The long run seems shiny for the younger equestrians of the county as Donegal riders have been among the many highest positioned on the Present Leaping Eire – TRI Ulster Area Pony Tour Remaining final weekend.
Quite a few younger Donegal riders additionally certified for the Ulster Showjumping Crew.
Dedication, dedication and ability have been required to get positioned within the Tour which sees excessive numbers of younger riders from throughout Ulster compete within the 10 reveals held all through the Ulster Area, adopted by the Tour Remaining which came about on Sunday final on the Meadows Equestrian Centre in Lurgan.
Creeslough sisters Éabha and Tara Brennan pulled off a double act when Éabha, using Millfields Killnascully, having sat persistently in 1st place all through the league, pulled off the quickest time on the Remaining to be topped champion in each the 138 80cm and 90cm pony competitions.
Tara Brennan, using Carnone Annabelle, positioned 2nd within the 1m Kids on Horses/Junior class, and 2nd once more within the hotly contested Junior 1.10/1.20 class, having narrowly missed out claiming the champion title for the 2nd yr in a row when an unfortunate pole down within the last jump-off put her in 2nd place. She additionally completed up in third place in 148 80cm pony competitors.
Sizzling on the heels of Éabha was Burt’s Clodagh Callaghan, using Derryvane Gale, coming in only a fraction of a second behind within the last jump-off to complete in 2nd place within the 138 cm class. Clodagh additionally competed within the 138 1m competitors and completed in a really commendable 2nd place.
Additionally competing within the 138 1m class was Sara Margey from Muff on her 8 yr previous gelding, Glowing Kiowa Moon, ending in fifth place earlier than occurring to position 4th within the extremely aggressive 1.10m class.
One other Donegal competitor within the 138 pony courses was Kayla O’Donnell, who set a excessive fame for herself in her first yr competing in SJI when she positioned 2nd within the 80cm class on her pony Fairly One. She went on to say the first place place within the podium within the 148 80cm class on My Mucker Man, adopted by a 4th place within the 148 90cm class.
Cardonagh’s Alana Doherty additionally competed within the 148s, choosing up a really respectable third place within the 1m class and 4th place within the 1.10m class on her just lately acquired mare, Dunard Cinderella, whereas Lifford’s Brianna McGuigan positioned 4th within the 148 80cm class on her beautiful palomino pony Butter Cup II.
Additionally flying the flag for Donegal was the Kelly brothers from Buncrana. A pressure to be reckoned with, these 2 younger lads claimed quite a few placings. Within the 128cm 50cm class, 7 yr previous Harry, using Fortunate Day, was positioned 4th, then went on to be positioned fifth within the 60cm class and eighth within the 70cm class on his pony Helas Babe. Older brother Liam, using Crindle Electrical Blue, claimed the 2nd place on the rostrum twice after having positioned 2nd in each the 128 60cm and 128 70cm courses.
Additionally competing within the 128 70cm class was Winter Lily McGinley, ending up in sixth place on Woodside Jasper HPA.
All 10 riders listed above are actually invited to compete for the Ulster Crew, beneath the stewardship of famend Ulster Area Pony Consultant and the Pony Tour organiser, Aldyth Roulstone, on the All Eire Inter-Provincials which happen in Limerick in September.
Future is wanting shiny for Donegal’s younger Equestrians was final modified: July twenty sixth, 2023 by