23 February 2023 - Flipbook - Page 86
FEBRUARY 23 2023
PRELIM JUNIOR: Lucy Donnan and ‘Romeo’ won the
Prelim Junior class at Ardnacashel. (FW08-585NN)
PRELIM SENIOR: Daline Hamilton and ‘Henry’ came fourth
in the Prelim Senior class at Ardnacashel. (FW08-584NN)
of Dressage League
EEK five of Ardnacashel’s Dressage League was
held on Sunday, February 19. This week it was
the turn of judge, Fiona Young to sit at C and
be wowed! Thankfully, Ardnacashel Equestrian
has a long list of excellent judges to call upon,
giving competitors fair marks and constructive comments.
Again, the first class of the day was the Intro Junior
Assisted, which was won for a second week in a row by
Ester Lowry on her fabulous pony ‘Hope’. Another winner
for the second week was Erin West, who steered her horse
‘Paddy’ to a win in the Intro Junior class.
Moving on to the hotly contested Intro Senior section,
saw the rivals Jane Bruce, Nicola Caughey and Debbie
Smith battling it out. The scores were high and the points
will be close in this league. This week, Debbie Smith took
the red ribbon on board ‘Breaffy Heaven’, while the blue
ribbon was picked up by ‘Ringneill’s Minx’ and Jane Bruce
and then the yellow went to Nicola Caughey on board her
lovely grey ‘Draughton’s Cobweb’.
Debbie Smith kept up her high scoring talent into the
Four-year-old class taking home another red ribbon. The
Newcomers class was once again won by Holly McCarroll
and ‘Ballydearg Zara’, knocking out a commanding score
Suzanne Cobain won the Veteran class on her 18-year-old
ISH mare ‘Elsa’, which she has owned since 2010 - there’s
nothing like a partnership with a good mare! Suzanne
was happy to see the inclusion of a specific veteran class,
celebrating the joy of owning an older horse. Another new
class on the schedule is the Connemara, Irish Draught
and Mountain and Moorland class, in which Suzanne rode
her seven-year-old Irish Draught by ‘Moylough Bouncer’,
‘Nora’ into second place. Meanwhile, Lucy Donnan took
first on board ‘Romeo’. The inclusion of these classes
acknowledges the variety of horses attending the league
and the difference in type and movement, allowing for
riders to be competitive within their sections.
The next class of the day was the Prelim Senior, this
week won by one of the fabulous Donnan sisters, Holly
riding her own mare ‘Suzie’ to an impressive 86.11% score.
In second place was Lisa Torrens, third Claire Adair, fourth
Daline Hamilton, fifth Amanda Telford and sixth was Nicola
The penultimate class was the Novice section, which
was won by Holly Donnan riding ‘Suzie’, picking up her
second red ribbon of the day. Rounding up the day was
the Five- and Six-year-old class, won by Kacey Pollock on
PLACED: Amanda Telford and ‘Hero’ placed fifth in the
Prelim Senior class at Ardnacashel. (FW08-582NN)
FIVE- AND SIX-YEAR-OLD: Kacey Pollock and ‘R
Primadonna’ won the Five- and Six-year-old class at
board ‘R Primadonna’.
The Dressage Fun and Frolics will continue next week
in the final. Please enter online at ardnacashelequestrian.
co.uk and check out Black Horse Photograghy for the
photos from the day.
Sunday, February 19
Intro Junior Assisted: 1) Hope, Ester Lowry.
Intro Junior: 1) Paddy, Erin West.
Intro Senior: 1) Breaffy Heaven, Debbie Smith; 2)
Ringneill’s Mix, Jane Bruce; 3) Draughton’s Cobweb, Nicola
Newcomers Prelim: 1) Ballydearg Zara, Holly McCarroll.
Four-year-old: 1) Breaffy Heaven, Debbie Smith.
Veteran Horse: 1) Elsa, Suzanne Cobain.
Prelim Junior: 1) Romeo, Lucy Donnan; 2) Dot, Eve Adair.
Prelim Senior: 1) Suzie, Holly Donnan; 2) Gerrit VDL, Lisa
Torrens; 3) Dot, Claire Adair; 4) Henry, Daline Hamilton;
5) Hero, Amanda Telford; 6) Draughton’s Cobweb, Nicola
Connemara/ ID/ M&M: 1) Romeo, Lucy Donnan; 2) Nora,
Novice: 1) Suzie, Holly Donnan.
Five- and Six-year-old: 1) R Primadonna, Kacey Pollock.
ACTION: Nicola Caughey and ‘Draughton’s Cobweb’ in action
in the Prelim Senior class at Ardnacashel. (FW08-586NN)
Spring arrivals for competitive riders
THE countdown to Spring is well
and truly on! As horse owners
and riders, we’re looking forward
to the brighter evenings, more
favourable weather and the
competition season ahead!
With each day edging closer
towards Spring, we’re receiving
more deliveries of the muchanticipated Spring Summer
collections from all your favourite
equestrian brands, including
LeMieux, Ariat, Mountain Horse
Some of Old Mill’s top picks from
the Spring Summer collections so
LeMieux Elite Collection
The new LeMieux Elite Collection
boasts a range of premium
performance wear for riders. In
addition to this range, there are
a number of new LeMieux lines
LeMieux Soft Shell Anti Slip
Saddle Pads: The LeMieux Soft
Shell Anti Slip Saddle Pads are
made from extremely breathable
yet supportive and lightweight
perforated material. The shock
absorbing memory foam panel
under the saddle area provides
superior comfort for your
horse, whilst the silicone print
helps prevent the saddle from
moving. These pads also boast a
breathable and moisture-wicking
bamboo lining and are available
in both euro jump and dressage
styles. Choose from burgundy,
navy and black. The LeMieux Soft
Shell Anti Slip Saddle Pads are
currently retailing at £114.95.
■ COMFORT: The LeMieux Soft
Shell Anti Slip Saddle Pads provide
superior comfort for your horse.
side panels and a sports mesh
lining to provide the ultimate
breathability, making your ride
as comfortable as possible. The
LeMieux Ladies Dynamique Show
Jacket is currently retailing at
Ariat Competition Wear
Ariat competition wear remains a
firm favourite among competitive
riders, which isn’t surprising
as the superior technology
incorporated in the range
ensures riders remain cool and
comfortable, allowing them to
perform at their best. Some of
Old Mill’s top picks from this
season collection include:
LeMieux Ladies Dynamique
Show Jacket: The LeMieux Ladies
Dynamique Show Jacket has
been designed to provide the
rider with unrestricted freedom
of movement. This ultra-flattering
show jacket boasts a superior
stretch fabric and has vented
Ariat Ladies Ascent Show
Shirt: The stunning Ariat Ladies
Ascent Show Shirt is designed
with compression panels that
encourage a correct riding
posture, while allowing for
maximum range of motion. This
show shirt boasts ClimateTEK
technology, which dynamically
responds to your body
temperature, FreshTE technology
for sustainable odour-resistance
and Ariat’s Moisture Movement
Technology to help keep you cool,
dry and comfortable when things
heat up. The Ariat Ladies Ascent
Show Shirt is currently retailing at
■ STUNNING: The stunning Ariat
Ariat Ladies Tri Factor Full
Seat Riding Tights: The Ariat
Ladies Tri Factor Full Seat Riding
Tights will help you to keep cool
whilst improving stability in the
saddle. These breeches boast
an innovative compressive
fabric with a cooling technology
and silicone grip to allow you
to perform at your very best.
The Ariat Ladies Tri Factor Full
Seat Riding Tights are currently
retailing at £134.95.
Prices correct at time of print.
Ladies Ascent Show Shirt is
designed with compression panels
that encourage a correct riding
posture while allowing for maximum
range of motion. (FW08-500bNN)
All products are available both
online and in store. For any
queries, contact the saddlery
directly on 028 9335 3268.