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Looking back on
Castlewellan Show
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‘FLARE’ FOR
JUMPING:
Charlotte Harding and
‘Velvet Flare’, winners
of the Seven and
Eight-Year-Old class at
the Youngster Tour at
the Meadows.
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PICTURE:
courtesy of
Tori O’Connor
FOR FULL REPORT AND
MORE PICTURES TURN
TO PAGE 69
Belgian Grand Prix win
for Sligo’s Richard Howley
I
RISH Show Jumping riders
recorded an impressive string
of results across Europe and the
USA at the weekend, not least at
Sentower Park in Belgium, where
Sligo’s Richard Howley led an Irish
one-two in the feature two-star Grand
Prix.
Howley partnered ‘Arlo de Blondel’
to the winning round in the jumpoff and nished a second and a half
ahead of his Irish team mate Darragh
Kenny in second with ‘Chic Chic’,
while Sophie Slattery also nished
seventh for Ireland with ‘Valentine du
Bois’.
Across the Atlantic, two Irish
riders nished in the top ve of
Tryon’s three-star $137,000 Grand
Prix in North Carolina, USA. Cork’s
Shane Sweetnam slotted into fourth
place with ‘Chaqui Z’, just ahead of
Limerick’s Paul O’Shea in fth with
IRISH WIN: Richard Howley and ‘Arlo
de Blondel’ led an Irish one-two in
the feature two-star Grand Prix at
Sentower Park in Belgium.
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‘Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu’. Victory
went to former World No. 1 Kent
Farrington (USA) with ‘Kaprice’.
At Traverse City in Michigan, USA,
Kerry-born Capt Brian Cournane
and the Bob Stiller-owned ‘Penolope
Cruz’ scored a runner-up nish in
Sunday’s two-star Grand Prix, while
Gavin Harley also took sixth place for
Ireland with ‘Very Chic Du Tillard’.
The competition was won by the Irish
Sport Horse ‘Luibanta BH’, ridden by
Britain’s Amanda Derbyshire.
Back in Europe, Kilkenny’s Jack
Ryan was in action at San Giovanni
in Italy and guided Brian Cassidy’s
‘Guminka’ to fth place in the twostar Grand Prix with a double clear
round.
BREEDING
Luibanta BH (ISH) – 2008 mare
by Luidam (KWPN) out of Mabanta
(KWPN), by Abantos (KWPN).
Breeder: Justin Burke, Co. Galway.
Owner: David Gochman.
Local racing gets
back on track
at Downpatrick
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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.
Equestrian competitions had been cancelled since mid-March due
to Covid-19, but things are slowly getting going again. Please
ensure that you check the rules and regulations for the venue
before you travel, as there may be guidance about pre-entering, car
parking etc that you should be aware of in advance.
THURSDAY, JULY 23 - SJI Summer
Horse League at Connell Hill,
Randalstown - pre-enter online.
Show jumping / jump mix outdoors
on grass at Mossvale, Dromara,
7pm sharp.
FRIDAY, JULY 24 - Warrenpoint
and District Riding Club Jumping
League at Moygannon Field, 7pm members only.
SATURDAY, JULY 25 - EI Northern
Region event at Tullylish. Horse
and Pony Training Show at
Portmore, Aghalee - pre-enter
online. Derby Day at Ardnacashel,
Comber - pre-enter online. Summer
Show at Lusk’s, Carr, Lisburn. SJI
Horse League and Unregistered
jumping at The Meadows, Lurgan
- pre-enter online. Ulster Region
SJI Spring Pony Tour at Gransha,
Bangor. Unregistered Training Show
for Horses and Ponies at Connell
Hill, Randalstown - pre-enter online.
Dressage league at Hagans Croft,
Lisburn/ Ballynahinch.
SUNDAY, JULY 26 - Summer Show
Jumping League at Ardnacashel,
Comber. SJI Horse Show at
Portmore, Aghalee - pre-enter
online. Ulster Region SJI Spring
Pony Tour at Gransha, Bangor.
Show jumping league at Knockagh
View, Greenisland - pre-enter
online.
TUESDAY, JULY 28 - Summer
Jump Cross Series at Lisbane
Farm, Saintfield, 6pm - pre-entry.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 - Midweek
Show jumping Training Day at
The Meadows, Lurgan - pre-enter
online. Working Hunter Show with
NIF Qualifiers at Ardnacashel,
Comber - pre-enter online.
THURSDAY, JULY 30 - SJI Summer
Horse League at Connell Hill,
Randalstown - pre-enter online.
Show jumping / jump mix outdoors
on grass at Mossvale, Dromara,
7pm sharp.
FRIDAY, JULY 31 - Warrenpoint
and District Riding Club Jumping
League at Moygannon Field, 7pm
- members only. Virtual Dressage
League Date for Dressage at Home
and International.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 - Summer
Show at Lusk’s, Carr, Lisburn. SJI
Horse Show at Portmore, Aghalee
- pre-enter online. Derby Day at
Ardnacashel, Comber - pre-enter
online. Ulster Region SJI Spring
Pony Tour at the Meadows,
Lurgan. Saintfield Horse Show at
Eugene Milligan’s Ballybannon
Road, Castlewellan - pre-enter
online if possible. Dressage
league at Hagans Croft, Lisburn/
Ballynahinch.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 - Summer
Show Jumping League at
Ardnacashel, Comber. SJI Horse
League, Youngster Tour and
Unregistered jumping at The
Meadows, Lurgan - pre-enter
online. Training Show at Portmore,
Aghalee - pre-enter online.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 - Summer
Jump Cross Series at Lisbane
Farm, Saintfield, 6pm - pre-entry.
SJI Horse Show at Portmore,
Aghalee - pre-enter online.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 - SJI
Summer Horse League at Connell
Hill, Randalstown - pre-enter online.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 - Youngster
Tour at Portmore, Aghalee - preenter online.
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