Anya ‘Stars’ at Baileys Horse Feeds Flexi Eventing
Storm Dennis did not stop play at The Meadows where the sixth leg of the Baileys Horse Feeds Flexi Eventing was taking place. Despite the wind and rain, there were periods of sunshine and many of the diehards put it down to very good preparation for Tyrella!
Anya Teutan who has been impressing the Judges each week so far, continued that trend and stole the show in the Intro ’A’ class with a score of 73% awarded by Stephen Murphy. Anya partnered the ten year old Connemara mare, Lisrua Star, which her mother, Victoria, bought as a six year old from Oliver Walsh at Flowerhill in Galway. Anya began riding her in late 2017, competing in Working Hunter and Showing classes but, judging by current Flexi Eventing performance, the combination look as if they should be thinking about adding Eventing to their CV. Part of the thrill of winning this week was that Anya out-performed her mother who had to settle for third place. Katie Crozier claimed the runner up spot with Colorado, a horse she has owned for the past five years.. They have competed successfully in Showing, winning the Northern Ireland Festival Supreme Pony Title, Reserve Hunter Champion at Balmoral Show and also Reserve Champion Small Hunter at Dublin Horse Show. Katie plans to compete at Working Hunter as well as Three Phase Events during 2020.
It was a case of déjà vu in the Intro ‘B’ section, also judged by Stephen Murphy, with Caitie Slater returning to the podium on her mother’s Temple Hall Tango, a thoroughbred mare by the Monsun stallion, Getaway. With a score of 73.3%, this was the combination’s third Flexi Eventing win as well as securing two other top six placings. Slipping in behind was Nikki Cullen with her eleven year old mare, Danske Coevers Lass. The points gained this week have given the combination an increased advantage on the leader board after the sixth leg.
Vanda Stewart was the Judge for a twenty strong Pre Novice class where the very consistent duo of Nicola Martin shone brightly with a resultant award of 69.8 % on Butter, her seven year old mare by Gold N Silver. This combination claimed six top six placings, including two wins, under Eventing Ireland rules last year and this latest win has propelled them into second place in the League. The runner up place was shared three fold. One of those was Lauren Carville, a sixteen year old member of East Antrim Pony Club who competed with Rosie (Castlelodge Osmium Rose) an eight year old mare by Osmium and her first horse since making the transition from ponies. Also taking a shared second spot and no stranger to claiming rosettes was Newry girl, Grace Kehoe, riding her father’s eight year old grey mare by Oberon Van Fyandra D’09. Helen Cunningham and Lady were the third combination to take second place with a score of 68%.
The Novice class this week was won by Robbie Collins on his six year old Lester Lad gelding, Dunrath Navigator who finished marginally ahead of Caoimhe Crozier and Banjo, a nine year old Connemara gelding which had nine Eventing Ireland runs last year including a win at Tullymurry 2.
There was plenty of action in the Showjumping and Cross Country arenas where, once again, four faults seemed to be the order of the day.
Huge thanks go to everyone who supported the show and those who were officiating with particular thanks going to the stalward workers who braved the elements doing call up, Arena Parties, Course Design etc.
Next week is the penultimate leg of the Baileys Horse Feeds League with everything still to play for. Only nine points currently separate the top six!!!
Arena 1 – Intro ‘A’- Judge: Stephen Murphy
- Anya Teuton, Lisrua Star
- Katie Crozier, Colorado
- Victoria Teuton, Shannaghmore Ringmaster
- Gemma Goodrich, Enough Drama
- Rachel Moore, Harvey
- Rachel Moore, Chase
Arena 1 – Intro ‘B’- Judge: Stephen Murphy
- Caitie Slater, Tango
- Nikki Cullen, Danske Coevers Lass
- Nicky Nesbitt, Carrickview Saratoga
4= Nicola Martin, Armpit & Shane McKeever, KHS Impact
- Jane Richardson, Hugo
Arena 2 –Pre Novice- Judge: Vanda Stewart
- Nicola Martin, Butter
2= Lauren Carville, Rosie, Grace Kehoe, Fifty Shades of Grey & Helen Cunningham, Lady
5= Carly Douglas, Reggie & Bethany Smith, Dun Surprise
Arena 2 –Novice- Judge: Vanda Stewart
- Robbie Collins, Dunrath Navigator
- Caoimhe Crozier, Banjo
- Gemma Goodrich, Lisnamuck What A Cracker
- Robbie Collins, Dunrath Reward
- Gemma Goodrich, Remember My Colours
- Alex Cleland, Rafa Smash
Arena 2 –Intermediate – Judge: Vanda Stewart
- Denis Currie, Arodstown Aramis
Showjumping (double clears)
Daniel Cullen, Ginger
Rachel Moore, Chase, Katie Crozier, Mastermind, Kiera Malcolmson, Mando, Amy Steele, Big Adventure
Helen Cunningham, Lady, Diane Scott, Rosie, Ronnie Morton, Janie, Connor McClory, Joy
Jessica McConnell, Bella Voce, Nikki Cullen, Danske Coevers Lass, Nicky Nesbitt, Carrickview Saratoga, Orla Cassidy, Denvir, Felicity M’Connell, Finding Nemo, James Johnston, Namanji, Alex Cleland, Rafa Smash, Zoe. Woods, Phoebe, Mya McCullough, Beechill Sue, Gemma Goodrich, Halleys Hero, Grace. Keogh, Fifty Shades of Grey, Helen Sinton, Blossom, Meabh McIlduff, Dalsown Dun and Dusted, Anya. Teuton, Lisrua Star, Lesley Coey, Alfie, Barry McCormick, Red
Gemma Goodrich, Lisnamuck What A Cracker, Gemma Goodrich, Lisnamuck Ab Fab, Robbie Collins, Dunrath Navigator, Robbie Collins, Dunrath Reward, Abby Morton, Iceman, Katherine Morton, Riley, Lucca Stubington, Xanthe, Lucca Stubington, Quingenti, Nicky Corr, Milo
Cross Country (clear rounds)
Daniel Cullen, Ginger, Alex Cleland, Rafa Smash, Jane Richardson, Hugo, Beth Hayes, Largymore Lass, Nikki Cullen, Gemstone Ruby, Gemma Goodrich, Enough Drama, Nicky Corr, Speed, James Johnston, Penny, Eimear Donaghy, frank, Amy Steele, Big Adventure
Mya McCullough, Beechill Sue, Gemma Goodrich, Lisnamuck What A Cracker, Lauren Carville, Rosie, Anya Teuton, Lisrua Star, Bethany Smith, Dun surprise, Wendy Kirk, Bear, Nicola Martin, Butter
Nicky Corr, Beano, Vicky Potter, Lily, Robbie Collins, Dunrath Navigator, Robbie Collins, Dunrath Reward