Donegal Trec Autumn Training Series
Donegal Training League Continues under Blue Skies.
The week started off with dark sky filled with rain but by the time
Sunday came around we were treated to a fine autumn day for the PTV
and CoP training competition at Templemore Equestrian Centre.
The youngest riders were first to tackle the course of 16 obstacles.
Twins Jade and Kelly McClafferty must have been practicing since their
introduction to the obstacles a week earlier at our event at
Ballinacross Farm. Kelly and her pony Lady scored an excellent 110
points to secure first place in the section while Jade and Monty came
second on 89 points. New riders for Donegal TREC were Lucy Boal and
Luke Porter. Lucy and Foxy rode a steady round in good style to
secure third place while Luke and Snowy who were not far behind in the
points and took fourth place. The under 15 riders are full of talent
and no doubt their names will be coming up in the reports of many
In the adult novice section the first place honours went to Ciara
Atcheson riding Bama with a score of 104 points. Rosemary Fisher and
Marina Hamilton tied on 96 points to share second place with their
respective mounts Maryann and Comical Errors. Just 2 points behind,
Aileen Fullerton claimed third prize while Georgie McDaid and Blue
followed in fourth place.
The young riders (aged 16-21) once again provided very high scores
with Lisa Moore and Jo Dazzler clenching first place on 154 points.
Clodagh Barry and Mervyn rode a great round to finish on 147 points
and second place. Barry also introduced her younger pony, Dusty, to
the obstacles with some skillful riding and securing third place with
a score of 94 points.
The points have been added up and the league table adjusted accordingly.
Under 16s group
Kelly McClafferty – 12 points
Jade McClafferty – 10 points
Lucy Boal – 6 points
Luke Porter – 4 points.
Lisa Moore – 20 points
Clodagh Barry (Mervyn) – 16 points
Clodagh Barry (Dusty) – 6 points
Rosemary Fisher – 18 points
Ciara Atcheson – 18 points
Aileen Fullerton – 16 points
Georgie McDaid – 12 points
Marina Hamilton – 10 points
Helen Donaldson – 8 points
Melanie Ward – 8 points
Lauren McLaughlin – 4 points
Sheila Gill – 4 points
As always, our events would not be possible without the voluntary
efforts of our stewards, judges and helpers so once again we express
our thanks to all who made the event possible. The next leg of the
league will be held on Saturday the 3rd of November at Lenamore
Stables and as always, newcomers are very welcome. If you would like
to know more about any aspect of the league please send us a message
through the “contact us” part of the website