1st in the 1.20m class: Jonathan Andrew and The Hurricane. Presentation by James Taggart.

Kernan Equestrian Centre ran a leg of the SJI Ulster Region TRI /Baileys Summer Tour on Sunday 9th July. The main event of the day the 1.35m GP class was very kindly sponsored by local firm EXITEX Ltd. An excellent days jumping was enjoyed by all with good turnouts in all classes.

Lynne Russell on Salsa started the ball rolling with her 1st place in the 1m class. Coleen Glasgow was 2nd on Lakeview Cancun Diamond and Rachel Armstrong 3rd on RMA On The Ball.

Sarah Burns on Georgies Star emerged victorious to take the red rosette in the 1.10m class finishing in a good time of 33.74secs. Kathryn O’Hagan was 2nd on CHS News Flash and Jonathan Smyth took 3rd place on Coolrock Sweetheart.

1st in the 1.10m class: Sarah Burns and Georgies Star. Presentation by James Kernan

The 1.20m class was won by Jonathan Andrew, a previous winner at Kernan E.C. on The Hurricane in a fast time of 30.50secs. Although Connor McEneaney on Moonlite Cavalier did his beat to catch him his time of 30.71 secs wasn’t just fast enough so he happily settled for 2nd place. Third went to Shannon McKenzie on Castletara Lady Lux in a time of 32.41secs.

The rain thankfully held off till just after the main event of the day was over, the Exitex sponsored UR TRI /Baileys 1.35m £1,000 . With the first of the twelve combinations out of the thirty three starters in the jump off going clear the pressure was on from the very start. Sixth to go in the jump off was regular at Kernans, Connor McEneaney on Zoe Harvey’s Mullabrack Royal Pride. Connor gave a fine display of horsemanship as he sped around the course to finish up in 41.22 secs. Connor’s excellent time proved unbeatable even though Peter Smyth an old hand at this game and with the advantage of going last gave it a good go his time of 45.11 secs just wasn’t good enough and he had to settle for 2nd place although he seemed pleased with the result. Third place went to Jonathan Smyth on Crystal Tom who finished in a time of 46.01secs. 4th place went to Barry McCormack and Armani Velvet (47.08secs); 5th to Gabriel Tunney and Darling Sherlock (51.31secs) and 6th to Linda Fahey on her own Ballynahia Klontaire (52.78secs).

Kernan Equestrian Centre wish to extend their sincere thanks to the sponsor of this leg of the UR TRI Summer Tour, Exitex Ltd of Mountpleasant, Dundalk and to all those who supported the show. Also many thanks to course designer John Chambers who was assisted by the show’s host James Kernan.

2nd in the Exitex 1.35m GP class: Peter Smyth and Cruising Lux. Presentation by James Kernan.
1st in the Exitex 1.35m GP class: Connor McEneaney and Mullabrack Royal Pride. Presentation by James Kernan.
3rd in the Exitex 1.35m GP class: Jonathan Smyth and Crystal Tom. Presentation by James Kernan.


1m 1.10m 1.20m 1.35m- Sponsored by EXITEX Ltd
1, L,. Russell’s Salsa (Lynne Russell) 1, S. Burn’s Georgies Star (Sarah Burns) 1, J. Andrew’s The Hurricane (Jonathan Andrew) 1, Z. Harvey’s Mullabrack Royal Pride (Connor McEneaney)
2, C. Glasgow’s Lakeview Cancun Diamond (Coleen Glasgow) 2, K. O’Hagan’s CHS News Flash (Kathryn O’Hagan) 2, P. McEneaney’s Moonlite Cavalier (Connor McEneaney) 2, K. Gallagher’s Cruising Lux (Peter Smyth)
3, R. Armstrong’s RMA On the Ball (Rachel Armstrong) 3, J. McQuaid’s Coolrock Sweetheart (Jonathan Smyth) 3, K. McKenzie’s Catletara Lady Lux (Shannon McKenzie) 3, A. Doherty’s Crystal Tom (Jonathan Smyth)
4, E. Murphy’s Fabulux (Erinn Murphy) 4, M. Murphy’s McKinley (Michaela Murphy) 4, A. Smyth’s Shanroe Socialite (Tom Hearne) 4, B. McCormack’s Armani Velvet (Barry McCormack)
5, T.Webb’s Bonmahon Silver Vixen (Carl Webb) 5, C. Cody’s Killagriff Miss Louise (Caitriona Cody) 5, R. Craig’s Beltrim Brother Ava (Jonathan Smyth 5, S. Duncan’s Darling Sherlock (Gabriel Tunney)
6, E. Smyth’s Ciranview Ruby (Enda Smyth) 6, S. Begg’s Banoffi (William Anderson) 6, L. Brown’s Portphillip Dioscruise (Victoria Brown) 6, L. Fahey’s Ballynahia Klontaire (Linda Fahey)
7, P. McCartan’s Charity (Sarah Burns)
8, P. Cave’s Quinten (Paul Caves)