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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With the course building in the scenic coastal location of Carrigart near to completion, we are now accepting pre-entries for the first leg of our new 2-Phase league.  The Dressage will start at 11:00am with the cross country kicking off at 12:00 midday, working from the higher classes downwards.   Please remember that pre-entry CLOSES  on Monday 29th June,  individual starting times will then be published here the week before the event.


Links to Dressage Tests

Advanced Primary 01_prelim_airc_2007 (1)

Primary 02_prelim_airc_2007

Intermediate Preliminary_DI_P5_(2012)

Advanced Intermediate 17_prelim_airc_2008

Open/ Advanced Open 26_novice_airc_2010


2 Phase Schedule- General Schedule 2 Phase


A few photos from the Mini League Final, well done to everyone who took part. A big thank you to our hosts- Liz & Ryan for the first two weeks, John & Helen for the last two weeks, and to Trisha who came out a built the course for us each week.

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Final points table available by clicking on the link below

FINAL POINTS |  Mini League Points

Beautiful weather, stunning location and great hospitality afterwards – what more could you ask for!!

The next & final Leg of the league takes place in a weeks time on Wednesday 17th June @  7:00pm   in Creeslough


Points Table Week 3 |  Mini League Points

Our schedule for the new 2 phase league has been unveiled ! The exciting league is being organised jointly by the four Donegal AIRC clubs, the first leg takes place at Liz & Ryans course in Carrigart in just under 4 weeks time. Because of the nature of this type of event it will require a lot of volunteers to help out on the day to ensure everything runs smoothly & safely , so if you can help out please let us know !!
Both disciplines are strictly pre-entry only , H/C below grade entries are also being accepted for cross country phase.


Due to bad ground conditions, Letterkenny RC has decided to postpone their Derby & Dressage Show which was due to be held this Sunday 14th June , it will be rescheduled for a later date.


After a good start with plenty of clear rounds at week 1 of our ‘Mini League’ , this evening Thursday 4th June sees the 2nd leg again hosted on grass in Carrigart.

We start with cross poles at 7:00pm working upwards until all riders have jumped their grade. Tea/ coffee, refreshments  & great craic etc afterwards,  cost is €5 per person.

Points Table –  Mini League Points 2015


Although the weather was cloudy & cold, eight of our members braved the elements and arrived at Lenamore Stables on Sunday past.

We had a total of four teams entered in the Regional Qualifier for Dressage, many thanks to our members who shared horses & rode twice or even 3 times !! . One team consisting of Trish, Laura, Rudy & Ruth have now qualified for the Team Dressage Championship after finishing in 2nd place overall . Also qualified as individuals for the championships are Liz, Trish, Laura & John.

Particular congratulations to Lawrence, John & Ryan . Lawrence for making a great return to the RC show circuit with a magnificent win on the ever dependable “dandy” in the AP Showjumping . To John & “smithy breeze” for winning their first ever Advanced Intermediate Showjumping class . And finally to Ryan & his faithful companion “King Bud” not only for successfully completing their first ever dressage test, but for getting placed in 6th place in a class of 15 riders in the AP Dressage.

Many thanks to everyone at Inishowen RC for hosting such an enjoyable day it was much appreciated !!

Results of our members-
Lawrence & Dandy- 1st AP Showjumping, 3rd in “pairs” novelty class.
Ryan & King Bud- 2nd in “pairs” novelty class, 6th in AP Dressage.
Liz & Clyde- 2nd in “pairs” novelty class, 5th in AP Dressage.
Liz & Layla- 2nd in AP Dressage.
Ruth & Rodger- 1st in “pairs” novelty class.
Rudy & Dandy – 6th in Intermediate Dressage.
John & Breeze- 1st in Advanced Intermediate Showjumping, 5th in AI Dressage.
John & Handlebars- 3rd in AI Dressage.
Trish & Handlebars- 2nd in AO Dressage .
Laura & Layla- 1st in AO Dressage .
Laura & Handlebars- 3rd in AO Dressage.
Laura & breeze – 4th in AO Dressage.


Showing off our Ribbons !!


Lawrence & Dandy


John being awarded his first AIRC Red Rossette


Ryan being awarded 6th place in the AP Dressage


Ruth & Rodger winning the the Novelty Class with Tirconails Brenda Burke.

Mini League

The club has organised a mini league for our members over the coming weeks, details as follows-

1/Wednesday 27th May- Carrigart 6:30pm

2/Thursday 4th June- Carrigart 7:00pm

3/Wednesday 10th June- McDaids Creeslough 7:00pm

4/Wednesday 17th June- McDaids Creeslough 7:00pm (FINAL)

All the courses will be on grass & will be derby style with 15-20 fences, this will be great practice for anyone planning on entering the Derby in Ramelton on Sunday 14th June. All levels will be catered for starting from x-poles upwards . The cost is €5 per person, Emphasis on fun & taking part, prizes will be presented at the final .


Quickly approaching after all the excitement of the Regional Qualifiers yesterday !!


The Show takes place at Lenamore EC, Muff and starts at 11:00am. This is a dressage championships qualifier so we are encouraging as many members as possible to participate in the dressage . The dressage is strictly pre-entry only, so if you’d like to be included in a team or just ride as an individual please let Trisha Know ASAP as the closing date for entries is this Wednesday 20th May. They are running a special offer for Dressage+Showjumping+ novelty class all for €25.00.

Huge congratulations to our winning team – Carmel Ferry, Shaun Brennan, Sally Mahon & Laura Schneider . The club fielded 2 strong teams for the regional qualifier held at Tubberbride EC just outside Sligo , the other team consisted of our very own “Flying Dutchman” Rudy Schneider, Mickey McHugh, Emily Schneider & John McDaid . In an extremely tough competition of 20 teams it was the Donegals that emerged victorious with a totally clean score sheet of 0 faults leaving them the outright winners , they will now compete in the RDS in August .


Proud moment for our winning team !!





There will be a club meeting on Wednesday 13th May at 8:30pm in Ostan Loch Altan hotel, Gortahork . All members welcome.

We are fielding two teams for this years RDS Regional Qualifier in Sligo on 17th May , best of luck to everyone !

Team 1

Emily (Captain)


Team 2

Laura (Captain)





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