THE Connolly’s Red Mills/Irish Pony Club national eventing championships returned to Tattersalls last weekend when the perfect weather seemed to show its approval of the Co Meath venue hosting the season’s final round.

It was warm and sunny on Saturday for the dressage and show jumping phases while the cooler and duller conditions which prevailed on Sunday were ideal for cross-country riding; some 290 horses and ponies were stabled overnight.