Tarff Valley Summer Dressage League
Stranraer & District Riding Club’s third competition in the Tarff Valley Summer Dressage League took place in weather that was not very summery, with the morning overcast, windy and cold, deteriorating into rain by early afternoon. This did not deter the excellent turnout with eight competitors in the first class of the day - the Beginners Intro B.
It was good to see so many new competitors and we look forward to them progressing over the summer. Thanks to our judge for the day, Liz Paterson, write Liz Foulds and stewards Andrea and Wendy.
Newcomers and new members won the first two classes of the day with Katie Petitingale on LE Derry Dancer winning the Junior Beginners and Barbara Avery on Max winning the Senior Beginners. Molly Paterson on Mockbeggar Piper won both Junior Prelim classes on Mockbeggar Piper and Joyce Lafferty on Reilly won both the Senior Prelim and Novice classes. Nicola Ramage on Snoopy won the Senior Prelim 10. A few spectators braved the elements and an enjoyable day was had by most.
Current league leaders in the Juniors are Emily Singleton and Mr Tutti Frutti. Senior Beginners league leaders are Steffanie Singleton and Colour Me Crazy. In the Seniors Class 2 Iona Paterson and Sunnybrowe Mick are in the lead, and also joint leaders in the Seniors Class 3 along with Joyce Lafferty and Reilly, who are at the top of Class 4.
The next dressage competition at Castlefields is on 24th July.
More information on the website at www.stranraer-ridingclub.co.uk
Class 1A - Junior Beginners - Intro B - 1, Katie Pettingale on LE Derry Dancer (56.96%).
Class 1B - Senior Beginners - Intro B - 1, Barbara Avery on Max (59.13%); 2, Steffanie Singleton on Colour Me Crazy (56.52%); 3, Sheila McConnell on Knockandys Fancy Pants (55.22%); 4, Gillian Inglis on Ellie (54.35%).
Class 2A - Juniors - Prelim 10 - 1, Molly Paterson on Mockbeggar Piper (68.64%); 2nd Emily Singleton on Zen (57.27%).
Class 2B - Seniors - Prelim 10 - 1, Nicola Ramage on Snoopy (65.45%); 2, Iona Paterson on Sunnybrowe Mick (63.18%).
Class 3A - Juniors - Prelim 12 - 1, Molly Paterson on Mockbeggar Piper (67.2%); 2, Emily Singleton on Zen (58%).
Class 3B - Seniors - Prelim 12 - 1, Joyce Lafferty on Reilly (66.4%); 2, Steffanie Singleton on LE Derry Dancer (63.6%); 3, Iona Paterson on Sunnybrowe Mick (60%).
Class 4 - Novice 27 - 1, Joyce Lafferty on Reilly (66.43%); 2, Steffanie Singleton on LE Derry Dancer (61.07%).