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”

Busy weekend with a show jumping focus

Orla’s Armchair Show Jumping evening on Friday got the weekend off to a good start. Held in the Milford Inn, attendance was excellent and the subject matter was intriguing. Orla had made the most of one of the Inn’s dance floors to cleverly build a scale model of one of the Derby courses from lastContinue reading “Busy weekend with a show jumping focus”

Musical diversion with Bluestacks Jam Club on Sunday 23 January

The Bluestacks Jam Club are hosting a fundraiser on Sunday 23 January in the Voodoo Lounge, Letterkenny between 8pm and 2am. All funds raised will go towards the Daybreak Programme. Bands playing on the night are: Jonathan Smeaton, Day Light Wobbly, The Duffy Brothers, Rainy Boy Sleep, Emily Whelan Band, Niamh and Her Band, Human Shield, TripContinue reading “Musical diversion with Bluestacks Jam Club on Sunday 23 January”

“Wintertime”, Friday 10 to Sunday 12, Ramelton

Marina is one of 20 artists, designers and craftspeople whose work will be on display in the Heritage Centre in Ramelton this weekend, including works in ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodwork, batik, knitwear and furniture. The fair will be officially opened at 7pm on Friday evening and continues on Saturday and Sunday. For full details see the RameltonContinue reading ““Wintertime”, Friday 10 to Sunday 12, Ramelton”

Armchair show jumping evening, Friday 3 December *Postponed*

Postponed due to the weather!! Orla has provided a taster for the evening of show jumping theory she’ll conduct this Friday, provided the weather plays ball. Topics include: • Course building • Elements of the course • Time & Speed • Warming Up / Preparation • Rules • Execution / In the ring This shouldContinue reading “Armchair show jumping evening, Friday 3 December *Postponed*”

Nadine & Damien’s wedding present steals the show at Christmas bowling evening

Just a short year after their big day, Nadine and Damien were last night finally presented with our club wedding present — a magnificent group portrait by Marina of the three animals with which they will forever be associated: Armstrong, Molly and Harvey. We might be lacking a vet in the club but there can’tContinue reading “Nadine & Damien’s wedding present steals the show at Christmas bowling evening”

Table quiz brings us within sight of the finishing post

Last night’s table quiz at Arena 7 was generously supported despite the sub-optimal date and everybody present had a very enjoyable evening. The “Ballymacool & Into The West” team of Mick, Suzanne, Paddy & Paddy’s son led the field for most of the evening but stumbled badly in the final round to allow their doggedContinue reading “Table quiz brings us within sight of the finishing post”

Fundraising table quiz for IHWT, Thursday 25 November

In a joint effort with East Donegal Pony Club to Raise A Grand for the Irish Horse Welfare Trust, the club has organised a table quiz at Arena 7 on Thursday next, 25 November. 12 months ago the pony club raised €600 in their fund raising effort. Please do your best to get out andContinue reading “Fundraising table quiz for IHWT, Thursday 25 November”

Another magical day in the Donegal Gaeltacht

The Donegal Gaeltacht’s Beach Show in Falcarragh lived up to all expectations for another year. The superbly run and excellently attended event at Ballyness Bay attracted clubs from all over the region but the hosts held their own in many of the classes. On a highly competitive day, our own club’s achievements included a firstContinue reading “Another magical day in the Donegal Gaeltacht”