Winter Working Hunter Show – 1.2.15

A cold, frosty winters day didn’t deter everyone from the Winter Working Hunter Show at Laurel View, we are ever so grateful to the competitors who came from far and near despite the possibilities of getting frostbit! Kirsty and Courtney Stuart cast their knowledgeable eyes over the horse competitors in front of them and duly awarded the rosettes, prizes and trophies as follows.

Working Hunter Horses

Class 1: 60cms Working Hunter Horse

1st Midnight Reflection, Karina McVeigh; 2nd Mark, Alison McClenaghan; 3rd Ula, Carol Galvin; 4th Laurel View Rab, Sarah Saied.

Class 2: 70cm Working Hunter Horse

1st Harvey, Carolyn Houston; 2nd Ballylar Brandy, Rebecca McWhinney; 3rd Midnight Reflection, Karina McVeigh.

Class 3: 4 year old Working Hunter Horse (born 2010)

1st Blue Stone Jupiter, Matthew Johnston.

Class 4: 80cm Working Hunter Horse

1st The Castletown Lad, Miriam Wright.

Class 5: 80cm Small Working Hunter Horse (not exceeding 158cms)

1st Blonde 007, Erin Faloona.

Class 6: 80cm Cobs Working Hunter

1st Fitzpatrick, Christine Cuthbertson.

Class 7: 90cm Working Hunter Horse

1st Waggledance, Emma Andrews; 2nd Lisbane Flame, Amanda Speers; 3rd Drumnagalley Cruise, Kathryn King; 4th Monty, Fiona Fitzgibbon.

Class 8: 1m Working Hunter Horse

1st Colonel Gun, Laura King; 2nd Amber, Nicole Billings; 3rd Waggledance, Emma Andrews; 4th Lisbane Flame, Amanda Speers; 5th Loughmourne Diamond, Erin Faloona; 6th Ben L, Claire Martin; 7th Drumnagalley Cruise, Kathryn King.

Class 9: 1.10m Working Hunter Horse

1st Loughmourne Diamond, Erin Faloona; 2nd Ben L, Claire Martin.

Champion Working Hunter Horse presented with the David Warwick Memorial Cup Loughmourne Diamond, Erin Faloona

Reserve Champion Working Hunter Horse – Colonel Gun, Laura King

Georgia Stubington took up the judges position in the afternoon and the pony competitors all proudly presented their four legged friends for her expert scrutiny. After the points were all added up the positions and prizes were awarded as follows.

Working Hunter Ponies

Class 10: 40cm Working Hunter Pony

1st Nifty, Lauren Houston; 2nd Nifty, Freya McClenaghan.

Class 11: 50cm Working Hunter Pony

1st Dapple, Ellie Johnston; 2nd Laurel View Tyson, Niamh Sloan.

Class 12: 60cm Working Hunter Pony

1st Wizard of Oz, Sophie Winn; 2nd Dapple, Ellie Johnston.

Class 13: 70cm Working Hunter Pony

1st Wizard of Oz, Sophie Winn; 2nd Charlies Dream, Bethany Smith; 3rd Maximillion, Victoria Greenaway; 4th Chief, Cora McNulty; 5th Chester, Charlotte Brown.

Class 14: 80cm Working Hunter Pony

1st Maximillion, Victoria Greenaway; 2nd Donegreagh Prionsias, Lucy Johnston; 3rd Charlies Dream, Bethany Smith.

Class 15: 90cm Working Hunter Pony

1st Chester, Charlotte Brown; 2nd Donegreagh Prionsias, Lucy Johnston; 3rd Fizz, Ciara Lane.

Class 16: 1m Working Hunter Pony

1st Fizz, Ciara Lane.


Champion Working Hunter Pony – Fizz, Ciara Lane

Reserve Champion Working Hunter Pony – Wizard of Oz, Sophie Winn


Huge thanks to everyone who made the day possible from course build through to the clear down at night. To the judges for lending their time and expertise and crucially the competitors for coming along to take part.