With the final leg of our 2 Phase league just under 3 weeks away it’s still all to play for in nearly every class and we are sure for a nail biting finish at Lenamore EC. Please see schedule below for details of Dressage tests at the Final.

* Please note there will be a change in the pre-entry system for the Final , please pre-enter through your club secretary, entries will close on Monday 7th September,  there will be no entries accepted after this date.

Cross Country Points Table |  Cross Country Points Table- 2nd Leg

Dressage Points Table | Dressage Points Table- 2nd Leg


Well done to all the horses & riders who braved the elements today in Killybegs,despite the rain there were plenty of happy faces in both the dressage arena & on the cross country course.  Many thanks to Mona & Charlie for hosting todays event and for all their hard work & preparation over the last few weeks in the run up to the big day .

Dressage Results-Dressage- 2nd Leg

Cross Country Results-Cross Country- 2nd Leg

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Our next leg of the 2 Phase League takes place this Sunday 23rd August at the kind invitation of Mona & Charlie Vial in Killybegs.  We have received a huge entry for this event so the dressage will be starting slightly earlier than at the last event at 10:00am, due to the large entries we are asking that all riders please make every attempt to arrive in good time and to allow themselves plenty of time to walk the XC course beforhand.  For riders who competed at the previous 2 Phase in Carrigart on 5th July you will be using the same number so please remember to bring it with you,  for new entries you will be able to collect your number at the entries desk. Driving directions are available on Donegal Gaeltacht Facebook page & on the AIRC Western Region Facebook page.

Dressage Start Times |  Dressage Start Times -Killybegs 23rd August

Cross Country Start Times |  XC Start times- Killybegs 23rd August


Congratulations to our riders who travelled to Mullingar on Sunday to attend the National Dressage Championships . It was an early start with a long journey down the road for both horses & riders , with riders having to ride four tests during the day before re tracing their journey back up to the northwest .
Many congratulations to Liz who rode “Chloe Lass” in the Advanced Primary Championship, the new pairing came out in 6th place overall with two good scores in a very competitive class .
Well done to our two riders in the advanced open class , Trish on “Burinex” , and Laura on “Chloe lass” who were placed 2nd & 3rd bringing home more ribbons to the North west !!
Rudy & Sally also both put in great performances in their classes but just narrowly missed out on being placed.
Well done everyone!!!




Good luck to our dressage riders- Trish, Laura , Liz , Sally & Rudy who will all be travelling to Mullingar this Sunday to compete in the National Dressage Championship.


Unfortunately luck was not on our side yesterday at the RDS Team Showjumping , we finished in 8th Place overall with 32 faults. It was a very beautiful sunny hot day and our great supporters cheered us on proudly throughout the event making sure everyone knew who Donegal Gaeltacht were !!! All four horses & riders jumped superbly and did us proud , so a big well done to them .

Thank you to everyone who helped out along the way – the grooms Emily & Cassandra , partners Ross , Rosaleen & Packie , our great team of very vocal supporters in the crowd, our chairman Lawrence Smyth & secretary Trisha Warren who put in a lot of work into organising the team especially with transport & stabling at the event, western region AIRC for the funding for the entry fees & lastly to our four fabulous riders and their horses , Sally ( Graf Landlord), Carmel (Pepe Lad ), Shaun (Santa Cruz Lady) & Laura (Burinex) .




2 Phase League

The next leg of our new 2 Phase League will be taking place in a few weeks time on Sunday 23rd August at Mona & Charlies course just outside Killybegs.  Again this event will be strictly pre-entry only, entries will be open from Monday 10th August and will close on Monday 17th August , please text your entry to Liz on 087 2493773.  Number bibs allocated at the first leg will be used by competitors for the duration of the 3 events, any new competitors will be issued with a number at the entries desk on the day.

Full details available on schedule below-


Wishing our team of Carmel, Sally , Laura & Shaun all the very best of Luck this Sunday at the RDS.  We will all be there to cheer you on !!


Despite the torrential downpour at last Sundays Beach Show a number of brave riders took to the Showjumping & Dressage arenas, hoping you all have dried out and recovered from the soaking !!!  Many thanks to our judges, volunteers who helped out on the day & to the competitors themselves for braving the elements , we promise better weather for next year !

Results Showjumping | Showjumping Results

Results Dressage | Dressage Results



Our annual Beach Show will take place on Sunday, 26th July and promises to be a great day out for both competitors and spectators. Details can be found on the schedule below. We look forward to seeing you all there!Beach show

Huge congratulations to our long serving club member Sally Mahon & her wonderfully talented mount “lord” on their victory at the AIRC National Showjumping Championships in Mullingar yesterday. The pairing also claimed 2nd place in the Derby competition . It Looks like 2015 is definitely turning out to be a very successful year for Sally & Lord, after qualifying for the Team Showjumping at the RDS , she also claimed victories in the Open Dressage & Open Showjumping at the Riding Clubs Festival in June .


Cross Country Results Carrigart |Cross Country- 1st Leg

Dressage Results Carrigart | Dressage-1st Leg


Cross Country Points Table | Cross Country Points Table- 1st Leg

Dressage Points Table | Dressage Points Table- 1st Leg **IMPORTANT** Please remember to keep your bib number as this will be used for all 3 legs of the League- we will not be re-issuing numbers to anyone who has already competed at the first leg. Next Leg of League is Sunday 23rd August at Mona & Charlie’s property in Killybegs.


Beautiful sunshine, torrential rain, thunder and lightening – we had it all yesterday at the 1st leg of the 2 phase league, which was held in Carrigart. But the weather conditions did not detract from the success or enjoyment of the day in any way. The huge amount of work put in by Liz and Ryan, along with help from their team of volunteers, ensured that everything ran smoothly and efficiently.

The sun shone during the dressage competition, allowing competitors and spectators the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Gordon’s Bay. The XC competition commenced immediately afterwards, with the many jumps offering a colourful and challenging course for the competitors with the newly made duck pond and water jumps posing problems for lots of horses.

Well done to all who competed on the day, especially to our club members Laura, Emily, Shaun, Rudy, Rosaleen, Liz & Ryan (pictured below) who were all placed in the top 3 places of their competitions. Many thanks to Liz and Ryan and to all those who helped make the day a success. The 2nd leg of the league will be held on Sunday 23rd August and Charlie & Mona’s XC in Killybegs.

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Our next regional training day is being held on Sunday 2nd August at Dirraw Farm, near Ballymoney.

Please see attached schedule & Entry Form by clicking on link below, if you wish to attend please fill out the entry form & return with fee to your club secretary before 24th July.

Entry Form |  AIRC Regional Training Day 2015



Starting times are now available for the first leg of our 2 Phase League in Carrigart this Sunday 5th July.  The Dressage will run before the cross country phase & will begin at 11:00am sharp, the cross country will start directly after the dressage has finished so please make sure you are on time for your dressage slot.

Dressage Times | Dressage Start Times -Carrigart

Cross Country Times | XC Start times- Carrigart

Fence List | Fence List Carrigart

Course Map | XC Map Carrigart-5th July

The course will be open for walking all day Saturday and from 10:00am on the Sunday morning.  Please remember to bring your number bib with you as all riders will be given numbers on the day. Bib numbers & fees will be organised at the entries desk.  Catering on the day will be supplied by ‘The Kitchen’ Letterkenny by means of a mobile BBQ they will also be selling beverages/ Tea & Coffee.  As was agreed at the Donegal Clubs meetings we will be relying on all the riders to chip in & help out on the day with various tasks that need to be done, a volunteers rota has been drawn up for Sunday 5th July so please check it out below.

Volunteers Rota | Volunteer Rota Carrigart

Driving Directions | Driving Directions Carrigart

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