Big entry for Galloway pony club open show

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Bladnoch Park, home of Wigtown Agricultural Society, provided a tremendous venue for Galloway Pony Club’s Open Show on Sunday 29th May.

A large turnout of horses, ponies and riders of all ages and abilities enjoyed a lovely day in the sunshine to compete in showing classes and working hunter classes.

The Pamela McNeill Trophy went to Supreme Showing Champion Nadine Scott with Overwater Evolution along with a £50 Tarff Valley voucher kindly presented by the McNeill family, whilst Reserve went to Kara Torrance on Mount Juliet Echo.

The very busy working hunter ring went on late to find the Supreme WH Champion in Heather Vance and Miami Cruiser Boy, bred by her grandfather Hugh Patterson. Reserve went to Emily Forsyth visiting from Stewartry Pony Club and her veteran horse Meikle Jetsetter.

Wendy Miller-Smith, DC, provided updates and results from her sunny lookout while Christine McClymont, a past DC of Galloway Branch judged Tack & Turnout and young handler classes, assisted by daughter and past member, Catherine.

Zoe Hyslop of Maxwelltown Stud and Liz Boon from Lockerbie judged the other showing classes.

Working Hunter judges Nicky Morgan and Heather Forsyth stepped in at short notice after an organised judge was injured in a fall. They watched a big entry of competitors over Charlotte Armstrong’s fabulous technical course with scarecrows, bales of hay, shavings and shrubbery.

Emma McCornick came along to judge the fun dog show which raised £40 for Newton Stewart Day Centre.

A new fancy dress class proved to be very popular with younger riders and the spectators enjoyed it too. Very well done to everyone who took part, ponies, tack and riders were all gleaming.

Local businesses provided sponsorship which was much appreciated and helped to cover the running costs of the show.

Many thanks to Creebridge Vets Newton Stewart, Lloyd Ltd Dumfries, RG Contracting, Priory Vets Whithorn, 3b Construction, Merrick Training, Academy Vets Stranraer, Murray Farmcare, McClymont Electrical Newton Stewart, Ruth McGarry BHS Riding Instructor, John Patterson Farrier and Terally Equestrian Centre.

The ladies of Newton Stewart Rugby Club provided much needed refreshments throughout the day and were kept very busy.

Essential 1st aid cover was provided by volunteers Gary Huxtable and Isobel Torbet from Whithorn and thankfully they had a quiet day. Lots of help came from parents, friends and supporters of the club as well as members themselves who ran the office, manned gates, acted as stewards and runners, helped build the course and replaced fallen poles.

Check our website www.gallowaygazette.com for full results.

Galloway Pony Club

OPEN SHOW RESULTS 2016

Class 1 Best Turned Out. Sponsored by Lloyds Ltd, Dumfries

Juniors; 1st Molly McCubbin & Fizz 2nd Freya Glover & Spirit

Seniors; 1st Tammy Campbell & Kentucky Blue 2nd Rachel Ramsay & Lexy 3rd Alex Smith & Steven

4th Jenni Brooke & Just Poppy

Class 2 Best Turned Out Lead Rein. Sponsored by RG Contracting; 1st Megan McIlwraith & Tinkerbell; 2nd Erin Jamieson & Pantymel Tim

Class 3 Young Handler. Sponsored by Priory Vet Centre, Whithorn 1st Chloe McAdam & Hurstead Falcon 2nd Keera McClymont & Strawberry Shortcake 3rd Jake McCubbin & William 4th= Zoe McConnell & Rosedust April Love, Freya Glover & Elvis

Class 4 Family Pony. Sponsored by John Patterson, Farrier; Juniors 1st Tammy Campbell & Kentucky Blue 2nd Georgie Barr & Monty 3rd Keera McClymont & Strawberry Shortcake 4th Erin Jamieson & Pantymel Tim 5th Phoebe Gaw & Marvellous Molly Moonlight 6th Charlotte Gaw & Mr Pride

Seniors; 1st Kirsty Fisher & Leo 2nd Jenni Brooke & Just Poppy 3rd Leigh Vance & Monreith Santana 4th Atlanta Hill & Ohoh

