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2024 Sponsors

Stranraer and District Riding Club is grateful for the support from the under-noted businesses for 2024:

  • Atlas Equestrian Rug Cleaners
  • Kevin Ball, Farrier
  • Baxters
  • Blair Biomass
  • Burrett Joinery and Landscaping
  • Carr’s Billington Country Store Stranraer
  • Corsbie Villa Guest House
  • Murray Crawford, Farrier
  • Dunmilquin Hay and Haylage
  • Galloway Signs Ltd
  • GG-EDT- Gary Wilson Equine Dentistry
  • Homemade by AH
  • Horse and Soul – Equine Massage & Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Jet Set Equestrian
  • McMasters Veterinary Physiotherapy
  • Montpelier Professional (Galloway) Ltd
  • Mote View Holiday Lets
  • Papa Rab’s Restaurant
  • Ruth McGarry, BHS Accredited Professional Coach
  • Tarff Valley Ltd
  • Terally Equestrian Centre
  • The Wee Aird Dairy
  • Waterside Holiday Cottages
  • David Watson Agri Fencing
  • WBS Signs

 

 

 

Working Hunter Show

  • Lead Rein – X poles
  • 1st Rosie McFarlane and Shoormal Vilma
  • 2nd Rosie McFarlane and Nantfforchog Awena
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  • 50 cm – Juniors
  • 1st Isla Kirkpatrick and Cefn Kracker
  • 2nd Eva Carnochan and Bowthorne Dorothy
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  • 65 cm – Juniors
  • 1st Kelly Jackson and Knockans Lady
  • 2nd Breagh Kirkpatrick and Cefn Kracker
  • 3rd Eva Carnochan and Bowthorne Dorothy
  • 4th Kelly Jackson and Shadys Lad
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  • 65 cm – Seniors
  • 1st Caitlin McKie and Million Dollar Bill
  • 2nd Izzy Miller Smith and Finbarr
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  • 75 cm – Juniors
  • 1st Breagh Kirkpatrick and Glenmore Joxer
  • 2nd Kelly Jackson and Knockans Lady
  • 3rd Kelly Jackson and Shadys Lad
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  • 85 cm Seniors
  • 1st Jen Graham and Crookedwood Gentleman
  • 2nd Liz Foulds and The Quiet Boy
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  • 85 cm – Juniors
  • 1st Breagh Kirkpatrick and Glenmore Joxer
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  • 85 cm – Seniors
  • 1st Debs Millington and George
  • 2nd Liz Foulds and The Quiet Boy
  • 3rd Amy Alexander and Don Patriano
  • 4th Jen Graham and Crookedwood Gentleman
  • 5th Julie Pedley and Greenacres Lordanso
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  • 85 cm – Style and Performance
  • 1st Andrew Waugh and Brilliant Cruison
  • 2nd Izzy Miller Smith and West Coast Lillian
  • 3rd Debs Millington and George
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  • 1m – Senior – Qualifier for Blair International Horse Trials
  • 1st Andrew Waugh and Brilliant Cruison
  • 2nd Izzy Miller Smith and West Coast Lillian
  • 3rd Sara Davies and Knightsbridge H
  • 4th Julie Pedley and Greenacres Lordanso

 

Working Hunter Champion – Isla Kirkpatrick and Cefn Kracker

Reserve Working Hunter Champion – Andrew Waugh and Brillian Cruison

 

Score Sheets:  WH Score Sheets – 16th June 2024     PDF file

 

Thank you to everyone who attended today’s Working Hunter Show sponsored by Carrs Billington Stranraer.

We were fortunate with the weather, which stayed mostly dry.

Charlotte Armstrong designed and built a fabulous course and we are very grateful to Charlotte for all the time she gave to set up the course yesterday, and to be in attendance today to build.

Thank you our judges – Lillian and Samantha Cloy, and to our stewards and helpers – Rachael, Sally, George, Jill, Julie and Anne, without whom the show would not have been able to run.

Congratulations to all the riders – everyone was very well turned out and looked wonderful. 

Thank you to Homemade by AH for the delicious food.

The Show was sponsored by Carr’s Billington Country Store Stranraer, who provided horse treats for the winners, along with a generous feed prize for the winner of the final class of the day, which was a qualifier for Blair Castle International Horse Trials in August.  Class winners also received a mug, courtesy of Murray Crawford, Farrier.

