Working Hunter League (4 of 6) – 17.2.13

After snow stopped play for the January leg of the Laurel View Working Hunter League, it was full steam ahead on 17th February.  The first red rosette of the day was awarded to Blue and Connie Jordan in the Novice pony class, just a point or two ahead of Jeronamo and Emma-Louise Gourley.


The Intermediate was the most competitive class of the day with Tara Murphy and Barney claiming the top spot, just a fraction ahead of Schuey and Rachel Black.


In the Open Pony, the top place went to Ellie Ross and Pearl, when they were the only pony in the class not eliminated over the course.


Onto the horses and the Warm Up class, with Sunny Dun and Barbara Hanna, giving a shining performance to seize the red rosette just ahead of Embarcadero and Sonia Tester.


Loughmourne Diamond and Kirsty Marsden performed brilliantly over the 4 year old course, giving them the edge over Eimear White and Dutchess.


The Novice Horse class was another close fought finish with Embarcadero and Sonia Tester placed just ahead of Fitz and Sarah Cuthbertson.


Sadly this leg of the league was presumably a casualty of a particularly busy equine weekend with over a third of the classes having no contenders.  The plus side was that the competition moved on quickly to the Intermediate class to give Sophie Bubbles and Stephanie Farren earning the last red rosette of the day, with Ginger and Nicola Stewart, taking home a blue one.


Equi-Tog photographers were on hand to capture competitors working their moves and photos can be viewed by emailing


Working Hunter action is on the schedule again on 17th March, starting as usual with the ponies at 10am and horses to follow, no sooner than 1.30pm.  The full schedule of classes can be viewed at  Any queries just give the office a ring on 028 9086 0649.


Working Hunter League (4 of 6)



Ponies judged by Erin Faloona


Class 1 – Newcomer Pony

No entries forward


Class 2 – Novice Pony

1st Blue, Connie Jordan; 2nd Jeronamo, Emma-Louise Gormley.


Class 3 – Intermediate Pony

1st Barney, Tara Murphy; 2nd Schuey, Rachael Black; 3rd Pearl, Ellie Ross; 4th Jess, Aoife Dunlop; 5th Blue, Connie Jordan.


Class 4 – Open Pony

1st Pearl, Ellie Ross.


Horses judged by Laurel Faloona


Class 5 – Warm up Horses

1st Sunny Dun, Barbara Hanna; 2nd Embarcadero, Sonia Tester; 3rd Penny, Katie McClay; 4th Vera, Leanne Nesbitt; 5th Chance, Sarah Cuthbertson; 6th Midnight Reflection, Karina McVeigh.


Class 6 – 4 Year Old Horse

1st Loughmourne Diamond, Kirsty Marsden; 2nd Dutchess, Eimear White.


Class 7 – Novice Horse

1st Embarcadero, Sonia Tester; 2nd Fitz, Sarah Cuthbertson; 3rd Ginger, Nicola Stewart; 4th Tom, Katie McClay; 5th Vera, Leanne Nesbitt.


Class 8 – Small Horse

No Entries Forward


Class 9 – Cobs

No Entries Forward


Class 10 – Intermediate

1st Sophie Bubbles, Stephanie Farren; 2nd Ginger, Nicola Stewart; 3rd Tom, Katie McClay.


Class 11 – Open

No Entries Forward