League prizewinners at Calgow

Leilani Bartlett pony league champion on Laddie; Caitlin Jolly reserve champion and Logan Anderson most improved rider.
Leilani Bartlett pony league champion on Laddie; Caitlin Jolly reserve champion and Logan Anderson most improved rider.

Calgow Equestrian

Calgow League showjumping held its prizegiving on Tuesday afternoon. It turned out to be a lovely day out and for Leilani Bartlett ot turned out to be a very big day as the champion for the pony section with caitlin jolly reserve champion. Ruby Roberts took champion for the horse class with Mhairi Fisher reserve. Most imrpoved rider for teh year was Logan Anderson. Logan won the Nicola Robertson Memorial Trophy presented in ehr memory by her mother Anne robertson.

The indoor winte show jumping has now started onthe first Sunday ofeach month. Followingtraining with Nigle springer, which was well attended, there could be quite a few more people taking part in November! For more details phone Anne Jolly on 07850 815455.

Results

League showjumping prizewinners for 2013:

Lead rein cross poles:

Ponies - 1, Ruby McCornick and Olly; 2, Finlay Anderson and Danny.

Cross poles

Ponies - 1, Leilani Bartlett and Blonde Bombshell; 2, Caitlin Jolly and Chelsea.

Horses -1, Ruby Roberts and Tara; 2, Louise Kerr and Tara.

55cm

ponies -1, Leilani Bartlett and Blonde Bombshell; 2, Jade Stewart and Dancer.

Horses -1, Ruby Roberts and Tara; 2, Claire Cannon and Clover.

65cm

Ponies -1, Emma McCornick and Joost; 2, Leilani Bartlett and Blonde Bombshell.

Horses -1, Elaine Clarke and Mona; 2, Kerry Fair and Ebony.

75cm

Ponies -1, Carla Campbell and Brady; 2, Emma McCornick and Joost.

Horses - Kerry Fair and Ebony; 2, Elaine Clarke and Mona.

85cm

Ponies -1, Quinn Jolly and Out of the Blue; 2, Caitlin Jolly and Looney Tunes.

Ponies -1, Mhairi Fisher and Connie; 2, Leona Wallace and Saffy.

95cm

Ponies -1, Caitlin Jolly and Looney Tunes; 2, Quinn Jolly and Out of the Blue.

Horses -1, Mhairi Fisher and Connie; 2, Jessica Hannay and Molly.

1m 05

Ponies -1, Caitlin Jolly and Looney Tunes; 2=, Eilidh Fisher and Sam / Michael Symes and Mo.

horses - 1, Jessica Hannay and Molly.

Winner of the most improved rider - Logan Anderson.

The first of the Jai Jolly Indoor Arena events took place on Sunday with show jumping. There were mainly ponies for the first event but Anne Keith and Ian greig proved that the arena was also suit able for horses, bit hshowing great control to have clear rouds.

Lady Jane Forbes was course builder and judge for the day and all noticed what a great course it was. There will be jumping indoors on the first Sunday of the month until April. For more details phone Anne Jolly on 07855 669925 or look at Calgow Equestrian’s Facebook page.

Results;

Beginners

Ponies -1, Finlay Anderson and Danny; 2, Finn McMiken and Sparky; 3, Georgie Barr and Fudge.

Special triers

Ponies -1, Jodie Stewart and Toffee; 2, Finlay Anderson and Danny; 3, Cara Sloan and Sunny.

Novice

Ponies -1, Darcie Spencer and Elvis; 2, Jade Stewart and Toffee; 3, Caitlin Jolly and Lily.

Intermediate

Ponies -1, Caitlin Jolly and Ace of Spades; 2, Becky Dalrymple and Molly.

Horses -1, Anne Keith and Barney.

Jai Jolly Stakes

Ponmnies -1, Isla Forsyth and Lobeen Lady; 2, Caitlin Jolly and Ace of Spades; 3, Becky Dalrymple and Molly.

Jai Jolly Open

Ponies -1, Caitlin Jolly and Looney Tunes; 2, Rachel Baillie and Connie ; 3, Isla Forsyth and Lobeen lady.

Horses - 1, Ian Greig and Hootcha Boy.

During the October school holiday Galloway Area, British Driving Society held two junior days at Barstobrick Indoor Centre. The first day was open to any junior interested in carriage driving, all places were taken up and 17 juniors had an enjoyable time learning how to fit harness, different types of carriages and after long reining they took turns driving the ponies through cones. The second day concentrated on the Pony Club Driving Achievers badge. Again this was a full day with 17 Pony Club members from Stewartry, Galloway and Nithsdale branches all gaining the driving badge. The requirements needed to gain the badge included how to harness a pony in the correct order and to be able to put the pony in the carriage and drive off with adult help and unharness afterwards, they also had the opportunity to long rein the ponies and eventually drive through cones. A quiz on identifying carriages and parts of the harness was completed.

As there appears to be a lot of interest in carriage driving in the area similar junior training days will be offered on a regular basis, probably once a month during winter time.