred; 2) Zach Watson, Casper;
3) Charlie Watson, Beau
Jangles; 4) EllyRose Dixon,
Monaincha Belle; 5) Sharon
Cowan, Rose of Mourne; 6)
Clare Murtagh, Lacey.
Class 2 - Newcomers Prelim
4: 1) Alex Ryan, Nearly Dun;
2) Louise Magill, Camiro’s
Danny; 3) Ciara O’Hara, Cass;
4) Patricia Martin, Bella; 5)
Fiona Dunn, Brooklyn; 6)
Maddie McAfee, Jordan.
Class 3 - Prelim 18: 1) Keva
Milligan, Kings Appraisal; 2)
Championships - Annharvey
Farm, Co. Offaly
June 8 & 9 - Riding Clubs
Festival - Mullingar Equestrian,
Co. Westmeath
July 14 - Show Jumping
Championships - Mullingar
Equestrian, Co. Westmeath
August 11 - Team Show
Jumping Championships - RDS,
August 18 - Dressage
Championships - To be
September 1 - Eventing
Championships - Lisgarvan
House, Co. Carlow
CONCENTRATION: Amy Willis and ‘Lisbane Duno’ concentrate
on their test in the Newcomers class at the Dressage League
at Lusk’s. (FW04-551NN)
Jonny Steele, Bella; 3) Jonny
Steele, Matilda; 4) Michelle
Strange, Quality Galore; 5)
Ellen McDonald, Greenfield
Apache; 6) Alex Gordon, Sox.
Class 4 - Novice 24: 1) Sarah
Irvine, Harry; 2) Karen Dixon,
Kieran; 3) Nicole Robinson,
Copperfield Gold; 4) Tara
Dixon, Fred; 5) Rachel Freil,
Class 5 - Elementary 44:
1) Karen Dixon, Fred; 2)
Tara Dixon, Kieran; 3) Fiona
Magowan, Freedom.
YELLOW RIBBON: Ciara O’Hara and ‘Cass’ secured third
place in the Newcomers class, riding Prelim 4 at the Dressage
League at Lusk’s. (FW04-549NN)
Birr House Pony Club members achieve Fundraising Badge
VER the past
year, the
Birr House
Pony Club Centre
members have raised
£405.00 for The
Alzheimer’s Society
and gained their
Fundraising Badge.
The main event the
members decided to
hold was a Cupcake
Day / Afternoon Tea
party, following the
of The Alzheimer’s
Society. After some
meticulous planning
sessions, they were
They rocked up to
Caroline’s beautifully
decorated back
garden, with
WELL DONE: The Pony Club Centre members at Birr House raised
£405.00 for The Alzheimer’s Society and gained their Fundraising
Badge. (FW04-553NN)
polished boots, crisp
shirts and positive
attitudes. They
played mini games
SUNSHINE: Some of the Birr House
Pony Club Centre members enjoying
the sunshine at their Cupcake Day.
including “guess the
celebrity” and also
held a raffle, with
prizes ranging from
TEA PARTY: Pony Club Centre
members at Birr House and their
friends having a tea party to raise
funds for The Alzheimer’s Society.
chocolates to beauty
sets, to personal
training vouchers.
Members baked
the buns themselves
and the lovely
leaders provided
everyone with tea,
coffee, sugar and
many many cups,
saucers and napkins!
The members
served the delicious
refreshments to full
tables. The weather
was gorgeous - it
seemed even it
wanted the members
to fundraise!
Thank you to all
those who donated
to the charity and
thank you to the
lovely leaders,
Debbie and Caroline,
for helping members
to organise a
wonderful day.
ENJOYABLE: Everyone enjoyed the
weather, the atmosphere and the
home-baked buns at the tea party
held by Birr House Pony Club Centre
members in aid of The Alzheimer’s
Society. (FW04-556NN)


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