Club Meeting, Monday 9 January

Our first meeting of 2017 takes place at Tir na nOg on Monday 9 January, 8pm. Everybody welcome.

Louise and Hazel are going to reveal their 12-month plan for the website. Not to be missed!!!


Club Meeting 08/08/16

There was a small gathering at the club meeting on Monday night. However the calendar of events for the next few months certainly made up for it. Here is a quick synopsis of the calendar

Sunday 14th – Dressage Championship in Mullingar

Sunday 14th – xc Lenamore 2pm – 4pm

Friday 19th – Formation riding – Harley’s contact Francis

Sunday 21st – 2 phase league  Lenamore

Friday 26th – Formation riding- venue tbc

Saturday 27th – Formation riding filming- venue tbc

Sunday 28th – ODE Clonaw


Saturday 3rd – 2 phase course building Deeleside 10am

Saturday 10th – LRC 2 phase Deeleside Drumkeen

Sunday 18th – Hunter trials- Annaharvey Tullamore

Weekend Saturday & Sunday 24th & 25th – Bundoran- contact Damien


Sunday 2nd – Ride out Ballybofey in aid of Drumboe Respite House – contact Anne

Sunday 9th – NW league – Templemore

Sunday 23rd – NW league- Templemore


Sunday 6th – NW league – Templemore

Sunday 20th – NW league final Templemore

Saturday 26th – Dinner dance

Some of these dates may be subject to change!

Regional Training Day Sunday 17th July

National Show Jumping Championships

Derby Time

Teams & Times for Sunday’s Audrey Jacob Team Challenge

Francis and Vera have been working wonders for the last few days. Here are the the fruits of their labours — show jumping teams and running order and your dressage test times.

Dressage Times 2016
The Audrey Jacob Team Challenge

Calendar in a nutshell

There was a lot of calendar planning at our recent club meeting — a well-attended and sociable gathering at Tir na nOg.

This Friday we go to Ramelton for a bowls evening with Cecil and Tanya. Two days later, one of the highlights of the coming quarter is undoubtedly the Audrey Jacob Northwest Team Challenge on Sunday, 24 April, in Eglinton.

Hot on its heels comes the start of training sessions for our 10th Anniversary Musical Ride. Valerie Craig will use all her craft and expertise to put order on the troops over a series of three Fridays in Harley’s arena, Trentagh (29 April, 6 and 13 May). The formal performance of the musical ride will take place on the beach in Rathmullan on Saturday 21 May at 11am.

Our annual camping trip to the seaside at Carrickfinn is scheduled for Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 May. Novenas and every other means of assistance are appreciated in the effort to secure good weather for the first time in a few years!

The RDS Team Qualifier takes place at Tubberbride, Sligo on Sunday 15 May. Maybe this will be the year when we finally make the journey to Dublin — wouldn’t it be wonderful! In the meantime, the qualifier itself is a great day out and all support will be greatly appreciated.

Ride-outs and lessons dot the riding club landscape and you can shortly get full details on the Calendar page of the website.

Sates for all the usual club shows are set in stone now and we have Inishowen Show on 22 May, the Beach Show a week later on 29 May, and our own Derby & Dressage Show on 26 June to look forward to. Add to this the 2-Phase Cross Country & Dressage League on Sundays 3 July (Gaeltachts), 7 August (Tirconaill) and 11 September (Letterkenny) and there really is no excuse for boredom for quite a while to come!

Schedule for Audrey Jacob NW Team Challenge, Sunday 24 April

This time two weeks from now, let’s hope we still have two glorious cups safely locked in the Letterkenny trophy cabinet! Last year’s Challenge saw victory for both our dressage riders and our show jumpers. It’s a tall order to repeat the feat but let’s give it our best shot.

NW Team Challenge 2016 Schedule

Contact Francis to let him know if you’re interested in riding on a show jumping team, and contact Vera if you’re up for riding on a dressage team.

Memorable day for Donegal in Mullingar Masters

The news flashes coming in throughout the day told the story of a fairytale outing to the Masters Series Finals in Mullingar on Sunday. What all began at the Northwest League at Templemore in January came to fruition on the AIRC’s national stage.

Well done Donegal. Well done neighbours. But most of all, well done to our very own Rachel, Dawn, Cormac, Shauna and, last but not least, the club whippersnapper, Emma. We are incredibly proud of your achievements.

Masters Series Final Results 2016

Northwest League edges past the half-way mark

Cold alright, but it was dry, sunny and very successful for Letterkenny at the third leg of the Northwest League at Templemore last Sunday. On a day when not only league points but also Masters Final qualification spots were at stake, our riders covered themselves in glory winning all three of the senior classes and mopping up with plenty of placings.

Congratulations everybody.

NWL Spring 2016 | Week 3 Points Table
NWL Spring 2016 | Week 3 Results