The Latest News from Loughview Horses


Loughview Diamond Lux and Loughview Captain both jumped fantastically at the 3yr old loose jumping final at Portmore judged by James Kernan. Loughview Captain finished a very credible 2nd being narrowly beaten by his stable mate Loughview Diamond Lux who was without a doubt the deserving winner of the night!!


Loughview Diamond Lux jumped well at the 3yr old loose jumping final at Moneydig judged by the Howard family finishing well up in the rosettes picking up 2nd place!!


Invited to attend the Northern Ireland Horse Board Breeders Awards and Social Evening at the Park Plaza Hotel, Judith was delighted to receive a breeders award in respect of Loughview Lou-Lou who won the 6/7yr old RUAS 2009 National Class. Loughview Lou-Lou and Conor Drain also feature on the first NIHB breeders’ collective calendar 2010 in conjunction with Action Cancer.


Loughview Diamond Lux and Loughview Captain both jumped well at the HBHBS 3yr old loose jumping final at Danescroft judged by Comdt. John Ledingham. Loughview Diamond Lux finished in the rosettes!!


Loughview Diamond Lux attended NIHB mare grading 2009 at Danescroft.


Loughview Diamond Lux jumped well and qualified for Moneydig 3yr old filly loose jumping final.


Loughview Limelight partnered by Conor were unlucky to have 4 faults at Portmore HOYS 4yr old championship however a good day was still had as Paddy Kennedy made the trip up from Arklow and sponsored the 4yr class giving generous prizes from the Kennedy Equi-Products range.


Loughview Limelight jumped clear in the 4yr class at Portmore HOYS qualifying for the 4yr Championship.


Loughview Captain also qualified for HBHBS 3yr old loose jumping final at Connellhill.


Loughview De Lux competed again at Moneydig NWWHA this time finishing 5th.


Loughview Diamond Lux in good form qualified for HBHBS 3yr old loose jumping final at Mossvale.


Loughview De Lux competed at NWWHA, Eglinton jumped clear finishing 5th.


Loughview De Lux competed at NWWHA, Moneydig and was a very impressive 2nd in his first ever working hunter competition.


Loughview Limelight produced a good double clear qualifying for the 4yr old final at Portmore HOYS in November 2009.


Loughview De Lux qualified in the 4yr class for Portmore HOYS final in November 2009.


Loughview Limelight jumped fantastically in the 4yr old classes but was unreal in his 1st 1.10m competition finishing 5th against the clock at Necarne CTG weekend show piloted with the talented Conor Drain.


Loughview Limelight jumped a fantastic 1m double clear with Judith at Portmore.


Portmore this time! - Loughview Captain’s Boy put in a good performance finishing with 4 faults, Loughview Limelight jumped a fantastic double clear ( best yet!! ), Loughview Diamond Clover continues her recent good form winning her class with some great turns this time under Conor Drain. Also Loughview Cloverjones and Rachel Marsden were in attendance jumping two lovely double clears.


Loughview Diamond Clover was in great tune at Antrim Agricultural Show with a blistering time but was unlucky to rub a pole out in the jump off finishing with 4 faults.


Loughview Limelight jumped a lovely clear round with Conor in some very wet conditions in the 4 year old class at National Balmoral.


Loughview Diamond Clover and Loughview Limelight, this time at National Balmoral Championships where both in good form and both getting double clears. Loughview Diamond Clover finished 4th.



Loughview Captain jumped well at loose jumping at Cavan.


Loughview Diamond Clover secured more SJI points to her impressive record with a fast double clear winning at Londonderry & Limavady whilst her younger brother didn’t disappoint by also securing a lovely double clear.


Loughview Lou-Lou and Conor Drain represented Ireland both as team and individual at the European Young Riders & Juniors Show Jumping Championships in Hoofddorp, Netherlands


Both Loughview Lou-Lou and Loughview Limelight suffered the 4 fault bug at Balmoral RDS qualifier.


Loughview Limelight competed at Mossvale at Balmoral with a lovely double clear, whilst his big sister Loughview Lou-Lou won the National Grand Prix at Ballivor partnered by Conor Drain securing another victory.


Invited to attend the Half Bred Horse Society AGM and Awards night at the Pheasant Resturant, Judith was delighted to receive a showjumping talent award in respect of Loughview Lou-Lou.


Horse Sport Ireland Junior and Young Rider Show Jumping High Performance Coach Comdt. John Ledingham has announced the names of the squads who will compete for Ireland at the European Young Riders & Juniors Show Jumping Championships in Hoofddorp, Netherlands between July 1st and 5th. One of the names announced was Conor Drain with Loughview Lou-Lou.


Loughview Diamond Clover competed at Ballymena County Show with a lovely double clear with the second fastest time.


