Cheval gave it SOCKS to raise €7,000 for Ovarian cancer research at its Team Challenge last Sunday which was won by Meath Riding Club.
The SOCK charity was set up by the late Jane Keating who was an active member of Cheval Riding Club.
The team challenge has raised in excess of €35,000 since they began hosting the fundraiser eight years ago.in
The Meath team struck gold on the day to claim the spoils after 28 teams battled it out for the coveted title. Ian Quinlan and his horse The Plaster set an unbeatable target of 25.84 to claim the spoils., hot on his heels were the team from Thomastown RC headed up by Kieran Cahill who returned home with all poles intact in a time of 26.93. Two perpetual awards were presented on the
Hot on his heels were the team from Thomastown and District Riding Club, which was headed up by Kieran Cahill who returned home clear in a time of 26.93.
Two perpetual awards were also presented on the day, the Mackey leading rider award, judged by Aileen Bradish, was won by Jamie Greene who was also part of the winning team.
A new award for 2017 was the ‘Flashiest Pony’ award which was presented by Maria Carrick to Sophia Johnson and her pony Tinsel.
SOCK would like to thank Cheval Riding Club for their continued support and to thank the judges, helpers, competitors, supporters and most importantly the generous sponsors who help make the show the success it is.