Message from The Chairman.
Congratulations and thank you to all those concerned with the running of the first indoor driving event of the year. I believe it was a great success. An entry of 21 was great and thank you to everyone who travelled to Connell hill to support the event.
Sara Clinghan (Chairman)
Report from our PRO – Jemma Logan
Northern Ireland Carriage Driving Association (NICDA) held their first indoor event of the season on Sunday 11 March at Connell Hill Equestrian Centre, Randalstown.
This was the first opportunity for many to put into action all that has been discussed/planned during the long winter nights. Competitors were out in force, with a total of 21 entries. The day kicked off at 11am with the dressage phase; the paces were closely scrutinised by dressage judge Sinead McInyre who commented on the high standard demonstrated by all.
The afternoon took on the format of world cup indoor driving where cones and obstacles are combined and driven as one; this led to some fast and furious driving from both the young, and the young at heart. Jim McCoosh was the overall winner of the fiercely contested Single Pony class. A special mention in this class goes to Keith Morrison and his pony Alistair who put in a good performance in their first ever driving event. Alex Bryson took honours in the competitive Horse Class. The 4 competitors in the Pony Pair Class put up some of the fastest times of the day in the obstacles. Rachel Campbell with her new pair, Major and Sonnet, were hot on the heels of class winner Alwyn Morrison and his pocket rockets.
Pony Class – 1st Jim McCoosh, 2nd Julie Ingram, 3rd Eddie Goodwin
Horse Class – 1st Alex Bryson, 2nd Robert McNeill, 3rd Jeffrey Lyons
Pony Pair Class – 1st Alwyn Morrison, 2nd Rachel Campbell, 3rd John Goodwin
Juniors – 1st Rachel Campbell, 2nd Eddie Goodwin, 3rd Ross Ewing.
Here are a small selection of pics from Connell Hill Indoor Event. For more Pics go to Photo Gallery, & click on 2012 Photos.
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