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HORSEWEEK
FARMWEEK
AUGUST 01 2019
Pearson reaps success From the
at Connell Hill show
horse’s
mouth
T
HE eighth
leg of the
SJI Summer
Horse League
at Connell
Hill, Randalstown
saw a busy, highly
competitive day,
when riders arrived
to jump tracks set
and designed by
Course Designer,
Will Crean. Judge,
Heather Camblin,
swiftly rocked
the show into
action, before the
temperature rose,
with the 80cm
class, which saw
Daisy Pearson from
Carrickfergus, a new
recruit to registered
jumping, claiming
the only double clear
and then go on to
reap further success
in the 90cm class on
her mare ‘Sylvana’.
The rst double
clear of the large
1m class went to
local lady Pauline
McKeown on her
mare ‘Castleeld
Mia’. The rst class
going against the
clock was the 1.10m
class, which saw
Patrick McWilliams
from Moneymore,
take victory when
he entered the arena
three quarter way
through the class on
his mare ‘Drumrot
Penny’.
Gareth Saunderson
from Dungannon,
then took the
honours of rst
place on his mum,
Alison’s, gelding
‘GTA Barocco Blue’
jumping the only
double clear in the
1.20m class. The nal
DOUBLE: Daisy Pearson and ‘Sylvana’ jumped
clear in both the 80cm and 90cm classes at
Connell Hill. (FW31-535NN)
PICTURES: courtesy of Lyndon McKee
class of the day saw
Patrick McWilliams
once again stand in
poll position when
he opened the 1.30m
class setting an
unbeatable time on
his mare ‘Fivonia G’.
Thanks to
Course Designer
Will Crean, Judge
Heather Camblin,
Photographer
Lyndon McKee,
Starter Alison Smith,
Arena Crew, staff,
competitors, owners
and grooms for their
help and support
and look forward to
welcoming everyone
for the remaining
legs of this summer
league before the
commencement of
the Autumn League
in September contact Grace on
07765 884254
or Gillian on
07803 178009 for
information.
RESULTS
Thursday, July 25
Class 1 - 80cm: 1)
Daisy Pearson’s
Sylvana, Daisy
Pearson.
Class 2 - 90cm: =1)
90CM: Chloe Connon and ‘Dark Secret’
competing in the 90cm class at Connell Hill.
(FW31-537NN)
Elaine Morrow’s
Caltra Leader, Elaine
Morrow; Daisy
Pearson’s Sylvana,
Daisy Pearson;
Eamon O’Connor’s
Mo’s Touch, Eamon
O’Connor; Shirley
Kelly’s Just the Two
of Us, Ashley Kelly;
Aisling Doherty’s
Pretty Little Thing,
Aisling Doherty;
John English’s
Burello W, Charlotte
Greer; Clare
Murtagh’s Lancelots
Little Lady, Clare
Murtagh; Brendan
Doherty’s Springhill
Casanova, Brendan
Doherty; Gary
Jackson’s FaFa De
Montarlot, James
Lewis Johnston;
John English’s
Longeld Trinity,
Charlotte Greer;
Jenny Beattie’s Foley
Hill Harriett, Jenny
Beattie.
Class 3 - 1m: =1)
Andrew Murdock’s
Edentrillick
Phoenix, James
Lewis Johnston;
Stacey Watling’s
Popping Candy,
Stacey Watling;
John Higgins’s
Bali VD Schrale
Hamme Z (ET), John
Higgins; Rhonda J
Carson’s Lismon
Russel Cream,
Rhonda J Carson;
Pauline McKeown’s
Castleeld Mia,
Pauline McKeown;
Marty McGlade’s
HSC Eye Candy, Ryan
Hunter; Christopher
Adger’s Chicago
Blues, Christopher
Adger; John
Higgins’s Qui Est- Il,
John Higgins; Audrey
Hunter’s Bann View
Ferro, Taylor Hunter;
Aisling Doherty’s
Louis Vuitton (SJI),
Aisling Doherty;
Stacey Watling’s
Colandro Rivie,
Stacey Watling;
Joanne Sloan Allen’s
WKD Little Star,
Jennifer Torrens;
Louise Houston’s
Ballybrack Tom,
Louise Houston;
Keith McDonald’s
Springburn
Shuttery, Keith
McDonald;
Elizabeth McMillan’s
Cusnahans April,
Kevin Mackey;
Liam McKee Olivia
McCormack’s Jacord,
Shane McCloskey;
Brendan Doherty’s
Springhill Casanova,
Brendan Doherty;
Danielle Toal’s
Tirgarve Beach Girl,
Shane McCloskey;
Paul Caves’s Cafre
Quality Clover, Paul
Caves.
Class 4 - 1.10m: 1)
Patrick McWilliams’s
Drumrot Penny,
Patrick John
McWilliams;
2) Elizabeth
Magee’s Imperial
Darco Diamond,
Kevin Mackey; 3)
Nicole O’Hagan’s
Cheberlinus T, Kevin
Mackey; 4) John
Jackson’s Doonini
Z, James Lewis
Johnston; 5) Ciara
Coyle’s C And G Pie,
John Higgins; 6)
Deirdre Grant’s Erika
Salumae m2s, Ella
Grant.
Class 5 - 1.20m: 1)
Alison Saunderson’s
GTA Barocco Blue,
Gareth Saunderson;
2) Michael Press’s
Annestown King
Concord, Michael
Press; 3) Craig
Hills’s Lougherne
Caledonia,
Craig Hills; 4)
Nicole O’Hagan’s
Cheberlinus T, Kevin
Mackey.
