7.30pm kick-off for Francis’s Fun Night

Friday evening’s entertainment will kick-off at 7.30pm at Audrey & Tanya’s Castleshanaghan farm. Although there’ll be plenty of rain between now and then, at present it looks set to fair up in time for the club event. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Francis’s challenges, expect a wide range of obstacles, obedience testsContinue reading “7.30pm kick-off for Francis’s Fun Night”

Ride-out and fun night swap places in the calendar

With half the McNicholl Fun Team engaged in choir duties at the blessing of the boats for SeaFest in Rathmullan on Friday 22 June, Francis’s Fun Night is being pulled forward by a week to next Friday. This dovetails perfectly with the farming calendar at Castleshanaghan where the silage was cut earlier this week. TheContinue reading “Ride-out and fun night swap places in the calendar”

Donegal TREC brings home the ribbons from National Championships

The four Donegal TREC riders who made the long journey to Kells in Meath for the National Championships over the weekend showed that talent and enthusiasm are a fair match for experience in this increasingly popular equestrian discipline. Our very own Orla and Christopher made up the senior citizen component of the posse and, betweenContinue reading “Donegal TREC brings home the ribbons from National Championships”

TREC competitors prove a hardy bunch

Quote of the weekend: “TREC is the sport for hardy feckers!” Orla reports that it was “a good weekend, camping was a challenge, well pretty much everything was a challenge but there wasn’t one single complaint about ground conditions for the PTV and all bar the 30KM route riders managed to get home with only a few showers”. On aContinue reading “TREC competitors prove a hardy bunch”

Weekend menu with plenty of variety

If you’re the kind of rider who makes last minute decisions about what activity to pursue each weekend, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what’s on offer over the coming days. There’s nothing like waking up on a Saturday morning with aching muscles and limbs after an intensive session with Jackie McPherson at our Friday eveningContinue reading “Weekend menu with plenty of variety”

Entries now open for Donegal TREC’s 2-day festival of training and competition

Hillsborough Farm will be a busy place this July. Hot on the heels of our Derby & Dressage Show on Sunday 10 July comes Donegal TREC’s first competitive event. It’s a 2-day festival with training on Saturday 16 and full blown competition on Sunday 17 July. The first 20 entries received in full will be entered intoContinue reading “Entries now open for Donegal TREC’s 2-day festival of training and competition”

Intensive TREC orienteering training, Saturday 11 June

Donegal TREC are hosting their next event on Saturday 11 June. The evening will comprise intensive TREC orienteering training with TREC Ireland trainers Gwen Bastian and Karen Murphy. This will be a very practical and useful session for anyone interested in competing in TREC events and will include: general TREC information session, orienteering theory, on foot training (using your compassContinue reading “Intensive TREC orienteering training, Saturday 11 June”

Riding club members enjoy inaugural Donegal Trec training event

Orla has issued a highly positive bulletin on the inaugural Donegal Trec training event last weekend: A few riding club members dipped their toe into the world of trec on Saturday taking part in the training day hosted by Donegal Trec at Cyril’s in Milford. The morning ran phase one of a mock competition. Riders arrivedContinue reading “Riding club members enjoy inaugural Donegal Trec training event”