The results of the 2011 regional dressage, show jumping and cross country leagues were announced at Saturday night’s Western Region dinner dance in Ballinasloe. In a year when Benbulben claimed both Club of the Year and Member of the Year spots, the three Donegal clubs had plenty of names on the winners’ roster.
It’s a tribute to our very healthy novice brigade that three of our members placed in the Primary dressage league. Very well done to Maura, Martina and Vera on their consistent performances throughout the year. Congratulations to Tanya for placing at Advanced Intermediate level. Her consistent attendance at competitions combined with excellent results also brought her sixth place in the overall Member of the Year league.
Since our own Autumn show is the only event within reasonable reach, we had practically no representation in the Autumn show jumping league. We made up for that with very good results in the Spring show jumping league. Enda flew the flag at Primary level while Leo shone in the Advanced Primary category. Libby rounded things up with a ribbon in the Intermediate division.
With so few events run in the region, between our Derby and our Hunter Trial we had a distinct advantage in the cross country league. Christopher, Enda, Keary, Libby, Tanya, Damien and Geraldine were all amongst the ribbons. Hopefully the number of cross country events will increase in 2012.
The club’s 4th place in the overall Club of the Year is a great achievement. Many congratulations to everybody.