Letterkenny riding club got off to a flying start on Sunday on the first leg of the league. There was a great turn out from the four clubs despite the cold and foggy start to the day and Patricia Warren built a great course that eased everyone back gently into show jumping.

It was great to see returning riders giving the cross poles and 6ocm a whirl and the primary riders taking up the challenge.

The first battle began with the advanced primary class where 10 riders had to get to grips with the newly introduced time faults for anyone ever the optimum time. New member Kerry-Anne under the watchful eye of big sister Shauna gave the course a good go and we look forward to seeing her again next week and it was welcome back to Miriam. There were some great double clear rounds that fell foul to time faults but Congratulations to Ryan and Bud for their great win and well done to Liz Cuffe for her well deserved 4th place for our own club!

Intermediate riders then took up the challenge and the jump off produced some great rounds. Congratulations to Cliff on his 1st place, Leo on his 2nd (must have been the brown boots Leo) and Enda on his 5th place.

Our advanced intermediate riders really showed us how its done with great first rounds and some nail-biting jump offs. Congratulations to Dawn who, on her first time out at this level won the class with some brilliant corner cutting jumping! Well done also to Anne on her 2nd place Cormac on getting 3rd Claire on her 5th place and Marina on 6th.

A special mention also to Shauna who completed her first round at open level.

Many thanks to all those who took part, bringing in valuable points towards the inter club trophy at the end of the year and to all those members who helped out, without you these days wouldn’t be the success they are.

Also big thank you to Patricia who stepped in to create the course and to do a little jump judging too!

See you all next week which is being run by Inishowen.

Don’t forget, flat work with Mary Finneran this Friday contact Vera to book a place.