Show Report and Results - Woodlands May 2008
Published: 20.06.2008 –
South Munster Dressage held a show in Woodlands EC, Faha, Co Kerry on Monday June 2nd. There was a great turnout, especially in the Preliminary classes, with many North Munster members making the trip to Co Kerry to participate.
One of the attractions of Woodlands is the two indoor arenas, making the venue weather independent, but on this Bank Holiday Monday the indoors were providing shelter from the baking sun for most of the day!
Vida Tansey was judge for the day. There were entries in the full range of classes, from Preliminary to Medium, so she had a long day - Thanks Vida!
Preliminary 10 was won by Rachel O’ Doherty (Shesaclassact) on 67.27%, with Bethany Mackey (Don Fernando) second on 66.36% and Heather Janes (Pepsi) third on 65.45%
Preliminary 18 was the biggest class of the day. Siobhan Cazabon, who made the long trip from Galway to compete, came out on top with Over the Rainbow, scoring 66.66%.
Rachel O’ Doherty and Shesaclassact had to settle for second place this time on a score of 64.16%, with Lucy Miller (Winnetou) coming third on 63.75%.
Novice 28 was won by Cork rider Tansy Greenlee (Jack Sparrow) with a score of 66.25%. Siobhan Cazaban (Over the Rainbow) was second on a score of 65.41% and Owen Smith (Orlando) was third on 63.75%.
Novice 25 was won by Melanie Mackey (UP Bese) with a score of 65.6%, squeezing Tansy Greenlee (Jack Sparrow) into second place on 65.2% with Owen Smith (Orlando) again taking third, this time with a score of 64.4%.
Elementary 58 had a total of six entries. Siobhan Cazabon again came out on top, this time with Aramis, scoring 64.37%. Una O’ Donnell (Kanjo) was second with 62.81% and Ann Glynn (Hoysjangs Akiro) were a close third with 62.18%.
Medium 75 had the top three riders from the elementary class competing against each other again, and again they finished up in the same order, making it three red rosettes for Siobhan on the day - her long journey was clearly well worthwhile!
Thanks to the Kerry Gang for running the show so smoothly. Woodlands is a great venue - let’s hope the rumours of its impending sale are unfounded or that it is purchased by someone who will continue to run it as an equestrian centre.
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