Sun comes out to warm riders in hot competition

Stranraer & District Riding Club’s penultimate competition in the Tarff Valley Summer Dressage League took place in lovely sunshine at Castlefields. Another good turnout of competitors made it an enjoyable afternoon for spectators.

Many thanks to the judge for the day, Mrs Bobby Holme, and writer Shirley Panter, as well as thanks to those who assisted in setting up and clearing away.

Molly Paterson won both the Junior Prelim and Junior Novice classes on Mockbeggar Piper, with Emily Singleton putting in a good effort on Mr Tutti Frutti to come second.

Joss Midgley on Boris also won both their classes with the highest score of the day in the Novice 28 of 75.42%.

Nicola Ramage on Snoopy won Class 2B again this month with a good score of 67.92%. Joyce Lafferty on Reilly came second in the Novice 28 and third in the Novice 30 with Steffanie Singleton on LE Derry Dancer coming third in the Novice 28 and second in the Novice 30.

Well done to all horses, ponies and riders, and a special thank you to those who had plaited their horses’ manes, which added to the smart appearance of all the riders.

The next dressage competition is at Terally on August 14. More information on the website at www.stranraer-ridingclub.co.uk.

RESULTS

Class 1B – Senior Beginners – Prelim 1

1. Sylvie Ackers on Highwell Rousseau (68.4%); 2. Shirley Panter on Bacardi (47.4%).

Class 2A – Juniors – Prelim 13

1. Molly Paterson on Mockbeggar Piper (64.17%); 2. Emily Singleton on Mr Tutti Frutti.

Class 2B – Seniors – Prelim 13

1. Nicola Ramage on Snoopy (67.92%); 2. Jacqui Service on Reilly (61.67%); 3. Iona Paterson on Sunnybrowe Mick (59.58%).

Class 3A – Juniors – Novice 28

1. Molly Paterson on Mockbeggar Piper (63.33%); 2. Emily Singleton on Mr Tutti Frutti.

Class 3B – Seniors – Novice 28

1. Joss Midgley on Boris (75.42%); 2. Joyce Lafferty on Reilly (65%); 3. Steffanie Singleton on LE Derry Dancer (58.75%).

Class 4 – Novice 30

1. Joss Midgley on Boris (71.15%); 2. Steffanie Singleton on LE Derry Dancer (64.23%); 3. Joyce Lafferty on Reilly (63.85%).