Clubmate, friend and lover of horses. You were taken far too early but you’ll always be with us. Rest in peace.
Where do I start – the wrestlers in lycra or the wall. They both had the ladies in a sweat. More on the men in pink in a moment but first the 12 members who made the journey to Derry on Friday for a mystery evening all rose to the challenge and what a challenge.Continue reading “Social climbers: Enda reveals all”
Marina rode a blinder at Fairyhouse on Saturday when she fulfilled her dream of riding in a “real” race before she kicks the bucket. She finished in third place, losing second by a whisker, after an impressive run from the back, picking off victims one by one as she progressed relentlessly. The winning post cameContinue reading “Well done Marina!”
Congratulations to Nadine and Damien on the birth of Matthew at 7.12am this morning. He’s a strapping lad and everybody is doing well. He obviously has the riding club’s interests at heart having allowed Daddy to enjoy the league yesterday before politely announcing that he was ready to join the rest of us on planetContinue reading “Baby Matthew joins us with a perfectly timed arrival”
There was a huge turn-out for our annual dinner and bowling night last Saturday at Arena 7. Along with all the usual suspects, the chattering tables included newer members like Lisa Moore and Micháel McClafferty. These two alone are a wonderful example of the diversity of our membership. We come in all shapes and sizes,Continue reading “Social year off to a flying start at cracking bowling evening in Arena 7”
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mary Finneran, who lost her mother last weekend after a long battle with illness. Mary nursed her mother throughout her illness, making enormous personal and professional sacrifices to make sure she received the care she deserved. We also extend our condolences to Tanya who lost her granny last week. It’s been aContinue reading “Sadness as club members and friends lose loved ones”
Our riding club years have a comfortably familiar pattern. We recover slowly from the break over Christmas and New Year (bravely interrupted this time by Inishowen’s show) and gradually start setting the mounted wheels in motion to get us to the first big day of the season, the first leg of the NWL on SundayContinue reading “January sees club life rekindled”
A very, very happy new year to all our members and their families and friends. After a memorable 2014 here’s hoping for a peaceful and rewarding 2015 where our equestrian ambitions are realised and our club activities bring us endless pleasure.
Inevitably one or two members were inconvenienced by the last minute change of day for the AGM but the very healthy attendance (over two-thirds of our membership) who made it on the night demonstrates how interested and involved in the club everybody remains. In his Chairman’s address, Enda applauded our members’ willingness to take on tasks andContinue reading “Annual General Meeting 2014 – another fine year under our belt”
Given the exceptionally large number of members who would not be in a position to attend this Friday evening, the AGM has been brought forward by one day to Thursday 6 November. Everybody is strongly encouraged to attend so that the club can benefit from its members’ input as we chart a course for 2015. Nominations for ourContinue reading “AGM date changed to Thursday 6 November”