Class 5 Veteran Horse/Pony 1st Elaine Muir & Ilph Lisa 2nd Emily Forsyth & Meikle Jetsetter 3rd Liz Foulds & Bobby Dazzler 4th = Sheila McConnell & Raffael, Atlanta Hill & Beau Jangles

Class 6 Coloured In-Hand. Sponsoreed by Merrick Training 1st Lyndsay Wilson & Dusky 2nd Kara Torrance & Mount Juliet Echo 3rd Pamela Sloan & Fayemore Idho 4th Alex Smith & Setven 5th Kirsty Lowrie & Apollo

Class 7 Mountain & Moorland In-Hand. 1st Debbie Wilson & Maisie of Stevenson Hall 2nd Emily Kay & Lacy Oliver 3rd Iona McFarlane & Tarmon Dakota 4th Chloe McAdam & Hurstead Falcon 5th Lorna Hannah & Owls End Kylie 6th Erin Jamieson & Fizz

Class 8 Ridden Coloured. Sponsored by Academy Vets, Stranraer 1st Beth MacDonald & Minstral 2nd Sara McConnell & Lonsdale Oyster 3rd Kara Torrance & Mount Juliet Echo 4th Jenni Brooke & Just Poppy 5th Lyndsay Wilson & Dusky 6th Heather Bowden & Lyric

Class 9 Ridden Mountain & Moorland. Sponsored by Murray Farmcare

Juniors

1st Sara McConnell & Vallum Petruska

2nd Libby Kay & Lacy Oliver

3rd Megan Miller & Maeve

Seniors

1st Rachel Ireland & Moskeigh Billy King

2nd Sheila McConnell & Knockandys Fancy Pants

3rd Iona McFarlane & Tarmon Dakota

4th Debbie Wilson & Maisie of Stevenson Hall

Class 10 Ridden Clydesdale.

1st Anna Ramsay

Class 11 Championship for Classes 4-9

Champion – Rachel Ireland & Moskeigh Billy King. Res – Tammy Campbell & Kentucky Blue

Class 12 Fancy Dress

1st Libby Kay & Lacy Oliver

2nd Zoe & Sara McConnell & Nikki & Oscar

3rd Megan McIlwraith & Tinkerbell

4th Erin & Cara Jamieson & Pantymel Tim

Class 13 Yearling

1st Vicki Harris & Je M’appelle Bruno

2nd Rachel Burns & Burnside Enya

3rd Kirsty Lowrie & Apollo

Class 14 Ridden Hunter

1st Nadine Scott & Overwater Evolution

2nd Kara Torrance & Mount Juliet Echo

3rd Mollie Miller-Smith & El Divo

4th Heather Scott & Grey Mint Lady

Class 15 Riding Horse. Sponsored by 3b Construction

1st Joanne Wallace & Connor

2nd Pamela Sloan & Fayemore Idho

3rd Anna Ramsay & Wylie

4th Darcie Spencer & Macy Bay

Class 16 Hunter Pony over 138cm, not exceeding 148cm. Sponsored by McClymont Electrical, Newton Stewart

1st Charlotte Service & Clonross Talisman

2nd Zoe Burgoyne & Hydehill Heavens Above

3rd Lucy Fisher & Poppy

4th Eilidh Fisher & Miami Hourglass

5th Carolyn Fisher & Seaton Carew

6th Jade Stewart & Miss Hollywood

Class 17 Hunter Pony over 128cm, not exceeding138cm. Sponsored by Terally Equestrian Centre

1st Tammy Campbell & Kentucky Blue

2nd Lucy Gaw & Sam

Class 18 Lead Rein Pony not exceeding 128cm

1st Breagh Kirkpatrick & Thistledown Chloe

2nd Megan McIlwraith & Tinkerbell

3rd Jake McCubbin & William

Class 19 First Ridden Pony not exceeding 128cm. Sponsored by Ruth McGarry, BHS Riding Instructor

1st Zoe McConnell & Rosedust April Love

2nd Libby Kay & Lacy Oliver

3rd Freya Glover & Spirit

4th Molly McCubbin & Fizz

5th Emma Ramsay & Brandy

Class 20 Horse Championship Classes 13-15

Champion - Nadine Scott & Overwater Evolution.

