Working Hunter opportunities in Omagh

Anne Chambers recently had a very successful day at Arvalee Riding Club’s Working Hunter show in Omagh. She and Molly qualified for the Northern Ireland finals at Cavan. Congratulations! The league continues after Christmas with an event on Sunday 29 December. It then continues on Saturdays in the new year. Ponies are in the morningContinue reading “Working Hunter opportunities in Omagh”

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”

Friday evening practice makes for perfection on Sunday

A small band of six members turned up at Templemore on Friday evening and enjoyed a great session of clear round jumping and socialising. Leo, Liz, Vera, Cormac, Karen and Laura made the most of their time using both the indoor and outdoor arenas. Leo and Cool put in a speedy round at 70cm beforeContinue reading “Friday evening practice makes for perfection on Sunday”

Working Hunter in Omagh RDA, Sunday 16 October

‎Omagh Riding for Disabled Centre is holding a working hunter show on Sunday 16 October. Classes to suit everyone including those wishing to qualify for the Northern Ireland Festival 2012. Classes will commence at 10am with a cross pole competition, followed then by a cradle stakes qualifier, and will then move up the heights. Further detailsContinue reading “Working Hunter in Omagh RDA, Sunday 16 October”

Hectic weekend in a nutshell

This weekend must surely be a record for club activities with action on four consecutive days concluding this evening with our AGM in Tír na Og. Valerie taught two lessons on Friday evening at Templemore. The first was a sedate affair with four earnest pupils on well behaved mounts. The second was a cavalry chargeContinue reading “Hectic weekend in a nutshell”

Clinic with Toni Donnelly at Cyril’s, Saturday 13 November

Erica has successfully arranged a clinic on Working Hunters with expert Toni Donnelly for this coming Saturday at Cyril’s arena in Milford. The session is being divided between the riding club and the pony club and there are some final spots which need to be filled. If you’re interested in participating in the clinic (orContinue reading “Clinic with Toni Donnelly at Cyril’s, Saturday 13 November”

Working hunter clinic in November

Erica is hoping to organise a working hunter clinic with Toni Donnelly, an expert from Enniskillen. The dates under consideration are the 13 and 27 November, subject to the availability of a good venue. If you think it may be of interest, please contact Erica on 083 370 9333 as quickly as possible so that sheContinue reading “Working hunter clinic in November”

Working hunter season in sight

The North West Working Hunter Association (NWWHA) last year extended its reach, running working hunter shows as far north west as Derry. The response was hugely positive and several of our members competed successfully. It looks like the experiment is going to continue this season. Shows are scheduled for Sunday 21 November and Sunday 19 DecemberContinue reading “Working hunter season in sight”