We will be running a couple of clear round evenings over the WH course – details will be posted on our FB page once dates confirmed.

 

 

Dressage – 9th June 2024

Thanks to everyone who helped today.

 

Intro C – Juniors – Sponsored by Kevin Ball, Farrier

1st Cara Dabner and Cosmic Astex (66.95%), 2nd Blair Marshall and Flowen Red September (61.74%), 3rd Willow Gilchrist and Lucy Lou (59.56%).

Intro C – Seniors – Sponsored by Kevin Ball, Farrier

1st Lisa Warner and Miss Tallulah (70%), 2nd Gillian Kirkpatrick and Iris (65.87%), 3rd Kate Griffiths and St Helen’s Blue (64.13%), 4th Hallie Hay and Glasshouse Celtic View (60.22%), 5th Alana Jackson and Skye (56.74%).

Intro C – Test and Train Seniors

1st Jill Gilchrist and Stay Golden Pony Boy (68.48%)

Intro C – Test and Train Juniors

1st Kaitlyn Marshall and Burgess Outon Miracle ((68%)

Prelim 7 – Juniors – Sponsored by Baxters, Stranraer

1st Emilia Petrucci and Oscar (62.73%), 2nd Mariella Petrucci and Lady (55.91%)

Prelim 7 – Seniors – Sponsored by Baxters, Stranraer

1st Kate Griffiths and St Helen’s Blue (62.27%)

Prelim 18 – Sponsored by Waterside Holiday Cottages

1st Emily Galloway and Kali (68.65%), 2nd Kara Bolik and Kildromin Shearer (66.54%), 3rd Alana Jackson and Skye (57.12%).

Novice 24 – Sponsored by Corsbie Villa Guest House

1st Emily Galloway and Kali (72.61%), 2nd Kara Bolik and Kildromin Shearer (70.87%), 3rd Ali Yellowlees and Vladimir D (67.83%).

Novice 30

1st Ali Yellowlees and Vladimir D (62.31%).

 

Trophy for junior with highest score awarded to Kaitlyn Marshall and Burgess Outon Miracle.

Trophy for senior with highest score awarded to Emily Galloway and Kali.

Stranraer Show – Show Jumping

Show Jumping classes for Stranraer Show.

Entries on the day only.

Stranraer and District Riding Club is grateful to Mr Jim Pedley, who has donated £100 in prize money for the winners of the Chase Me Charlie – £50 for the pony winner and £50 for the horse winner.

Show Jumping – 19th May 2024

Stranraer and District Riding Club’s first outdoor event of the season was held at Castlefields on glorious sunny day.

Thanks to Chloe Slater for designing a lovely flowing course and to Jill, Julie and Mhairi for judging; Jenny, Liz and Ceri for stewarding and to all who helped build the course both on the day and set up the day before.

Thanks to Louise and Pat of Pic a Picnic for the delicious catering.  Thank you to everyone who helped to set up and clear up.

