Here’s the bones of what’s planned for the next few months. The calendar page will be updated shortly to include all of this.
Sun 5th July – xc league Liz & Ryan
Fri 10th July – flatwork – Tanya
Fri 17th July – xc Marina
Sun 19th July – 2 phase Cloncaw
Fri 24th July – flatwork Tanya
Sun 26th July – beach show Falcarragh
Fri 31st July – ride out Louise
Sun 2nd Aug – regional training day Dirraw
August 5th – 9th RDS
Fri 14th Aug – xc Gabriel’s
Sun 16th Aug – dressage championship Mullingar
Fri 21st Aug – ride out Leo
Sun 23rd Aug – xc league Killybegs
Fri 28th Aug – formation riding Valerie
Fri 4th Sept – xc Lenamore – Cormac
Sun 13th Sept – xc league Lenamore
Sat 19 & Sun 20 – Bundoran – Damien
It’s nearly time for our annual big day out at Hillsborough Farm, competing on grass as the summer gets into full swing. Our show follows the same format as in previous years. We have a new dressage judge, just to keep everybody on their toes, with Jackie replacing Petra in the hot seat.
Letterkenny Derby & Dressage Show | 2015
We’ll be building the course on Friday 12 June and everybody is asked to come out and lend a hand. Many hands really do make light work. Please also make sure that you contribute as much to the jumps collection as possible, and particularly to the dressing department. It’s quite amazing how plants, brush and some well chosen props can transform the course into something we can really be proud of.
Pictured below: Tanya, Nadine and Paddy competing at last year’s renewal.
Time to sit down together again to plot a course the good ship Letterkenny Riding Club as we approach the summer months. Everybody is welcome and encouraged to attend in Tir na nOg this Thursday, 21 May, at 8pm.
A lot has been going on. Luckily a picture is better than a thousand words so you’ll enjoy a quick visual catch up on club activities in the Gallery. Many thanks to Anne for supplying great photos of our cross country schooling sessions, Flowerhill, and our magnificent victories at the recent Audrey Jacob Team Challenge.
XC Schooling Sessions
Audrey Jacob Team Challenge
Pictured below: Our victorious show jumping team. Congratulations everybody. You did the club and Audrey proud.
With just 10 days to go (and Flowerhill to enjoy) before our big team challenge day in Eglinton, here’s the schedule for the event. remember to let Vera and Francis know if you want to ride on a team. Everybody is welcome!
NW Team Challenge 2015_Schedule
It’s always good to explore new territory and Dawn’s active participation in the club has brought us new scope for adventure in the Drumkeen area. Our Good Friday group of riders — Keary, Anne, Leo, Shauna and Dawn herself — met at Dawn’s homeplace and rode out for an hour through forestry roads and back down to the nearby quarry.
Gary treated everybody to fish and chips afterwards from the local fish van, setting the hospitality bar high for the coming ride-out season! Thanks to Dawn and Gary for a really enjoyable expedition.
It’s time to make some concrete plans for Flowerhill as well as laying the foundations for our Audrey Jacob Northwest Team Challenge at the end of April. We’ll run through these topics at a club meeting at Tir na nOg on Wednesday 1 April. Everybody welcome.