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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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It's A Long Way To Tipperary

26 June 2011 22:03:05
It's a Long Way To Tipperary.

It's a Long Way To Tipperary.

Been away at a qualifier dressage competition since before 7:00am this morning were going all okay until we got lost in a maze of roads trying to find Mickenstown near Ardcath by the time we arrived everyone was stressed but it was a case of getting a move on to have riders in arenas at the correct time. A deceiving day breezy, sunny and overcast  but looking at everyonethis evening when we got home the sun was out in force. Riders had to perform dressage tests morning and afternoon for the team qualifier as well as being involved in an individual competition, spent the afternoon scribing and then helped with the scoring. Seven riders took part from Border Counties Riding Club in what turned out to be a very successful day team claimed 1st, and in the individual three 1st places, one 2nd, two 3rd's and one 6th so an excellent day only arrived home at 7pm. Now it's off to Grove near Fethard in Tipp for the National Championships on the 14th August. Downside no gardening but fingers crossed weather will be reasonable this week. 


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Jacinta Jacinta 26 June 2011 22:06:38

Sounds like a pretty successful day. And the weather was definitely on your side! Great photo to have!


andyf7 andyf7 26 June 2011 22:07:48

looks like a successful day, plenty of rosettes on display. the roads around ardcath are very confusing and i would be fairly familiar with that area, but still get lost! im glad your day was good.


andyf7 andyf7 26 June 2011 22:09:42

sorry im thinking of a different ardcath, not your tipperary one!


Cloncaw Cloncaw 26 June 2011 22:17:18

Andy the journal heading is maybe confusing we were near Ardcath in Meath but qualified for the Nationals in Tipp in August.


Rachel Rachel 26 June 2011 22:17:35

Well done


andyf7 andyf7 26 June 2011 22:24:00

aw, then it was my ardcath!


Monkells Monkells 26 June 2011 22:30:13

Well done Geraldine!!! Good day - good day  :-)


fran m fran m 26 June 2011 22:33:52

Well done to all


boots boots 26 June 2011 23:17:48

A great day had by all.Congrats.... well done.


Clara Clara 27 June 2011 07:55:21

Well done, and enjoy gardening for the next few days you deserve it.


TinaJ TinaJ 27 June 2011 21:40:37

well done to you all


kitty kitty 02 July 2011 00:02:57

that was brilliant geraldine, well done.


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