Spills and thrills on horse­back

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KIL­RUD­DERY House pro­vided the spec­tac­u­lar back­drop for the re­cent Bray Hunt an­nual Hunter Trial Competition.

Over 60 horses and ponies were brought around the course by their own­ers, with or­gan­iser Oliver Leonard ex­plain­ing that they do not chase a live an­i­mal, but rather pre­pare a scent for the hounds to 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.

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

David Freeney stretch­ing it out.

Jean Smith comes off her horse just af­ter the wa­ter jump.

Ava Dodd on Sil­ver and Ellen Rad­ford-Dodd on Cas­par cross the fin­ish line.

Miriam Burke comes off her horse at the wa­ter jump

Caro­line Still­man in ac­tion.

Eithne McHugh on Gypsy.

Paul Woods on Kaiser.

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