Unless you have plans to travel to the Equifestival in Cavan, the first weekend in July looks remarkably free of competitive equestrian activity. For anybody who feels like trying something completely different, Rathmullan’s new celebration of the coastal environment, SeaFest, should provide plenty of options.
Careful scrutiny of the dinghy regatta rules reveal that a race will be run for a specific class of boat provided six of them turn up. If seahorses qualify as a class, maybe we could muster the numbers for a riding club race?
Failing that, we could consider a club entry in the Power Boat Treasure Hunt on Sunday. We have the treasure hunting expertise, there may be a power boat lurking somewhere, and surely one or two of us must have some nautical knowledge?
If all else fails, there’s the tug-of-war for teams of 5. All equipment is provided and with our accumulated rein-pulling strength, maybe we’d have the muscle power to give the pros a run for their money?
There’s plenty of riding club involvement, even without team entries. Maura is a member of the Colmcille Gospel Choir that will be performing a Sunset Chorus on Friday evening, 1 July. Marina is busily completing the awards that SeaFest has commissioned from her. And Libby has created the graphics and website for the whole event with Annette providing very able assistance.