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SEPTEMBER 02 2021
Area 17 makes its mark on The
Pony Club Championships 2021
ERY many Area 17 (Northern Ireland)
for the northern Region and UK
Championships this year. A very
exciting happening, as there were no
Regional Championships last year and no UK
Championships for two years.
Despite delight at qualifying, the paperwork
and veterinary inspections now needed, gave
parents a lot of work but they all managed to
cope with it.
The Regional Championships were in
Perthshire at Auchlishie Kirriemuir from
August 6 to 8. At the start, there was very
heavy rain, but luckily the sandy soil drained
well. The ﬁrst day was show jumping, with 26
teams taking part.
In the ﬁrst round, many rode carefully but
at a decent pace, but were given undeserved
time faults, which were then removed. It was
due to a computer error!
The Iveagh Dutch Rabbit team went clear and
fast to win, while the Iveagh White Leopards
came ﬁfth and the Iveagh Dalmations came
ninth, while the Tullylagan A team was 11th.
There were also Mid Antrim, East Down and
Killultagh teams competing. In the Individuals,
North Down member Charlotte Keers came
second and Sarah Gilchrist representing East
Down was fourth.
In Dressage, the East Down team came third.
The Eventing was the last competition and
the weather had improved. The East Down
team came fourth, the Iveagh Woodpeckers
were ﬁfth, the Iveagh Magpies were eighth
and the Tullylagan Vipers were just out of the
ribbons. A good achievement for Area 17!
All went well for the Area 17 competitors
and they made their supporters very proud of
them - they came home with over 30 rosettes!
Alex and Beth Phillips and Beth Wishart
did not return home after the Regionals,
as they had to travel on to the Tetrathlon
Championships at Offchurch, which ran from
August 13 to 15, where they as a Junior Girls
team came ﬁfth. There were 100 competitors.
Individually, Laura Taylor North Down came
21st and Beth Phillips 22nd.
In the Open Girls competition, Connie
Crother (Iveagh) came 14th, but was third in
her run, so got a Bronze medal and Sophia
Williams (Seskinore) came 19th but was
fourth in her run.
In the Intermediate Boys, Callum and Robert
Fitzgerald (Iveagh) both went well and clear
cross-country. In the Junior Boys, Patrick
Williams (Seskinore) came an amazing second
with the best run and kindly lent a pony to
Lorne Walsh (Iveagh), who came 20th. Area 17
REGIONAL WINNERS: The Iveagh Dutch
Rabbits team, who won at the Pony Club
Regional Show Jumping Championships in
Scotland, consisted of Tilly Tumilty, Beth
Phillips, Jennifer Tate and Harry Purdy. They are
pictured with Beth’s dad, Andrew Phillips, who
acted as Team Manager. (FW35-531NN)
MOUNTED: The winning Iveagh Dutch Rabbits
team pictured with their mounts at the Pony
Club Regional Show Jumping Championships
in Scotland. (FW35-532NN)
OPEN SHOW JUMPING: Victoria Lee,
representing Iveagh, was named Pony Club UK
Reserve Open Show Jumping Champion 2021.
OPEN TEAM CHAMPIONS: Out of 330 Pony
Club Branches UK wide, the Iveagh team of
Finn Osborne, Victoria Lee, Meabh McIlduff
and Sadie McMahon were crowned Open
Show Jumping Team Champions 2021 at The
Pony Club Championships at Offchurch Bury,
Leamington Spa. (FW35-530NN)
was very proud of all of them.
There was also a Polocrosse competition
and two North Down members, Eloise Keers
and Max Lewis, joined a North Warwickshire
team to come third. It was good to see
polocrosse getting going again in Area 17.
The National UK Championships (August
17 to 22) had moved from Chomondeley to
Offchurch, near Leamington Spa - a very good
site, with lots of room for the events, parking
and camping. It was good that they could hold
the Tetrathlon on the same site. The weather
was less wet than that at Kirrimuir.
The ﬁrst day was Dressage, with 29 Novice
teams participating. The Iveagh Zebras were
not placed, but Hollie Donnan on ‘Hilloughter
Nugget’ was placed ﬁrst in her Arena and went
on to win the ride off, so became the Novice
Dressage Champion. Everyone was thrilled
that an Iveagh and Area 17 member could do
the best dressage! Hollie was awarded two
sashes. Anna McEleenan (Killultagh) placed
second individually on ‘Raford Jag’ in Arena
The next day was Show jumping. In the
Novice Championships, there were 52 teams.
The Iveagh Magpies on jumping scores
were equal third, but they used time taken
and, although they had no time faults, they
dropped down to eighth. The course was
not easy and the Iveagh Penguins and East
Antrims went well, but were unplaced.
In the Open Novice class, Claire Ireland on
‘Going For Gold’ representing North Down
In the Intermediate Show jumping
Championships there were 27 teams. The
Iveagh team came eighth, but won the Team
Horsemanship, which was super. The East
Down team came 10th and Emma Irwin on
‘FSH Lets Tango’ (Iveagh) was placed fourth
in the individual and placed second in the
Individual Horsemanship Award - her second
WELL DONE: The winning Iveagh team at the
Regional Championships, pictured with Iveagh
DC, Vanne Campbell. (FW35-533NN)
NOVICE DRESSAGE CHAMPION: Hollie
Donnon, representing Iveagh, was named Pony
Club UK Novice Dressage Champion 2021.
