Looking ahead to our cross country lesson on 11 June

The next couple of weekends are taken up with camping, ride-outs and the beach show in Falcarragh. Our next lesson will be in cross country riding on Friday 11 June. Rachel will instruct us in achieving the correct rhythm, tempo and speed across open ground. There’ll be no jumping but we’ll be timed over aContinue reading “Looking ahead to our cross country lesson on 11 June”

Cross Country & Trail Riding Weekend special offer for Riding Club members

Loughrea Equestrian Centre in association with Flowerhill has asked us to announce a Special Weekend Package for Riding Club members. In their own words: · · · · · · · · Cross Country and Trail Riding Combo On the Saturday enjoy a wonderful cross country at Flowerhill Equestrian Centre which has over 150 jumps across 250Continue reading “Cross Country & Trail Riding Weekend special offer for Riding Club members”

No rosettes but smiles all round at Flowerhill

No rosettes for the club this year but a lot of exceptionally happy club members. Martina was first off the mark with downloading her photos. There’ll be plenty more contributions but her collection sums up a great weekend. Go to the gallery for the full show. Flowerhill NHTC 2010 Final Results · Download Pictured below:Continue reading “No rosettes but smiles all round at Flowerhill”

Final countdown to Flowerhill

Competitor times have been published so everything is set for the annual pilgrimage to Flowerhill. We have six members competing this year: Mick, Leo, Anne, Keary, Rachel and Libby. Sharon O’Donnell had also hoped to travel but has been forced to withdraw at the last moment. Anne hopes to ride Sakima but Cyril’s Lady willContinue reading “Final countdown to Flowerhill”

Club members active over sunny weekend

Friday evening’s formation riding class with Valerie Craig kicked the weekend off to a great start with ten members turning out for flatwork with a difference. With the long evening and spectacular sunshine, riding outdoors at Harleys was a pleasure. On Sunday club members travelled in two directions. Orla and her mare Molly took theContinue reading “Club members active over sunny weekend”

Competition Glossary, Part I

Thoroughly confused by all this talk of 2-phases, 1-day events and hunter trials? Here’s a quick glossary: 1-Day Event : Dressage, show jumping and cross country. Scores are accumulated across the three disciplines. Also known as Horse Trials or ODE. 2-Phase :  Show jumping and cross country. Scores are accumulated across both disciplines. Combined TrainingContinue reading “Competition Glossary, Part I”

Forecast looking good for Flowerhill

A lot can change in a week but for now things couldn’t be looking better for the National Hunter Trial Championships at Flowerhill next weekend: Accuweather | Portumna Online entries for the championships close today. Next week we’ll find out what our volunteering duties are for the day. With luck we’ll be asked to stewardContinue reading “Forecast looking good for Flowerhill”

Drumlin Hounds Hunter Trial, Cootehill, 11 April

The Drumlin Hounds Hunter Trials next Sunday, 11 April, provide an ideal dry run for Flowerhill with Open and Novice classes, pairs and singles. The course in Cootehill is 100% weather proof, extremely hilly, and has excellent water jumps for schooling. It’s approximately 2 1/2 hours from Letterkenny so easily achievable in a day. FurtherContinue reading “Drumlin Hounds Hunter Trial, Cootehill, 11 April”