The West Cork TREC Midsummer event this year was a one day three phase event hosted by Lee Valley Equestrian Centre near Crookstown, Co. Cork. The weather was thankfully dry until the last half an hour when we had some rain during the prize giving.
Traceurs Adele Connor and Ian Squire took the riders on routes along the little back country roads around the Equestrian Centre, and the higher levels also had some nice off-road riding through a couple of farm tracks, woods and fields courtesy of the neighbouring landowners. Chef de Piste Annie O'Neill put some of the cross country jumps in the top paddocks to good use in her PTV course.
We would like to thank the following people:
Our Level 2a route was also classified as a GB Qualifier for the TREC GB Championships 2017. Five young riders have qualified for TREC GB as a result and they will be travelling to Wales in September. Lorea O'Sullivan, Kate Ryan Brouwer and Millie O'Sullivan will compete in the Level 2a Individuals class, while Caoimhe Duggan and Kate Sheehan will compete in the Level 2a Pairs class. Well done girls, we wish you well. Here are the results of the GB Qualifier classes:
Results GB Qualifier class - Level 2a Individual: 1st Lorea O'Sullivan (Templebready Poppy); 2nd Kate Ryan-Brouwer (Dáithí); 3rd Millie O'Sullivan (Casey)
Results GB Qualifier class - Level 2a Pairs: 1st Kate Sheehan (Bantry Bluebell) & Caoimhe Duggan (Hugo Boss)
Special congratulations and best wishes must go to the Level 2a Individual winner Fionnuala Solomon. Fionnuala will be the sole rider representing Ireland at the European Young Riders Championships in France at the end of August and West Cork TREC are extremely proud of her achievements.
Finally, congratulations to all our winners and competitors and we hope to see you again soon. The results of the West Cork TREC Midsummer 2017 competition are as follows:
Level 2a Individual: 1st Fionnuala Solomon (Chester); 2nd Lorea O’Sullivan (Templebready Poppy); 3rd Kate Ryan Brouwer (Dáithí); 4th Vicky McMullan (Garnagree Duke); 5th Sandra Schmid (Henry); 6th Millie O’Sullivan (Casey)
Level 2a Pairs: 1st Jenni Andrew (Hector) & Martha Norton (Cornflake); 2nd Karen Nicholson (Ebony) & Maunza Heidtke (Penny); 3rd Caoimhe Duggan (Hugo Boss) & Kate Sheehan (Bantry Bluebell)
Level 2 Individual: 1st Patrick Byrne (Amber Sky); 2nd Emma O’Regan (Borrowaddy); 3rd Sheila Winters (Ballyclough Nugget); 4th Liz Burbage (General’s Daughter); 5th Margaret Buckley (Kavanagh); 6th Siobhan Wolf (Paris II)
Level 2 Pairs: 1st Suzanne O’Rourke (Apache) & Natasha O’Rourke (Rio); 2nd Lucy Murphy (Shady) & Jane Capener (Gladys); 3rd Samantha Payne Murphy (Winston) & Jane Finch (Morrigan)
Level 1 Pairs: 1st Margaret Manning (Apachi) & Shirley Squire (Comanche); 2nd Frances Whooley (Ballyphilip Gold) & Elaine Dolan Crowley (Molly); 3rd Marlina Posthuma Quirke (Faerietale Dreams) & Tanja Khosrawi (Teko); 4th Siobhan Ovington (Coolhenry Hanna) & Bobbie Ovington (Piccolo Boy)
Best POR: Patrick Byrne (Amber Sky)
Best MA: Sheila Winters (Ballyclough Nugget)
Best PTV: Suzanne O’Rourke (Apache)
Best Under 16 (Overall): Marlina Posthuma Quirke (Fairietale Dreams)
Best Newcomer (MA/PTV): Marlina Posthuma Quirke (Fairietale Dreams)
The full result files have been uploaded to our website and can be downloaded by clicking on the highlighted names below:
Overall results; POR results; MA results; PTV results
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