Entries open for Flowerhill

The schedule, entry criteria and closing dates have been announced for the Connolly Red Mills sponsored AIRC National Hunter Trials Championships which take place on Sunday 17 April at Flowerhill, Co. Galway.

There are no changes to the schedule from previous years with competitions on offer for individuals and pairs. Postal entries close on Wednesday 28 March while online entries open on 28 March and close on Friday 8 April.

For full information visit the AIRC website. And if you’re thinking of going, make sure you contact Orla promptly. She can help you a lot with both your horse’s and your own accommodation and, for anybody who’s new to Flowerhill, she can offer a lot of input on the competition.

Pictured below: Letterkenny members at the club’s very first excursion to Flowerhill in 2007. Left to right: James Diver, Kerrie Chambers, Marina Hamilton, Christy O’Donnell and Donal Diver. It was a less than successful expedition from a competitive point of view but it certainly whetted the appetite and we’ve been back in numbers every year since. Kerrie had a marvellous win in the Intermediate Championship just 12 months later in 2008.