Being sociable

As we all know riding club is primarily a mounted social club. OK, so it gets competitive on occassion and there can be an educational aspect to the whole thibg, but lets call a spade a spade (or a grape a grape)….it’s the social aspect which keeps us turning out. So I’m delighted to tell you of a number of sociable gatherings coming up which will help to keep you sane through the rest of our delightful winter.

First up is an interclub meeting on the 8th of January. A chance to meet up with friends from all around the county and compare notes about just how out of practice we’ve all been getting over the season of short days and over indulgence on the catering front. The meeting is in the Glencar Inn and kicks off at 8pm.

The 12th of January brings us back to Damian and Nadine’s house for their, now famous, annual Wii night. As previous participants can assure you the craic and hospitality are second to none.

Not to forget that we are a riding club, and that the highly competitive spring league will be kicking off on the 4th of Feb, we have two training nights with Kelda. These are on the 19th and 26th of January.

As a final salute to inter club friendliness we have a bowling night on the 2nd of Feb at Arena 7 in Letterkenny. Arrive to dine at 8pm or, if you prefer to skip the meal and just throw your balls about, you can arrive for bowling at 9pm. Do be sure to let Marina know by Monday 29th of January if you plan on attending as she will need to confirm numbers with the venue. The cost, including the meal, is E22 per person.

For those who enjoy a top class meal, good music and great fun, whilst looking stunning in the process, tickets are now available for the annual Donegal Harriers Hunt Ball. This year the venue is the An Grianan hotel in Burt. Tickets are E45 each and the dress code is of course black-tie. The ball is on the 24th of February and is hugely sociable.