Ballindenisk International Horse Trials – 17/09/2016


ECCG members attended Ballindenisk International Horse Trials, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork on the weekend of 17 Sept. 2016. The course was well laid out as always with some new obstacles to be tackled. There were different grades of competitions over the weekend: 1 star, 2 star and 3 star in dressage, cross-country and showjumping with cumulative scores to count. There were five prominent countries competing:  Australia, France, Great Britain, U.S.A. and Ireland. The team results were Great Britian, first, Ireland, second and France, third. The jumping was exciting with the occasional horse running loose.

Camera settings were mostly TV at 1/250 with 70 - 300 lens and some on AV at 5.6 using the same lens.

Note: number's of horse's  in some photos :

65     Irl       Silken Scully,  Mary Smiddy
90     Irl       Drumaknockan Easter Charm, Louise Nicholson
100   Aus    Right to Play Jack Sparrow,  Andrew Hoy
105   USA   Back to Business II,  Katherine Coleman
115   Irl        Sorbet, Melanie Young
117   Irl        Tullabeg Flamengo, Sam Watson

See a gallery of images from this shoot here. Enjoy!

 - Jim Curtin