Class 6 - 1.30m: 1)
Patrick McWilliams’s
Fivonia G, Patrick
John McWilliams; 2)
Gareth Saunderson’s
GTA Emerald
Lee, Gareth
Saunderson; 3)
Alison Saunderson’s
Concerto Thornesele
Z, Gareth
Saunderson.
CLEAR:
Right,
Ashley Kelly
and ‘Just
the Two of
Us’ jumped
clear in the
90cm class
at Connell
Hill. (FW31536NN)
1M: Pauline McKeown and ‘Castlefield Mia’
jumped the first double clear in the 1m class
at Connell Hill. (FW31-538NN)
Donkey Weekend at the Ulster Folk Museum
C
ANTER on down to the Ulster Folk Museum
this weekend, as it hosts the annual Donkey
Championship, held in partnership with the
Donkey Breed Society, on Saturday, August 3 and
Sunday, August 4.
Donkey Weekend welcomes donkeys and their
handlers to the museum to demonstrate the
adorable animal’s agility in a variety of competitions
and games and highlights the role this friendly farm
animal has played in Ulster’s rural history.
Visitors can participate in the event too, with a
host of activities for children, including egg and
spoon races and sack races, alongside food sampling
and music.
The museum is open from 10am until 5pm and
entry to the event is included in a general admission DONKEY WEEKEND: The Ulster Folk Museum will host the annual
ticket. For more information, visit www.nmni.com/ Donkey Championship, held in partnership with the Donkey Breed
whats-on.
Society, this weekend. (FW31-524NN)
BY CAROLYN PERKINS
No such thing as an ‘Equine Dentist’
EQUINE dentistry is a rapidly
progressing eld and it is hugely
encouraging that there has
been an increase in awareness,
amongst horse owners, of the
need to have their horses’ teeth
examined regularly. This has also
been reected in an increase in
the number of service providers
who full the demand. As with
many sectors, however, there is
scope for confusion surrounding
the
accreditation
and
qualications of those involved
in treating horses’ teeth.
It is important to be aware that
legally the term ‘dentist’ is a
protected title, only to be used
by human dentists, meaning
that there is no such thing as
an ‘equine dentist’. Technicians
cannot use this title as to do so
would be misleading, implying a
comparable level of training to
human dentists, at degree level,
that doesn’t currently exist. In
fact, some ‘equine dentistry’
training programmes exist, which
are just a few weeks duration.
Equine Vets are not ‘dentists’
either, but they are trained in
dentistry to both examine and
treat the horse’s mouth as part
of the whole horse. The mouth
is, after all, the beginning of
the horse’s digestive tract and
inextricably linked to many
other key anatomical areas.
Appropriate knowledge of dental
anatomy and disorders allows
early diagnosis of problems
and subsequent treatment to
be performed before a serious
problem develops. Under the
Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966),
a ‘diagnosis’ can only be reached
by a qualied Veterinary Surgeon.
If inadequately trained persons
without recognised qualications
are allowed to treat horses,
serious problems could be missed
or ineffective treatment given
to your horse, which could have
implications in the future. This
concern has been addressed by
The British Horse Society (BHS),
who have released a document
titled ‘No Pain, Check Again’. It
is designed to help owners learn
more about equine dentistry
and how they can make the best
choices for their horses.
In the leaet, the BHS
recommend either a Veterinary
Surgeon trained in modern
dentistry or a qualied Equine
Dental Technician (EDT), who
is registered with the British
Association of Equine Dental
Technicians (BAEDT). To be
registered with the BAEDT, EDT’s
must pass specic examinations,
be fully insured and work within
strict guidelines to ensure that
the horse’s welfare and safety
is never compromised. There
may be instances when an EDT
will have to request a Veterinary
Surgeon to attend for example for
sedation, or to refer to when more
invasive treatment is required. To
nd an EDT in your area, visit the
WELFARE FIRST: It is never
wrong to put your horse’s
welfare first and reputable
dentistry providers will welcome
an opportunity to discuss their
registration and will be able to
direct you to their regulatory
body. (FW31-543NN)
BAEDT website: www.baedt.com.
Some vets are also members of
the BAEDT.
In the cases of advanced
procedures, your horse may be
referred to a Vet who specialises
in equine dentistry. The word
‘Specialist’
or
‘Advanced
Practitioner’ when used by
vets
must
reect
further
qualications, which permit
use of the title and placement
of their name on the Register
of Specialists with the Royal
College of Veterinary Surgeons
(RCVS). The need for increased
levels of equine dentistry
training amongst vets has been
recognised and many dedicated
programmes now exist. With this
purpose, the Equine Veterinary
Dental Association (EVDA) was
formed in 2017 to promote high
standards in equine veterinary
dentistry. They run CPD events
in the UK and Ireland, see www.
evda-online.com
Insurance is also another
vital requirement for all equine
dentistry providers. This should
take the form of both professional
indemnity and public liability
insurance and it is good practice
to establish this is in place before
allowing anyone to treat your
horse. It is also worth noting
that some insurers won’t pay out
on claims for veterinary fees in
relation to dentistry unless your
dentistry provider has nationally
recognised qualications. You
are advised to check this with
your insurer and importantly
retain the charts provided from
all dentistry treatments.
It is never wrong to put your
horse’s welfare rst and reputable
dentistry providers will welcome
an opportunity to discuss their
registration and will be able to
direct you to their regulatory
body.
The BHS ‘No Pain, Check Again’
document can be found at www.
bhs.org.uk and is available for
download as a PDF.
Carolyn Perkins BVetMed, CertAVP(EqDent), BAEDT, MRCVS
EQUINE DENTAL CLINIC
Telephone (028) 9268 3060
07818 035356

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