Rothwell takes young horse championship

A CLASSY three year old took the young horse championship at Midleton Show for the Tinahely, Co Wicklow, exhibitor, Derry Rothwell.

It was the second major win of the season for the bay filly, also successful at Balmoral Show in Belfast.

The half bred by Porche out of Flowing River looks destined to have a rewarding time on the circuit for Rothwell, a strong supporter of shows north and south.

Kieran Fahy, Enniskeane, Co Cork, showed the reserve young horse champion at Midleton, where there was a splendid entry of 305 in the highly competitive classes.

Marie Symington, c/o Joan Aherne, Carhue, Bandon, took the champion ridden hunter honours with Con O’Leary, c/o Ann O’Grady, Newcastlewest, Co Limerick, showing the reserve.


Champion Young Horse — Derry Rothwell, Tinahely, Co Wicklow. Reserve. Kieran Fahy, Enniskeane.

Half Bred — Derry Rothwell. Res. Kieran Fahy.

TB — Sean Burke, White’s Cross. Res. Helen O’Brien, Shanagarry.

Brood Mare — Cloneyhea Equestrian Services, Mullinahone. Res. Derry Rothwell.

Hunter Pony — Jane Lumley Fleming, Crossmahon, Bandon. Res. John O’Sullivan, Ballinhassig.

Ridden Pony — Seamus O’Driscoll, Drimoleague. Res. Josephine O’Driscoll, Enniskeane.

Led Pony — Orla Whelton, Clonakilty. Res. Rosie Fitzgerald, Borris, Co Carlow.

Connemara — Claudine Corrigan, Portduff, Kildinan. Res. Carolyn Poole, Wexford.

Welsh — Josephine O’Driscoll, Enniskeane. Res. Louise O’Keeffe, Carrigaline.

Working Hunter — Anne Ryan, Patrickswell, Co Limerick. Res. Aileen Quinn, Piltown, Co Kilkenny.


Friesian — Ml McCarthy, Ballyrobin, Cloyne.

Hereford — Albert de Cogan, Kilamuckey, Castlemartyr.

Simmental — Peter and Marian O’Connell, Mallow

Limousin — John O’Grady, Bloomfield, Midleton.

Angus — Frank and John Appelby, Clonakilty.

Charolais — Jim and Ivan Ryall, Knockane, Castlemartry.

Belgian Blue — Michael and Helena Cody, Piltown, Co Kilkenny

Commercial — Martin Ryan, Cabra, Thurles.


Suffolk — J and F Jeffery, Ahanesk, Midleton.

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