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Little Rascals Steal the Day

Published 01/12/2015

LITTLE RASCALS steal the day at North Munster’s opening show of the Winter Season in Clonlara Equestrian Centre on Sunday 29th November last.

Despite the very inclement weather, all seven riders in the Little Rascals Classes made it to the show impeccably dressed and on beautifully turned out ponies. Undeterred by very windy conditions and driving rain that persisted during the earlier part of the day, these intrepid young riders, the youngest being just five years old, all rode super tests on very well behaved ponies. So congratulations and very well done to Megan, Ethan, Ellen, Asha, Leah, Aoife and Holly. You are all superstars.

Not unexpectedly there were a number of withdrawals on the day, but the show did go ahead with a bit of juggling of arenas beforehand and thankfully the conditions improved as the day went on and an enjoyable day was had by all.

List 1 judge Dane Rawlins had fewer tests to judge than originally planned, but still oversaw some very nice tests, awarding several scores in the high 60s and a couple in excess of 70%, notably from Lucy Cusack and Alana Cazabon-Sullivan. As he had a bit of free time Dane kindly took the opportunity to talk to some of the riders after judging and his expertise was much appreciated by all.

Just about the busiest person on the day was Nancy Fleming who ran the shop and kept everyone supplied with much needed hot soup and drinks, toasted sandwiches and home made cupcakes and muffins. Thanks Nancy.

Very many thanks too to Davnet O’Brien and her crew for looking after us so well, including swiftly moving the long arena shortly before the show was due to start to cope with the weather. Many hands make light work and despite this last minute decision the show still started on time. Thank you everyone.

That’s it now until 2016 so we would like to take this opportunity to wish all riders, owners, mums and dads, helpers, show organisers and most especially our beautiful horses and ponies a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR. Hope there is going to be a big bag of carrots under everybody’s Christmas Tree!

—Judy Devine

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