Stars shine through the rain
All the professionals turned up for the first of the FEHL Qualifiers at Chris and Sue Ryan’s popular Scarteen venue last week. True to form of previous years, the heavens remained open for all of the four-
Gone are the days of multiple eliminations and bar the derby rails on top of a bank, clear rounds would have been in abundance. Louise Codd, now running her own yard as well as riding Alice and Barry Kehoe’s Westwinds event horses, won the opener riding Ballycreen Milord.
The King’s Master gelding, purchased by Sally Parkyn to go eventing for her friend Helen White, now residing in the U.K. finished 10 marks ahead of Sassy Cassy, a mare by Cascaletto St Ghyvan ridden by James O’ Haire, with the good looking Ghareeb gelding Spring Galaxy, ridden by Jo Dudley, in third place.
Competition was much hotter in the second section of the four-
Seamus Hayes gave an outstanding display of jumping in the first section of the five-
There was an impressive line-
Mary Davison (as published in “The Irish Farmer’s Journal,” Thursday 9th July)