Hailey Coyle and Captain Jack Sparrow (Photo credit Betty Cooper – Sugarbush Studio)

by Suzanne Durie-Tighe

On one of the few weekends without rain this spring, Gaelic Glen Stables hosted its 19th Annual Equine Canada sanctioned Silver/Bronze Hunter and Jumper show on May 27 and 28. With close to 200 competitors, the hundreds of spectators were able to enjoy some high level competition, as well as getting to watch some of our future stars in action. Perhaps the biggest hit of the weekend, and the one that brought out the most smiles, was our Lead Line competition featuring our youngest competitors aged 2 to 5.

With the support of our local business community, Gaelic Glen continues to offer competitors a venue with some of the best sand based grass rings in Eastern Ontario a chance to compete for over $6000 dollars in prize money as well as qualifying points for the Ontario Provincial Championships held in Toronto in September of each year.

Gaelic Glen would like to thank all of our volunteers, staff and people who helped make for a successful show. We would also like to give a special thanks to our sponsors: Juniper Farms, Royal Lepage Real Estate, Kemptville Building Centre (RONA), D.R. Howell Electric, Lockwood Brothers Construction, McGahey Insurance, O’Farrell Financial, Outer Creations Landscaping & Design, Jane’s Catering, Josh Ralph of BMO Nesbitt Burns, Enhansoft Inc, Tackaberry G & Sons Construction Co Ltd, Gary Durie, B & T Macfarlane, Greenhawk, Rooney Feeds Ltd., Encore Equestrian Tack and Apparel, Rankin Rice Wealth Management, Equestrian Canada, Apple Saddlery, Dixie & Egan and Brandon Buchan.

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