Perfect weather, a fantastic challenging course, beautiful riding and driving conditions and lots of success combined to make Flowerhill 2015 a vintage renewal of the best loved event on the calendar. Congratulations to Denis and Dawn on their 3rd place in the AP Pairs, to Leo and Marina who landed the prized red rosette in theContinue reading “Magnificent Flowerhill”
Smiles and laughter say it all! Thanks to Anne for sending on the photo. See the rest of them in the Gallery.
The fondness with which Flowerhill is regarded amongst the Donegal riding clubs was more evident than ever this past weekend. Half the county’s members descended on the sprawling Galway estate near Portumna to enjoy the hospitality of its ever-welcoming and energetic owner, Oliver. The first competition of the weekend began around 10am on Saturday atContinue reading “Peerless Flowerhill”
If the riding club calendar isn’t enough to satisfy your equestrian addiction, you might enjoy some non-riding club events: St Patrick’s Day Show, Templemore This annual event draws a huge crowd and is immensely popular. This year it runs as a non-registered event, making it more accessible than ever before. Bob and Mary Barrons atContinue reading “Plenty of extra-curricular activity in the coming weeks”
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!)”
If it weren’t for Liz Potter’s thoughtfulness, we’d have no record of Gurteen at all! Enjoy her images in the Gallery. Pictured below: Keary — ever the crowd pleaser!
No ribbons but otherwise all reports of the National Hunter Trials indicate that the event was a big success. Enda and Pauric had a great clear round in the Advanced Primary Pairs but their time prevented them from making the placings. The optimum time for AIRC hunter trials will have us all scratching our headsContinue reading “Everybody safely back at base after a great trip to Gurteen”
As Enda’s chef d’equipe, there was no way Marina wasn’t walking the course at Gurteen… Good to see that the driver isn’t drinking!
It’s the middle of April. Club members are this morning packing the last remnants of tack, clothing and provisions as they ready themselves for the road to Gurteen. The sat-navs need a slight readjustment after six years of pointing steadfastly towards Flowerhill but otherwise little is different in 2013. Damien, Francis, Enda, Anne, Keary, Pauric,Continue reading “Good luck at Gurteen”
Time to start thinking in earnest about the annual April pilgrimmage! Full details for the AIRC National Hunter Trials at Gurteen College are available on the AIRC website. Postal entries close on Thursday 28 March while online entries open on Friday 29 March and close at 3pm on Friday 4 April.