Secret weapon outed

A canny cameraman (or possibly woman) managed to capture this superb shot of the elusive Lesser Spotted Jenny. This clever creature regularly poses as a non-riding member, a strategy that allows her to go about her day to day training in the shadow of Muckish away from the glare of the fiercely carnivorous Greater SpottedContinue reading “Secret weapon outed”

Flowerhill feathers in many Donegal caps

Huge congratulations to all the North West Riding Clubs members who made the journey to Flowerhill Equestrian Centre to take part in the Association of Irish Riding Clubs hunter trial championship. Oliver Walsh had built great courses that required genuine riding ability rather than just basic stickability, though the latter never goes amiss across country!Continue reading “Flowerhill feathers in many Donegal caps”

Eventing chicks happy with their championship outing

Suzanne and Rachel (and their trusty grooms/mechanics/co-drivers/catering chiefs/critics/engineering experts and general super-men) enjoyed a pleasant trip to the AIRC national eventing championships at Annaharvey Equestrian Centre. The road to Geashill is top class the whole way, making for a lovely smooth run, and the welcome at Ballycrystal Stud where the Lacy family offer stabling forContinue reading “Eventing chicks happy with their championship outing”

It’s a wrap

At long, long last we succeeded in running our Orla O’Reilly show. After two attempts being ‘covided’ last year we jumped at the first opportunity for a date this year, and our cards came up trumps on Sunday. The weather forecast was blessedly wrong, with the predicted ‘absolute pish of a day’ giving way toContinue reading “It’s a wrap”