Res Kara Torrance & Mount Juliet Echo

Class 21 Pony Championship Classes 16-19

Champion – Charlotte service & Clonross Talisman.

Reserve – Breagh Kirkpatrick & Thistledown Chloe

Class 22 OVERALL SHOWING CHAMPIONSHIP for the Pamela McNeill Trophy

Champion – Nadine Scott & Overwater Evolution.

Reserve - Rachel Ireland & Moskeigh Billy King

Working Hunter Classes. All sponsored by Creebridge Vets

Class 23 Working Hunter – Strictly Beginner Pony. Sponsored by Creebridge Vets

Lead Rein

1st Megan McIlwraith & Tinkerbell

2nd Sara McConnell & Lonsdale Oyster

Independent

1st Molly McCubbin & Fizz

2nd Keera McClymont & Strawberry Shortcake

3rd Charlotte Gaw & Mr Pride

4th Leigh Vance & Monreith Santana

5th Lorna Cannon & Apple

6th Phoebe Gaw & Marvellous Molly Moonlight

Class 24 Working Hunter Pony not exceeding 122cm. Sponsored by Creebridge Vets

1st Zoe McConnell & Rosedust April Love

2nd Libby Kay & Lacy Oliver

Class 25 Working Hunter Pony not exceeding 133cm. Sponsored by Creebridge Vets

1st Lucy Gaw & Sam

2nd Megan Miller & Maeve

3rd Tammy Campbell & Kentucky Blue

4th Kirsty Fisher & Leo

Class 26 Working Hunter Horse – Strictly Beginner. Sponsored by Creebridge Vets

1st Joanne Wallace & Connor

2nd Darcy Spencer & Macy Bay

3rd Kara Torrance & Mount Juliet Echo

Class 27 Novice Working Hunter Pony not exceeding 153cm. Sponsored by Creebridge Vets

1st Sophie Everett & Ted

2nd Robyn McNeillie & Barnaby

3rd Jodie Stewart & Blaze

4th Megan Miller & Maeve

Class 28 Intermediate Working Hunter Pony not exceeding 153cm Sponsored by Creebridge Vets

1st Beth MacDonald & Minstral

2nd Carolyn Fisher & Seaton Carew

3rd Lucy Gaw & Sam

4th Jodie Stewart & Blaze

5th Quinn Jolly & Blue

6th Zoe Burgoyne & Hydehill Heavens Above

Class 29 Open Working Hunter Pony not exceeding 153cm. Sponsored by Creebridge Vets

1st Emily Forsyth & Meikle Jetsetter

2nd Quinn Jolly & Blue

3rd Izzy Miller-Smith & Emma Lee

4th Jade Stewart & Miss Hollywood

Class 30 Novice Working Hunter Horse over 153cm. Sponsored by Creebridge Vets

1st Lorna Wilson & Silvannah

2nd Erin Thompson & Curraghvarna Pie

3rd Naomi Chappell & Bay

4th Heather Bowden & Lyric

5th Isla Forsyth & Maverick

6th Ellen Watkins & Evening Star

Class 31 Intermediate Working Hunter Horse over 153cm. Sponsored by Creebridge Vets

1st Heather Vance & Miami Boy Cruiser

2nd Arlene McNabney & Mindy

3rd Ruth McGarry & Lyric

4th Anne Keith & It’s An Honour

5th Lorna Wilson & Silvannah

6th Isla Forsyth & Maverick

Class 32 Open Working Hunter Horse over 153cm. Sponsored by Creebridge Vets

1st Arlene McNabney & Earl

2nd Heather Vance & Miami Boy Cruiser

3rd Ruth McGarry & Lyric

Class 32 WORKING HUNTER CHAMPIONSHIP for the Galloway Pony Club Trophy

Champion – Heather Vance & Miami Boy Cruiser.

Reserve– Emily Forsyth & Meikle Jetsetter