Once again the Gatehouse Horse and Pony Fun Show took place at Barstobrick Equestrian, Ringford. The skies were grey but, as the day wore on a brilliant sunny day emerged, rather breezy but which kept us all cool. The show ran smoothly and proved to be a great success.
This year’s Senior Champion and winner of the Willie McKay Championship cup was Tracy Martin from Lochfoot, Dumfries riding ‘Crofthead Ace of Spades’. Senior Reserve Champion was Gary McKie from Kirkcudbright showing “My Eagle Star”.
The Junior Championship Cup was won by Emily Brown from Creetown, Newton Stewart riding ‘Heather’. Junior Reserve Champion was Jessica McCulloch from Bridge of Dee riding ‘Mr B Pickles”.
The Mini-Junior Championship Cup was won by Harry Greenwood from Shawhead, Dumfries riding ‘Pru’. Mini-Junior Reserve Champion was Libby Kay from Newton Stewart riding ‘Lacey Oliver’.
The Supreme Championship Trophy was won by Harry Greenwood. During this competition the three champions were judged on style and performance by all judges.
The above classes were followed by the fun classes As usual they were very well subscribed. The fancy dress class was difficult to judge due to great imagination and creativity shown in the selection of costumes. The winner of this Class was seven-year-old Libby Kay riding ‘Lacy Oliver’.
The organisers would like to express their gratitude to all the judges, and all helpers who gave their time freely and without whose help the event would not have taken place. Also to “Events First Aid and Rescue Service for providing the First Aid Post; to Rosie Chilton for taking the photographs, to all the restaurant staff for the lovely food and great service and finally and most importantly we would like to thank Mr Robin Austin of Barstobrick Equestrian who enabled us to make use of all the excellent facilities provided at the centre which contributed to the show’s success.
Best turned out (mini junior) -1, Harry Greenwood; 2, Caitlin Little; 3, Chloe Gorman
Equitation (mini junior) -1, Eden McCulloch; 2, Jessica McCulloch; 3, Chloe Gorman
Lead rein (mini junior) - 1. Harry Greenwood; 2, Libby Kay; 3, Darcey Somerville
Ridden pony - 1, Eden McCulloch; 2, Jessica McCulloch; 3, Caitlin Little
Native pony / Shetland pony (mini junior) -1, Libby Kay; 2, Jessica McCulloch; 3, Zoe McConnell
In hand (mini junior) -1, Harry Greenwood; 2, Libby Kay; 3, Chloe Gorman
Equitation junior -1, Rachel Black
Junior Equitation -1, Katie Walkinshaw; 2, Sophie Martin; 3, Robyn Bendall
Ridden horse / pony junior - 1, Rachel Black
Junior ridden horse / pony -1, Robyn Bendall; 2, Mhairi Howard; 2, Katie Walkinshaw
Junior small native - 1, Chloe Steel; 2, Bryony McCaw
In hand Junior -1, Emily Brown; 2, Rachel Black
In hand -1, Mhairi Howard; 2, Sophie Martin; 3, Lucy McGowan
Rest turned out senior -1, Justine Hunter; 2, Tracy Martin; 3, Gemma Stodart
Equitation senior - 1, Heather Vance; 2, Justine Hunter; 3, Tracy Martin
Ridden horse -1, Heather Vance; 2, Justine Hunter; 3, Lorna Wilson
Cob class senior - 1, Tracy Martin; 2, Lyndsay Wilson; 3, Ashley Higgins
Large native -1, Pam Davers; 2, Tracy Martin; 3, Justine Hunter
Coloured horse / pony -1, Hannah Middlemass; 2, Elizabeth Gibley; 3, Lyndsay Wilson
In hand senior -1, Gary McKie; 2, Elaine Muir; 3, Tracy Martin
Fancy dress - 1, Libby Kay; 2, Aaron Somerville; 3, Sara & Zoe McConnell
Pony most like Thelwell -1, Sianna Dove; 2, Rachel Howat; 3, Sarah Lawson
Most glamourous pony - 1, Rachel Howat; 2, Caitlin Little; 3, Harry Greenwood
Pony with the most beautiful tail -1, Libby Kay; 2, Rachel Howat; 3, Sarah Lawson
Senior champion - Tracy Martin
Reserve - Gary McKie
Junior champion - Emily Brown
reserve - Jessica McCulloch
Mini junior champion - Harry Greenwood
Reserve - Libby Kay
Supreme champion - Harry Greenwood