Sports - Show Jumping
Shannon Clinghan, Ethan Smith and a new member this year, Sarah Topley, came fourth in the schools team showjumping at Mossvale Saturday 3rd November.
This gives them a good start in the league which runs until the end of March.
Well done to Shannon Clinghan, Kirsten Farr and Nicholas Farr who won the Open class in the schools team showjumping at Meadows equestrian last Saturday 10th November.
Well Done to the Showjumping Team:
Shannon Clinghan, Thomas Kileff, Ethan Smith and Zac Hanna who came 3rd at the Northern Ireland Charity Events Schools Showjumping Competition on Monday 19th March at Portmore Equestrian Centre, Lurgan. There were 32 teams from other schools competing in the competition.
Shannon also came 4th overall as an individual.
Shannon Clinghan Yr 9 and Zac Hanna Yr 12, attended the Mossvale Equestrian Centre, Schools' showjumping league in Dromara on the last Saturday of every month over the winter. They finished a very credible fourth in the league.
During 2010/2011 school year Dromore High School took part in Ulster Schools’ Show Jumping Championships, INTER-Schools League Competition, Schools’ Open Show Jumping League and Schools’ Team Show Jumping League. Teams consist of 3 or 4 riders, 3 lowest scores count in each round. Shows take place over a number of days and accumulate in a final when prizes are awarded.
Dromore Breezes Through the Meadows
Dromore High School Show Jumping team came first in the second round of the Schools’ Open Show Jumping League at The Meadows Equestrian Centre, Lurgan on Saturday 20th November. The team consisted of Kirsten Farr riding Apollo, Christina Rosbotham on Moss Road Flyer and Shannon Clingan on My Show Man. They finished on a zero score in a combined time of 83 seconds. This was 3 seconds faster than second place. Miss Kilpatrick, teacher in charge, was delighted as they are a very young team and they put in a fantastic display of quality jumping to fight off tough competition. Hopefully this team will have many great competitions ahead of them.
Well done to Shannon Clinghan Year 8, Zac Hanna Year 11 and Tara Meeke Year 12 who won the final round of the Schools’ Team Show Jumping league at Mossvale on Saturday 26th March. This result moved them up to 3rd in the league final.
Great Britain Games
Jason Mackey has been selected for the Great Britain Games Team and will be travelling to America to compete against the USA, Canada, America and Australia.
Jason has also represented Northern Ireland at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on two occasions.
The Equestrian Club would like to thank Mandy and Chris Farr, from DB Tiles, for their generous gift of saddle cloths for the show jumping team. The saddle cloths look great and are very much appreciated.