Lots of opportunities to get out and about.

The summer competition season is slowly drawing to a close but there are still plenty of chances to get out and try your hand at a variety of both AIRC and non-riding club events in the area, and farther afield.

First and foremost we have the next leg of the Two Phase League, which has been re scheduled for Sunday 16th September in Lenamore EC. This event is strictly pre entry and pre pay via club secretary, Hazel . Entries need to be with Hazel by Friday 7th September. Dressage tests on schedule below . Please remember that our club is running this event in conjunction with the Inishowen club, so help will be needed on and before the day.

At national level we have the AIRC eventing championships rapidly approaching. The qualification criteria for next months TRI Equestrian National Eventing Championships is being relaxed due to the number of one-day events that have been canceled in recent weeks. The Board of Directors decided to withdraw the requirement for riders to have completed an AIRC one-day event in order to be eligible to enter the championships at Lisgarvan House. Competitors are instead, advised to ensure that their horses are fit and ready to compete at the championships on Sunday 2nd September. The Board of Directors also decided to introduce a combined training class for primary riders. The class, however, will only run if there are sufficient entries. The schedule has been updated to reflect these changes and is available to download at this link

https://www.airc.ie/download/national-eventing-championships-schedule/

Be advised that entries for this competition close at 12 midday on Friday 24th Aug.

If cross-country is your drug then you might also be interested in any of the following events coming up in Cloncaw Equestrian Centre, Co. Monaghan. Contact them via Facebook or Call 087 975 1009.

Aug26
Sun 10:00 · Cloncaw Equestrian, Glaslough · Glaslough, Monaghan, Ireland
Sept9
9 Sept–23 Sept · Cloncaw Equestrian, Glaslough · Glaslough, Monaghan, Ireland
Sept29
Sat 08:30 · Cloncaw Equestrian, Glaslough · Glaslough, Monaghan, Ireland
On a more local level we have Gordon’s Bay hunter trials to look forward to on Sunday 26th August. It’s great to have the chance to attend a well run event without hauling 2 or 3 hours down the country and you may rest assured that Ryan and Liz will have the course in tip-top shape.
If you do fancy racking up a bit of mileage you could do worse than attend the hunter trials being organised around the country…
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On the show jumping front there is usually a plethora of both training shows and registered events happening that will cater for every level of rider. Things are actually quite quiet at the moment on the riding club front in this discipline but you can get in plenty of practice for the up coming autumn league by attending Twin Towns Equestrian on a wednesday evening for their training shows. Details as follows…

 

From 6pm starting off with cradle stakes working through to 1.10m

1 class -€8
2 classes-€15
3 or more-€20 (per rider)

Refreshments available. Contact via Facebook or Call 086 036 7656.

Another great venue for enjoying  a training show is Mulvin Stables between Sion Mills and Newtownstewart. They generally run their shows on a Thursday evening and again can be contacted via Facebook or call Richard on 00447753957646.

If you feel that your riding needs a little polishing (and lets face it, whose doesn’t?) you can avail of lessons with Bruce Vial at Drumanoo Equestrian near Killybegs on a Thursday.

Group lessons in Jumping, XC or dressage.
€15 each.
Group size: 4
Starting 5.30
WhatsApp or Facebook for availability and preferred time slots and which disciplines you would like to partake in. Each lesson 1hr. Everyone welcome.

Twin Towns Equestrian Lessons with European Show jumping Coach Gary Marshall this Thursday 16th Aug…. if you’re looking for a total going over or just a bit of fine tuning this is the man for the job. Group and private lessons available….call 0860367656 for any questions you may have or to book.

Slightly further afield in the training calender is the AIRC training day being held at the always-enjoyable Flowerhill. Details on the following poster. Obviously none of you will be free to attend this as you’ll be at Lenamore, but I decided to include it here anyway!

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