Derby League (2 of 4) – 30.10.11

Witches peering round jumps didn’t cause too many problems for the competitors at the second leg of the Laurel View Indoor Derby League on the 30th October.

First to find their way through the “spooky” course were the 60cm contestants, who all had an extra go in the jump off to decide between the clear rounds and the four faulters.  Going clear in the jump off as well, meant that it was down to time between Angie Thompson on Brandy and Susan Sloan on Tamney Blue.

The competitors in the seventies did not let their ghostly stalkers put them off their stride and again there was great excitement when it came down to jump offs to decide placings.  Showing a clean set of heels the whole way, in the fastest time was Niamh Martin and Taste the Rainbow, with Kathy Delargy and the Skylark Express running slightly slower into second place.

Up with the jumps and on with the excitement in the eighties, there wasn’t a clear round in sight, but victory in the end was claimed by Shauna O’Connell and Huffle Puff, with Paul Traynor and Longmore Lad taking second.

No jump offs were necessary in the metre class, but the riders earned their place all the same.  Taking home the red with a smashing clear round was Bailie and Erin Faloona, falling just behind with four faults was Ruth Irvine on Shantara’s Girl.

And so another excellent day of Derby fun came to a successful conclusion.  The league continues on Sunday 13th November with the final on the 27th November. Just one entry prior to the final qualifies the rider and horse/pony combo to compete for the prize fund.

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Results – 30.10.11

Derby 2 of 4

60cms – 1st Brandy, Angie Thompson; 2nd Tamney Blue, Susan Sloan; 3rd Blue, Connie Jordan; 4th Mister Darcy, Amy Neill; 5th Laurel View Bridget, Lydia Braniff; 6th Laurel View Rab, Helen Gage.

70cms – 1st Taste The Rainbow, Niamh Martin; 2nd Skylark Express, Kathy Delargy; 3rd Ballybrack Tom, Louise Houston; 4th Foxi, Paula McIlwrath;  5th Frankie, Nicky Anderson; 6th Polo, Helen Faulkner.

85cms – 1st Huffle Puff, Shauna O’Connell; 2nd Longmore Lad, Paul Traynor; 3rd Made In Japan; Tara Murphy; 4th Henry, Hannah Finlay; 5th What A Wizard, Simon Wylie; 6th Cindy, Megan Davis.

1m – 1st Bailie, Erin Faloona; 2nd Shantara’s Girl, Ruth Irvine; 3rd Galway Gadget, Amber Vick.