Dengie Qualifier ‘Tacks Up’ With Connell Hill’s Training Show

| December 6, 2015

connellhillFriday night at Connell Hill was a hive of activity as the Mid Antrim Branch of the Pony Club ‘tacked up’ with the Training Show competitors and hosted Dengie Qualifiers in the 70 cm and 90 cm classes.  With the noticeable chill in the air the friendly family atmosphere was certainly heart-warming as these young athletes jumped their challenges competitively with true grit and pride providing spectators with real good jumping.  When jumping a course of fences a rider does not rely on ‘hope’ or ‘luck’ but needs to be ‘smart’ enough to judge strides to be successful and this was certainly demonstrated very early in the show as Christopher Smith on ‘Lucky’, Katy McLean on ‘Hope’ and Jessica Mulgrew on ‘Smartie’ all jumped clear rounds.  Katy McLean on ‘Hope’ and Jessica Mulgrew on ‘Smartie’ then went on to jump double clear in the 60 cm class with Samantha Billing on ‘Thor’.  Rachel McLean on ‘Daisy’ then jumped the first double clear in the 70 cm class with Erin Talbot on ‘Tinchy’ display huge talent in the 80 cm class jumping double clear.  This great night of jumping drew to an end as Josh Mark on ‘Leo’ closed the show with a skilful double clear in the 1.0 m class.

Mid Antrim Club will be back on board on Monday 28th December at 10.00 am hosting their Christmas Show and Connell Hill will host a Christmas Derby on Tuesday 29th December, shows commence at 10.00 am, Working Hunter Show this Saturday 5th December, Christmas Show Saturday 12th and Christmas Fun Day Sunday 13th December.  Contact Gillian on 078 0317 8009 or Grace on 077 6588 4254 for further details/information and celebrate Christmas ‘Connell Hill Style’.


50 cm:  Sophie Clugston – Fudge, Christopher Smith – Lucky, Ella Hill – Pumpkin, Gemma Surgenor – Spot, Jessica Mulgrew – Smartie, Katy McLean – Hope

60 cm:  Ella Hill – Pumpkin, Gemma Surgenor – Spot, Katy McLean – Hope, Jessica Mulgrew – Smartie, Sam Jackson – Jack, Samantha Billing – Thor

70 cm:  Sophie Clugston – Echo, Jodie Creighton – Widget, Rachel McLean – Daisy, Chloe Connon – Spirit, Jodie Creighton – Kate, Samantha Billing – Thor, Jessica Mulgrew – Smartie

80 cm:  Hannah Thompson – Diamond Prince, Jodie Creighton – Casper, Chloe Connon – Princess, Kirsten Thom – Nathan, Erin Talbot – Tinchy, Alice Agnew – Dougal, Rachel McLean – Daisy

90 cm:  Ashley Kelly – Jimmy, Alice Agnew – Dougal

1.0   m:  Ellen Harkness – Keano, Josh Mark – Leo



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