Beach Show 2013 Schedule – the countdown begins

On a day when the prospects for our own Derby & Dressage Show this Sunday look decidedly gloomy, it’s nice to have the schedule of the Gaeltacht’s Beach Show on Sunday 2 June to brighten things up. It’s a familiar looking line up of classes so we’re guaranteed an absolutely brilliant day of competition andContinue reading “Beach Show 2013 Schedule – the countdown begins”

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”

The Beach Show stays (almost) dry as God spares the Gaeltacht

This weekend saw the second attempt at the 2012 Beach Show and, just like our Stranorlar ride-out, the Gaeltacht’s luck held when it really mattered. A lot of determined riders made their way to Ballyness Bay despite a less than convincing forecast and were rewarded for their faith by a great show in comparatively perfect conditions.Continue reading “The Beach Show stays (almost) dry as God spares the Gaeltacht”

Schedule and notes for Beach Show, Sunday 29 July

Next Sunday sees the rescheduled Beach Show return to Ballyness Bay in Falcarragh. The weather is so unsteady these days that it makes no sense to predict the conditions, but they could hardly be as bad as they were for the original show date! Donegal Gaeltacht Beach Show 2012 The Gaeltachts have asked visitors toContinue reading “Schedule and notes for Beach Show, Sunday 29 July”

Key Gaeltacht dates now set in stone

The Donegal Gaeltachts had a club meeting last night and have firmed up a number of dates that will be of great interest to our members: Monday 9 April (Easter Monday) — Rideout in Falcarragh Open to everyone, adults and kids of all ages and abilities. It will start at Manus Kelly’s (near the beach) asContinue reading “Key Gaeltacht dates now set in stone”

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”

Working hunter activity with the Tirconaills

Working hunter classes will soon be vying with actual hunting for popularity, albeit amongst a somewhat different crowd. The ongoing NWWHA league in Coleraine switches venue to Eglinton after Christmas which is good news for anybody from our area who wants to give it a shot. And it’s great to see that our neighbours inContinue reading “Working hunter activity with the Tirconaills”