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AUGUST 11 2022
Summer dressage league ﬁnal
approaches at Knockagh View
held the fourth
week of their
summer dressage league
on Sunday. Thank you to
everyone who supported
the day. Thank you to the
judge, Martina McKinley
and photographer, Evie
Williamson - don’t forget
to check out your pictures
on her facebook page.
The ﬁnal of the dressage
league is on Sunday,
August 28 - entries are
open now on the App.
Sunday, August 7
Intro A Assisted: 1)
(g); 2) Harlow Robinson,
Intro A Unassisted:
1) Rachael Kernaghan,
Scarborough Fair (m);
NOVICE: Alex Wallace and ‘Royal Sea Breeze’ won
Novice 22 at Knockagh View’s summer dressage.
PICTURES: courtesy of Evie Williamson
2) Catherine McConnell,
Clarke (g); 3) Rachael
Murray, Hawk (g); 4)
Shelley Symon, Keeva (m);
5) Leah Symon, Cheeky
PRELIM: Penny Logan and ‘Dizzy’ competing in Prelim 1
at Knockagh View. (FW32-529NN)
Prelim 1: 1) Louise
Beggs, Nanky Brooker
Spain (m); 2) Jill Crawford,
Lola (m); 3) Rachel
Morton, Quinn (m); 4)
Riverbourne Zorro Beach
(m); 5) Veronica Ham,
Ollie (g); 6) Amy Keys,
Kilcoan Shore (g).
Prelim 12: 1) Michelle
Strange, Quality Galore
(g); 2) Jill Crawford, Lola
(m); 3) Christine Newton,
Jimmy (g); 4) Louise
Beggs, Nanky Brooker
Spain (m); 5) Claire
Tollerton, Fuzzy (g); 6)
Tegan Clarke, Quinn (m).
Novice 24: 1) Christine
Newton, Jimmy (g); 2)
Michelle Strange, Quality
Galore (g); 3) Sandra
Murray, Alﬁe (g).
ELEMENTARY: Alison Baird and ‘TMS Freya’ on their
way to a win in Elementary 40 at Knockagh View.
Novice 22: 1) Alex
Wallace, Royal Sea Breeze
(g); 2) Nicola Tann,
Greenans May (m).
Elementary 40: 1) Alison
ASSISTED INTRO: Lizzy Taylor and ‘Johnny’
were winners of the Assisted Intro class at
Baird, TMS Freya (m); 2) Knockagh View. (FW32-527NN)
Nicola Tann Greenans
Medium 61: 1) Barbara
Hanna, Maverick (g).
PLACED: Rachel Morton and ‘Quinn’ picked up third
place in Prelim at Knockagh View. (FW32-530NN)
Ian says CAFRE was the college for him
AN Hyland stepped into higher
education at the College of
Agriculture, Food and Rural
Enterprise (CAFRE), completing
a Foundation Degree in Equine
Management. Ian is continuing
his studies at Enniskillen Campus
on the BSc (Hons) Degree in
When leaving school, Ian
knew he wanted to pursue his
education in ‘something’ relating
to horses, but was unsure about
courses and potential career
opportunities. Ian reached out
to his contacts working in the
Thoroughbred breeding industry.
They recommended that he
research the courses available
at CAFRE’s Enniskillen Campus.
After a reading about the courses,
facilities and campus life on the
website (www.cafre.ac.uk), Ian
decided to attend an Open Day to
get a feel for the campus.
“As soon as I arrived at
Enniskillen Campus, I knew
CAFRE was for me. Viewing the
facilities and having a chat with
the staff provided me with great
course insights and a feeling for
the student experience. I was
really excited by the prospect
of studying on the Foundation
Degree programme,” said Ian.
The college’s ‘learning by
doing’ approach enabled Ian
to transfer knowledge gained
GRADUATES: Foundation Degree in Equine Management 2021
graduates, Rebecca Reddin, Dublin; Ian Hyland, Co. Kildare and Aimee
Brolly, Co. Donegal, celebrate their graduation from CAFRE Enniskillen
in the classroom into practical
activities in the equine yards. Ian,
who has dyslexia, found CAFRE
offered a supportive learning
“The additional provisions put
in place by the Lecturers and
the Student Support Ofﬁcer were
second to none,” he said.
On arriving to start his course,
Ian found that many of his peers
were people who he had already
met within the equine industry.
This made the transition from
school to college easier.
“From day one, it felt like a
family on campus; everyone was
so friendly; from students to
lecturers and you don’t get lost in
the crowd,” commented Ian.
The Foundation Degree offers
a great stepping stone, from
school to college. The course
has many practical elements
Ian particularly enjoyed the
work placement aspect of the
course, crediting it as a “fantastic
opportunity for networking, as
well as providing an opportunity
to apply the skills taught at
placement in Kildangan Stud,
part of the Godolphin breeding
operation. He enjoyed it so much
that he continued to work there
after he completed his placement.
Ian has progressed to study on
the BSc (Hons) Degree in Equine
Management. Ian’s ambition on
completing the Honours Degree
is to enrol on the Irish National
Stud Breeding course.
Ian says: “My time at CAFRE
is providing me with the best
possible opportunities to fulﬁl my
in Equine Management and
BSc (Hons) Degree in Equine
Management courses are being
accepted via UCAS Clearing.
Education courses can be
completed through the CAFRE
Campus tours can also be booked
through the CAFRE website.
BIG PAT: Ella Lindsay giving ‘Kilcurry Gem’
a nice pat after completing Prelim 12 at
Knockagh View. (FW32-532NN)
day at Ecclesville
ECCLESVILLE Equestrian Centre, Fintona
is the venue for a one day unregistered
show, scheduled for Sunday, August 14.
With excellent prize money and
equestrian items for the winners of the
classes, the organisers are anticipating a
great day’s show jumping!
The show will start at 10am sharp with a
cross-pole class, followed by 50cm Novice
class, 60cm Novice and Open class; 75cm
Novice and Open class; 90cm Novice and
Open class; 1m Novice and Open class and
1.10m Open class.
If you require any further details, please
contact Ecclesville Centre on 028 8284
for disco divas
CAUSEWAY and Glens Riding Club is
looking forward to hosting Disco Dressage
in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at
RDA Causeway Coast Arena, Coleraine on
Sunday, September 11 - put the date in your
Classes include Walk Only, Walk and Trot,
Intro, Prelim, Fresstyle to Music, Novice/
Elementary, Spacehopper and Doggy
There will be a prize for the best disco
fancy dress in each class.
All entries should be made online at
will close on September 8.