Open Day this Saturday at new XC and show jumping facilities, Drumkeen

Regina Bonner has invited all of us to try out her new cross country and show jumping courses this Saturday, 27 September. To launch it to the public Regina’s Deelside Stables are holding a go-as you-please. The course is open from 11am to 5pm and there will be a show jumping course as well as the cross country course. AndContinue reading “Open Day this Saturday at new XC and show jumping facilities, Drumkeen”

Dressage opportunity at Eglinton on 7 and 14 April *updated*

North Coast Riding Club (a British riding club so open to juniors and adults alike) are running a dressage league for the next two Sundays, 7 and 14 April, at Eglinton. Check their website for full details. Pre-entry is required but you may do this by telephone and pay on the day. Contact Kathy on +44 7921Continue reading “Dressage opportunity at Eglinton on 7 and 14 April *updated*”

Working Hunter opportunities in Omagh

Anne Chambers recently had a very successful day at Arvalee Riding Club’s Working Hunter show in Omagh. She and Molly qualified for the Northern Ireland finals at Cavan. Congratulations! The league continues after Christmas with an event on Sunday 29 December. It then continues on Saturdays in the new year. Ponies are in the morningContinue reading “Working Hunter opportunities in Omagh”

Back by popular demand: Gary Marshall

Gary Marshall’s coaching has proved very popular over the two sessions of show jumping lessons organised by Rachael McCrossan last year. Demand for Gary’s tuition hasn’t diminished and Rachael has now announced that a further set of lessons will begin on Monday 12 March, at either Templemore or Lenamore. The lessons cost €25 and, asContinue reading “Back by popular demand: Gary Marshall”

Opportunities for hunters without the hunt

The increasingly popular show hunter division of our sport will be active over the coming weeks. On Sunday 26 February Greenacres EC in Convoy host their annual Winter Hunter Show, a qualifying event for the Northern Ireland Festival in Cavan. The programme includes both working hunter and show hunter classes. Full details on their Greenacres Winter HunterContinue reading “Opportunities for hunters without the hunt”

Information evenings at Parkview Veterinary Clinic, Strabane

Parkview Veterinary Clinic in Strabane are holding two information evenings for horse owners over the coming weeks. The first takes place on Wednesday 25 January and will deal with the subject of lameness. The second, on Wednesday 22 February, covers the topic of parasites. The talks are open to everybody and begin at 7pm. For furtherContinue reading “Information evenings at Parkview Veterinary Clinic, Strabane”

Treasure glitters in beautiful August evening light

For the second week in succession, the weather changed in the nick of time for our Friday evening action. What could have been a miserably wet and windy ride instead turned out to be a memorable treasure hunt in beautiful autumn light and spectacular scenery. With just five members taking up Francis’s challenge, a quickContinue reading “Treasure glitters in beautiful August evening light”