Peerless Flowerhill

The fondness with which Flowerhill is regarded amongst the Donegal riding clubs was more evident than ever this past weekend. Half the county’s members descended on the sprawling Galway estate near Portumna to enjoy the hospitality of its ever-welcoming and energetic owner, Oliver. The first competition of the weekend began around 10am on Saturday atContinue reading “Peerless Flowerhill”

All systems go for Flowerhill: AIRC publishes entries, running order and more

With a whopping 12 riders from our club planning to travel to Flowerhill this weekend, it promises to be yet another monumental event. Most of the information for Sunday has now been published and is available on the AIRC website. Since your own website is a bit short of resources at present, you might beContinue reading “All systems go for Flowerhill: AIRC publishes entries, running order and more”

Cracking victory for Letterkenny at Antrim Team Chase

Saturday saw the clocks change to summer time but our team of four Letterkenny riders—Nadine, Damien, Anne and Keary—were not going to be caught snoozing as they had their eyes firmly on the clock bringing them home just 2 seconds off the optimum time to win the Antrim Team Chase in aid of the Johnjo BrightContinue reading “Cracking victory for Letterkenny at Antrim Team Chase”

Time to think ahead to the Festival at Stradbally

As usual, Flowerhill isn’t even upon us when we have to start thinking of entries for the Riding Clubs Festival in Stradbally on 7 and 8 June. This wonderful event is so large and comprehensive that the closing date for entries is very, very early. You can check out the full details for the eventContinue reading “Time to think ahead to the Festival at Stradbally”

Speed update: NWL final, club meeting, Flowerhill

All eyes at present are focused on the final of the Northwest League this weekend. Remember that we are jointly responsible for running the show along with the Gaeltachts, so make sure you contact Cormac and let him know when you’re available to help. The show is being run in aid of Aware. As weContinue reading “Speed update: NWL final, club meeting, Flowerhill”

Plenty of extra-curricular activity in the coming weeks

If the riding club calendar isn’t enough to satisfy your equestrian addiction, you might enjoy some non-riding club events: St Patrick’s Day Show, Templemore This annual event draws a huge crowd and is immensely popular. This year it runs as a non-registered event, making it more accessible than ever before. Bob and Mary Barrons atContinue reading “Plenty of extra-curricular activity in the coming weeks”

Dates of regional qualifiers confirmed

Dates for our regional qualifiers have been confirmed by Head Office, as follows: 4 May – Masters Series Qualifier 25 May – Team Show Jumping Championship Qualifier 6 July – Team Dressage Championship Qualifier 10 August – Horse Trials Qualifier As mentioned at our meeting in January, there remains the possibility of running two dressageContinue reading “Dates of regional qualifiers confirmed”

Donegal Clubs meeting, Tuesday 19 November

Since some form of structural reorganisation of the region is on the agenda, there will be a meeting of the five Donegal clubs this Tuesday evening in Tir na nOg in advance of the western region AGM on Friday at Markree Castle in Sligo. As always, all members are welcome to attend. If you’d like toContinue reading “Donegal Clubs meeting, Tuesday 19 November”