Route Hunt Hunter Trials at Maddybenny

| May 15, 2015
Debbie Butler 75cm class winner receiving prize money and rosette from Hazel Kelly representating RA Kelly Electrical Contractor Class sponsor

Debbie Butler 75cm class winner receiving prize money and rosette from Hazel Kelly representating RA Kelly Electrical Contractor Class sponsor

Maddybenny Riding Centre Portrush was the venue for Hunter Trials run by The Route Hunt on Sunday 26th April 2015. The temperature on the day was low but the forecasted rain held off  which was a relief for all. In the 75cm class there were 26  competitors, 28  in the 85 cm class  9 in the 95cm class and 36 in the pairs class. The course designed and built by Fred White with help from Philip White and Jonny Butler and other hunt members and friends  was first class with a few tight turns and some tricky fences to test horses and riders. Not all completed the course successfully with faults being picked up by some riders for not clearing the fence at the first attempt, some falling off  which lead to elimination, some with steering problems which added faults to their scores and some missing fences or jumping the wrong fence. While this disheartened a few riders all returned home without needing ambulance assistance.

Lisa Boyle 85cm class winner receiving prize money and rosette from Norma Wilkinson  repesenting The Lodge Hotel class sponsor

Lisa Boyle 85cm class winner receiving prize money and rosette from Norma Wilkinson repesenting The Lodge Hotel class sponsor

Spirits were high amongst the competitors as all were wanting to win the cash prizes for 1st to 3rd places in each class and the rosettes for 1st to 6th places.

Lee Johnston & Alex Greer  75 cm pairs  winners receiving prize money and rosettes from Martin Mellet and Gerard McCloskey class sponsors

Lee Johnston & Alex Greer 75 cm pairs winners receiving prize money and rosettes from Martin Mellet and Gerard McCloskey class sponsors

Thanks goes to Philip & Fred White and their team of volunteers for building a great course and to Eavan White for her help on the day and with the organisation of the day. Thanks also goes to those who volunteered on the day as fence judges,  scorers, time keepers, starters and  secretaries and to the competitors who attended the event especially those who had travelled a distance to Maddybenny. A big thanks  goes to the Sponsors for the day :-  Lee Johnston Farrier,Coleraine  for the £150 prize money for the 95cm class, The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine for the £100 prize money for the 85cm class, R A Kelly Electrical Contractor, Coleraine for the £100 prize money for the 75cm class and Martin Mellet (Jazz Horses), Coleraine and  Gerard McCloskey (Route Hunt Whipper in ), Limavady for the £100 prize money for the pairs class. Without the generosity of these people it would be impossible to run this event so remember to support those who support us.

The Route Hunt  will be holding hunt rides over the summer months as well as the annual Hunt BBQ on 11th July.

For further details please contact the Hunt Secretary (Julie Smyth 07793209899)

 

Lisa Boyle 95cm class winner receiving prize money and rosette from  Farrier Lee Johnston class sponsor

Lisa Boyle 95cm class winner receiving prize money and rosette from Farrier Lee Johnston class sponsor

RESULTS

75cm Class  Optimum time  3 minutes 20 seconds

1st Debbie Butler on Frenchie  ( 3 min 29 secs )

2nd Rachel Kelly on Micky   ( 3 mins 30 secs )

3rd  Norma Wilkinson on Tara   ( 3 mins 37 secs )

4th Emma Wright on Blue  (3 mins 45 secs  )

5th Maria Carr on Keltic Mist  (3 mins 58 secs )

6th   Rosemary Moffett on Mo  (3 mins 27 secs )

 

85cm Class    Optimum time 3 minutes 35 seconds

1st  Lisa Boyle on Bannside Boy  (3 mins 35 secs)

2nd Jourdana Busby on Misty (3 mins 30 secs )

3rd Campbell Smith on Diamond ( 3 mins 40 secs )

4th Kirsten Thom on Clonlee Red River ( 3 mins 26 secs )

5th Geraldine Parker on Milo ( 3 mins 49 secs )

6th Debbie Butler on Frenchie (3 mins 19 secs )

95cm Class  Fastest time

1st Lisa Boyle on Bannside Boy  ( 2 mins 40 secs)

2nd Lee Johnston on O’Harabrook ( 2 mins 46 secs )

3rd Philip White on Larrado  ( 2mins 56 secs )

4th   Ryan Lamb on Patch

75cm Pairs   Fastest time

1st  Alex Greer on Sparky & Lee Johnston on Tara (2 mins 49 secs )

2nd Colin Thom on The Gymnast  & Sophie McPeak on Dominoes Way  (2 mins 59 secs )

3rd Jan Barr on Broody & Robyn McCann on Larkin ( 3 mins 4 secs )

4th  Shannon Livingston on Bob & Clodagh Barry on Mervyn ( 3 mins 9 secs )

5th Victoria Kennedy on Rosco & Ellen McCormick on Tanto ( 4 mins )

6th Rachel Kelly on Micky and Emma Wright on Blue   ( 3 mins 27 secs + 20 faults )

 

 

 

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