Indoor Derby League (1 of 5) – 1.12.13

December 1st was the date for the start of the Laurel View Indoor Derby League. Competitors had a great afternoon navigating their way round the twists and turns of the course.


Claire Dobbin and Louie won the 60cm class outright with a lovely clear round to start the competition.  Tierna Henderson and Taste of Magic took home second place after picking up some jumping faults.


The competition for the places over the 70cm was a much more competitive affair.  Jump offs were needed to sort both the clear rounds and the 4 faulters.  Claire Dobbin riding Flash this time kept it together for the jump off and took the red rosette for a clean jump off, 4 faults in the jump off cost Miriam Wright and The Castletown Lad the top spot. Ironically those with 4 faults over the complete course, all went clear in their jump off!


Fences up to 85cm and the competition continued, with three riders pulling off a perfect round it was down to the jump off to decide the places.  Lady and Helen Cunningham took first place honours after a quick clean jump off. A wee slip up cost Clover and Tara Murphy the red rosette but speed earned them second place.


No clear rounds over the complete metre course, but plenty of competitive spirit all the same.  Having picked up 4 faults, Katie McKay and Legend stayed clear over the jump off to take the number 1 spot ahead off Hannah Blakely and Rough Terrain.


Equi-Tog were on the ball capturing the competitors over the course, photos can be viewed by emailing


The Derby action continues in the New Year on the 5th January and then again on 2nd February.  The competition commences at 12.30pm for the Derby competitions, with the 60cm competitors getting to play first.



Derby (1 of 5)



60cms – 1st Louie, Claire Dobbin; 2nd Taste of Magic, Tierna Henderson.


70cms – 1st Flash, Claire Dobbin; 2nd The Castletown Lad, Miriam Wright; 3rd Bosky, Nicola Henderson; 4th Scout, Laura McKay; 5th Inishcara, Zena Martin; 6th Addy, Sophie McGuckin.


85cms – 1st Lady, Helen Cunningham; 2nd Clover, Tara Murphy; 3rd Albert, Claire Sedgeman; 4th Pearl, Ellie Ross; 5th Laurel View Cindy, Claire Gilchrist.


1m – 1st Legend, Katie McKay; 2nd Rough Terrain, Hannah Blakely; 3rd French Touch, John Reid; 4th Schuey, Rachel Black; 5th Marley, Donna Dawson.