SIOFRA Pratt scored a double at the NutriScience Classic in Spruce Lodge with her 10-year-old Kings Master mare Balarin My Grace winning both the Elementary category two and Novice category two championships.
Dressage Ireland Northern region chair Joan Adrain and VSH Moviestar were the Elementary category three championship winners having earlier won the six-year-old class on a 79.60% total. Patricia Connon’s five-year old Irish Sport Horse mare RoundThorn Nice N Easy was ridden to victory by another Northern rider, Lisa Dundee, in the Novice category three championship.
Rita Naughton had a weekend to remember winning both the Preliminary and Novice category one championships with her six-year-old Oldenburg mare Action’s Bond Girl W. Team Ireland pony rider Lilly Larkin and You Two Allanas Girl won the category two Preliminary Championship with the category three honours going to Phillipa Teggin and her 10-year-old Connemara pony mare Glenmore Sunshine.
Dunbyrne Stud resident Lorna O’Hare danced her way to victory with her 15-year-old chesnut gelding DBS Second Chance to win both the freestyle to music championship classes. Rachel Dowley scored 79.40% with the For Romance mare GFL Nava to win the five-year-old young horse class.
The Swedish warmblood mare Evory F, owned and ridden by Michaela Steyn-Keating, won the four-year-old young horse class on 80.60% total. Eimear Collins was unopposed in both Senior trailblazer classes with Fairey Swordfish scoring 66.15% in the DI P6 class and 65.65% in the BD 24 class.
Aoife Collins claimed a double on the day with Phoebe Bright’s Sopwith Pup winning the two Junior trailblazer competitions with Dermot Cannon awarding her a score of 70.00% in the BD 24 class. Patrick Murphy and Clongorrows Poppy scored 70.38% to win the under 12 DI P6 class and Pippa Dunne and Jacob’s Dream were the sole entry in the Under 12 BD 24 class scoring 65.00%.
The introductory under 10 class had two entries from the same rider. Lillie-B Meredith placed first with Buttons on a score of 70.95% and second with Dooneens Mystical Star on 68.33%.