KILLUSTY PONY SHOW 2006
REPORT AND RESULTS
After a full week of less than encouraging weather reports and frenzied activity due to the late arrival of the IPS bulletin in many households, the first Saturday in July dawned cool and clear. Killusty at the foot of Slievenamon never looked better. The air was champagne clear and the birdsong was deafening. As the day unfolded the record entry of 218 ponies (some in as many as 5 classes) arrived for the Show. They came from as far away as Kerry, Mayo, Down and Wexford to contest the 70 classes. By the end of the day as they wended their ways home, some had trophies to take with them. Others had rosettes and, hopefully, the vast majority had happy memories to treasure of perfect weather in a heavenly setting.
Peter Byrne, a great supporter of Killusty, took home to Wicklow the Smithwick Perpetual Cup for the best in-hand pony Wyndham High Society. Reserve to this handsome bay gelding was Orla Whelton’s 2 y.o bay filly Goldengrove Skylark who came from Cork. Mary Hayden of Drangan won the cup for the Best Local in the Championship with Tullocussane Maybelle.
The broodmare classes contained some fine specimens and the judges finally agreed that the Connemara broodmare winner, Sean Cooney’s Corrib Misty should take the championship and the Gus Keane Cup home to Tullamore with Joan Dolan’s Kilpatrick Maple in reserve. M.T. McMahon’s foal out of Muskerry Charisma upheld the honour of the Show Pony when winning the Bank of Ireland Cup with Ann Grimes’ Lambay for Fun backing him up. The Welsh Championship for the Cullen Cup went to local exhibitor Lucy Townsley with Talponcau Century Celebration with Golden Grove Skylark again in reserve.
The Butler Connemara Championship went to Philippa Mansergh-Wallace’s ridden Connemara Derrymore Paddy Finn with Carmel Melody’s Furbo Rose in reserve. The Junior Ridden side-saddle class fot the E. J. O‘Grady salver contiues to grow in strength. Derrymore Paddy Finn came to the top in this class too with Suzanne Garrigan‘s Penni Farthing in Reserve. With a dozen beautifully turned out combinations in the ring, this class was a spectacular sight wih the bulk of Slievenamon in all its glory as a backdrop. While numbers in the Show Pony classes continue to decline to the disappointment of all in Killusty, the home of the Show Pony for generations.,
Adele Davies brought a worthy winner of the Coolmore Stud Killusty Championship all the way from County Armagh in Roseview Elite. Nikki Taylor’s Novice winner Kingsvean Russian Doll from Kerry wasn’t far behind in reserve. Local girl Emma Meagher rode her mother’s Clonmore CC to take the local riding pony class in style. The Local Handy Pony Class was the best supported Class of the whole day and it was won in style by Charles Croome-Carroll on his grandmother’s Kilgreaney Holly. Mary Jane Kearney came second and took home the special prize for the best entrant from the Parish of Fethard/Killusty.
The Special Lead rein class also attracted an entry in the twenties with Donal Slattery’s Brook Hill Ricky topping the line after everyone had been given a thorough going over by the judge. The Mini Champion came from Limerick and the Open Show Pony lead rein Class in Karon Tarry’s Mark Oak Solitaire. Lucy Townsley’s Bastord Periwinkle came from the Show Pony First Ridden Class to take reserve. The Starter Stakes Championship was also claimed locally when Roisin Henry’s Pilheath Strongbow with Gregory Henry in the saddle just edged Lorli Higgin’s Ballyboy Perry Merry and daughter Emily into Reserve. Lorli didn’t have long to wait for a Championship however, as the Open Show Hunter Drew Gilpin Cup came her way for Delight of Rathnaleen. Mary Blennerhassett’s Thorndale Mischief came reserve in this category. The Novice Show Hunter Champion came from the 153 cms. Class when Basil Brindley’s Lovely Ludlow lived up to his description to keep Sharon Lowey’s Comberton Charisma , the 143 cms. Class winner in reserve. Lovely Ludlow earned further oats when taking the Novice Working Hunter Championship from Mary Neville’s After Dark. The Open Working Hunter Championship for the Captain Curtin Cup will have Linda Young’s Ardfry Ahab’s name on it for the second year in succession as he pipped Ann Stanley’s great stager Bob Marley for the honour.
