Stranraer & District Riding Club Show Jumping

Stranraer & District Large Open Line up, Right to Left-Sarah McIntyre, Arlene McNabney and Liz Gay.
Stranraer & District Large Open Line up, Right to Left-Sarah McIntyre, Arlene McNabney and Liz Gay.

Finally on Saturday, May 23, the weather stayed kind for the showjumping to take place at Castlefields.

Lots of competitors came forward to compete in the Summer Showjumping league.

After a few clear round the classes started at 50cm and in the pony section, sponsored by Digital 26, there were only two double clears and Robyn McNeillie on Tully won with a fast time of 40.00secs.

In the horse section, Fiona Jamieson on Hannah had an unlucky pole but won the class ahead of Pauline Park on Prince.

The 60cm pony class sponsored by Torbet Plant Hire was won by Leonnie Laing on Laddie with the only double clear of the class. In the horse section, sponsored by NFU.Mutual, Heather Bowden on Fancy Free took first place. Two seconds ahead of Ruth McGarrie.

Leonnie Laing on Laddie took her second first in the 70cm Pony class sponsored by NFU Mutual, just ahead of Catherine Archibald. The 70cm Beginner horse class sponsored by WBS Signs was won by Elis Ramsay on Queenie.

The jumps went up to 80cms and Zoe Wilson on Busker made it look easy in the Pony section sponsored by Academy Vets, taking away first place. The 80cm horse class sponsored by Mr. and Mrs A Torrance was won by Ellis Ramsay with the only double clear of the class

Zoe Wilson on Busker took the first place rosette in the umps go up to 1.1090cm Pony section sponsored by John Paterson Farrier and in the horse section, sponsored by Daniel Makinson Photography, Liz jones on Alfie had a lovely double clear to secure their red rosette.

The jumps went up to 1metre and Rachael Baillie on Connie took first place in this class sponsored by Murray Farmcare. In the 1m Intermediate horse section, sponsored by BMK Plumbing & Heating, Liz Gay on her horse Misty had a lovely double clear and collected a red rosette.

Rachael Baillie on Connie collected their second red rosette in the Small Open pony class and in the Small Open Horse class sponsored by The Hanson Group, Arlene McNabney on Earl of Eaghan took first place.

The last class of the day saw the jumps go up to 1.10m and it was nice to see a few horses come forward to compete for the last red rosette of the day. This class is sponsored by McNabney horses and ponies and was won by Sarah McIntyre on Charmer who had a lovely double clear with the fastest jumpoff of the day in 25.98secs.The club have their Working Hunter show coming up on the June 7. All results at


Starter Stakes Pony (Sponsored by Digital 26):

1st: Robyn McNeillie – Tully Rushboy

2nd: Abi Mckinstry – Fern

3rd: Madison Laing – Tommy

Starter Stakes Horses:

1st: Fiona Jamieson – Hannah

2nd: Pauline Park – Prince

Pre Beginner Pony (Sponsored by Torbet Plant Hire)

1st: Leonnie Laing – Laddie

2nd: Madison Laing – Tommy

Pre Beginner Horse (Sponsored by NFU Mutual)

1st: Heather Bouden – Fancy Free

2nd: Ruth Mcgarry – Lyric

3rd: Fiona Jamieson – Hannah

Beginner Pony (Sponsored by Montpellier Accountants)

1st: Leonnie Laing – Laddie

2nd: Catherine Archibald – Barley

Beginner Horse (Sponsored by WBS Signs)

1st: Ellis Ramsay – Queenie

2nd: Rachel Hesford – Murphy

Novice Pony (Sponsored by Academy Vet Centre)

1st: Zoe Wilson – Busker

Novice Horse (Sponsored by Mr and Mrs A Torrance)

1st: Ellis Ramsay – Queenie

2nd: Mhairi Ross – Wally

3rd: Alison Yellowlees – New Ross

Small Intermediate Pony (Sponsored by John Patterson Farrier)

1st: Zoe Wilson – Busker

Small Intermediate Horse (Sponsored by Daniel Makinson Photography)

1st: Liz Jones – Alfie

2nd: Debs Millington – April

3rd: Mhairi Ross – Wally

Intermediate Pony (Sponsored by Murray Farmcare)

1st: Rachael Baillie – Connie

Intermediate Horse (Sponsored by Bobbie Mckie Plumbing and Heating)

1st: Liz Gay – Misty

2nd: Shirley Panter – VDL Cavalier

Small Open Pony

1st: Rachael Baillie – Connie

Small Open Horse (Sponsored by the Hansen Company)

1st: Arlene McNabney – Earl of Eaghan

2nd: Liz Gay – Misty

3rd: Arlene McNabney – Dancing Cavalier

Large Open (Sponsored by McNabney Horses and Ponies)

1st: Sarah Mcintyre – Charmer

2nd: Arlene McNabney – Dancing Cavalier

3rd: Liz Gay – Misty.