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Fantastic results from M&W Region members at the 2016 National Winter Finals

Published 11/04/2016

Well done to our M&W Region members who all performed brilliantly at the 2016 National Winter Finals at Cavan on the 9th /10th April. Our members were particularly successful in the Preliminary Category 1 Championship taking 4 out of the top 5 placings, with Sille Van der Wijk riding the lovely Kinvara Tan winning the ride off to claim the Championship title - huge congratulations! Cassandra Morris and Redpark Magic were Reserve Champions, Padraig Flannagan riding An Dullahan claimed 3rd and young Finn Curran with Southeast Starlight was 5th (Finn additionally won his section of BD Preliminary 19 on Saturday). Also representing the region in Preliminary Category 1 we had Faye McGrath with Cahernablauhy Girl, Lauren Fahy and Twinfort Guardian, Leah Treacy riding Ringwood Guinness, Caoimhe Curran with Erne Valley Sucellos, Sadhbh O’Toole on Clochanard Lily, Sophie Browne with Wish Upon a Star, and Sinead Heffernan with Liskillen Grey Mist. Well done to you all!

In the Preliminary Category 2 Championship committee member Sinead Donnellan and Eastwood Symphony performed very well to claim 5th place.

Cassandra Morris continued her excellent form over the weekend to take 3rd place in the Novice category 1 Championship, with Padraig Flannagan riding Barnaboy Freeman and Sadhbh O’Toole and Clochanard Lily also performing well.

In a strong Novice Category 2 Championship committee members Nina Reinbold, riding the eye-catching stallion Sandro K owned by David Gray, and Sinead Donnellan riding Eastwood Symphony took 5th and 8th places respectively.

Junior member Caitriona Curran performed excellently with her consistent grey Charlie of Blakehill to take 5th place in the Elementary category 2 Championship. Caitriona’s younger brother Finn also took 7th place in the U25 Championship which was a very large class of 35 competitors.

The atsmosphere at the show was fantastic and members enjoyed being stabled together this year in order to support/help one another. Really well done to all and let’s look forward to the Summer season and Championship! Hope to see everyone at our big show in Mullingar on the 24th where we have outstanding prizes (eg one winner will claim a gorgeous pair of breeches worth 139 euro kindly sponsored by Montar!). Superb prizes to winners of ALL classes, generously sponsored by The Saddle Room, Montar, Toorala Equine Performance, William Hayes Saddle fitter, Horseworld, Kingsborough Horses, CMCC Financial Solutions and Cummins HomeValu. The team event, which is sponsored by Olympic Saddlery and Toorala Equine Performance, promises to add a real fun element to the show so start getting your team members together now! See schedule for further details. See you all there!!

—Danielle Carey

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26.04.2016 - Juniors on excellent form at Mullingar EC on 24th April

11.04.2016 - Fantastic results from M&W Region members at the 2016 National Winter Finals

13.09.2015 - Great results for M&W Region Members at the 2015 National Championships

13.09.2015 - Great results for M&W Region Members at the 2015 National Championships

23.06.2015 - Midland and Western Rider placed at Hickstead Dressage Master Championships

27.04.2015 - Winter League Winners 2014/2015

12.04.2015 - Cavan National Winter Finals 2015

26.08.2014 - Pony Europeans 2014

10.03.2014 - Winter League Winners 2013/2014

10.12.2013 - Midland and Western AGM 2013

17.10.2013 - Shauna Finneran shines in USA

17.04.2013 - League Results Winter 2012/2013

15.04.2013 - National Winter Finals

02.04.2013 - New Treasurer

05.09.2012 - Shauna Finneran’s blog to Training abroad

12.01.2011 - Young M&W Members Train Abroad

12.01.2011 - Midland and Western Dressage Club AGM and Annual Awards

04.01.2010 - Winners

04.01.2010 - Inspiration

09.07.2009 - Siobhan Cazabon Sullivan

16.04.2009 - Training Day with Pam Goodrich at Creagh EC on 09/04/2009

20.03.2009 - Palm Beach Dressage Derby

13.12.2008 - Youth Development Day

12.12.2008 - Dressage Demonstation With Donie

11.12.2008 - AGM

27.10.2008 - Hall of Fame for Western May

09.10.2008 - National Championships 26th-28th September 2008, Necarne Castle, Irvinestown, Co.Fermanagh

01.01.2008 - Beezies Sue R.I.D.