We are delighted to have a large group of first time competitors ready for action this year.

New to travelling ponies we have decided to put a short list together of a few basics they will need.

  • Headcollar and Leadrope
  • Sweat rug
  • Tail bandage or wrap
  • Travel boots
  • Haynets
  • First Aid Kit
  • Stable booked if available
  • Prebook instructor to warm you up.

Ballyjennings does the treble.

Sinead McGrath and her two horses, homebred young mare Ballyj Elsa and her Mermus R gelding Killard Precision returned from the MWR Dressage show in Annaharvey with no less than 3 wins from 3 classes.

Both horses broke the elusive 70% score barrier and saw off international competition in well contested classes, judged by Liam Maloney.

Ballyj Elsa competed in both Elementary classes, scoring a 70.96% in her first test and a 68.28% in her second. Killard Precision was competing in the Medium section and won his class with a wonderful score of 71.45%.

Congratulations to these talented combinations who also featured in the Irish Field the following weekend.

Sinead McGrath and the homebred Ballyj Elsa claimed 1st place in the 5yr old Novice qualifier at Dressage Irelands Autumn Development Series at Tipperary EC Saturday Oct 3rd 2020. Out of a Ginger Dick mare and by Spirit House this youngster has been bred and backed by Fintan and developed by Sinead. A smart, willing and trainable mare that is one to watch for the future.