A quick glance back in appreciation of a great club effort

Events are piling up so quick and fast these days that we run the risk of not fully appreciating our achievements. Before we fix our eyes firmly on next weekend’s Derby & Dressage Show, let’s look briefly back to last Sunday’s Northwest Challenge at Eglinton. Yes, we won the Dressage Challenge and, yes, we didContinue reading “A quick glance back in appreciation of a great club effort”

Familiar scene but plenty of new faces: NWL 2013 kicks off the competitive year

Templemore in mid-February: Contrast the pouring rain, penetrating damp and gloomy overcast sky with the bright, happy and animated faces of riding club members and you begin to understand the enduring attraction of the North West League. Despite the awful weather conditions, it was a real pleasure to be at the opening leg of theContinue reading “Familiar scene but plenty of new faces: NWL 2013 kicks off the competitive year”

All set for another year after great gathering at AGM

Although regional expectations mean that next year’s AGM will probably take place earlier in the winter, there’s no doubting the value of holding the meeting within the festive season. Friday evening’s gathering attracted an excellent attendance of lively, engaged members who talked positively about events in 2012 and looked forward enthusiastically to the new ridingContinue reading “All set for another year after great gathering at AGM”

Annual General Meeting, 8pm, Friday 14 December

It’s time again to reflect on another 12 months of riding club activity, make some decisions about who will steer the ship for the coming year, and to look forward to the club’s future. Our AGM is always an enjoyable, non-bureaucratic affair with a strong emphasis on the social side of things. The highlight ofContinue reading “Annual General Meeting, 8pm, Friday 14 December”

Time to acknowledge our club member and horse of the year

With just a couple of weeks left to our Annual General Meeting on Friday 14 December, it’s time for all of us to look back over the year and pinpoint the contributions and achievements of our members and their horses. The highlight of the AGM is the presentation of awards to our Club Member ofContinue reading “Time to acknowledge our club member and horse of the year”

Can anybody help Audrey get back in the saddle?

Audrey, not seen on horseback this year, is on the verge of returning to activity at altitude! She has recently acquired a fine 6-year old cob on loan and is looking forward to getting back in the saddle. There’s just one problem: she’s missing the saddle! Her table-shaped mount cuts a somewhat different figure toContinue reading “Can anybody help Audrey get back in the saddle?”

Another year under our belts and a bright future before us: AGM 2011

Last night’s annual general meeting maintained the positive and optimistic tone of past AGMs despite the gloomy times we live in. The gathering at Tír na nOg was sociable and constructive as we looked back over a year full of highlights. From the North West League to our Derby show, from Anne’s wonderful victory atContinue reading “Another year under our belts and a bright future before us: AGM 2011”