It’s always good to explore new territory and Dawn’s active participation in the club has brought us new scope for adventure in the Drumkeen area. Our Good Friday group of riders — Keary, Anne, Leo, Shauna and Dawn herself — met at Dawn’s homeplace and rode out for an hour through forestry roads and back down to the nearby quarry.
Gary treated everybody to fish and chips afterwards from the local fish van, setting the hospitality bar high for the coming ride-out season! Thanks to Dawn and Gary for a really enjoyable expedition.
A huge number of our members are making their way to Dublin for the Horse Show at the RDS — one of the truly great events on the equestrian calendar annually. For anybody who isn’t Dublin bound and is looking for entertainment, Libby will lead a ride-out in the Rathmullan area this Friday evening. Exact departure point and route will be determined based on the number of riders and their level of ambition.
Contact Libby by Thursday evening on 086 830 1392, if you plan to go along.
This Friday evening Jenny offers members an opportunity to discover her backyard in the area around Creeslough, Ards Forest and Muckish. Paddy, Rachel and Libby enjoyed a fabulous route through the area with her in mid-winter, some time ago. The scenery and natural environment are stunning and will be a joy at the peak of midsummer.
Contact Jenny on 086 0844 748 for full details, if you plan to go along.
Ryan and Liz of the Gaeltachts are organising a great ride-out in mid-July and everybody is welcome to participate in what will be a very sociable day. Details beow and you can also read more on the Gaeltacht’s website.
Cranford Ride Out | 20 July 2014
Any of you who joined Denis and Leo for their fundraising ride-out from Crossroads, Killygordon a while ago (see Gallery) will appreciate just what a lovely spot the Finn Valley really is. With surprising ascents and unexpected high terrain, the views in every direction are marvellous. Small country roads and lanes make for peaceful riding.
If you’re interested in Joining Denis for a ride-out this Friday, contact him on 087 925 8996 and let him know. Departure time is 7pm and the meeting point is Denis’s home place.
Since none of us will have any alternative plans for going to the pub on Good Friday, Louise is expecting a great turn-out for her ride-out from the Edwards Family home base, Hillsborough Farm. The ride, approximately an hour and a half long, will depart at 7pm and takes riders around the beautiful landscape on the shores of Lough Swilly.
Contact Louise by Thursday midday on 085 850 8941, if you’re planning to go along.
Anybody who hasn’t yet seen the photos of the recent fundraising ride-out from Hillsborough Farm will enjoy the collection posted on the Glenleary website. The shots were taken by Gillian and Annette and capture better than any words the beauty and spirit of the day. Well done everybody and thank you for a memorable afternoon.