Happy New Year (and remember to renew your membership!)

Christmas has come and gone and we’re already firmly rooted in the new year with sights set on a full 12 months of equestrian activity. Horses and riders might be a bit rusty after weeks of the festive season and generally truly atrocious weather conditions but there’s lots to look forward to. To get upContinue reading “Happy New Year (and remember to renew your membership!)”

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”

North West Autumn League Schedule

Just two weeks to go until the first leg of the North West Autumn League! The familiar schedule is now published and we can all look forward to this three-leg competiton. NW Autumn League 2013 The shows take place on Sundays 3, 17 and 24 November at Templemore and offer a combination of training andContinue reading “North West Autumn League Schedule”

Numbers stack up for Regional Training Day *updated with times*

With 58 riders signed up for the training day at Cloncaw this Sunday, Rachael McCrossan has her work cut out organising the lessons. Most riders plan to do three coaching sessions meaning that an additional instructor has had to be drafted in to cope with the numbers. Members from clubs in other areas such asContinue reading “Numbers stack up for Regional Training Day *updated with times*”

A quick glance back in appreciation of a great club effort

Events are piling up so quick and fast these days that we run the risk of not fully appreciating our achievements. Before we fix our eyes firmly on next weekend’s Derby & Dressage Show, let’s look briefly back to last Sunday’s Northwest Challenge at Eglinton. Yes, we won the Dressage Challenge and, yes, we didContinue reading “A quick glance back in appreciation of a great club effort”

Teams and times for Northwest Challenge *updated with starting order for jumping*

Entries are in and we have a whopping 14 jumping and 10 dressage teams to guarantee a cracking day of competition on Sunday. There’ll be more information on the day coming down the pike but here for starters are the teams and dressage times. NW SJ Challenge 2013_Teams NW Dressage Challenge 2013_Times NW Dressage ChallengeContinue reading “Teams and times for Northwest Challenge *updated with starting order for jumping*”

Time to rise to the challenge

With just a week to go until the Northwest Team Show Jumping & Dressage Challenge at Eglinton, it’s time to stand up and be counted! Francis and Vera have heard from many of our members who have expressed their interest in riding on teams for one or both of the challenges. NW Team Challenge 2013Continue reading “Time to rise to the challenge”