Annual working hunter show at Stranraer

Susannah Service and Master Mac
Susannah Service and Master Mac

Stranraer & District Riding Club’s annual Working Hunter Show went ahead in glorious sunshine.

Entries were up on last year and competitors came from all over Dumfries and Galloway. The Working Hunter classes were judged by Tony Hogarth and Claire Marshall from the Borders.

They had a busy day with a high standard and turnout of horses and ponies before them. Course Builder Charlotte Armstrong had designed a lovely course which rode well.

Charlotte was assisted by Nadine Scott in dressing the course and there was plenty for horses, ponies and riders to look at with trees, shrubs, milk churns, sheep troughs filled with flowers, wooden sheep, rabbits, hay racks and straw bales. The course was changed for the final two classes for those wishing to qualify for the Working Hunter Championships at Blair Castle International Horse Trials in August.

The Working Hunter Champion was Lorna Wilson and Silvana, who also went on to take the Supreme Champion sash. Reserve Working Hunter Champion was Jennifer-Anne McWilliam and Ritchie.

Show classes took place in the afternoon, ably judged by Sharon McClurg of Sharon’s Stables. Sharon selected Susannah Service and Master Mac as Show Champion and they went on to take the Reserve Supreme title. Reserve Show Champion was Anne Keith and Its an Honour.

Thank you to all who contributed to making the day such a success - Gillian on PA, stewards Marie, Molly, Pauline, Catherine and Erin as well as all who helped - Debs, Mhairi, Fiona, Jacqui, Zoe and Daniel. Thanks also to all the competitors, spectators and everyone who helped to make this year’s Working Hunter Show an enjoyable event.

Information on future events can be found on the Club’s website at www.stranraer-ridingclub.co.uk.

Class 1 - Starter Stakes Working Hunter

1st Charlotte Gaw and Mr Pride; 2nd Phoebe Gaw and Marvellous Molly Moonlight; 3rd Zoe McConnell and Rosedust April Love; 4th Sara McConnell and Lonsdale Oyster; 5th Laura Donnan and Ginger Spice; 6th Emily Mae Cousins and Touché Ted.

Class 2 Junior Beginner Working Hunter 60 cm.

1st Michael Syme and Rough Diamond; 2nd Susannah Service and Master Mac; 3rd Joanne Wallace and Connor; 4th Tammy Campbell and Kentucky Blue; 5th Robyn Simpson and Barnaby; 6th Emma Donnan and Ginger Spice.

Class 3 Senior Beginner Working Hunter 60 cm.

1st Steff Singleton and Huckleberry Pie; 2nd Ruth McGarry and Monty; 3rd Maureen Rice and Painted Playboy; 4th Sheila McConnell and Diamond Annaghdown; 5th Joyce Lafferty and Beechmore Silver Boo.

Class 4 Junior Novice Working Hunter 75 cm.

1st Robyn Bendall and Now or Never; 2nd Michael Syme and Rough Diamond; 3rd Joanne Wallace and Connor; 4th Megan Miller and Maeve; 5th Susannah Service and Master Mac; 6th Tammy Campbell and Kentucky Blue.

Class 5 Senior Novice Working Hunter 75 cm.

1st Lorna Wilson and Silvana; 2nd Naomi Chappell and Bay; 3rd Anne Jolly and Ring the bell; 4th Nadine Scott and Overwater Evolution; 5th Mhairi Ross and William Wallis; 6th Fiona Jamieson and Charlie.

Class 6 Junior Intermediate Working Hunter 90 cm.

1st Izzy Miller-Smith and Emma-Lee; 2nd Robyn Bendall and Now or Never.

Class 7 Senior Intermediate Working Hunter 90 cm.

1st Jennifer-Anne McWilliam and Ritchie; 2nd Debs Millington and April Moon; 3rd Naomi Chappell and Bay; 4th Anne Jolly and Ring the Bell; 5th Lorna Wilson and Silvana; 6th Liz Jones and Ganons Pride.

Class 8 Junior Small Open Working Hunter 1m.

1st Izzy Miller-Smith and Emma-Lee.

Class 9 The Courier / BHS Scotland Riding Club Working Hunter Series 1m.

1st Heather Vance and Miami Boy Cruiser; 2nd Amy Hall and Miami Pandemonium; 3rd Jennifer-Anne McWilliam and Ritchie; 4th Liz Jones and Ganons Pride; 5th Ruth McGarry and Lyric.

Class 11 Stewarts Building Services / BHS Scotland Working Hunter Series 1.05 m.

1st Amy Hall and Miami Pandemonium; 2nd Jennifer-Anne McWilliam and Geoff; 3rd Heather Vance and Miami Boy Cruiser.

Champion Working Hunter: Lorna Wilson and Silvana.

Reserve Champion Working Hunter: Jennifer-Anne McWilliam and Ritchie.

SHOW CLASSES

Class 12 Riding Club Youngstock Class

1st Kirsty Lowrie and Apollo.

Class 13 Best Turned out 16 years and under.

1st Sara McConnell and Lonsdale Oyster; 2nd Megan Miller and Maeve; 3rd Erin Jamieson and Pantymel Tim; 4th Laura Donnan and Ginger Spice; 5th Charlotte Gaw and Mr Pride; 6th Jenni Brooke and Just Poppy.

Class 15 Pony Club Pony 148 cm (14.2hh) and under rider 11 years and under.

1st Susannah Service and Master Mac; 2nd Zoe McConnell and Rosedust April Love; 3rd Tammy Campbell and Kentucky Blue; 4th Erin Jamieson and Pantymel Tim; 5th Charlotte Gaw and Mr Pride; 6th Phoebe Gaw and Marvellous Molly Moonlight.

Class 16 Pony Club Pony 148 cm (14.2 hh) and under rider 12 - 16 years old.

1st Megan Miller and Maeve; 2nd Jenni Brooke and Just Poppy; 3rd Emma Donnan and Ginger Spice; 4th Carla Simpson and Barnaby.

Class 17 Riding Club Horse 158 cm (15.2 hh) and under.

1st Mollie Miller-Smith and El Divo; 2nd Robyn Bendall and Now or Never.

Class 18 Riding Club Horse Over 158 cm (15.2 hh).

1st Anne Keith and Its an Honour; 2nd Lindsay Wilson and Macy Grey; 3rd Joyce Lafferty and Beechmore Silver Boo.

Class 19 Riding Club Show Horse

1st Anne Keith and Its an Honour; 2nd Nadine Scott and Overwater Evolution; 3rd Lindsay Wilson and Macy Grey; 4th Joyce Lafferty and Beechmore Silver Boo.

Showing Champion: Susannah Service and Master Mac.

Reserve: Anne Keith and Its and Honour.

Supreme Champion: Lorna Wilson and Silvana

Reserve Supreme: Susannah Service and Master Mac