Dreams come true at Kilmartin Horse Show

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Kilmartin Fields was the perfect venue for the first Kilmartin Horse Show organised by Argyll South Pony Club and British Showjumping (Argyll and Bute).

Not even the intermittent drizzle on Saturday July 29 could dampen spirits as competitors enjoyed showing and show jumping classes with the spacious rings and unique scenic backdrop of Sheila MacCallum’s fields.

The three judges – Melanie Scott, Sheila Thom and Rosemary Brown – praised the setting and organisation as well as the standard of competition in their respective rings.

Organisers Anne McArthur, Sheila MacCallum and Liz Macnab were delighted with the response and turnout on the day for this new event in the Argyll equestrian calendar.

Kate McIntyre from Benderloch, with her pony Kaydene, won the Shane Trophy – presented by the Geddes family – in the Working Hunter Championship and Campbeltown vet Marije Terpstra and Mini took the O-Fish-Shell salver as Reserve. In the Riding/Pony Club Horse/Pony Class Championship local rider Toni Stewart and Affane Lass won the McArthur Salver and Kate Mcintyre with Kaydene added the Joker Plate to their spoils as Reserve.

The jumping classes had big challenging courses as they were built and judged under British Showjumping Club rules but Argyll riders relished the challenge and spectators were treated to stylish, exciting rounds over the colourful re-vamped pony club show jumps.

The committee thanks all the sponsors who provided marvellous prizes and rosettes and a huge vote of thanks also goes to all stewards and helpers on the day who helped create a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Showing section results

Class 1 13hh and under pony club pony

1 Willow Ryan, Minstrel; 2 Willow Ryan, Ryan; 3 Alan Boase, Rhapsody.

Class 2 13hh-15hh

1 Kate McIntyre, Kaydene; 2 Marije Terpstra, Mini; 3 Katie MacKay, Evea; 4 Jadie Baillie, Cruise; 5 Selagh Oakes, Pery; 6 Dianne Smith, Corrybrough Fergus.

Class 3 over 15hh riding club horse

1 Toni Stewart, Affane Lass; 2 Josephine Boase, Valerie; 3 Miriam Mackay Tarn, Jigsaw; Julie McLeish, Eclipse.

Champion Toni Stewart, Affane Lass; Reserve Kate McIntyre, Kayden.

Class 4 over 15hh working hunter

1 Karen Dixon, Into The Red; 2 John Brailsford, Rocky; 3 Alexis Stewart, Kenna’s Pride; 4 Roanna Clark, Local Hero; 5 Patricia O’Reilly, Eammon; 6 Kathryn Henerson, Rockafella.

Class 5 novice working hunter

1 Heather Dixon, Blossom Hill; 2 Fabienne Renfrew, Jigsaw; 3 Laura Olds – Dancing in the Dark; 4 Josephine Boase, Valerie; 5 Toni Stewart, Affane Lass.

Class 6 13hh-15hh working hunter

1 Kate McIntyre, Kaydene; 2 Marije Terpstra, Mini; 3 Jadie Baillie, Cruise; 4 Fabienne Renfrew, Colourville Arizona; 5 Rosslyn Smith, Corrybrough Fergus; 6 Lauren Johnson, Saint Sallut.

Champion Kate McIntyre, Kaydene; Reserve Marije Terpstra, Mini; Argyll Points Cup Marije Terpstra, Mini.

Showjumping section results

70cm horse

1 Josephine Boase, Valerie; 2 Morgan Sinclair, Jilly; 3 Laura Olds, Dancing in the Dark; 4 Niamh Reppke, Perry; 5 Antonia Stewart, Affane Lass.

70cm pony

1 Rebecca Baillie, Brooklyn; 2 Lauren Johnson, Saint Sallut.

80cm horse

1 Gillian Rennie, Barney; 2 Laura Olds, Dancing in the Dark; 3 Kathryn Henderson, Rock a Fella VI; 4 Karen Dixon, Into the Red IV.

80cm pony

1 Marije Terpstra, Mini; 2 Lauren Johnson, Saint Sallut.

90cm

1 Marije Terpstra, Mini; 2 Alexis Stewart, Kenna’s Pride; 3 John Brailsford, Rocky; 4 Karen Dixon, Into the Red IV; 5 Fabienne Renfrew, Colourville Arizona.

1m

1 Debbie Hay Thorburn, Urban Legend; 2 John Brailsford, Rocky; 3 Fabienne Renfrew, Colourville Arizona.

Pics:

Coming to the last – the winner Gillian Rennie and Barney. no_a32KilmartHorse01

Argyll Points Cup winner Marije Terpstra and Mini. no_a32KilmartHorse02

Roanna Clark and Local Hero at the keyhole brush fence. no_a32KilmartHorse03