Beginners Guide to Millers Hill

Last year our annual weekend at Millers Hill fell foul of the weather and was cancelled at the last moment leaving a gaping hole in our calendar. This year’s planned visit takes place on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 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 around the same level as 2010, coming in at around €100 per person, depending on the exact combination of livery/cob hire/non-riding that you opt for.

Please let Libby know by Tuesday on 086 830 1392, if you’re thinking of going. It’s an expression of interest, not a commitment at this stage, but it’s important so that we can get a feel for the potential numbers. Don’t assume that Libby knows you’re thinking of going. Send a text!

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.

Pictured below: Some memories from past visits to Millers Hill.