MANY congratulations to Amanda Dunne who won the groom’s prize at the recent inaugural Lisgarvan House International Horse Trials.

The prize was sponsored by Co Kilkenny-based British international Nicky Roncoroni and her mother Janey through their Castlekelly Equestrian and they also judged the competition over Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

“The aim of the prize was to reward and encourage grooms for their dedication, skill and thoughtfulness towards the horses in their care,” explained Nicky. “We went around the stables, looking, listening and talking to grooms and riders.

“We were very impressed by the commitment to her job by Amanda and particularly when we were informed by rider Sian Colemen that Amanda was working at her first solo international event and had four horses to look after!”