Big en­try for Bray Hunt hunter tri­als competition

AN­NUAL EVENT IN KIL­RUD­DERY A HUGE SUC­CESS

Bray People - - NEWS - MARY FOG­A­RTY

THE BRAY Hunt an­nual Hunter Trial Competition took place last week in Kil­rud­dery, with over 60 par­tic­i­pants jump­ing their horses and ponies around the course.

Or­gan­iser Oliver Leonard ex­plained that they do not use a live an­i­mal to hunt, rather mark­ing the course out them­selves with a scent which the hounds fol­low.

' We are very grate­ful to David Brabazon for his kind per­mis­sion to use the land,' added Oliver, who said that as well as par­tic­i­pants, plenty of keen ob­servers came along to walk the course on Satur­day and have a look at the magnificent horses.

A num­ber of com­pe­ti­tions took place on the day, rang­ing from ex­pe­ri­enced to novice and ju­nior.

As well as chair­man Oliver, Bill Sullivan helped to or­gan­ise the day. While Oliver was too busy to par­tic­i­pate, he and his horse Be­be­ing, some­thing of a le­gend in the hunt­ing world, en­joyed a jump of the course on their own the fol­low­ing day.

Any­one look­ing for more in­for­ma­tion about the group can email oliver.j.leonard@gmail.com.

Twins Adam and Ro­nan Shortt clear the fi­nal ob­sta­cle.

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