Mrs. Bill Holohan gave a beautiful new Perpetual Cup in memory of her husband Bill who had been a founder member of Killusty Show in 1962 to the winner of the Performance Working Hunter. Mrs. Suzanne Garrigans Nickel and Dime will be the first names inscribed on this lovely trophy with Sarah Collen’s Ardfry Serabi in reserve. The Green Working Hunter Class attracted so many entries that it was divided into three height classes won by Thorndale Mischief, Orla O’Dea’s Brinloid and Jeannie Ronan’s Galberstown Boy taking the honours in their respective categories. This is a class which should be staged at many more venues as it gives children experience and encourages them to raise their expectations at the same time while getting them to learn the ropes. The final Championship of the day took place with the awarding of the Tate Croome-Carroll Memorial Equitation Championship to Karine Ronan with Rachel Blackmore in Reserve. The judge was not to know it but both these girls are products of the Tipperary Hunt Pony Club and the Tipperary hunting field . It must be heartening to their instructors to see them rise to the top at Killusty.
Killusty which has an entirely voluntary Committee could not continue without their vital support and that of their generous sponsors. Thanks are due to all who gave either of their services or of their resources. Judges, stewards, announcers, Civil Defence, Dr. Condon, caterers all contribute to what was again a wonderful Show.
KILLUSTY PONY SHOW 2006 RESULTS
CLASS 1 COLVILLE HUNT SHOW PONY YOUNGSTOCK 1y.o.
CLASS 2 PRIMUS ADVERTISING HUNTER PONY YOUNGSTOCK 1 y.o.
CLASS 3 Show Pony Youngstock 2. & 3 y.o.
CLASS 4: Hunter Pony Youngstock 2 yrs.
CLASS 5 KILLENAULE PHARMACY Hunter Pony Youngstock 3 yrs.
CLASS 6 A.I.B. SLIEVENAMON CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS 7 FETHARD FOSTER MARE SERVICE Show Pony Broodmare
CLASS 8 RED CITY STUD Hunter Pony Broodmare
CLASS 9 Purebred Connemara Broodmare
CLASS 10 DAWN FRESH FOODS LTD. BROODMARE CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS 11 BANK OF IRELAND Foal
CLASS 12 Pure or Partbred Arab
CLASS 13 FEERY UPHOLSTERY KILLUSTY Purebred Welsh Sec A &B
CLASS 14 Partbred Welsh
CLASS 14A WELSH CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS 15a PROUT PLUMBING & HEATING KILLUSTY Purebred Connemara Pony 1 to 3 y.o
CLASS 15b Purebred Connemara Pony 4 yrs. And upwards
CLASS 17 BUTLER CONNEMARA CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS 18 ORCHARDSTOWN STUD Pure or Partbred Ridden Welsh
CLASS 19 Equitation Riding Rider under 20 yrs.
CLASS 20 Equitation Riding Rider 17 to 20 yrs.
CLASS 21 Equitation Riding Rider under 14 yrs
CLASS 22 Equitation Riding Rider under 17
CLASS 23 a MR. & MRS. E. J. O’GRADY Junior Ridden Side Saddle Class
CLASS 23b Intermediate Ridden Side-saddle
SIDE SADDLE CHAMPION DERRYMORE PADDY FINN
CLASS 24 J.L.O’BRIEN & CO. LTD Open Show Pony not exc. 148 cms.
CLASS 25 J.F. O’SULLIVAN LTD. CHEMISTS, FETHARD Novice Show Pony under 148 cms.
