Cullybackey’s Hannah Galloping for Success

Cullybackey College’s Year 13 student, and avid member of the College’s Show Jumping team, is about to travel to the other side of the world as she heads off to compete in Australia as part of the Great British Mounted Games Team. After qualifying on beloved pony, Cripsin, Hannah, who is a member of the Mid-Antrim Pony Club jets off on the 22nd October to Melbourne, where she will compete against entrants from Australia, Canada and America in the most important competition of her career yet. All at Cullybackey College wish Hannah the best of luck as she sets off on this fantastic adventure.


Show Jumpers back in action (24/09/16)

Cullybackey College’s Show Jumpers were back in action on the 24th September 2016.

The trio represented the college at the Schools’ Show Jumping event at the Meadows in Lurgan. Horrendous weather, with a mixture of heavy winds and rain throughout the day made the competition trickier than normal. Jessica Marks (Yr 9) was extremely unlucky to have one refusal in the 85cm class; Ashley Kelly (Yr 11) went clear, but was unfortunately not placed in the Top 6; and Laura Gordon (Yr 13) was very unfortunate to knock the last fence down in the 1m class. The girls will be back out again, to represent the College, on 8th October 2016.


Jumping for Joy (20/4/16)

Hannah Thompson, Year 12 pupil at Cullybackey College has had many reasons to celebrate over the past few weeks. Not only was Hannah placed 1st at the St Patrick’s day Annual Schools’ Show Jumping event at the Meadows in Lurgan, but she has recently been chosen to represent Great Britain in Australia in the Mounted Games this coming October. Hannah qualified on her horse Crispin and is excited for this next major event in her jumping career and Cullybackey College wish Hannah every success.


Success at The Meadows (17/3/16)

Cullybackey College participated in the St Patrick’s Day Schools’ Show Jumping event at The Meadows, Lurgan.

Hannah Thompson was on her young pony Tia in the 85cm class, which had 58 entries. The course was tricky and involved a lot of sharp turns in the speed round. Unfortunately Hannah could not get Tia to turn into one of the fences and she finished on 4 faults. Ashley Kelly galloped around the arena with ease over each fence, jumping double clear. She just missed out on a place in the top 6. Jessica Marks had a lovely first round and started her speed class. She ran into difficulty like Hannah trying to get a sharp turn into one of the fences and finished on 4 faults. All three girls did fantastically well on their ponies! Hannah Thompson then had to rush to another arena to compete on her other pony, Sophi. With 38 entries in this class Hannah had a little bit of pressure on her. Sophie and Hannah jumped a beautiful double clear over the fences and finished in first place.