Dressage League begins at Hagans Croft

Last Saturday saw the first of five Summer Dressage for All League being held at Hagans Croft Equestrian, which is located at Bailiesmills, near Lisburn.

It was lovely to see so many new faces and of course familiar faces riding the tests to suit all levels of horse and rider.

In the Intro class, Rachel Leonard and Zara rode a very impressive test to claim the red ribbon, while Judith Auten rode into second place on Kevin.

The Prelim class was the largest class of the day with 20 competitors.

After a very competitive class, the was no separating the scores for first placing.

Therefore joint first was Colin Halliday on The Irish Factor and Lynsey Sneddon on Kenny. In the Novice class Colin Halliday came home with another red ribbon, this time on horse Dancing Fox with a score of 71.61%.

However he was closely followed by Kate Gilmore on Hillside Spirit scoring 69.29%.

Thanks are extended to the judge Jackie Reid, scribes and stewards.

Thanks also to JHd photography for covering the event and to all the competitors and spectators who supported this event.

The League continues every Saturday until 23rd July. Please see website or facebook for more details- www.haganscroftequestrian.co.uk or contact Gillian on 07849106453.


Saturday, June 25th

Class 1 - Intro C, 2016:

1) Rachel Leonard, Zara 72.17%; 2) Judith Auten, Kevin 68.47% 3) Joanne Martin, Baby 66.30%; 4) Alex Cleland, Lisbeg Rafa Smash 61.74%; 5) Joanne Martin, Roxy 61.30%.

Class 2 - Prelim 18, 2002:

1) Colin Halliday, The Irish Factor 73.96%; 1) Lyndsey Sneddon, Kenny 73.96%; 3) Jenny Nixon, Jake 72.50%; 4) Kate Gilmore, Hillside Spirit, 72.29%; 5) Hazel Hilland, Lisbane Butterfly 72.08%; 6) Colin Halliday, Dancing Fox 71.67%.

Class 3 - Novice 27, 2007:

1) Colin Halliday, Dancing Fox 71.61%; 2) Kate Gilmore, Hillside Spirit, 69.29%; 3) Jennifer McCann, Oakhill Charm 67.32%; 4) Sadie Henry, George 63.75%.