CLASS 26 COOLMORE STUD KILLUSTY CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS 27 JIM STRANG & SONS KILSHEELAN Intermediate Show Riding Type
CLASS 28 MRS. EMILY CROOME-GRAAFLAND Local Riding Pony
CLASS 29 Coloured Riding Pony
CLASS 30a KATIE TOBIN EVENTS RIDDEN CONNEMARA Rider under 16 1)Florence Brindley BALLINDERRY LADY
CLASS 30bKATIE TOBIN EVENTS RIDDEN CONNEMAR Rider over 16
CLASS 31 RONAN GROUP CLONMEL OCAL HANDY PONY
CLASS 32 CHEVAL VETERINARY Special lead Rein Class
CLASS 33 STOKES & QUIRKE Open Lead rein pony of Hunter pony type
CLASS 34 AN TEACH GUESTHOUSE KILLUSTY Open lead rein Show Pony 1)Karon Tarry MARK OAK SOLITAIRE
CLASS 35 THE CARING SPECIALISTS LTD. FORT LUCAN EQUITATION LEAD REIN
CLASS 36 O’FLAHERTY FOODS KILLUSTY Open First Ridden Pony
CLASS 36A TOWN AND COUNTY INTERIORS FETHARD Show Hunter First Ridden
CLASS 37 Fort Lucan Eguitation First Ridden Qualifier
CLASS 37A GERALDINE & JOHN RYAN Ltd.t/a KENNEDY’S PHARMACY CASHEL 123 cms. Show Hunter Pony
DUNNES STORES OAKVILLE CLONMEL MINI CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS 39 WESTGATE ANTIQUES CLONMEL Open Show Starter Stakes
CLASS 40 TIPPERARY TACK CO. FETHARD Open 153 Show Hunter
CLASS 41 NEWPORT’S NEWSAGENTS FETHARD Open 143 cm. Show Hunter
CLASS 42 MICHAEL ALLEN BUTCHER Open 133 cms. Show Hunter
CLASS 43 MRS. TARA BRICKNELL OPEN SHOW HUNTER CHAMPIONSHIP Champion DELIGHT OF RATHNALEEN
CLASS 44 O’BYRNE & HALLEY Veterinary Surgeons Novice 143 Show Hunter 1)Sharon Lowey COMBERTON CHARISMA
CLASS 45 JIMMY HAYES BOOKMAKER FETHARD Novice 153 Show Hunter
CLASS 46 CUDDIHY’S SAWMILLS FETHARD Novice 133 Show Hunter
CLASS 47 THE LADY LLOYD-WEBBER CHAMPION NOVICE SHOW HUNTER Champion LOVELY LUDLOW
CLASS 48 SLATERPRINT CLONMEL Intermediate Show Hunter
CLASS 49 LARRY KENNY, CENTRA FOODMARKET, FETHARD Novice 153 Working Hunter
CLASS 50 BALLYSHEEHAN STUD CASHELNovice 143 Working Hunter
CLASS 51 KIELY BROTHERS BOOKMAKERS CLONMELNovice 133 Working Hunter
CLASS 52 GAIN ANIMAL FEEDS NOVICE WORKING HUNTER CHAMPIONSHIP Champion LOVELY LUDLOW
CLASS 53 McCARTHY’S HOTEL OPEN WORKING HUNTER STARTER STAKES 1)R. Henry PILHEATH STRONGBOW
CLASS 53A STARTER STAKES CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS 54 CAMAS PARK STUD CASHEL Open 133 cms Working Hunter
CLASS 55 Open 143 Working Hunter
CLASS 56 FBD INSURANCES PLC Open 153 Working Hunter
CLASS 57 CLONMEL OIL WORKING HUNTER PONY CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS 58 ANNERVALLEY PRODUCTS KILMORE Intermediate Working Hunter 1) Joanne Rocca GUINNESS LEGEND
CLASS 59 INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS 60 FETHARD ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE 143 Performance Working Hunter
CLASS 61 133 Performance Working Hunter
CLASS 62 153 Performance Working Hunter
CLASS 62A PERFORMANCE WORKING HUNTER CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS 63 Intermediate Performance Working Hunter
CLASS 64A CONNEMARA WORKING HUNTER
Internatinal Connemara Performance Qualifiers
Powers Quarry Qualifier
CLASS 65 Side Saddle Working Hunter
CLASS 65A SLIEVENAMON GOLF CLUB /FAIRWAYS RESTAURANT Green Working Hunter
CLASS 66 Equitation Jumping Fences 1’6”.
CLASS 67 Equitation Jumping Fences 2 ft.
CLASS 68 Equitation Jumping Fences 2 ft. 6
CLASS 69 Equitation Jumping
CLASS 70 THE TATE-CROOME-CARROLL MEMORIAL EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIP