Good luck at Gurteen

It’s the middle of April. Club members are this morning packing the last remnants of tack, clothing and provisions as they ready themselves for the road to Gurteen. The sat-navs need a slight readjustment after six years of pointing steadfastly towards Flowerhill but otherwise little is different in 2013. Damien, Francis, Enda, Anne, Keary, Pauric,Continue reading “Good luck at Gurteen”

Pre-Gurteen cross country schooling at Gabriel’s, Thursday 4 April

Our annual pre-National Hunter Trials schooling trip to Gabriel McCole’s farm has been organised for tomorrow evening, Thursday 4 April. Hallelujah for dry weather! As always, places are limited because parking is scarce and we want to be kind to the ground. Preference will be given to those planning on going to Gurteen. Others canContinue reading “Pre-Gurteen cross country schooling at Gabriel’s, Thursday 4 April”

Western Region Calendar 2013

Not many members travel too far afield for competitions these days but it’s worth keeping an eye on the Western Region calendar for national qualifiers and Benbulben Riding Club’s events. Sligo is still reasonably achievable. Western Region Calendar 2013 One unfortunate bit of news is that the regional qualifier for the team dressage championships willContinue reading “Western Region Calendar 2013”

Time to think about the dressage team qualifiers, Sunday 19 May

The team show jumping qualifier tends to dominate the thoughts of the club as we march into the competitive season but this year the club is also going to make a concerted effort to field one or two teams at the regional team dressage qualifier which will be held on Sunday 19 May, probably inContinue reading “Time to think about the dressage team qualifiers, Sunday 19 May”

Time to book stables for National Hunter Trials, Gurteen College

Stabling on site (or in this case, as close to the site as possible) is the key to enjoying the AIRC National Hunter Trials. There’s no stabling available at Gurteen College itself but Anne and Marina were fast out of the blocks and have provisionally block booked 12 stables at the closest possible yard, justContinue reading “Time to book stables for National Hunter Trials, Gurteen College”

It’s official: “Flowerhill” moves to Gurteen College, Tipperary

At last, at last, we have confirmation of the venue for the AIRC National Hunter Trial Championships in April. As we all know by now, “Flowerhill” will not be in Flowerhill this year. Instead it moves down the road and across a county border to Gurteen College in County Tipperary. Read the full details onContinue reading “It’s official: “Flowerhill” moves to Gurteen College, Tipperary”