Sunday 17th January.
The South leinster region Combined Training League started today in Raheen na Gun, our neighbour Ger O’Briens equestrian facility.
Fernhill horses were out in force as its just a 2 minute hack away.
Fernhill Viper who Carol is preparing for the Sunshine tour in Portugal in February has come up this year on great form from her winter break and won both the Pure Dressage test 32 and the 1.10m show jumping with dressage class. She was narrowly beaten by Ivan Kelly on his impressive dressage horse Don Rosario in the test 27, so we could live with that!!! Fernhill Eagle was 2nd in the 1.10m combined training, his last competition on Irish soil as he is soon to be on his way to Phillip Dutton in the States who hopes to have him Qualified for the next Olympics in London. So that will be one to watch out for.
Sophies baby Fernhill Cascade was placed in all his classes, 2nd in Combined training and 3rd in pure dressage so she was well pleased all her hard work with him has paid off.
This was a great outing for all and was very well supported despite the run of bad weather for the previous couple of weeks. The Sun did manage to shine on the day and all who came were well impressed with the organization and facilities at Raheen na Gun and the Secretary Sarah Lang tells me entries are bursting at the seams for the next competition on Sunday.