Loughview Diamond Clover jumped well at Cavan notching up two more double clear rounds finishing 3rd & 4th whilst her sister Lou-Lou qualified with a 5th placing into the HSI Showjumping Series Cavan Qualifier. The following day she finished 2nd having 4 faults in the jump off in the final. Lou-Lou remains top of this leader board. This class also qualified the pair for the 6/7yr old Cavan Classic final in September.


Conor Drain aboard Loughview Lou-Lou won the 6/7yr old RUAS 2009 National Class


A boat journey across the Irish Sea (very kindly taken by Felix Drain) saw Lou-Lou at the Wales and West European Viewing Trails. As always Lou-Lou did not disappoint. A lovely double clear on Friday finishing 11th got the weekend off to a good start. This was followed by 2nd= in the Nations Cup which qualified this duo eligible for selection onto the Irish Junior European Team 2009. Conor Drain put in a sensational performance in the 1.45cm Big Tour Junior Grand Prix on the final day finishing 1st on Loughview Lou-Lou and 2nd on Fine Filly.



BBC Newsline feature Conor Drain along with his horses including Loughview Lou-Lou


Lou-Lou, last year’s HSI Showjumping League 6/7yr old winner came back to have another go! A steady double clear guaranteed them a place in the final at Louth County Show which they went on to win.


With 74 starters some just fresh from the Sunshine Tour, the Coilog Grand Prix was always going to be a tough one, 34 got into the jump off which was sure to see some blistering times but described as one of the best rounds in the series was Conor and Lou-Lou. Taking a stride out in nearly every line, the duo proved that age holds no boundaries, the youngest rider and youngest horse were sensational galloping bravely to the last and to everyone’s delight won the Grand Prix by over a second. These points assisted Conor in becoming the 2009 TRI Guidam Leading Young Rider 2009 and Runner up Leading Rider. Lou-Lou finished 3rd in the horse league and runner–up in the Irish Bred Horse league.


Loughview Lou-Lou partnered with Conor Drain are definitely going well, this time  securing a 3rd with a lightning jump off time in Clare Guidam Grand Prix


Invited to attend the Northern Ireland Horse Board AGM and Awards night at the Seagoe Hotel, Judith was delighted to receive the Neil Mathieson Memorial Trophy for the highest placed premier brood mare in the inspection in respect of Loughview Lou-Lou. Also noted during the evening was Loughview Diamond Clover and Caroline Dinning’s Rathcarraig Mist (formerly Loughview Anna) for achieving their premier mare status.

Loughview Lou-Lou was also awarded for her jumping achievements throughout 2008 – Irish National 6yr old Champion, IHB Showjumping Series 6/7yr old League Winner, Grand Finalist World Breeding Championships 2008.


Conor and Lou-Lou were unfortunate to have 4faults during the Barnadown Guidam Grand Prix but jumped super.


Loughview Lou-Lou qualify for the RUAS 6/7yr old class with a win at the 1st Qualifier at Iveagh


Loughview Limelight continuing with good form with another double clear in the 90cm at Portmore


Loughview Diamond Clover goes double clear in the 1.10cm &1.20cm at Laurelview


Again Conor and Lou-Lou were double clear in the 1.20cm before taking on the Guidam Grand Prix at Kernans. The smaller arena made life more difficult for Conor with Lou’s big strides however skilful riding was rewarded with a 6th placing and some valuable league points


Lou-Lou and Conor continued with the Guidam Spring Tour, this time in Broadmeadows where they was clear in the first round and were so unlucky to role the last pole in the jump off which proved very costly finishing 9th where the super time would have left them 3rd. Nevertheless a super round! Lou-Lou also was double clear in the 1.20cm.


Travelling to Kill Equestrian Centre Loughview Limelight did not let anyone down by delivering a very nice double clear in the 90cm, his first outdoor! Loughview Diamond Clover also secured double clears in the 1m and 1.10cm classes. Loughview Lou-Lou and Conor were unfortunate to have one down in a very fast jump off of the Guidam Spring Tour Grand Prix but finished 9th and picked up the leading Young Rider prize.


Loughview Lou-Lou and Conor Drain travelled to Killossery and were clear in the 1.20cm and were unlucky to have one down in the jump off of the Guidam Spring Tour Grand Prix.


Loughview Diamond Clover gets season off to a good start with a double clear in 1.10cm at Ravensdale finishing 3rd in a very competitive class which was won by Conor Drain.

Loughview Lou-Lou ridden by Conor Drain attempted her first grand prix and to everyone’s delight finished 2nd in the Guidam Spring Tour 2009 only to be pipped at the post by Conor on his other mount the very special, Shanroe Penny.


Loughview Limelight secures his first SJI point at Portmore in the 90cm.