Botanica Dressage Finals

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What a lovely day we had yesterday for the Botanica dressage finals at Narrow Water. Thank you and well done to everyone who competed today and throughout the league. Some fantastic tests were ridden today, with riders picking up some lovely rosettes and prizes sponsored by Botanica International.


In the Intro A class, Noelle Byrne riding Jazz took first place, with Molly Byrne riding Adrigoole Princess into second place. Molly also took first place in the Intro A league, with Eva Skora and Jara taking second. Molly Byrne also won the Leading Junior Rider award, as well as the Best Pony award sponsored by Ballyalt Connemaras. Noelle Byrne and Jazz received the Best Riding School Pony award, also sponsored by Ballyalt Connemaras.


Ruari Reavey and Cheeky Chicco had the overall highest score in the Intro A class today and highest percentage of the day winning the Under 10s section and the Intro A Under 10s league.


Intro B saw Claire Forsythe riding Bridge House Bailey into first place, with Noelle Byrne riding Jazz into second place. Daisy Byrne was the Intro B League winner, with Lindsay Noble riding Sachet De The taking second place. The Intro B Under 10s class was won by Clodagh Wallace riding Georgia, who also won the Intro B Under 10s league and was named Leading Under 10s rider.


Today's Prelim 7 class saw Katie Adams riding ex-racer Wheatfields Charlie (racing name Enemy Engagement) take first place, with Daisy Byrne and Wuvely in second place and Lucy Marshall in third place riding Beau. Katie Adams was successful in winning the Prelim 7 league, with Daisy Byrne coming in second. Katie also won the Racehorse to Riding Horse rug for having the highest-placed ex-race horse in the league, sponsored by Racehorse to Riding Horse Ireland.


Lucy Marshall and Beau were today's winner and league winner of Preliminary 18, with Susie Hill riding Burke's Peerage into second place. Victoria McCandless and Koolstyle were successful in winning both the Elementary and Freestyle leagues.


Finally, Shannon Magee finished the day off by riding a beautiful medium level test on VSH Wannabe, winning the Medium league and receiving the Leading Senior Rider award.


Thank you to our main sponsor Botanica for all the lovely Botanica prizes for league winners. Also, thank you to Ballyalt Connemaras and Racehorse to Riding Horse Ireland. Thank you to all our judges throughout the league - Ivor Harper, Lucinda Webb, and Coreen Abernethy - for your encouragement, especially towards our younger riders throughout the league. Also a big thankyou to Roberta’s Rosettes for the outstanding rosettes and sashes and finally to Blackhorse Photography for capturing fantastic photos each week.


Todays Results and League Results are as follows:


1st Noelle Byrne - Jazz 70.65%

2nd Molly Byrne - Adrigoole Princess 68.91%

3rd Darcy Ruddy - Millie 68.48%

4th Claire Ervine - My Boy Ed 67.61%

5th Eva Skora - Jara 66.96%

UNDER 10s 

1st Ruari Reavey - Cheeky Chicco 72.17%

INTRO B 

1st Claire Forsyth - Bridge House Bailey 72%

2nd Noelle Byrne - Jazz 70%

3rd Molly Byrne - Adrigoole Princess 67.61%

4th Lynsay Noble- Sachet De The 67.39%

5th Daisy Byrne - Wuvely 67.17%

6th Shannon Morgan - Cassie 66.09%

7th Darcy Ruddy - Millie 64.18%

PRELIM 7 

1st Katie Adams - Wheatfields Charlie 72.95%

2nd Daisy Byrne - Wuvely 65.45%

3rd Lucy Marshall - Beau 62.27% 

PRELIM 18 

1st Lucy Marshall - Beau 66.92%

2nd Susie Hill - 65.35%

ELEMENTARY

1st Victoria McCandless- Koolstyle 62.86%

MEDIUM 

Shannon Magee - VSH Wannabe 65.34%

FREESTYLE 

1st Victoria McCandless - Koolstyle 66.35% 


LEAGUE PLACINGS 


INTRO A 

1st Molly Byrne - Adrigoole Princess 

2nd Eva Skora - Jara 

3rd Claire Ervine - Mya Boy Ed 

4th Noelle Byrne - Jazz 

5th Darcy Ruddy - Millie 


INTRO A UNDER 10s 


1st Ruari Reavey - Cheeky Chicco 


INTRO B 


1st Daisy Byrne - Wuvely 

2nd Linsay Noble - Sachet de The 

3rd Molly Byrne - Adrigoole Princess 

4th Noelle Byrne - Jazz 

5th Shannon Morgan - Cassie 

6th Darcy Ruddy - Millie 


INTRO B UNDER 10s


1st Clodagh Wallace - Georgia


PRELIMINARY 7 


1st Katie Adams - Wheatfields Charlie 

2nd Daisy Byrne - Wuvely 

3rd Lucy Marshall - Beau 


PRELIMINARY 18


1st Lucy Marshall - Beau

2nd Susie Hill - Burke’s Peerage


ELEMENTARY 50


1st Victoria McCandless- Koolstyle 


FREESTYLE 


1st Victoria McCandless- Koolstyle 


MEDIUM 63 


1st Shannon Magee - VSH Wannabe 


LEADING UNDER 10s RIDER 

Clodagh Wallace 


LEADING JUNIOR RIDER 

Molly Byrne 


LEADING SENIOR RIDER 

Shannon Magee


HIGHEST PLACED RACEHORSE TO RIDING HORSE 

Katie Adams and Wheatfields Charlie (racing name Enemy Engagement)


BEST PONY AWARD 

Molly Byrne and  Adrigoole Princess 


BEST RIDING SCHOOL PONY AWARD 

Noelle Byrne and Jazz