Northwest Challenge 2013 Schedule

With just over two weeks to go, the details of the Northwest Team Show Jumping & Dressage Challenge have been finalised. NW Team Challenge 2013 | Schedule Now it’s time to start composing teams and this job is being left to Francis and Vera. Make sure you let them know that you want to participate.Continue reading “Northwest Challenge 2013 Schedule”

Non-stop riding club activity for coming months

Last week’s club meeting painted a very rich picture of competitive and non-competitive activity for members — most of it on our doorstep. It’s difficult to find space for our regular Friday activities in a calendar over-flowing with shows and events. In summery, this is what we have to look forward to: National Hunter Trials,Continue reading “Non-stop riding club activity for coming months”

Volunteer taskforce for NWL, Sunday 10 March

Following the successful blueprint of the autumn league, each leg of the spring NWL will be run by an individual club. Letterkenny is on duty for the first and fourth legs on Sundays 10 February and 10 March. Cormac has drawn up four operational teams to cover the range of tasks involved in running aContinue reading “Volunteer taskforce for NWL, Sunday 10 March”

Further details confirmed for upcoming activities

Vera has confirmed the details for the series of three flatwork lessons that will run parallel to the NW League, beginning on Friday 15 February. Mary Finneran will provide instruction and the venue is Glenleary. Anybody who attended her classes in October and November will be eager to continue the good work. New pupils alsoContinue reading “Further details confirmed for upcoming activities”

Donegal Clubs meeting, Tuesday 22 January

The Donegal Clubs collaboration continues in 2013 where it left off with a meeting this Tuesday in Tir na nOg. The main focus of attention will be the upcoming North West League (beginning Sunday 10 February) but longer term topics will also be discussed. Members of the emerging Inishowen Riding Club will attend to getContinue reading “Donegal Clubs meeting, Tuesday 22 January”

Postmortem and plans for the future

The working group who get together to organise the collaborative Donegal clubs events will meet this evening, Tuesday 27, to set our sights on 2013. The first task is to review the autumn league and the dinner dance to see what we can learn from the experience. We’ll then sketch out a plan and provisionalContinue reading “Postmortem and plans for the future”

Memorable night with riding club friends

Sometimes these much-anticipated events can prove a mighty anti-climax. Not so the inaugural Donegal Riding Clubs Dinner Dance! It was a truly wonderful evening and the level of enjoyment was evident at every table and on every smiling face. Rachael(!) has done a great write up on the Gaeltachts’ website and Ryan’s collection of photosContinue reading “Memorable night with riding club friends”

Inaugural Dinner Dance promises to be a great night

Wherever the three Donegal riding clubs come together, a great social occasion is guaranteed. This Saturday presents the first opportunity to enjoy the get-together in the blissful absence of horses, haylage, shavings, muck, sweat, riding boots, nerves, plaiting, polishing, grooming, or towing. It’s purely about enjoying ourselves. Some members will leave with rosettes and prizesContinue reading “Inaugural Dinner Dance promises to be a great night”

Three out of four ain’t bad — Autumn League concludes with another enjoyable show

Although a clash with the Donegal Harriers’ meet at Maggies kept three or four familiar faces off the scene, Sunday’s third and final leg of the North West Autumn League was a great success under the direction and manpower of the Donegal Gaeltachts. Double points on final day threw everything wide open and resulted inContinue reading “Three out of four ain’t bad — Autumn League concludes with another enjoyable show”