Charity Dressage Show – 11.12.22

The Laurel View Charity Dressage Show in aid of Air Ambulance NI saw a serious deterioration of entries after the wintry weather did not play ball at all. Totally amazing how many still made it to Laurel View to compete. Most of those that were forced to withdraw because of the bad weather and road conditions were disappointed not to be able to attend this festive fundraiser, but to make sure the charity collection does not suffer, we have decided to keep the collection open until the middle of January, so that all wishing to donate have a good opportunity to do so. Thanks to everyone who has made sure that the collection has got off to a great start. 

Lots of extra effort was required due to the weather, more surface prep than usual with the car park getting a rotavating, salt spreading to make manoeuvring around as safe as possible, but all the Laurel View elves got stuck in to make the show happen and even managing to find a corner for festive photo opportunities. 

Huge thanks to everyone for their support, but also to our judges on the day Coreen Abernethy, Celine Gillen and Andrew Ross. 

This competition also counted as part of the Winter Dressage League, with the fourth leg coming up on 15th January 2023. In the meantime grab a festive tipple of your choice and peruse these results, keep an eye out for the festive photos captured at the Charity Show by the Equi-Tog team.

Place Class 1 – BD Intro C Judge – Andrew Ross %
1st Laurel View Cherry Rachel McAlernon 69.57
2nd Toby Elaine Kelly 69.13
3rd Lily Hannah Kernohan 67.83
4th Ben Caoimhe Scullion 66.09
5th Johnny  Alice Lutton 65.87
6th Brian Hannah Kernohan 64.13
Place Class 2 – Prelim 7 Judge – Coreen Abernethy %
1st Casper Katie Watt 74.09
2nd Greystone Golden Lady Elaine Leinster 71.14
3rd Laura Cassie McMaw 70.45
4th Little Black Beauty Janine Austin 69.55
5th Obama Paul Glendinning 63.86
6th Calypso Paul Glendinning 63.64
Place Class 3 – Prelim 12 Judge – Coreen Abernethy %
1st Marvin Katie Watt 69.81
Place Class 7 – Freestyle to Music Judge – Coreen Abernethy %
1st Patrick (Pre) Sophie Laverick 75.83
2nd Chance (Pre) Sarah Cuthbertson 74.44
3rd Lily (Pre) Rebecca Mullan 72.78
4th Mr Finnigan (Pre) Kate Higgins 70.28
5th Schumi (Intro) Sophia McKay 66.94
Place Class 8a – Dashing Dog Dressage (O18) Judge – Celine Gillen %
1st Lola Diane Jones 91.30
2nd Lily Diane Jones 86.96
3rd Enzo Christine Smyth 67.83
4th Rosie Diane Jones 45.65
Place Class 8b – Dashing Dog Dressage (U18) Judge – Celine Gillen %
1st Chester Sophia McKay 85.65
2nd Rosie Darcie Baguley 76.96
3rd Chester Hannah Kernohan 75.65
Place Class 9 – Little Elves   %
1st Cassie McMaw Laura 70.45
2nd Hannah Kernohan Lily 67.83
3rd Caoimhe Scullion Ben 66.09
4th Sophia McKay Schumi 62.83
Place Class 10 – Santa’s Senior Citizens   %
1st Jill Hobson Harriet 71.18
2nd Elaine Leinster Greystone Golden Lady 71.14
3rd Diane Sefton Hightown Blooming Heather 62.83