January sees club life rekindled

Our riding club years have a comfortably familiar pattern. We recover slowly from the break over Christmas and New Year (bravely interrupted this time by Inishowen’s show) and gradually start setting the mounted wheels in motion to get us to the first big day of the season, the first leg of the NWL on Sunday 8 February. Lessons with Kelda on Friday nights are a pleasant re-introduction to the notion of coloured poles and will also familiarise you and your horse with the arena at Templemore. Book with Anne, if you’d like to join in.

But there’s a whole world of equestrian activity to be enjoyed beyond the Northwest League. To help map it out, make sure you attend the club meeting this Thursday at Tir na nOg where everybody’s ideas and plans for the coming few months will be welcomed. You can use the opportunity to pay your 2015 membership dues, if you haven’t already done so.

Our unmounted activities kick off on Friday 30 January with our annual bowling evening and dinner at Arena 7. Let Marina know as soon as possible if you plan to go along.

On a very sad note, the club extends its deepest sympathies to Christopher who lost his father last week when he passed away suddenly. Our thoughts are with you, Christopher.