Tir Conail champions as curtain comes down on 2-phase

Blustery weather and cold showers couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm evident at Gordon’s Bay as riders squared up to Liz and Ryan’s testing course at the final of the 2018 North West Riding Clubs 2-phase and dressage league. The dressage arena, set out in their spacious sand arena, was tough to ride good tests in asContinue reading “Tir Conail champions as curtain comes down on 2-phase”

Northwest League edges past the half-way mark

Cold alright, but it was dry, sunny and very successful for Letterkenny at the third leg of the Northwest League at Templemore last Sunday. On a day when not only league points but also Masters Final qualification spots were at stake, our riders covered themselves in glory winning all three of the senior classes andContinue reading “Northwest League edges past the half-way mark”

14-day countdown to first leg of 2016 Northwest League

Hardly have we finished wishing each other a Happy New Year and it’s already time to start training for the Northwest League. No rest for the wicked! Kelda is giving a jumping lesson at Templemore on Tuesday night, 12 January, and you can book in with her on 086 834 9406 if you want to goContinue reading “14-day countdown to first leg of 2016 Northwest League”

Dates for Autumn League and Dinner Dance

As always, the clubs take it in turn to run the legs of the Northwest League. This time Letterkenny is in charge of the first leg this coming weekend so we need to be tuned in to things early. Dates for this year’s edition of the much-loved league are as follows: Sundays 4 and 18 OctoberContinue reading “Dates for Autumn League and Dinner Dance”

Great summer schedule developed at inter-club meeting

Enda reports good progress from Monday evening’s inter-club meeting at Tir na nOg. It certainly sets up a lovely series of summer events for the calendar. Plans have been set in motion for our first inter club cross country and dressage league. Provisional dates have been circled in the calendar and host venues identified. IfContinue reading “Great summer schedule developed at inter-club meeting”

World’s shortest report on the Northwest League Final

Well done everybody on a memorable final leg of the NW Spring League. Particular congratulations to Enda on bagging the Advanced Primary title on the last day. Heartfelt commiserations to Cliff who struggled in his sickbed as his potential title floated across the club border to Inishowen. Equally heartfelt sympathy to Damien who stumbled at the lastContinue reading “World’s shortest report on the Northwest League Final”

Another enjoyable day at Templemore for Show 2 of NWL

Despite losing a number of the usual suspects to the first hunt of the season, the Noorthwest League’s second show wasn’t short of competitors or quality performances. It was a good day for Letterkenny with the Hamilton/McClafferty contingent producing wins for the club at Advanced Primary and Advanced Intermediate level. 2014 Autumn NWL | PointsContinue reading “Another enjoyable day at Templemore for Show 2 of NWL”

A Friday night drenching and the NWL bookend a varied weekend

There are evenings where it just sounds worse outside than it really is and others where reality greatly exceeds expectations. Friday was one of the latter and there were four drenched riders, four saturated horses and four soggy sets of tack by the time Tracy’s jumping lesson at Cyril’s was brought to an abrupt haltContinue reading “A Friday night drenching and the NWL bookend a varied weekend”