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SPRING SHOW ATTRACTS EQUINE ENTHUSIASTS FROM FAR AND WIDE

3rd April 2014

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Last weekend was the North Highland College Equestrian Centre Spring Show which attracted entries from all over Caithness, Sutherland and Inverness. Judges Fiona Cameron, Melrose & Kimberley Nicoll, Ayrshire were both extremely impressed with both the standard of horses & ponies and the riders.

The first Championship of the day was the In Hand Championship which was kindly sponsored by Eric Grant Plant Hire. The Champion of this section went to Team Skelton and ‘King’ - a 3 year old Irish bred Gelding that will contest Hunter Youngstock classes throughout the season. Reserve of the section was awarded to Ashley Anderson and the coloured yearling ‘Astonend Bellisima’.

The Mini Championship which was kindly sponsored by ‘The Home Bakery’ Wick was a hotly contested section with several talented young riders competing for top place. Emily Campbell came out on top with her pony ‘Tess’ and Reserve going to Emily on her other pony ‘Ellie’, ridden in the Championship by Rebecca Sinclair.

The next section of the day was the NPS M & M Championships which had many qualifiers on offer throughout the day. Local riders gained qualification to the NPS National Championships which was sponsored by Hilltop Horses and Team Skelton. The winner of this section was awarded to Team Skelton and their Section D, Gelding Fronarth ‘Ace of Spades’, already a prolific winner in the show ring. Reserve was awarded to Inverness based Olivia Grant and ‘Hope Brenin’, a Section A pony that is hugely successful in Working Hunter Classes.

The final section on the first day was the Ridden Championship which was sponsored by local Farrier ‘Caithness farriery Services’ for the third time in the day Team Skelton took the top honours this time with their large plaited coloured horse, ‘Joker’ who the judge described as giving the ride of the day. Reserve went to Emma Gunn and the prolific 143 cm Show Hunter Pony, ‘Chrimson Moonlight’.

Day 2 was equally as busy with a full schedule of Working Hunter classes sponsored by Aberdeenshire Saddlery. The course for the day was well dressed with inviting fences and obstacles for competitors to negotiate. At the end of the day 1st and 2nd prize winners were invited back into the arena for the championship. This time top honours went to 9 year old Rory McIntosh and his pony ‘Meadowlands Bride Groom’ from Inverness and Reserve went to Olivia Grant and her pony ‘Thistledown Royal Cadet’, a combination that competed at both HOYS and the RI in 2013.

A raffle was also held at the show with many people kindly donating prizes. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to The Anthony Nolan Trust.

RESULTS
North Highland College
Spring showing & WH Show

Eric Grant Plant Hire – In Hand
Class 1 Condition & turnout 148cm & Under
1st Ashley Anderson Astonend Bellisma
2nd Alasdair Matheson Dunedin Roseannah
3rd Rory McIntosh Medowlands Bridegroom
4th Isla Miller Ha Durran Primrose
Class 2 Inhand Horse exc. 148cm at maturity 3 years & under
1st Team Skelton King
2nd Ashley Anderson Freckleton First Class
3rd Vivian Macdonald Carrigan Storm
Class 3 Inhand pony not to exceed 148cm at maturity 3 years and under
1st Ashley Anderson Astonend Bellisma
2nd A Budge Rashiburn Peerie Breeks
Class 4 Inhand Arab, part bred or Anglo any age
1st Ashley Anderson Freckleton First Class
2nd Vivian Macdonald Carrigan Storm
3rd Lorna Calder Firestone Lady
Class 5 Inhand Mountain & Moorland Small breeds any age
1st Christine Lord Rupena Commanche
2nd Bethany Swanson Bremish Jolly
3rd Rebecca Sinclair Param Carolina Moon
4th Rebeka Mackenzie Durran Pinochio
5th A Budge Rashiburn Peerie Breeks

Class 6 Inhand Mountain & Moorland Large Breeds any age
1st D Darvill Lawman of Inverack
2nd Alasdair Matheson Dunedin Roseannah
3rd Lynne Sutherland Cashleen Lilly
Class 7 Condition & turnout 148cm & over
1st Ashley Anderson Freckleton First Class
2nd Lyn Kennedy Newtime
3rd Elle Harrold Drum Coura Lass
4th Erin Hewitson Maxwelltown Marenka
5th Lorna Calder Firestone Lady
Class 8 Inhand hack, Hunter & Riding Horse Any Age
1st Rhiana Angus Rosevale seren Surprise
2nd Lorna Calder Firestone Lady
3rd Isla Miller Rovie Black Diamond
4th Hazel Mackay Linford Christmas Bellringer
5th Rebecca Jenkins Mid Summer Blaze
6th Rebeka Mackenzie Inkstack Enigma
Class 9 Inhand Riding/hunter pony any age
1st Ashley Anderson Astonend Bellisima
2nd Emily Campbell Tess
3rd Rory McIntosh Meadowlands Bridegroom
4th Elle Harrold Drum Coura Lass
Class 10 Inhand cob any age
1st Lyn Kennedy Newtime
2nd Susan Mcadie Champagne Lady
3rd Susan Mcadie Beauty

