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Events Schedule - Summer/Autumn 2018

Lessans Summer Show


Sunday 19 August from 9.30am - come and enjoy the annual Lessans Summer Show, with multiple arenas including ridden showing, show jumping, RH2RH and Working Hunter classes for all ages and abilities - fun for all the family! Lovely relaxed atmosphere, prizes and rosettes. Entries on the field - see you there...

Ring 1 - Show Jumping (from 10.00am)
Pony Jumping:
50-60cm (fences can be lowered if required; rosettes for all)
* SPECIAL FUN CLASS: Charity Ride & Run *
Pony Ride & Run (max. 70cm)
Horse Ride & Run (max. 80cm)
In support of Irish eventer Jonty Evans, participants will jump one speed round, then dismount and complete a short sprint on foot. Winners will be clear in fastest time. All proceeds from entries to these two classes will be donated to The David Foster Injured Riders Fund, as per Jonty’s family wishes. Please wear something green to show your support!
Horse Jumping:
1.10m on demand

Ring 2 - Working Hunter (from 10am) – NIF Qualifiers
70cm (NON qualifier)
Festival 80cm
Festival 90cm (to include Small Horse - height cert req.)
Festival 1m
Festival Cradle Stakes (max 67cm)
Festival Starter/Nursery Stakes (max 75cm)
Festival 133cm (max 90cm)
Festival 143cm (max 1m)

Ring 3 – Ridden Showing (from 10.30am)
Riding Horse
Ridden Hunter (all weights; classes will be split if enough entries)
Ridden Irish Draught (must have passport)
Cobs (show & traditional; classes will be split if enough entries)
Coloured (horse or pony; classes will be split if enough entries)
Veteran (horse or pony aged 16+)
Adult Ridden Walk/Trot (for those who may need extra assistance when riding)
Lead Rein
First Ridden
Family Pony
Ridden Pony
M&M Pony (all breeds/heights)
Fancy Dress

Ring 4 – Racehorse To Riding Horse (from 11.00am)
Retraining/Novice (All-Ireland qualifier)
Open Ridden (All-Ireland qualifier)
Unraced TBs
* Please contact Julie Morris for any RH2RH enquiries *

Ridden Showing: £8 per class
Show jumping: £8 per class
Working Hunter: £12 per class
Jonty Evans Charity Ride & Run: £5 per round

We would love all competitors at this year’s Lessans Summer Show to make the effort to wear something green, no matter how small, to show your continued support of Jonty Evans and his family #weargreenforjonty

Adult Summer Camp

Sat 25 & Sun 26 August - join us for our annual adult (or, as we like to call ourselves, 'big kids' camp! Participants will be split into groups according to ability, and will receive two lessons per day in flatwork, showjumping or cross-country with our experienced instructors, plus a practical lecture or demonstration each day. The course will include an evening dinner party, and our on-site Nosebag Cafe will be open for additional refreshments. If enough demand, a Friday evening lesson can also be arranged.
£100 per person. Open to all abilities, age 17+ and MUST be booked in advance by phone or facebook message by 10 August.

Hunter Trials / Show Jumping Competitions


Sundays 2, 16 & 23 September @ 12.30pm - ever wanted to experience the excitement of Hunter Trials? Well, now you can! Three weeks of competition will take place around our extensive cross-country course, and all classes will include a timed section.
Classes will be:
Novice (60-80cm)
Open (max. 95cm)
Pairs (max. 80cm)
£15 per class (pairs pay £10 per rider).

There will also be a show jumping competition running alongside the Hunter Trials (grass arena, weather-permitting), with classes as follows:
Two rounds, second round against the clock. £8 per class.
All Hunter Trials and show jumping entries on the field.

Ernest Dillon Show Jumping Lessons

Sat 8 & Sun 9 September - BHS Fellow Ernest Dillon returns to Lessans again for more top-class show jumping lessons (flatwork lessons are also available on request). Must be booked and deposit paid by 25 August - please contact Lynne Tennis on facebook or t: 07752423467 for details and booking.

Lessans Canine Cake Walk for Marie Curie!

Saturday 15 September from 12.30pm - Lessans requests the pleasure of your company at a super-fun day out for you and your doggies, in aid of Marie Curie cancer care. Bring your hounds for a lovely tranquil walk around our lanes and fields, followed by coffee, cake and chat!
£5 per person, includes the walk, a cup of tea/coffee/juice and a slice of cake. All participants are requested to bring along a cake or buns (as well as your dogs); the cakes will then be offered for sale to your fellow participants to raise as much money as possible for Marie Curie cancer care, a cause close to many of our hearts. If possible, please also wear something yellow to show your support!
Since we may be walking on farmland, all dogs must be kept on a lead and poo bags must be used. Must be booked in advance by facebook PM or t: 07808923894.
PS: Even if you don't have a dog and would like to join us, you are more than welcome! If you're so inclined, Philly has a herd of dogs that would be delighted to have a new walker for the day...

Hunt Hacks

Sundays 30 September & 7 October from 1pm - our thrilling and ever-popular Hunt Hacks are back again! Choose between either a slower or faster-paced ride including roads, lanes, fields and sections of our cross-country course; price includes a free tea/coffee/light refreshments and chat afterwards.
£20 per person - MUST be booked in advance!

For more information on events, contact Philippa Auret at Lessans Riding Stables on 028 9751 0141 or 07808923894. And don't forget to follow us on facebook for our most up-to-date news!