What a day we had! Great numbers, great atmosphere and brilliant jumping!
A huge thank you to all the volunteers involved, to Una for organising…everything! and to all the families who chose to stay the day and enjoy the show while sampling the baking. In the baking category, Helen’s red velvet cup cakes take the red rosette. Those are gaining quite the reputation and mark my words, when we look back on our years pony-clubbing, Helen’s red velvet cakes will be what we remember!
We have many sponsors to thank for the competitions prizes:
Kellihers Mills, Clash, Tralee, with a special mention to Giles, who sponsored most of the prizes.
Mary and Alannah Bradley, Eagle Lodge equestrian centre, Gortatlea, Tralee who also sponsored prizes for our riders
John Steadman, yet again! we are so appreciative of your support
I hope I am not forgetting anyone!
A huge thank you to the Woodlands team; Charlie Coakley and sidekick Chuckles and to James Tarrant for his clever course building and his continuous support.
This show is growing from year to year and we were so glad to have more visiting branches this year. We had entries from Scarteen, Duhallow and also Muskerry. They did very well indeed and I hope they bring more friends next year!
This year we decided to make the End of Year Show our big fundraising event for the branch, to help cover training costs and keep on improving the branch. I hope the transition from “the most affordable Show in the calendar” to a fundraising Show wasn’t too difficult for our members. It was a logical (and successful) move given the geographical spread of our membership and the difficulty in organizing traditional fund- raisers. So Thank you all for your support and generosity!
The raffle was a success as well, thanks to our sponsors and all the members who sold the tickets!
Sponsors of the raffle, in no particular order:
Senator Mark Daly
Mark Greer Plumbing and Heating
Suttons Oil (tag Corrib Oil),
Boyles Patio and Stove Centre
Parknasilla Hotel and Resort
Ciaran Harnett butcher
Rory Sugrue Saddlery
Crag Caves and Geaney Family
Ivor Dunne Thermal Imaging
All the results are below: