SATURDAY at the Cavan December three-day show brought plenty of classes and multiple winners. The Showjumping Ireland 138cm 1m class produced joint victors with Ulster rider Brooke Rafferty (Jack McCann) and Leinster rider Ruby Kelly (Little Red Baron), both coming home with nothing to add in a time of 43.07.

Munster rider Sam Widger and the six-year-old Creevelea Larrybo also kept the poles in place in a time of 43.82 for third place. Slotting into fourth place was Edie Codd and the seven-year-old Tempest Glenville, clear in 44.52, ahead of Henry Sinnott and Fairy Dust Clydagh, clear in 45.75. Completing the top six were Luke Sweeney and Rogild’s Artax, clear in 46.35.

The Showjumping Ireland 1.10m Table A class attracted one of the biggest entries with 101 going to post. Leading the victory lap was Gary Dooley with JJ Lucky Star when they were the best of 52 clears in 45.90. Tabitha Kyle and the seven-year-old Running In Heels followed closely behind, clocking 46.16 for second place.

Gracie Bright and Monroe Star took third when clear in 47.34, ahead of Heather Byrne and Tynagh Sam, clear in 47.48. Lara Field and the seven-year-old Creganna Kerfuffle took fifth place (47.70), while in sixth place was Conor Gilmartin and Castlelawn Holly ll (47.76).


James Derwin added to his impressive record as he took the win in the Showjumping Ireland 148cm 1.20m. Riding Bobby Dawn, they were fastest of the 24 double clears in 45.72. Almost three seconds slower were Lauren Quinn and Hunting Garrett (48.68) for second place.

Kate Lynch and CQS Quality Cagney slotted into third when they came home in 49.62, while in fourth place was Lauren Murphy with Carnhill Misty, in a time of 49.71. Fifth place belonged to Lauren Adams and Lexius “E” Van Het Juxschot (50.61), ahead of Coen Williams and Jennie Norman (51.72).

The 128-1m class saw a win for Ulster rider Elizabeth McCracken when she partnered Jane Russell’s Kilcreene Apollo to a clear in 44.89. Jack Dore filled second place with Woodside Jerry-Lee when they delivered a clear in 46.47. Ellie Bingham and One in The Making slotted into third (47.46), ahead of Max Galway and Aril (47.47). Fifth place belonged to Lucia Keane and Ravara Mohawk (48.87), while in sixth were Ronan Duffy and Twinkle Star Cedar (50.35).

The 138-1.10m proved to be a very competitive class with James Derwin and Ruby Brown claiming victory, when he lodged the winning round in 44.83. Robbie Sheehan and Bay Times put in a gallant attempt and a his time of 46.34 saw him take second place.

Lauren Adams and D Drim’ De Brixia took third place in 49.16, while in fourth place was Nicole Brennan with Shenandoah Sadie (50.46).

A clear from Lillian Walsh and Flight of Earls Wagtail in 51.06 saw her take fifth, ahead of Connie Mensley and Never Last Spartacus (51.25).

The winner of the 148cm 90cm Table A speed was Alexandra Keane who clocked 36.29 with the eight-year-old Ballinamores Sweetwall Lady. In the 148cm 1m, it was Leinster’s Cian Byrne and Carra Cave Boy that led the victory lap in a time of 42.97.