Class 11 Inhand coloured Horse or Pony any age
1st Ashley Anderson Freckleton First Class
2nd Susan Mcadie Champage Lady
3rd Diane Ross Kingston
4th Kimmy Lia Colourville Indigo Gem
5th Elle Harrold Drum Coura Lass
6th Rebeka Mackenzie Inkstack Enigma
Class 12 Inhand veteran 15years & over
1st Lorna Calder Firestone Lady
2nd Hazel Mackay Linford Christmas Bellringer
3rd Susan Mcadie Beauty
Eric Grant Plant Hire Inhand Champion Team Skelton King
Eric Grant Plant Hire Inhand Reserve Champion Ashley Anderson Astonend Bellisima
Home Bakery, Wick Mini Ridden Section
Class 13 Lead rein pony 4 years & over
1st Emily Campbell Tess
2nd Cariss Boyd Vean Harry Hawk
3rd Leoni Kennedy Tullibardine Swan Master
4th Rebecca Sinclair Param Carolina Moon
5th Kirsty Lord Pupena Commanche
6th Erin Hewitson Maxwelltown Marenka
Class 14 First Ridden pony 4 years & over
1st Lauren Oag Rhoson Loire
2nd Fearne McCarthy Param Corrie
3rd Erin Hewitson Mawwelltown Marenka
4th Rory McIntosh Meadowlands Bridegroom

Class 15 The NPS M&M Leading Rein National Championship (MM-LR)
1st Emily Campbell Ellie
2nd Cariss Boyd Vean Harry Hawk
3rd Leoni Kennedy Tullibardine Swan Master
4th Kirsty Lord Rupena Commanche
5th Rebecca Sinclair Param Carolina Moon
Class 16 The NPS M&M First Ridden National Championship (MM-FR)
1ST Fearne McCarthy Param Corrie
2nd Bethany Swanson Bremish Jolly
3rd Morven McKenzie Tullibardine Swan Master
The Home Bakery, Wick Mini Ridden Champion Emily Campbell Tess
The Home Bakery, Wick Mini Ridden Reserve Champion Emily Campbell Ellie
Team Skelton Novice M&M Ridden Section
The NPS M&M Novice Ridden National Championship (MM-NR) Kindly Sponsered by PICTON STUD
Class 17 Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland
1st Fearne McCarthy Beinra Summer Sun
Class 18 Welsh A, Welsh B
1st Lauren Oag Rhoson Loire
2nd Morven McKenzie Tullibardine Swan Master
3rd Fearne McCarthy Param Corrie
Class 19 New Forest, Connemara
1st Lynne Sutherland Cashleen Lilly
Class 20 Fell, Highland, Dales
1st Alasdair Matheson Dunedin Mathew
2nd Team Skelton Dunedin Roseannah
Class 21 Welsh C, Welsh D
1st Team Skelton Fronarth Ace of Spades
Hilltop Horses Intermediate & Open M&M ridden section
The NPS M&M Intermediate Ridden National Championship (MM-IR) kindly sponsored by PEASEDOWN STUD
Class 22 Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland
1st Fearne McCarthy Beinra Summer Sun
Class 23 Welsh A, Welsh B
1st Olivia Grant Hope Brenin
2nd Fearne McCarthy Param Corrie
Class 24 New Forest, Connemara
1st Lynne Sutherland Cashleen Lilly
Class 25 Fell, Highland, Dales
1st Alasdair Matheson Dunedin Mathew
2nd Team Skelton Dunedin Roseannah
3rd K Darvill Annabel of Inverack
Class 26 Welsh C, Welsh D
1st Team Skelton Fronarth Ace of Spades
Class 27 Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland, Welsh A, Welsh B
1st Olivia Grant Thistledown Royal Cadet
2nd Fearne McCarthy Param Corrie
3rd Rebeka Mackenzie Durran Pinochio
Class 28 Connemara, Dales, Fell, Highland, New Forest, Welsh C, Welsh D
1st Team Skelton Fronarth Ace of Spades

Team Skelton & Hilltop Horses M&M Champion Team Skelton Fronarth Ace of Spades
Team Skelton & Hilltop Horses M&M Reserve Champion Olivia Grant Hope Brenin
Caithness Farriery Services Ridden Section
Class 29a Novice Ridden Horse
1st Isla Miller Rovie Black Diamond
2nd Nicola Manson After Hours II
3RD Lyn Kennedy Newtime
4th Debbie Bowes Solace
5th Vivian Macdonald Electra Van De Breemeersen
6th Rebeka Mackenzie Instack Enigma
Class 29 Open ridden Hunters
1st Team Skelton Joker
2nd Nicola Manson After Hours II
3rd Hazel Mackay Linford Christmas Bellringer
4th Vivian Macdonald Electra Van De Breemeersen
Class 30 Open Riding Horses
1st Kimmy Lai Toy Story
2nd Debbie Bowes Solace
3rd Isla Miller Rovie Black Diamond
4th Vivian Macdonald Electra Van De Breemeersen
Class 31 Open Show Hacks
1st Rhiana Angus Rosevale Seren Surprise
Class 32 Ridden Cobs
1st Lyn Kennedy Newtime
2nd Avril Cormack Billy Elliot

