There were plenty of riding club members at the rescheduled Glenleary Show on August Bank Holiday Monday but most appeared in different guises to those we know. At a show where the younger generation took centre stage, the adult troop fulfilled roles where horses were surplus to requirements.
In the judges box, Cormac officiated with a practiced ease. Close by, Sally observed the afternoon action through the lens of her professional camera. Liz circled the show grounds with a concentrated look, playing her civilian mother’s role as if born to it while her three daughters, Niamh, Claire and Joanne covered themselves in glory. Libby surfaced briefly with a smug Rusty, a happy dog delighted with his horse-free owner. Orla Harrison and Christopher belonged to a rare species on the day—riding club members in mounted action—while Annette attended on foot with a camera slung promisingly around her neck.
And no matter in what direction one looked, either Mary Finneran or Orla was always in view, surrounded by happy children, flanked by happy parents, with patient and forbearing ponies and horses observing the action with faces of wisdom and fortitude.
Well done Glenleary.
Pictured below: Cormac, Sally, Mary and Orla fulfill their roles at Glenleary Summer Show where the children took centre stage.