Fierce competition at the Lodge

Amy Roberts, Amy O'Hare, Morgan McCaughey and Susan O'Connor collect their prizes at Ravensdale Lodge after the 90cm class at the RDS ticket show held on August 4
Twenty four people enjoyed all the entertainment on offer at the RDS in Dublin last week courtesy of the two ticket shows held at Ravensdale Lodge on July 21 and August 4.

Twenty four people enjoyed all the entertainment on offer at the RDS in Dublin last week courtesy of the two ticket shows held at Ravensdale Lodge on July 21 and August 4.

The power of social media was used to full effect to attract attention for the second show on August 4 which was run with very little notice due to the availability of RDS tickets.

A great entry of over 80 combinations flocked to Ravensdale, a nice compliment to the 80 plus who attended the first show on July 21 to try and win a valuable pair of tickets to the annual Dublin Horse Show in Ballsbridge.

Competition was fierce in all classes and no quarter was asked or given as competitors young and old tried, some successfully, others not so, to cut every corner imaginable to get round the jump off track in the fastest time.

RDS Ticket Show Results

60cm class: # 1 Cara Cunningham’s Tinabell (C. Cunningham) 34.75 seconds & # 2 Georgia Kirkwood’s Titch (G. Kirkwood) 38.13 seconds; 70cm class: # 1 Connall McGrath’s Bannfield Boy (C. McGrath) 35.69 seconds, # 2 Georgia Kirkwood’s Maddie (G. Kirkwood) 40.95 seconds, # 3 Bethany Robinson Smyth’s Charlie (B. Robinson Smyth) 45.81 seconds, # 4 Jamie McMahon’s Prince (J. McMahon) 46.83 seconds, # 5 Erin Reel’s Sally (E. Reel) 48 seconds & # 6 Sarah McAree’s Rosie (S. McAree) 49.97 seconds; 80cm class: # 1 Alex Finney’s Cobra (A. Finney) 32.75 seconds, # 2 Courtney Wilson’s Charante (C. Wilson) 35.43 seconds, # 3 Morgan McCaughey’s Spartacus (M. McCaughey) 38.49 seconds, # 4 Catherine Weir’s Molly (C. weir) 39.85 seconds, # 5 Michelle Dougan’s Dakoda (M. Dougan) 40.22 seconds & # 6 Pearl Redmond’s Chance (P. Redmond) 40.50 seconds; 90cm class: # 1 Amy Robert’s Billy Two Rivers (A. Roberts) 31.23 seconds, # 2 Amy O’ Hare’s Sweet As Candy (A. O’ Hare) 33.47 seconds, # 3 Morgan McCaughey’s Spartacus (M. McCaughey)39.48 seconds, # 4 Susan O’ Connor’s Master Henry (S. O’ Connor) 39.64 seconds, # 5 Chelsea Brandt’s Silver Linings (C. Brant) 58.35 seconds & Ciaran Thompson’s Limerick Lady (C. Thompson) 63.61 seconds; 1m class: # 1 Amy O’ Hare’s Sweet As Candy (A. O’ Hare) 35.57 seconds, # 2 Courtney Wilson’s Charante (C. Wilson) 36.38 seconds, # 3 Carl Webb’s Dan (C. Webb) 42.29 seconds, # 4 Niamh Donnelly’s Lynderry Action Girl (N. Donnelly) 46.41 seconds, # 5 Amy McVerry’s Captain Tate (A. McVerry) 48.52 seconds, # 6 Declan Crowley’s Jeeves (D. Crowley) 51.93 seconds;

1.10m class: # 1 Amy Robert’s Bob (A. Robert’s) 42.91 seconds, # 2 Judy Murphy’s Java’s Patsy (A. Doo