Youngster Tour Ireland
Connell Hill Equestrian Centre was also thrilled to be able to host a leg of the Youngster Tour Ireland on the 9th August. Given the changes in competition this year the Youngster Tour has been a great way for young horses to gain that needed experience for the 2021 season. Competitors enjoyed another great course and summer sunshine throughout the day as many competed to qualify for the Youngster Tour Grand Final which is set to be held from the 10th – 13th September at Mullingar Equestrian Centre.
80cm Double Clear Wilma Farquhar, Moylough Last Dance;
4 year old qualifier Double Clear Philip Gaw, Carnlea Sandy Beach; Mark Calvert, Daquin De Muze; Caroline Gaston, MB Sandro Star.
90cm Double Clear Kelly Kilburn, River Commotion; Lucy Hanna, Rock Lemon; Julia Wilson, Sophies Choice
5 year old qualifier Double Clear Beverley Caves, Caltra Scenic Star; Dean Bell, Covehill Elle May; Sarah Baillie, Lisnamorrows Echoizer; Barry McCormack, Moveen Sibon; Cathryn Hutchinson, SVS Zarocco.
1m Double Clear Karen Pearson, Clude Mist; Julia Wilson, Sophies Choice; Sophie Dunn, Irish Fern.
6 year old qualifier 1) George Newton, Simply Grey (UR); 2) Taylor Hunter, Bann View Farro; 3) Lorraine Leavesley, Sherlocks Opium; 4) Justine Harding, Elamo Cobras Diamond Girl.
1.1m 1) Lorraie Leavesley, Sundance (FEI); 2) Ben Maybin, Quinten; 3) Pretoria Lee, Flamingo 1 4) Shannon Russell, Baron Cavailer.
7/8 year old qualifier 1) Shane McGlone, SMG Cruiser; 2) Justine Harding, Elamo Shes the Business; 3) Lucy Hanna, Rock Storm; 4) Lucca Stubbington, Xantha Green.
1.2 m 1) Kevin Mackey, Havanna; 2) Ben Maybin, Quiten.
1.3m 1) Barry McCormack, Kingschoice.