  • X poles – Pony sponsored by GG-EDT – Gary Wilson Equine Dentistry
  • 1st Skyla Davies and Cashmere Gold
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  • X poles – Horse sponsored by Galloway Signs Ltd
  • 1st Lisa Warner and Tallulah  
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  • 40 cm – Pony sponsored by Homemade by AH
  • 1st Skyla Davies and Cashmere gold  
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  • 40 cm Horse sponsored by Horse and Soul – Equine Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy
  • 1st Lisa Warner and Tallulah   
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  • 50 cm – Pony sponsored by Blair Biomass
  • 1st Skyla Davies and Cashmere gold
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  • 70 cm – Pony sponsored by Montpelier Professional Galloway Ltd
  • 1st Molly Bodle and Lizzie
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  • 70 cm Horse sponsored by WBS Signs and Graphics
  • 1st Maureen Rice and Jenny
  • 2nd Kate Griffith and Black Trench Lady
  • 3rd Chloe Hunter and Ruby
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  • 80 cm – Pony sponsored by Ruth McGarry, BHS Accredited Professional Coach
  • 1st Ava Lily Orr Ewing and Major Gray
  • 2nd Mariella Petrucci and Lady
  • 3rd Molly Bodle and Lizzie  
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  • 80 cm Horse sponsored by Murray Crawford, Farrier
  • 1st Kate Griffiths and Black Trench Lady
  • 2nd Maureen Rice and Jenny  
  • 3rd Sara Davies and Windsor
  • 4th Liz Foulds and Joey  
  • 5th Sally Baxter and Arondo  
  • 6th Chloe Hunter and Ruby
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  • 90 cm – Pony sponsored by Mote View Holiday Lets
  • 1st Ava Lily Orr Ewing and Major Gray
  • 2nd Laura Donnan and Mak  
  • 3rd Emilia Petrucci and Oscar
  • 4th Mariella Petrucci and Lady  
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  • 90 cm Horse sponsored by Terally Equestrian Centre
  • 1st Liz Foulds and Joey
  • 2nd Sara Davies and Windsor
  • 3rd Liz Gay and Snowy
  • 4th Julie Pedley and Rio
  • 5th Dawn McKie and Killeany Fred
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  • 1 m Pony sponsored by The Wee Aird Dairy
  • 1st Emilia Petrucci and Oscar
  • 2nd Laura Donnan and Mak
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  • 1 m Horse sponsored by Jet Set Equestrian
  • 1st Julie Pedley and Cruz
  • 2nd Julie Pedley and Rio  
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  • 1.05 m sponsored by Tarff Valley Ltd
  • 1st Julie Pedley and Cruz

 

Show Jumping at Castlefields

Show Jumping competition at Castlefields on Sunday 19th May 2024. X poles, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 1m and 1.05m.
 
 
Entries close at 12 noon on Friday 17th May.  Approximate times will be available by Saturday evening.
 
Thank you to all our show jumping class sponsors for 2024:
 
 

SHOW JUMPING SCHEDULE 2024

All classes are run under British Riding Club rules.

Start Time:  10 am

 

  Name MAX HEIGHT Sponsor
  CLEAR ROUND X-poles  
1 Lead Rein X-poles GG-EDT – Gary Wilson Equine Dentistry
2 Let Loose X-poles Galloway Signs Ltd
3 40 cm – Ponies 40 cm Homemade by AH
4 40 cm – Horses 40 cm Horse and Soul – Equine Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy
5 Starter Stakes – Pony 50 cm Blair Biomass
6 Starter Stakes – Horse 50 cm Atlas Equestrian Rug Cleaners
7 Pre Beginner Pony 60 cm McMasters Veterinary Physiotherapy
8 Pre Beginner Horse 60 cm Papa Rab’s Restaurant
9 Beginner Pony 70 cm Montpelier Professional Galloway Ltd
10 Beginner Horse 70 cm WBS Signs and Graphics
11 Novice Pony 80 cm Ruth McGarry, BHS Accredited Professional Coach
12 Novice Horse 80 cm Murray Crawford, DipWCF
13 Small Intermediate Pony 90 cm Mote View Holiday Lets
14 Small Intermediate Horse 90 cm Terally Equestrian Centre
15 Intermediate Pony 1 m The Wee Aird Dairy
16 Intermediate Horse 1 m Jet Set Equestrian
17 Open – Ponies & Horses 1.05/1.10m Tarff Valley Ltd

 

Let Loose.  For combinations coming off lead rein.  Assistant allowed in ring to give verbal assistance only – no leading.

Juniors:  17 years and under.

ENTRY FEES (plus online booking fee = 70p):     Members            Non Members

   Clear Round                                        £3.00                      £3.00

   Classes                                               £5.00                      £8.00

 

No additional entries can be taken once the class has started.

Competitors may enter up to three consecutive classes.

Show Jumping Rules

 

All classes run two phase, with the exception of the Lead Rein class, which is one round timed. 

Clear round limited to one entry per combination, although if time permitting a second clear round may be possible.

Adults riding ponies must compete in Horse classes.

 

Eligibility Rules Summary  (See BRC 2024 Rule Book for full rules.)

70 cm class* – No BE or BE Foundation points, no BS points or BS Club points gained at 90 cm or above and riders not to have completed at BE100 or BRC 100 in the current or previous year.

80 cm class* – No more than 5 BE points or 75 BS points.

90 cm class* – No more than 20 BE points or 500 BS points.

100 cm class* – No more than 60 BE points or 999 BS points.

Notional points gained in 70 cm and 80 cm classes held at BS Intro Shows do not count.  BS Club points gained at any level will not be counted except for 70 cm SJ.

Riders who have completed under FEI rules and horses that have competed at BE90 or above – please check BRC Rule Book for eligibility.

JUNIOR COMBINATIONS (pony AND rider) with points in excess of those listed above may compete at Stranraer & District RC show jumping events at 70 cm and above.

Any horse/rider combination that has won four firsts in the same class (50 cm, 60 cm or 70 cm) during the current and preceding season, which has four or more entries in the class, must move up to the next height class. 

Only one horse/pony and rider combination may compete in the same class.  Another rider may compete later in the class HC.  Lead Rein Class and Let Loose only – up to 3 riders may compete on the same pony.

Dress code as per British Riding Club rules.  At Club Show Jumping competitions Smart Riding / Show Jackets or Tweed Jackets are permitted, along with S&DRC sweatshirt or jacket.  BS (British Showjumping) jackets and hoodies are not permitted.

Spurs not to be worn by Junior members unless the Club’s pro forma is completed by a qualified instructor, accredited coach or Pony Club DC and submitted to the Secretary.

 

Summer Points League will again run this year, over all show jumping dates – including Combined Training competitions.  Points League Trophies will be presented for each individual show jumping class at the Club’s Annual General Meeting at the end of the season.

 

Points:   1st = 6     2nd = 5     3rd = 4      4th = 3     5th = 2     6th = 1

SJ Training with Chloe Slater

We are sorry to advise that unfortunately due to circumstances outwith our control the SJ training with Chloe Slater on 14th May has been cancelled.

A new date will be advised in due course.

Top Spec Weighbridge

Unfortunately the TopSpec weighbridge will NOT be at Castlefields on 14th May.

We are planning to re-schedule a visit.

 

 

 

 

 

Flatwork Training with Lynda Jones-Todd

Stranraer & District Riding Club – FLATWORK TRAINING 2024 – with Lynda Jones-Todd

Forty minute sessions – private or shared (two riders).

Times will be between 3 pm and 8 pm (approximately).  Please advise if there is a particular time you wish and we will try to accommodate (although this cannot be guaranteed).

Date Venue S&DRC Member Non-Member
Thursday 30th May

(40 minutes)

Castlefields Private = £20

Shared (2) = £10

Private = £26

Shared (2) = £13

Thursday 27th June

(40 minutes)

Castlefields Private = £20

Shared (2) = £10

Private = £26

Shared (2) = £13

Thursday 25th July

(40 minutes)

Castlefields Private = £20

Shared (2) = £10

Private = £26

Shared (2) = £13

Thursday 29th August

(40 minutes)

Castlefields Private = £20

Shared (2) = £10

Private = £26

Shared (2) = £13

 

Bookings must be made no later than 8 pm on Monday prior to training date.

Please note:  If you cancel a booking after 8 pm on Monday prior to training date and it is not possible to fill the space the lesson fee will still be payable.

Non-members of S&DRC are welcome to attend but must hold public liability insurance.  Please bring proof of insurance.  Thank you.

TO BOOK:  Contact Mhairi on 07702 061 993

 

 

 

 

It is not possible to hire out Castlefields due to insurance restrictions.

 

Show Jumping Training with Chloe Slater

Stranraer & District Riding Club – SHOW JUMPING TRAINING at Castlefields on Tuesday 14th May 2024 with Chloe Slater.

Times will be between 12 noon and 8 pm (approximately).  Please advise if there is a particular time you wish and we will try to accommodate (although this cannot be guaranteed).

  S&DRC Member Non-Member
45 minutes private £25 £29
One hour shared (2) £15 £19
One hour shared (3) £10 £13

Bookings must be made no later than 8 pm on Saturday 11th May.

Please note:  If you cancel a booking after 8 pm on Saturday 11th May and it is not possible to fill the space the lesson fee will still be payable.

 

Non-members of S&DRC are welcome to attend but must hold public liability insurance.  Please bring proof of insurance.  Thank you.

TO BOOK:  Contact Mhairi on 07702 061 993

 

 

 

It is not possible to hire out Castlefields due to insurance restrictions.