June 22, 2024

Junior riders from East Donegal Pony Membership joined forces with senior riders from western primarily based Donegal Gaeltacht Using Membership yesterday, sending a staff of 11 riders and 12 equines to compete within the Northern Lights NI Using Membership Present.

The present, held on the Causeway Coasts and Glen space in Coleraine, was one of many first of its sort. It gave junior and senior riders from registered Using & Pony Golf equipment in Eire and the UK the distinctive alternative to hitch forces and compete facet by facet as a staff, and in opposition to one another in particular person courses.

The Donegal groups, underneath the stewardship of Chef d’Equipe Rosaleen Harkin, took greater than a justifiable share of the prizes again throughout the Foyle and claimed a number of perpetual plaques when the bravery of the younger riders mixed with the expertise of the senior riders set them up as a power to be reckoned with.

Ella McLaughlin, Liz Potter, Fiona Watts (Present Organiser), Éabha Brennan, Hannah Friel

Their outcomes had been as follows:


  • 70/80cm 1st place: Hannah Friel on Rocket, Éabha Brennan on BSH Golden Boy, Ella McLaughlin on Lily, Liz Potter on Clyde
  • 90cm/1m 1st place: Sophie Bonner on Riverfield Kannafanta, Ellie Simms on Carnone Diamond Seaside, Jenny Bonner on Autumn Cannon & Micky McHugh on Kelifa
  • 90cm/1m third place: Éabha Brennan on Millfields Killnascully, Tara Brennan on Carnone Annabelle, Emily Schneider on My boy Boysie, Clifford Haley on Sally Clover Supreme

Ellie Simms, Sophie Bonner, Rosaleen Harkin, Micky McHugh, Jenny Bonner

Junior particular person courses

  • 1st place 1m class: Tara Brennan on Carnone Annabelle
  • 2nd place 80cm class: Éabha Brennan on BSH Golden Boy
  • 2nd place 60cm class: Hannah Friel on Rocket

Éabha Brennan, Tara Brennan, Rosaleen Harkin, Clifford Haley, Emily Schneider

Senior Particular person courses

  • 1st place 1m: Clifford Haley on Sally Supreme Clover
  • 1st place 90cm: Micky McHugh on Kelifa
  • 1st place 70cm: Liz Potter on Clyde

Equestrian: East & West Donegal riders unite for Northern raid was final modified: August twenty first, 2023 by Katie Gillen