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JANUARY 24 2019 www.farmweek.com
Flexi Eventing
proving popular at
The Meadows P76
ON FORM: Left, Simone
Leathem on ‘Fionn’ on
their way to winning the
75cm class at the Arena
Eventing at Portmore.
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Carey completes Grand
Prix double in Poland
F
OR the second week in-a-row,
Limerick-born Shane Carey has
won a two-star Grand Prix at
Sopot in Poland. Carey came
out on top in the Grand Prix
on Sunday, January 13 with the Maria
Gretzer-owned mare ‘Fecybelle’, and
the same pairing took victory again
on the afternoon of Sunday, January
20, after a 12-horse jump-off. Carey
crossed the line clear in 37.90 seconds
to finish over half a second ahead of
Polish runner-up Adam Grzegorzewski
with ‘Okarino’.
Ireland’s two representatives in the
Longines FEI World Cup at Leipzig
in Germany, Billy Twomey and Denis
Lynch, failed to make it through to the
jump-off, which was eventually won
by Germany’s Christian Ahlmann with
‘Caribis Z’.
On Saturday, Co. Louth’s Mark
McAuley scored a fifth place finish
in the FEI World Cup Arab League
Emirates Grand Prix at Dubai in the
United Arab Emirates. McAuley and
the 10-year-old gelding ‘Vivaldi du
Theil’ finished with one time fault
in the first round, which saw them
advance to the jump-off. They lowered
a single fence against the clock to take
fifth place and almost €9,000 behind
Swiss winner Janika Sprunger with
‘Bacardi VDL’. At the same venue,
Derry’s David Simpson took runnerup spot in the 1.45m Accumulator at
the five-star show with the 11-year-old
stallion ‘Jenson’.
On Saturday night, Co. Kerry’s Capt
Brian Cournane and the 10-year-old
gelding ‘Armik’ grabbed a third place
finish in the $72,000 NetJets two-star
Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian
Festival in Florida. They briefly held
the lead after jumping clear against
the clock in 38.48 seconds, and
were eventually overtaken by Mario
Deslauriers (USA) and ‘Amsterdam 27’,
who posted the winning time of 36.59,
while Lauren Hough and ‘Valinski S’
finished second in 37.28.
Cournane and ‘Armik’ won classes
at the Bromont CSI 3* and Old Salem
Farm Spring CSI 2* in 2018, but ‘Armik’
“hasn’t gone fast in a jump-off like that
before,” said Cournane.
“I really want to teach him to do it
nice and be quick to the jumps and
with the nice, short turnbacks under
the lights, so it was an education for
him.”
He added: “I’m really excited about
him. He’s owned by my mother and
father-in-law, Bob and Christine Stiller.
They’ve been great to me. They own
most of my best horses.”
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Compiled by BREE RUTLEDGE
HORSESCENE
It is always advisable to ring the venue before setting off, to
ensure the event is taking place.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 - Training
Show (cross-poles - 1.10m) at
Mackenzie’s, Randalstown, 7pm.
JUMPMIX at Mossvale, Dromara,
7.30pm.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 - Kilkeel and
District Riding Club New Year Show
jumping League at Gamekeepers
Lodge, Kilkeel, 6.30pm. Training
Show (50cm-1m) at Connell Hill,
Randalstown, 6.30pm. Show
jumping Training Show (cross-poles1m) at Gransha, Bangor, 6.30pm.
Pony jumping at Mossvale, Dromara,
7pm.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 - East
Down Hunt point to point. Flexi
Eventing (dressage, show jumping
and cross-country) at The Meadows,
Lurgan, 9am. Working Hunter
Ponies including NIF Qualifiers at
Lusk’s, Carr, Lisburn. Horse and
Pony Training Show at Portmore,
Aghalee, 10am. Dressage League
(Intro-Elementary) at Hagans
Croft, Bailiesmills - pre-entry only.
Show Jumping Spring Series at
Ardnacashel, Comber, 10am.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 - Winter
Woollies Show at Gransha,
Bangor. Working Hunter Horses
including NIF Qualifiers at Lusk’s,
Carr, Lisburn. Arena Eventing
at Portmore, Aghalee, 10am.
Unregistered Winter Horse League
at Cavan. Seskinore Harriers Winter
League at Ecclesville, Fintona,
9.15am. North Coast Riding Club
dressage league at Eglinton. ILDRA
Pleasure Ride at Knockmany Forest,
Augher, start 10am-1pm. Fun Day
Sunday Jumping at RDA Causeway
Coast Arena, Coleraine, 1pm.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 - Horse
Training Show at Portmore, Aghalee,
7pm.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 Training Show at Knockagh View,
Greenisland.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 - Training
Show (cross-poles - 1.10m) at
Mackenzie’s, Randalstown, 7pm.
JUMPMIX at Mossvale, Dromara,
7.30pm.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - Kilkeel and
District Riding Club New Year Show
jumping League at Gamekeepers
Lodge, Kilkeel, 6.30pm. Training
Show (50cm-1m) at Connell
Hill, Randalstown, 6.30pm. Pony
jumping at Mossvale, Dromara,
7pm.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - Flexi
Eventing (dressage, show jumping
and cross-country) at The Meadows,
Lurgan, 9am. Horse and Pony
Training Show at Portmore, Aghalee.
Master Class with Olympic Show
jumper Geoff Billington at Portmore,
Aghalee, 7pm. Dressage League
(Intro-Elementary) at Hagans Croft,
Bailiesmills - pre-entry only. IPS
Northern Area Winter Training Show
with NIF Qualifiers at Gransha,
Bangor, 9am.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - Winter
Working Hunter Show at Laurel
View, Templepatrick. Garden Event
(including dressage) at Lusk’s, Carr,
Lisburn - pre-entry. Show jumping
day at Knockagh View, Greenisland.
Seskinore Harriers Winter League
at Ecclesville, Fintona, 9.15am.
Unregistered Winter Horse League
at Cavan. Working Hunter Series
at Ardnacashel, Comber - horses
10am, ponies, 2.30pm approx.
Arena Eventing at Portmore,
Aghalee, 10am.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 - IDHS
AGM and Awards at Ballinderry Inn,
Upper Ballinderry.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 - Horse
Training Show at Portmore, Aghalee,
7pm. Sasha Stewart clinic at
Ardnacashel, Comber - pre-booking
essential.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Training Show at Knockagh View,
Greenisland.
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