Liz & Ryan have kindly organised a series of xc schooling evenings at their course in Carrigart . They have over 25 fences on offer & cater for all levels of horse & rider . They also provide great hospitality afterwards with tea & refreshments . The first evening will take place this Wednesday 1st April with another one planned for Friday 3rd April , course is open from 4:30 onwards . Please note that it is mandatory for all riders to wear a body protector & skull cap for cross country riding .





A beautiful warm sunny day made yesterdays Spring League Final even more enjoyable as riders and their horses enjoyed the fine blue skies out in the warm up arena.  Coming into the final all the classes had been fairly tight points wise especially for the top 2 or 3 placings , so who would win was still anybody’s guess & with double points up for the taking it was still all to play for.  Ryan & his young cob mare ‘Calamity Jayne’ acheived their first ever placing in the league coming in at 6th place on the day, also winning the €50 fuel voucher for the attendance prize left him smiling ear to ear.  Liz & ‘Clyde’ came in 4th place with a very lucky double clear, which left them in an overall league placing of 2nd.    Tommy who bravely rode marinas bay racehorse for the first time, had a few poles down in the AP class  but returned with a  lovely round in the ‘pairs’ novelty class with  team mate Liz to claim 2nd place.   In the ever competitive Intermediate class Roseleen & ‘Lacoda’  made it into a 5 way jump off with team mate Rudy & ‘Boysie’,  however the Flying Dutchman performed an amazing faultless jump off to beat all the opposition & claimed the maximum double points, with Roseleen following closely behind in 2nd place. In the overall  Intermediate league Roseleen maintained her 1st place with Rudy finishing in an admirable 3rd. Mickey & Manus also took part in the Intermediate class, unfortunately both had a pole down leaving them out of the placings.  Carla & ‘Action’  had an unlucky 4 faults in the Advanced Intermediate leaving them in 3rd place on the day, they also finished in 3rd place in the overall League. Emily and ‘Ray Lady’ were the sole competitors in the Open Class and took 1st place, along with a perfect performance in the novelty ‘Pairs’ with father Rudy also receiving another Red Rossette.  Well done to all the riders who took part in the league, to all the volunteers who travelled up to help run the event you’re support is greatly appreciated & invaluable to us all.

Results Final- Spring League FINAL

Points Table Final- Points Table- FINAL

League Overall Placings-Spring League 2015- overall league placings


Liz with Tommy receiving 2nd place in the ‘pairs’novelty class presented by chairman Lawrence Smyth


Emily & ‘Ray Lady’ 1st in Open Class League


Ryan & Scooby Doo receiving the fuel voucher attendance prize from Enda McClafferty


Father & Daughter Team , 1st in the Pairs Novelty Class


Rudy & ‘My Boy Boysie’ 3rd place in the Intermediate League


Carla & ‘Action’ 3rd Place in Advanced Intermediate League


Roseleen & Lacoda winning the Intermediate League


The schedule for this years AIRC National Hunter Trials is now available by clicking the link above . Online entries will open on 4th April & close on the 10th April . Please remember your horse MUST be registered with the AIRC to take part in this national competition . Entry fees are €25 per individual round & €30 per pairs entry.


Results Week 4 |  Spring League- week 4

Points Table | Points Table -wk 4

Well done to all our members who took part in today’s fourth show of the Spring League 2015.  Liz, Ryan & Sabha represented the club in the Advanced Primary class,  Liz on her faithful steed ‘Clyde’ had a beautiful double clear round only 0.14 second off the optimum time and claimed 1st place, Ryan  on his young cob mare ‘Calamity Jane’ were unlucky in having a few poles down as did new member Sabha & ‘Gypsy’  leaving them both unplaced in the field of ten riders.   In the ever competitive Intermediate class Roseleen & ‘Lacoda’ won the 3 way jump off,  followed by team mate & seasoned hunter Manus Kelly in 2nd place,  our very own ‘flying dutchman’ Rudy had an unexpected & unplanned dismount after the second jump leaving him eliminated.  In the Advanced Intermediate class Carla & ‘Action’ had an extremely unlucky pole down at the second last jump leaving them just out of the jump off ,  Rosaleen & ‘Hazel’ also had a few poles down and were unplaced. Emily and ‘Ray Lady’ demonstrated a perfect clear round in the Open Class & then went on to show us all how to do a stylish jump off to finish off the day.

