Dressage test at Cyril’s, Friday 29 April

This Friday’s dressage tests at Cyril’s will be the same as those being used for our show at Eglinton on 15 May, providing a great opportunity for a dry run. Whether or not you attended the recent flatwork lessons with Patricia Warren, you’re welcome to come and ride a test. Just book with Liz onContinue reading “Dressage test at Cyril’s, Friday 29 April”

Big weekend gets off to the best possible start

Whatever gods are on our side, we thank you. Who could wish for a finer forecast for a weekend of equestrian activity? Tonight’s Friday evening flatwork lessons with Patricia Warren were graced with the kind of weather most non-locals don’t believe we experience in Donegal. Patricia will have had a short night’s sleep after sheContinue reading “Big weekend gets off to the best possible start”

Some further notes on last Friday’s flatwork

Liz, chief organiser of our current series of flatwork lessons with Patricia Warren, has provided some further observations on the initial session last week. She reports that Nadine rode Millie who was full of beans and anxious to show off her musculature. This performance left Liz’s own mare Judy unphased, as were the others! And VeraContinue reading “Some further notes on last Friday’s flatwork”

Flatwork Lessons with Patricia Warren

This Friday evening sees the beginning of a series of flatwork lessons at Cyril’s with Patricia Warren. Patricia’s jumping lessons last autumn proved immensely popular and her flatwork sessions are bound to attract plenty of participants. To book, contact Liz on 086 831 3799 by the end of Wednesday and let her know approximately what time suitsContinue reading “Flatwork Lessons with Patricia Warren”

Flatwork with a few stripes

Kelda’s classes at Cyril’s on Friday evening were blessed by the only dry hours on an otherwise thoroughly miserable day. It was a chilly but fine night and two sets of riders benefitted from jumping-related flatwork exercises. The major emphasis was on achieving effective transitions and on asking the horses to lengthen and shorten theirContinue reading “Flatwork with a few stripes”

Back to (flat)work on a Friday evening

We’ve never experienced such a huge interest in Friday evening lessons. Martina, charged with running her first set of club activities, was inundated with members texting their bookings for Friday evening’s flatwork lesson with Jackie McPherson. Jackie wanted five on each lesson; Martina accommodated everybody who booked by the cut-off time of Wednesday evening. TheContinue reading “Back to (flat)work on a Friday evening”

Flatwork lessons with Jackie McPherson

It’s almost like back-to-school time at the riding club with a series of lessons beginning this Friday at Harley’s arena in Trentagh. Jackie McPherson will instruct us in flatwork for three consecutive weeks. Please book as early as possible (and by Wednesday at the latest) to help Martina get groups and times organised. Contact herContinue reading “Flatwork lessons with Jackie McPherson”