Benbulben crossjump schedule, Sunday 26 August

Benbulben Riding Club make their annual attempt to run a cross jump on Sunday 26 August at Kean and Louise O’Hara’s beautiful venue at Annaghmore, Collooney, County Sligo. The event has fallen prey to the weather several times in past years but our members have enjoyed themselves at the competition on each occasion that itContinue reading “Benbulben crossjump schedule, Sunday 26 August”

Key Gaeltacht dates now set in stone

The Donegal Gaeltachts had a club meeting last night and have firmed up a number of dates that will be of great interest to our members: Monday 9 April (Easter Monday) — Rideout in Falcarragh Open to everyone, adults and kids of all ages and abilities. It will start at Manus Kelly’s (near the beach) asContinue reading “Key Gaeltacht dates now set in stone”

Plenty of autumn activity to look forward to as curtains close on summer

What summer? Has there ever been a greater sense of anti-climax than what we’re feeling in these dying days of a season that never was? Children are returning to school and the grass in the fields is growing even more slowly than it has done for the past three or four months. Most of usContinue reading “Plenty of autumn activity to look forward to as curtains close on summer”

Great day at Annaghmore

Kean and Louise O’Hara’s Annaghmore Estate south of Sligo was the venue for Benbulben Riding Club’s cross jump on Sunday. Thick grassy cover on the rolling fields, lovely jumps, a great natural water obstacle and a challenging sunken road all made for a great cross country experience. Tanya and Mick competed at Advanced Primary levelContinue reading “Great day at Annaghmore”

Hunting celebration in Ballymacad country

The Ballymacads, one of the country’s most venerable old hunts, is running a hunting extravaganza in Westmeath on Sunday 12 September. The highlight will be the Best Hunting Horse Competition, sectioned Lightweight, Middleweight and Small Horse with a very generous prizefund of €1000 per section. The horses will be judged on conformation, ability and suitabilityContinue reading “Hunting celebration in Ballymacad country”

Benbulben RC Cross Jump, Sunday 29 August

Benbulben Riding Club are running a cross jump competition at the Annaghmore Estate, a few miles south of Collooney, on Sunday 29 August. It’s run in conjunction with Sligo Hunt Pony Club so it’s a great opportunity for riding club and pony club members to compete at the same venue on the same day. WhenContinue reading “Benbulben RC Cross Jump, Sunday 29 August”

Crossjump & Dressage 2010 – another successful event under the club’s belt

It drizzled a lot but it was warm and there were no downpours – good weather by recent standards for our annual crossjump and dressage on Sunday. Attendance was on a par with 2010 despite the absence of many familiar Gaeltacht faces who had either indulged too deeply at a wedding the previous evening orContinue reading “Crossjump & Dressage 2010 – another successful event under the club’s belt”