In the Open Show jumping Championship,
Victoria Lee on ‘Duffy’ was second in the
Individual class. In the Team Championship,
there were 21 teams and the Iveagh team
were the only team to jump clear in the ﬁrst
round over a very demanding course. In the
second round, four teams were eliminated,
but the Iveaghs went well enough to remain
in the lead and became Open show jumping
A big thank you must go to Micky McCann,
who helps so much - especially with a difﬁcult
course and encourages all the members so
much. He is such a wonderful help! All the
supporters were delighted with this result.
The Eventing took place over three days.
The Novice Championships were ﬁrst there were four Area 17 teams, Mid Antrim,
Killultagh and two Iveagh teams, none of
which were placed in the 37 teams in the team
competition. In the Individual competition,
Rosie Herron (Killultagh) came ﬁrst in her
Arena and Julia Herron came sixth on a three
man team. Grace Moore (Mid Antrim) was
eighth and Katie Robinson (Iveagh) was 10th.
In the Open Novice class, Victoria Lee on
‘Chilled Bud’ came fourth to win her fourth
rosette at the Championships.
In the Intermediate Championships, of the
33 teams, 12 were eliminated. Individually,
Charlotte Keys (North Down) gained an
amazing second place, Hannah Thompson
(Mid Antrim) was sixth and Bethany Smith
(Iveagh) was eighth. The Iveagh Holsteins
team was the highest placed team from Area
After a busy and enjoyable visit to Offchurch
and a super experience for all of Area 17
and their supporters, they left with over 30
rosettes, several cups and at least six sashes.
A wonderful visit for all!
Teams: 1) Iveagh Dutch Rabbits: Jennifer
Tate, Tooksbride Rachel; Beth Phillips, Flash;
Tilley Tumilty, Millbarr Phynyx; Harry Purdy,
Millan Belle; 5) Iveagh White Leopards:
Amy Burke, Killyquin Robin; Alex Phillips,
Lady; Claudia Wilson, Thatcher; Ellie Rose
Individuals: 2) Charlotte Keers (North
Down); 4) Sarah Gilchrist, Hazeldene Migatey
Max (East Down).
Teams: 3) East Down: Molly Goodwin,
Chequenen Water Lum; Mya McMullen,
Individuals: 1) Molly Goodwin, Tooksbride
Rachel (East Down); 3) Catherine Cowan,
Lady Remarque (Iveagh); 5) Megan Rooney
(Killultagh); 8) Charlotte Glinn, Chequenen
Water Lum (East Down).
Teams: 4) East Down: Jennifer Gichrist,
Hazeldene Migret Max; Emma Burns, Bone
Castel Lass; Ellen McNaas, Little Blackaird;
5) Iveagh Woodpeckers: Ellie Hynds, Willow;
Alex Phillips, Lady; Lucy Orr, Jazzy Susie;
8) Iveagh Magpies: Beth Wishart, Annagael
Bluebell; Beth Phillips, Flash; Ellie Rose
Individuals - Arena A: Catherine Cowan,
Lady Remarque (Iveagh).
Arena B: Sarah Gilchrist (East Down).
Arena C: Emma Burns (East Down); Ellie
Rose Livingstone (Iveagh).
Arena D: 1) Jo Henry McCool, Redmond
Diamond Dick (Mid Antrim); 3) Lucy Orr
(Iveagh); 5) Aoife Malloin, Bayview Lady
Junior Girls Teams: 5) Iveagh: Alex Phillips;
Beth Phillips; Beth Wishart.
Individuals: 21) Laura Taylor (North Down);
22) Beth Phillips (Iveagh).
Open Girls: 14) Connie Crother (Iveagh); 19)
Sophia Williams (Seskinore).
Junior Boys: 2) Patrick Williams (Seskinore);
20) Lorne Walsh (Iveagh).
Polocrosse: 3) Mixed team: Eloise Keers
and Max Lewis (North Down) with North
NATIONAL UK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Novice Individual: 1) Hollie Donnan
(Iveagh) - Novice Dressage Champion.
Arena E: 2) Anna McEleenan, Raford Jag
Novice: 8) Iveagh Magpies: Lucy Donnan,
Greenaun Russell; Charlotte Betts, Akaroa
Bittersweet; Rosalind Moorhead, Seapatrick
Beachball; Katie McCombe, Afandou.
Open Novice: 5) Claire Ireland, Going For
Gold (North Down).
Teams: 8) Iveagh (Horsemanship Winners):
Emma Irwin, FSH Lets Tango; Ella Herron,
Dam Bay; Charlotte Patterson, Ballyrobin
Black Phantom; Bethany Smith, Dun Surprise;
10) East Down.
Individuals: 4) Emma Irwin, FSH Lets Tango
(Iveagh) - second in Individual Horsemanship.
Teams: 1) Iveagh: Finn Osborne, Chicco
Camiro; Meabh McIlduff, Dalstone Dun And
Dusted; Sadie McMahon, Cillian Coevens;
Victoria Lee, Duffy - Open Show Jumping
Individual: 2) Victoria Lee, Duffy (Iveagh).
Individuals: 1) Rosie Herron (Killultagh); 6)
Julia Herron (Killultagh); 8) Grace Moore (Mid
Antrim); 10) Katie Robinson (Iveagh).
Individuals: 4) Victoria Lee, Chilled Bud
Teams: Iveagh Holsteins: Victoria Lee, Top
Aviatar; Sadie McMahon, Chillian Coeven;
Bethany Smith, Dun Suprise; Abby McMillan,
The Winged Man.
Individuals: 2) Charlotte Keys (North
Down); 6) Hannah Thompson (Mid Antrim);
8) Bethany Smith (Iveagh).