It’s always nice to be the first name on a new trophy and the club had that honour on Friday night – being crowned Donegal’s first Riding Club of the Year. The new plaque was handed over to our chairman Pauric at the Dinner Dance in Gallaghers Hotel. Gracious as always, he then took the trophy on tour around the tables with the sound of Queen’s We Are Champions echoing around the room. It was quite a performance from our new chairman and one of the many highs on what was another successful inter-club get together. Our other big winner on the night was Louise who walked off with a new rug after being named the top primary dressage rider. How she pulled that off – we don’t know. How fitting her mum and dad where there to celebrate her big success.
A big congratulations to the others who picked up prizes on the night especially Emily and Liz who walked off with two rugs – well deserved. The much coveted horsey Oscars were another high point of the night, with Mickey, Ultan, Oliver and Enda picking up the awards for 2015. Four horsemen who were honoured for their outstanding achievements during the year – they wish.
The photo booth proved a big hit judging by the evidence on facebook. As always Paddy was first to give it a go along with his side kick Hazel and they set the standard. The photo booth was another masterstroke by our social queens and chief organisers Ruth and Rachel who deserve great credit for yet another superb Dinner Dance.