Spills and thrills on horseback
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.
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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.