The Club

Established in January 2006 and affiliated to the Association of Irish Riding Clubs, Letterkenny Riding Club has matured successfully into a vibrant and active club. Activities include instruction in flatwork and jumping, demonstrations, competitions, pleasure ride-outs and the occassional all-important social trip. The work of organising club events is shared amongst members. Our calendar of activities for each three-month period is agreed at quarterly meetings open to all members.

Club Structure

Letterkenny Riding Club is a non-hierarchical organisation where every member is encouraged to actively contribute and initiate events and activities. On a formal level, the club has a committee comprising the usual suspects. These include:

Chairperson Rachel Carton
Treasurer Cormac McCormac
Secretary Erica Robb

Vice-Chairman Marina Hamilton
Asst. Secretary Vera Keating
Show Secretarys Suzanne Deeney-Wylie and Rachel Carton

Chief Safety Officer and Coordinator Jenny Coe
Club Grading Officer Francis McNicholl

Child Welfare Officer Lorna McCrudden

Team Selectors Francis McNicholl, Vera Keating

PRO Rachel Carton, Erica Robb

Club Promotional Gear Jenny Coe

The Association of Irish Riding Clubs (AIRC), to which we are affiliated, was formed in 1973. Since then, the Association has grown to over 130 clubs and over 3000 members nationally and is truly representative of the amateur side of our sport. The AIRC’s mission is “encouraging riding as a sport and recreation, promoting good fellowship among riders and improving and maintaining the standard of riding and horsemastership in Ireland”.

The AIRC hold championships annually for individual and team show jumping, dressage, hunter trials and horse trials as well as the Riding Club Festival. Outside of competition the AIRC organise training events for riders, stewards, officials and course builders. A syllabus of riding and horsemanship exams has been developed which members can choose to take up.

The Association of Irish Riding Clubs (AIRC), to which we are affiliated, was formed in 1973. Since then, the Association has grown to over 130 clubs and over 3000 members nationally and is truly representative of the amateur side of our sport. The AIRC’s mission is “encouraging riding as a sport and recreation, promoting good fellowship among riders and improving and maintaining the standard of riding and horsemastership in Ireland”.

The AIRC hold championships annually for individual and team show jumping, dressage, hunter trials and horse trials as well as the Riding Club Festival. Outside of competition the AIRC organise training events for riders, stewards, officials and course builders. A syllabus of riding and horsemanship exams has been developed which members can choose to take up.