One of the highlights of the club year, our annual weekend at Millers Hill, takes place on Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September. Libby is currently working out the details of the visit with Roberta and Robert and should have an idea of costs shortly. With luck it will remain at the same level as the previous two years, coming in at around €100 per person, depending on the exact combination of livery/cob hire/non-riding that you opt for.
For those of you who haven’t been along before, Millers Hill is an equestrian centre in Markethill, near Armagh. The McCrum family who run it are wonderful hosts and die-hard carriage driving enthusiasts. You’ll have a chance to try your hand at driving their schoolmaster as well as enjoying the freedom of the cross country course on either your own horse or a hired cob. You can opt to hack on the flat or school over the obstacles. There’s also a polo-crosse pitch and plenty of equipment so that anybody who wants can give it a go.
Best of all, there’s a wonderful club house where we get well fed and well watered before showing off the club’s pool playing and instrument playing prowess into the small hours. The whole emphasis of the expedition is on social life — the horses play a pretty peripheral role and you can join in the weekend on just two legs, if that’s what you prefer.
Full details shortly. If you want to know more in the meantime, contact Libby on 086 830 1392. Once the costs have been established, you’ll be asked to reserve your spot as soon as possible.
Pictured below: Some memories from Millers Hill in 2009. See more from the slightly wetter edition in 2010.