Rose Cottage Riding School WINS PRIZES at Greenacres, Clonmany and Carndonagh Shows!!!

Rose Cottage Riding School and some of their riders attended Carndonagh Show on the 18th July 2009.  This, the 97th Inishowen Agricultural Society Show, was held at the show grounds, Tulnaree, Carndonagh, about three miles from Malin. As usual there was a wide display of goats, sheep, horses, cows, donkeys, dogs, crafts, vegetables, cakes and other home industries as well as a variety of stalls and fun activities for all. Whisper and her foal Angel were shown by Chloe and came third!  Congratulations to them.  Here are some pictures from the show including a super-clean and sleek Domino being shown by Rachael in the Heavy Horse Class. Sadly, she was not placed; but LOL, she was the best behaved and Kate (who isn't biassed of course!!) thinks she should have been placed!  Chino was only shown for experience this year.  He is a yearling so Kate knew he wouldn't be placed in a class of 17 when all the others were mature horses. He was however impeccably behaved and Kate says she couldn't have wished for more; do WATCH OUT FOR HIM IN FUTURE!!!!  Hover your mouse over the thumbnails to see the captions to the pictures below.

The Clonmany Festival Agricultural Show was held on the 5th August 2008.  Rose Cottage Riding School attended and Sam McDermott and Zuko won the Driving Class* and Chloe showed Teazle in the Mountain and Moorland Section where they took second place. Here are some shots of the day - and two of a rather naughty Joey....!

Sam with Zuko at the Show

Judging the Driving Class

Prize giving

Chloe with Teazle and their rosette

Zuko being shown with his rosette

Can I come home with you?

Tsk, tsk, Joey!

* The Driving Class is a class for showing horses that are suitable for driving.  They are not shown being driven.

March 2008 saw two more wins at Greenacres by Rose Cottage Riding School's Sam McDermott riding Zuko, and as well as this her sister, Ashleigh, took two awards on her horse Whisper too!.  Here are some pictures of the judging of Sam's event and of the proud winner. Sam was awarded trophies for winning both the In Hand Coloured Class and the Ridden Coloured Class and she also took the Winning Rosette for the Coloured Championship. Judge Clive Johnson is seen here making the award.


As we have said, Sam wasn't the only one to take away a prize from the Greenacres Show in March.  Her sister Ashleigh McDermott came second in a field of ten in the Family Pony Class and her friend Scarlett Harkin, a Rose Cottage Livery owner, riding her horse Joey, came 5th in the same class!  Not only that but Ashleigh was also chosen as Reserve Champion in the Family Pony Championship.  Well done Ashleigh


Ashleigh on Whisper and she with Scarlett, on Joey, at Greenacres Show, March 2008



Rose Cottage Riding School's Assistant Instructor Sam McDermott won the Ridden Coloured Section on six year old Zuko at the
Greenacres show
in Convoy, on 1st September 2007.

Sam McDermott wins at Greenacres

Zuko was a fairly new addition at Rose Cottage in September 2007.   He is 6 years old here, 15hh and, since coming to Rose Cottage in 2007, he has become rather spoilt!!  He has unusual eyes, one brown and one that's half brown and half blue and is adored by all.


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