For anyone who would like to improve their flatwork there is a non-airc flatwork clinic coming up in Greenacres. This is being run by Mary Devine and is open to everyone. Contact Mary directly on 086 3197696.
The closing of entries for the Donegal Gaeltacht’s show in Greenacres has been extended to 6pm this evening (Wednesday 9th). What better reason to polish up your boots, shine your horse and prettify yourself? Top marks to our neighbors for running showing classes.
The Association of Irish Riding Clubs is an excellent organisation to be involved in. One of the services it provides is to give us a voice at national level in times of need. One aspect of equestrianism which appeals to almost everyone is hacking out, particularly if there is access to good off-road routes. Whilst the following link refers to Dublin forestry uses, I’m sure the more input there is from the equestrian community as a whole the greater the chance of forestry access being granted countrywide. Please try to take the time to read and respond;
Coillte, the semi-state body, has opened up a consultation process in respect of the Dublin Mountains Forests – A Woodland for our Future.
You now have the opportunity to comment and engage in this process regarding the use the Forests for equestrian activities. We understand that signage has been erected in Barnaslingan and Carrickgollogan forests in Dublin which prohibit access to equestrians.
Horse Sport Ireland is currently engaging with Coillte on the matter. However, clubs and individuals have the opportunity to put forward their views directly and we would encourage stakeholders to do so. Should you wish comment to Horse Sport Ireland directly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a link to Coillte Natures plans
We are also being asked to take a look at an AIRC survey regarding grading of riders within the organisation. Our club will be submitting feedback on the 23rd of October and each member’s input would be greatly appreciated. Have a gander at the proposed upgrading review and give your feedback to Hazel.
With our Derby Show over us for another year we can look forward to getting out to lots of other club’s events over the coming weeks The following are a taster of some of the great shows coming up.
In Stracomer Stables, Bundoran:
Two day clinic – open to everyone. Pony club, riding club and individuals
Day 1 – flatwork/polework
Day 2 – showjumping
Both private and group lessons available.
Approx 4/5 riders in each group
Lessons will last 1.5 hours each day to ensure each rider gets plenty out of the two days. If you are unable to attend both days individual days can be booked
For more information please contact Sonya McAleer on +44 7874 350665
At Deanes Farm Equestrian in Bruckless: