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HORSE DRIVING TRIALS A SUNNY SUCCESS
KENNEDY Horse Driving Trials and Country Fair was a resounding
success according to competitors, visitors and organisations.
organiser, Jane McDowall, reported that more that 4,000 people
the sunny weather and beautiful scenery at Castle Kennedy
at the weekend.
The carriage driving went without a hitch
and competitors enjoyed Saturday's
marathon drive of 21km through the magnificent gardens
and grounds of Stair
Many visitors took advantage of the new layout
of the marathon obstacles
closer to the showground to be thrilled by the skill and
speed of the
carriage drivers negotiating the obstacles, sponsored
by local companies.
The Tri-Nations competition was won
by Scotland, with Ireland a close second
and England taking third place.
Seventy carriage driving
competitors, grooms and family stayed on site from
Wednesday to Sunday, creating a mobile village and
stable area of 400 people
and 150 horses. Fifteen competitors had travelled
from Ireland for the event
with Edwin Bryson from County Down making his visit
winning the Single Horse class against strong competition.
Sara Mullins from
County Kildare was third in this class and both are
strong contenders as
team members for the World Championships next year.