2014 Riding School Christmas Show

The Laurel View Riding School Christmas Show is a very popular annual event. The 2014 show on Saturday 20th December saw ten very enthusiastic teams giving show jumping a go, some for the very first time.


The mulled drinks were flowing and the mince pies nice and warm.  Santa’s little helpers were on hand to guide those with navigational issues through the festive fences, while the crowd of supporters and non-jumpers cheered on the riders.


Teams of four members jumped a combo of cross poles, 45cm, 60cm and 70cm, clear rounds as ever being the priority, after that it was speed that sorted the team positions.


Erin McCrea, Zara Davis, Rebecca Gillen and Katie Watt rode Sparky, Peggy, Rab and Bella into the top spot.


Barney B, Bruno, Addy and Cindy were the steeds to take riders Chloe Chesney, Chloe Baxter, Katy Clarke and Simon Wylie into second place.


Appropriately festive prizes were presented to the top teams, before the competitors headed home and the riding school horses and ponies were put to bed for the night.


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Riding School Show Results


1st team

Sparky, Erin McCrea; Peggy, Zara Davis; Rab, Rebecca Gillen; Bella, Katie Watt.


2nd team

Barney B, Chloe Chesney; Bruno, Chloe Baxter; Addy, Katy Clarke; Cindy, Simon Wylie.


3rd team

Marley, Monica Conlon; Roly, Shannon Duffy; Barney, Rachel Rafferty; Rab, Sarah Saied.


4th team

Bruno, Chloe Craig; Peggy, Lucy McMahon Beattie; Roly, Anna Magee; Rab, Grace-Ann Elliott.


5th team

Sparky, Orlaith McKeating; Tyson, Niamh Sloan; Barney B, Richard Webster; Chief, Cora McNulty.


6th team


Peggy, Lana Turner; Connie, Cormac Creagh; Guinness, Ellie Templeton; Jori, Savannah Thompson.