Doing things in style: Charlie Vial

There were plenty of cameras at the derby show so there’ll be no shortage of photographs in due course. Libby and Rachel’s father, Garrett, was perfectly positioned for Charlie’s spectacular demolition of fence No.7,  a very imposing triple bar. We’re happy to report that horse and rider are none the worse for the wear. TheContinue reading “Doing things in style: Charlie Vial”

All hands to the pump

The big weekend has arrived. The boundaries of the show field are carefully sheltering clusters of jumps and fillers delivered from a variety of sources, and the bull and his harem in the adjoining field are looking on with increasing interest as activity heightens. Now is the time to remind yourself of the meaning ofContinue reading “All hands to the pump”

All systems go for our Derby & Dressage Show, Sunday 10 July

Last night’s site visit and planning meeting for our Derby & Dressage Show on Sunday 10 July was a productive time and it’s now all systems go for what is set to become our club’s flagship competitive event. The show field at Hillsborough Farm, just a couple of miles from Ramelton, is safe, extensive andContinue reading “All systems go for our Derby & Dressage Show, Sunday 10 July”

Full results from Spring League Show

Martina has quickly completed the paperwork for Sunday’s show and already has the full results to hand. In her thorough scrutiny of the dressage sheets she spotted an error in the Intermediate results that were announced for the class on the day. Somehow Anne Chamber’s excellent test on Molly was overlooked in the heat ofContinue reading “Full results from Spring League Show”

Pig off on its travels while the rest of the prizes stay local at a great Spring Show

The weather was every bit as bad as anticipated but the shelter of Eglinton’s covered arenas allowed everybody enjoy our Spring League Show. 60th, 80th and 18th birthdays, first communion celebrations and all sorts of other seasonal events contrived to keep entries on the low side but this had little impact on the atmosphere. WhereverContinue reading “Pig off on its travels while the rest of the prizes stay local at a great Spring Show”

Weather forecasts likely to cause wrinkles

Damien and Nadine obviously have a gift for reading the future — how wise were they to book Eglinton for our Spring Show this coming Sunday? The weather looks far from promising but the indoor facilities at the venue will ensure that we have a great day in spite of any rain. (The dressage ridersContinue reading “Weather forecasts likely to cause wrinkles”