AIRC headquarters have asked us to remind members that (BS) EN1384 standalone hats are being phased out from the 1st January 2016. If you are buying a new hat, please make sure that it has the PAS 015 standard mark or ASTM F1163 or Snell 2001 or AS/NZS 3838 and is Kitemarked, as the EN1384Continue reading “Alert! New hat regulations”
The Executive Committee of the AIRC is currently reviewing the Riding Clubs Festival (RCF) and as part of the review they are investigating the possibility of changing venue to Mullingar Equestrian Centre, Co. Westmeath. There are a number of key reasons for this: Reduced stable costs of €70 in Mullingar Equestrian Centre. Stables currently costContinue reading “Views sought on relocating Riding Clubs Festival”
AIRC HQ have organised a series of Health & Safety seminars to keep members up to speed on this serious topic. Each club must send representatives to at least one of the seminars. Full details are on the AIRC website where you’ll see that the closest venue to us is Sligo: Tuesday 15 April BestContinue reading “Keeping up to speed with Health & Safety”
The AIRC have obliged us by announcing the times and venues for the 2014 National Championships nice and early so that we can plan our diaries. Check them out on the AIRC website. The most notable change is the return of the Hunter Trial Championships to Flowerhill on Sunday 6 April.
The Lancelot Awards are presented annually by the Association of Irish Riding Clubs to recognise the sterling efforts of its members who regularly go beyond the call of duty in organising or helping at club, regional or national level. Four categories of awards are presented annually: Club of the Year Club Secretary of the Year ClubContinue reading “News from HQ : AIRC Lancelot Awards”
News from AIRC HQ. Wouldn’t a group expedition be nice… Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair, Ireland’s premier International three day event takes place over the June bank holiday weekend from May 31 to June 3. It promises to be a fun-filled weekend for the entire family to enjoy. Tickets range from €5 toContinue reading “Tattersalls offer for AIRC members”
The schedule, entry criteria and closing dates have been announced for the Connolly’s Red Mills sponsored Hunter Trials Championships which return to Flowerhill Equestrian Centre, Co. Galway on Sunday 15 April. There are no changes to the schedule from previous years with competitions on offer for individuals and pairs. Postal entries close on Wednesday 28 MarchContinue reading “Full details for Flowerhill now available”
Next year sees several key events move from their traditional spot on the calendar, due in most cases to the dates of the Olympics in London. The AIRC’s dates for national championships have been rejigged accordingly. See the full schedule on the AIRC website.
David Abbott from AIRC HQ has asked Orla to ensure that a couple of items of news are well publicised amongst members: Membership Cards Members, club officials and event organisers are being reminded that all riders taking part in any AIRC activity must produce a valid membership card. Under rule 4, c, members are not permittedContinue reading “News from HQ”
The process of deciding the AIRC’s annual awards, the Lancelots, begins each year at around this time. Changes have been made to some of the details of the selection process and you can read about them in full on the AIRC website. Please contact Orla on 087 643 2458 if you have any ideas for nominations.