News and show reports

Recent Competitions

The Ballyjennings Stables riders have been extremely active over the last month.

Silver Spurs

The Stables had three riders compete in Silver Spurs this year. Leah Treacy and Rylane Dysart, Rebecca McGrath and Bilko and Lauren Fahy and Ashfield Golden Sparrow all took part in the recent qualifiying sessions and all had a very successful days with superb marks for position, effectiveness and trainability. Silver spurs is a different style of competition where it is the rider who is analysed and not the horse/pony. Leah and Lauren both saw off stiff competition to qualify for the Semi finals. Lauren and her Connemara gelding Ashfield Golden Sparrow got through to the finals and took a fantastic 3rd place. Trained and prepared by Sinead, all the girls have worked hard under her guidance and we wish them well with their bright futures.

Dressage Ireland

Two riders from the stables made their way to the Uk to compete under the Irish Flag at the Junior Home International. Leah Treacy and her mare Ryland Dysert (Lexi) , along with Faye McGrath and her mare Cahernablauhey Girl (Rapunzal) gave confident and well ridden displays between the white boards for their first but certainly not their last trip abroad.

One Day Eventing
Congratulations to Katie Behan and her pony Jet the Hero on their recent win at the one day event in Hanleys in Claremorris. Ava Tansey and her pony Kilgarvan King also had a great show and both of these girls will no doubt out competing again at the next date of September 2nd

The Ballinrobe Agricultural Show
Our local show had lots to enter and the stables and its riders brought many ribbons home.
After what seemed like hours of washing the Stables had all its entrants sparkling for the show. For many it was a first competition, ponies and riders alike. All went out and rode wonderfully, in the showing rings, the dressage tests and double clears in the jumping. It was a tired but happy bunch of riders took home an impressive haul of ribbons.

Upcoming events

Super scores and riding from all involved at the recent Dressage Show at Claremorris Equestrian Centre on Sunday 2nd of December.
Despite a wet day the riders put their best smiles on and rode through the downpours to achieve qualification scores for the Winter Finals in Cavan in April 2019. Some riders have all three scores needed already after only three possible shows, and most are only one score away from a place.
Trailblazers (young riders) to elementary, seasoned horses and ponies to a younster age 4 doing his second ever test, everyone ticked off their goals and came home happy.
Success aside, what makes going to the shows enjoyable is the support and help that the riders give each other. We are a team, its the Ballyjennings way!

Training Clinics

Ballyjennings Stables was delighted to have Shane O'Brein, Sports Psychologist, travel to Ballinrobe to give a talk on the important role parents can play in helping to support and keep their children, with particular teens in sports. He also dealt with a number of topics that the young riders had said were of importance to them.
Young and passionate about sports of all types, Shane is from a strong horseriding family, has played underage hurling for his county with the coveted medals to show for it, and now is a talented and successful boxer, whos recent trip to the largest club in the UK was a winning one. With a masters from UCC his experience in sports and life, Shane is an excellent coach.
The talk in Tacu Ballinrobe was very well attended and extremely enjoyable. Shanes methods are fun, easy to follow and his way of describing issues are clear and relatable.

We will be inviting Shane back again in the future as many of the riders are keen to work on a one to one basis with him.

Keep your eyes peeled to our Facebook page and here for details.