MAYNOOTH’s Julia Adams holds a three-point lead at the top of the Yeomanstown Stud EI110 (J) league with her father Michael’s Irish Sport Horse mare Milchem Ardeo following their win at Castle Irvine, Necarne last Saturday.
Lying third of six on 34.8 after dressage, Adams (16) and the 11-year-old Contra A bay were the only ones penalised for time (1.6) when clear show jumping. However, their cross-country round was the fastest (four time penalties) in the class which saw them take the honours (on 40.4) ahead of Rebekah McKinstry and Cornhill Rose (43).
Third there with the dressage winner Milchem Free Spirit (44.2), Godfrey Gibbons recorded back-to-back EI100 (J) victories with his mother Marie Dunne’s ISH mare Milchem Miami. The Ballinasloe rider and the six-year-old Glasgow van’t Merelsnest grey faced just two opponents on Saturday.
The Williamson family from Co Westmeath fielded three of the five runners in the EI110 (P). Two were ridden by Josh who recorded the only double clear to win with his aunt Carol Swan’s Irish Sports Pony Rockon Pedro, an 11-year-old Newtown Pedro grey.
Disappointingly for Tom Nestor, he picked up his first cross-country jumping penalties in that class with his father David’s Tullaree Ruby Tuesday. However, the Kildare rider received some compensation in the six-strong EI100 (P) where the ever-reliable 17-year-old gelding Freddie completed on his winning dressage score.
Sarah Gilchrist recorded her third win of the season with the seven-year-old Annaghmore Ginger gelding Hazeldene Mighty Max (51.3) in the EI90 (P) where her sole rival was sister Jennifer riding Lackaghmore Vandango (66.6).
This was the final fixture of the Northern Region’s spring season with the action set to resume at Tullymurry on Saturday, July 9th when an EI80 training class will be included in the schedule.