Class 33 Arab, Part bred, Anglo Arab 4 years and over
1st Chrimson Moonlight
Class 34 Ridden Piebald/Skewbald
1st Ashley Anderson Jaydees May
2nd Kimmy Lai Toy Story
3rd Diane Ross Kingston
4th Elle Harrold Drum Coura Lass
5th Rebeka Mackenzie Inkstack Enigma
Class 35 Riding Club Horse exc. 153cm
1st Hazel Mackay Linford Christmas Bellringer
2nd Vivian Macdonald Electra Van De Breemeersen
Class 36 Novice pony not exc. 153cm 4 years and over
1st Olivia Grant Archwood Flash Dance
2nd K Darvill Lawman of Inverack
Class 37 Pony not exceeding 133cm 4 years & over
1st Olivia Grant Archwood Flash Dance
2nd Bethany Swanson Bremish Jollity
3rd Fearne McCarthy Param Corrie
Class 38 Pony exc. 133cm not exceeding 143cm 4 years and over
1st Emma Gunn Chrimson Moonlight
2nd Lauren Oag Rhoson Loire
3rd Elle Harrold Drum Coura Lass
Class 39 Pony exc. 143cm not exceeding 153cm 4 years & over
1st Rhiana Angus Rosevale Seren Surprise

Class 40 Pony Club Pony not exc. 153cm 4 years & over
1st Susan Mcadie Beauty
2nd Lauren Oag Rhoson Loire
3rd Fearne McCarthy Param Corrie
4th Bethany Swanson Bremish Jollity
Caithness Farriery Services Ridden Champion Team Skelton Joker
Caithness Farriery Services ridden Reserve Champion Emma Gunn Chrimson Moonlight
Aberdeenshire Saddlery Working Hunter
Class 41 pony 4 years & over Fences not to exceed 1’6”
1st Rory McIntosh Meadowlands Bridegroom
2nd Lauren Oag Rhoson Loire
3rd Fearne McCarthy Beinra Summer Sun
4th Diane Ross Delilah
5th Fearne McCarthy Param Corrie
6th Shona Sutherland Saffy
Class 42 Horse 4 years & over fences not to exceed 1’6”
1st Avril Cormack Billy Elliot
2nd Hazel Mackay Linford Christmas Bellringer
3rd Stacey Grant Northern Lights Kaitness Kracker
Class 43 Pony 4 years & over Fences not to exceed 2’0
1st Olivia Grant Go For Gold
2nd Elle Harrold Drum Coura Lass
3rd Shona Sutherland Saffy
4th Susan McAdie Beauty
5th Lauren Oag Rhoson Loire
6th Fearne McCarthy Param Corrie
Class 44 Horse 4 years & over Fences not to exceed 2’0
1st Nicola Manson After Hours II
2nd Stacey Grant Northern Lights Kaitness Kracker
3rd Avril Cormack Billy Elliot
4th Rebeka Mackenzie Instack Enigma
Class 45 Pony 4 years & over Fences not to exceed 2’3”
1st Lynne Sutherland Cashleen Lilly
2nd Olivia Grant Hope Brenin
3rd Elle Harrold Drum Coura lass
4th Lauren Oag Rhoson Loire
5th Diane Ross Kingston
Class 46 Horse 4 years & over Fences not to exceed 2’6”
1st Michelle Matheson Tahatan
2nd Ruth Sutherland Mastermind IV
3rd Debbie Bowes Solace
4th Nicola Manson After Hours II
5th Hazel Mackay Linford Christmas Bellringer
Class 47 pony 4 years & over fences not to exceed 2’6”
1st Olivia Grant Thistledown Royal Cadet
2nd Olivia Grant Hope Brenin
3rd Diane Ross Kingston
4th Elle Harrold Drum Coura Lass

Class 48 Horse 4 years & over Fences not to exceed 2’9”
1st Zoe Harris Hero
2nd Ruth Sutherland Mastermind IV
3rd Cat Kennedy Gem
4th Debbie Bowes Solace
5th Michelle Matheson Tahatan
Class 49 Pony 4 years & over Fences not to exceed 2’9”
1st Olivia Grant Thistledown Royal Cadet
Class 50 Horse 4 years & over Fences not to exceed 3’0
1st Cat Kennedy Gem
2nd Ruth Sutherland Mastermind IV
3rd Zoe Harris Hero
4th Vivian Macdonald Electra Van De Breemeersen
Class 52 Horse 4 years & over fences not to exceed 3’3”
1st Emma Coghill Analong
2nd Zoe Harris Hero
3rd Vivian Macdonald Electra Van De Breemeersen
Class 53 Horse 4 years & over Fences not to exceed 3’6”
1st Emma Coghill Analong

Aberdeenshire saddlery working hunter Champion Rory McIntosh Meadowlands Bridegroom
Aberdeenshire Saddlery Working Hunter Reserve Champion Olivia Grant Thistledown Royal Cadet

 

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