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Summer time at Mount Mascal Words and pictures by Stephen Bartholomew

Above and left: Sian Goldfinch and Smokey

Mia Heffron and Toby

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ount Mascal’s summer show season got off to a good start in april with a well supported Indoor Dressage Competition on good Friday. Outstanding performances were achieved by sinead O’Keefe riding Cruise who won the senior Introductory a and the Pairs (with amber Mitchell on Bonita) and was also second on Motown in the Prelim Freestyle test. this event was followed by a successful Bank Holiday showing show on 3rd May. although it was rather cold and there were a few heavy but isolated showers throughout the day, competitors battled on for a chance to win some of the many rosettes and trophies on offer. the jumping classes proved as popular as ever, with a new addition this year of a team competition – won by Hannah Dow

Rosie Osbourne and Rufus

Callum Ennis and Lottie

Sinead O’Keefe and Cruise

(Queenie), Paige Davis (Jerry) and Harry Cannaford (alfie). also new this year was the addition of an extra ring to accommodate a very popular lead rein class, family mount and veteran in hand. the winners of these were Emily Denman (Paddy), Charlotte Maddison (Dezzert) and Emily Hawkin (Blue Eyed Boy). In addition to the usual Working Hunter and Best Rider Classes, there was another new class, Fancy Dress, with some very imaginative costumes presented. the winner of this was Mia Hefferon riding toby who came as the bride and groom (the pony being dressed as the groom, complete with trousers and hat, he took it all in his stride). the day finished with a dog agility class which attracted 16 entries and was great fun to watch, especially as some of the canines seemed a little confused as to what they

should be doing! It was won in a very fast time by Callum Ennis with Lottie the lurcher. May 23rd saw the first of the Mount Mascal Dressage summer series. this year, the competition was held on two grass arenas for the first time and, although some competitors were a little apprehensive about this, it proved to be a good move as having the warm up and tests in the same area made it possible for competitors to watch each other. the ground had been carefully managed by owner, Mr. John Window, which together with the addition of two new judges boxes and a secretary’s box added much to the atmosphere and success of the show. although some horses were unsure of the new additions in the field, most settled down to their work quite quickly. Judges teresa Dowling and Hilary grant agreed

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