Entry deadline for Festival extended to 6 May

The AIRC National Committee, following a meeting last night, has decided to extend the closing date for online entries for the Riding Clubs Festival until Thursday 6th May. No entries will be accepted after this date. Members can enter the two day event, which takes place on 12 & 13 June, by accessing their Membership OnlineContinue reading “Entry deadline for Festival extended to 6 May”

No joy for Letterkenny as Benbulben head for RDS

After a long and entertaining day, Benbulben Riding Club took the honours at the TSJC regional qualifier yesterday, beating Tynagh RC in a rousing jump-off. Donegal Gaeltacht were narrowly pipped for the top spot and took an honourable third in a very tough competition. Our own teams jumped with great credit and finished in theContinue reading “No joy for Letterkenny as Benbulben head for RDS”

Final details for Sunday’s TSJC Qualifier | updated

Okay, we know what we’re up against at last. There are 24 teams entered for the Team Show Jumping Qualifier this Sunday. Our first team will jump 5th and our second team will jump 22nd of the 24 teams. Allowing 2 minutes for each round of jumping, we’re estimating that the competition will last sevenContinue reading “Final details for Sunday’s TSJC Qualifier | updated”

Successful reconnaissance mission to Benbulben Show

Five of our team show jumpers made the trip to Kerins’s Equestrian Centre near Sligo to test-drive the venue in advance of next Sunday’s regional qualifier. If clear rounds are what it takes to qualify, things aren’t looking too bad. All five travellers jumped clear rounds, although Libby and Spitfire chose to do their’s inContinue reading “Successful reconnaissance mission to Benbulben Show”

Approximate start times for Benbulben Spring Show

Leah McNulty, secretary of Benbulben RC, has done her best to estimate start times for classes on Sunday. Primary and Advanced Primary classes are being allowed 3 hours starting at 11 am (clear round, individuals and pairs). Intermediate clear round will begin at about 2 pm. Massive entries for Intermediate and above classes are expectedContinue reading “Approximate start times for Benbulben Spring Show”

Teams selected for TSJC (aka EPS) Qualifier

With just ten days to go until the Western Region Qualifier for the Team Show Jumping Championships, teams were selected on Tuesday evening in time for Wednesday’s entry deadline. Eight members had expressed an interest in training and all eight elected to participate in the competition giving us the perfect number for our quota ofContinue reading “Teams selected for TSJC (aka EPS) Qualifier”

Festival showing guide

Anybody could be forgiven for feeling confused by the sheer volume of showing classes on the Festival schedule. To help you organise your brain, Orla has put together a good overview of the different types of specimen, from small hunters to traditional Irish cobs: Something to Show · Download Remember, Festival entries close online onContinue reading “Festival showing guide”