Killusty Pony Show would like to thank everybody who was involved in their very successful 52nd annual show held at Killusty, on Saturday, July 5.
From the guys on the gate, to the lads involved in getting everyone parked in an orderly manner, to the stewards in the rings who tirelessly kept everything on track as best they could even through those heavy downpours, to our judges who give up their time and in some cases who travel some distances to share their valuable knowledge, to the ladies in the catering who looked after 175 people on the day.
These ladies were first to arrive on Saturday morning and last to leave that night, never mind all the work they put in organising everything in the weeks leading up to the show. The food was absolutely fabulous.
We also thank our exhibitors who came and hope you enjoyed the experience. We had approximately 220 ponies taking part along with a huge variety of dogs in the dog show. Again this year our sponsors turned up trumps for without their financial support, Killusty Show would not be able to continue. Thank you to our announcers who worked very hard all day and to all who presented prizes. Thanks also to the landowners for allowing us to use their fields and to everybody who helped out in the secretary’s tent.
It was a huge task and it was brilliant to see everybody pulling together to lighten the load. Here’s to next years show!
The Championship winners were:
Class 6 Youngstock Championship, sponsored by AIB, Champion 25 W & A Williamson, Goldengrove Skyfall, 2 gr.g by Rathnaleen Sinatra.
Class 10 Broodmare Championship, sponsored by Primus Advertising, 1st 44 Thalia Smihwick Kilcreen Coral 10 ch me by Gigman Orinoco.
Class 16a Welsh Championship, Champion 44 Thalia Smihwick Kilcreen Coral 10 ch me by Gigman Orinoco.
Class 18 Butler Purebred Connemara Championship, sponsored by Mrs J Butler and Miss J Butler, Champion 187 Emer Cunneen Lettergesh Bobby (Alix Cunneen).
Class 21a Championship for Cob and Coloured, sponsored by Rockfield Icecream, Champion 54 Dominic White Cloonboona Poppy.
Class 31 Dr Stokes Mini Championship, sponsored in memory of Dr P.J. Stokes, Champion 47 Anna Wyse All That Jazz (Katie Wyse).
Class 32d Ulster Bank Show Pony Championship, sponsored by Ulster Bank Clonmel, Champion 42 Sarah Hatton Seamoor Flashdance (Charlotte Hatton).
Class 42a Championship of Special Lead Rein and Handy Pony, sponsored by Caharclough Tarmacadam Ltd, Champion 109 Maria O’Grady Askamore Lass (Rosie Mae O’Grady).
Class 45 O’Brien Local Riding Championship, sponsored by Pat O’Brien, 1st 13 Ann Coen, Ross Dohan Honey, (Luke Coen).
Class 50 Open Show Hunter Championship, sponsored by Lismortagh Stables, Champion 168 Mrs Martha McNamara Penyffynon Riccochet (Amy McNamara).
Class 54 Novice Show Hunter Championship, sponsored by Lady Lloyd-Webber, 1st 37 Michael Mead Ard Fhionain Springtime (Amy Lonergan).
Class 61 Novice Working Hunter Championship, sponsored by Top Spec and Clarecastle Stud, Champion 83 Madeleine O’Donnell Bravo India (Hannah Philips)
Class 62a Starter Stakes Championship, Champion 71 Nesta Fitzgerald Parcglas Splendid Rainbow (Stephanie Cleary).
Class 66 Open Working Hunter Pony Championship, sponsored by Clonmel Oil, Champion 168 Mrs Martha McNamara Penyffynon Ricochet (Amy McNamara).
Class 68 Intermediate Championship, sponsored by Gain Feeds, Champion 1 A Nugent Muffin (Calvin Nugent).
Class 72 Performance Working Hunter Championship, Champion 34 Eimir Blackmore Kilshane Roo (Susie Doyle).
Class 83 Equitation Championship, Champion 188 Emer Cunneen Tyn-y-Cae Gold Kite (Alix Cunneen).