Thank you to Tirconaill Riding Club for running today’s show, and we’ll see you all in 2 weeks time for the Final on Sunday 22nd March.


Emily & ‘Ray Lady’


Carla & ‘Action’


A big ‘Thank You’ to all our members who travelled to Templemore EC today to help run today’s show, the results are in & are available by clicking on the links below.  Well done to club members Liz Potter & Roseleen McGinley who both enjoyed victories in their respective classes today.  The next leg of the league will take place in a weeks time on Sunday 8th March.

Results Week 3 |  Spring League- week 3

Points Table |  Points Table- wk 3


Gillian & Minty


Rudy & Boysie











Yesterday saw the 2nd week of our Spring League,  what started as a cold but dry morning soon progressed into a damp & wet afternoon. Early on in the day new member Gillian Parke overcame her nerves & made her showjumping debut for the club in the x-poles & 60cm classes, unfortunately our club photographer was delayed due to transport issues and we missed out on any photos of her & her mare ‘Minty’.  Clear rounds were few & far between as the arena party were kept busy throughout the day. In the advanced primary Liz & ‘Clyde’ had a pole down in each round, leaving them in overall 3rd place, Tommy & his new mount ‘Carosa Lady’ made their debut in front of a rather excited fan club who cheered them on throughout their round.  Carmel Ferry & ‘Pepe Lad’  made a great return to the competitive circuit with a well deserved victory in the hotly contested intermediate class with the only clear round of the day, closely followed by  Roseleen & ‘Lacoda’ finishing in 2nd place.   Well done to Carla & John who both made it into the 4 way jump off in the advanced intermediate class finishing in 2nd & 4th places respectively.  We now have a break until the next leg of the League on Sunday 1st March.

Results Week 2 |   Spring League- week 2

Points Table |   Point Table – wk 2


Tommy & ‘Carosa Lady’


Carmel & ‘Pepe Lad’

Congratulations to our club chairman Lawrence Smyth on being awarded the AIRC Lancelot award for Club Member of the Year 2014. Lawrence and his trusted four legged partner, Jenny’s Jigsaw, are well known and respected throughout the country and are no strangers to winning awards and rosettes. Lawrence previously was awarded the AIRC Lancelot award for Person of the Year. As a club, we are honoured to have Lawrence represent us in the many competitions he travels to, and delighted to see his dedication awarded with the Lancelot Award. Comhghairdeas agus maith thú Lawrence!

Lawrence Smyth


Well done to everyone who took part in today’s first leg of the Spring League, it was lovely to see all those familiar faces again gathering to enjoy the day, results are below.  Week 2 of the League will be next Sunday 15th February.

Results-  week 1

Points Table-  Points Table- Week 1


Ryan & Calamity Jayne

Rosaleen & Hazel

Rosaleen & Hazel


Emily & Layla


Liz & Clyde


Carla & Action


Roseleen & Lacoda


Manus & Killi


Lawrence & Jack


John & Smithy Breeze

Sadbha & Gypsy

Sadbha & Gypsy

It’s less than a week to the start of this years Spring League on Sunday 8th February , below is a copy of the official schedule . The Entries desk will open at 10:30am with the first class the x-poles kicking off at 11:00am sharp, please remember to bring your AIRC membership card & equine passport with you . This years league will be slightly different in that your points from your best 3 out of the 4 shows before the final will be counted towards your total , as in previous years there will be double points up for grabs and “novelty classes” at the final on 22nd March. For any members wanting to fine tune their Showjumping we will be holding a training session in Templemore this Wednesday evening 4th February from 7:00pm please RSVP to Trish .

NB. Our club will be responsible for the smooth running of the 4th leg of the league on Sunday 8th March , all volunteers greatly appreciated, as the saying goes many hands make light work!!

We look forward to seeing you all there on Sunday !!

Spring League 2015


The club will be holding 2 training sessions in Templemore in the run up to the first leg of the NW Spring League on Sunday 8th February.

The dates are as follows-
Wednesday 28th January | 7:00pm
Wednesday 4th February | 7:00pm

Please contact Trish to confirm your place as we need to know definite numbers.

Some of our members attended the Donegal Harriers Hunt Ball recently



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