Final countdown to Flowerhill

Competitor times have been published so everything is set for the annual pilgrimage to Flowerhill. We have six members competing this year: Mick, Leo, Anne, Keary, Rachel and Libby. Sharon O’Donnell had also hoped to travel but has been forced to withdraw at the last moment. Anne hopes to ride Sakima but Cyril’s Lady willContinue reading “Final countdown to Flowerhill”

LRC Spring Friendly, 23 May, Lenamore

We have encountered difficulties this year scheduling our Spring Show because of calendar clashes with other clubs in the region. The Western Region won’t allow two league shows to take place on the same date, even though our region stretches from County Clare to Malin Head. We’re undeterred by the regional stance and will simplyContinue reading “LRC Spring Friendly, 23 May, Lenamore”

Full schedule for 2 May Team Show Jumping Qualifier

The schedule for the Western Region’s qualifier for the Team Show Jumping Championships (aka EPS) has just been published. In addition to the qualifier, there’s a full range of normal individual show jumping classes for all grades. The event takes place at Kerin’s Equestrian Centre in Collooney, Sligo. Team entries close on Wednesday 21 April whileContinue reading “Full schedule for 2 May Team Show Jumping Qualifier”

EPS training moves to Templemore

Tomorrow evening’s EPS training with Will Crean moves to Templemore with sessions at 7 pm and 8 pm. Will builds the course for Templemore’s SJI jumping on Wednesdays and our crew will get the benefit of training over the course the night beforehand. With the first session on 30 April cancelled on account of the extraordinary weather,Continue reading “EPS training moves to Templemore”

Club members active over sunny weekend

Friday evening’s formation riding class with Valerie Craig kicked the weekend off to a great start with ten members turning out for flatwork with a difference. With the long evening and spectacular sunshine, riding outdoors at Harleys was a pleasure. On Sunday club members travelled in two directions. Orla and her mare Molly took theContinue reading “Club members active over sunny weekend”

Competition Glossary, Part I

Thoroughly confused by all this talk of 2-phases, 1-day events and hunter trials? Here’s a quick glossary: 1-Day Event : Dressage, show jumping and cross country. Scores are accumulated across the three disciplines. Also known as Horse Trials or ODE. 2-Phase :  Show jumping and cross country. Scores are accumulated across both disciplines. Combined TrainingContinue reading “Competition Glossary, Part I”