A bitterly cold wind cut right through to the bone at Sunday’s fourth leg of the North West League but it didn’t deter another large contingent of riding club enthusiasts from turning out to earn more valuable points at this ever-popular event.
We welcomed another new member as Hannah McGlinchey made her debut on her lovely 11 year-old Arab x TB gelding, Buddy. From Convoy, Hannah rides at Primary level and we wish her all the very best for her new riding club career. It’s great to have a good new Primary rider in the club.
Our Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate riders did us proud once again and it was definitely a case of good things coming in small packages with the winning mounts. Armstrong continued his ongoing campaign to boot his larger stable companion, Trial & Error, out of the top spot and regain the master suite in the Gallagher yard. He propelled Damien to another great victory in the combined Advanced Intermediate & Open competition, strengthening the case for small horses with every leap.
Pint-sized Cool faces no serious opposition for his place in Leo’s heart but he took nothing for granted and made sure that his performance in the Intermediate class was top notch. Leo increased his points haul with a great win and it sets things up for a very exciting competition at the final where double points could change everything.
Thanks to all our members who put their shoulders to the wheel to make sure the day ran smoothly. In two weeks’ time the Gaeltachts take over the reins as the league reaches its 2013 climax. Not to be missed!
Pictured below: New member Hannah McGlinchey warms up her chestnut Red House Condor gelding, Buddy, as other more familiar faces smile despite the bitterly cold wind.