Last night Wednesday 25th November saw us gather together in the familiar comfy surroundings of the Ostan loch Altan for our AGM. It was a very productive evening and apart from the usual election of officers & tea drinking, a lot of interesting new ideas were put forward for the club to move actively forward in 2016 . The club will be sponsoring two new cross country fences for Liz & Ryan’s course in Carrigart, we also decided to try an attempt a more regular club training schedule on a 2 weekly basis, training will be organised by Tina details to follow shortly. We also hope to organise more regular ride outs in 2016.

The election of officers for 2016 are as follows –

Chairman – Lawrence Smyth
Secretary- Trisha Warren
Treasurer- Liz Potter

Chief Safety Officer- Rudy Schneider
Child Welfare Officer- Mickey McHugh
Website & PRO- Rosaleen Harkin/ Liz Potter
Training officer- Tina McGee

We will be holding our first horseback Christmas treasure hunt over the festive holidays , full details TBC, we will also be having a Christmas night out on Tuesday 22nd December, venue TBC. Club membership renewals are now due for 2016 the fees remain at €80 , please forward your money to Trish before 13th December .

Well done to everyone who braved the damp weather on Sunday to attend the Final leg of this years Autumn League.  Full results are available by clicking on the links below, tickets for the Annual Riding Clubs dinner dance are still available from Ruth or Rachael McCrossan.  There was also an attendance prize draw for all riders who attended all 4 shows , the lucky winner was our own member John McDaid who won a Topaz Fuel Voucher.

Results Final |  https://packie1.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/autumn-league-2015-final.pdf

Points Table Final | https://packie1.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/autumn-league-2015-points-table.pdf



Well done to everyone who took part in yesterdays second leg of our Autumn League, many thanks to Tirconail Riding club for running the show .  Our next leg takes place in two weeks time on Sunday 1st November, with the grand final being held a week later on the 8th November.

The points table to date is available by clicking on the link below-

Results Week 2 | Autumn League 2015- week 2

Points Table | Autumn League 2015 – Points table

Well done to everyone who took part in today’s first leg of the Autumn League, the next leg takes place in 2 weeks time on Sunday 18th October. Results available by clicking on links below-

Results Week 1 |  Autumn League 2015 – week 1

Points Table Week 1 | Autumn League 2015 – Points table


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rector Dr. Noel Warren (retired) father of our club secretary Trisha. Our sympathies are with you all at this difficult time , may he rest in peace.

Below is schedule for this years Autumn League, prize giving will take place at the annual dinner dance on Saturday 28th November , Good Luck everyone ! .


A big well done to everyone who took part in our first ever 2 Phase League, yesterdays Final was a great day with crowds of spectators gathered to watch in the beautiful blue skies & sunshine at Lenamore Stables.  Many thanks to all the organisers of the 3 shows who put in alot of hard work for each event to run smoothly, to our 3 dressage judges & scribes, commentator Lawrence Smyth, fence stewards who stood out in wind, rain & cold, Liz Potter for organising the entries & doing up all the results & to all the volunteers who helped out at the shows.

Final Results available by clicking on links below-

Dressage Results week 3 |Dressage- 3rd Leg

Cross Country Results week 3 |  Cross Country – 3rd Leg

Dressage Points Table Final Placings |  Dressage Points Table- FINAL PLACINGS

Cross Country Points Table Final Placings | Cross Country Points Table- FINAL PLACINGS

Combined Final Results | Combined Results- FINAL


This Sunday see’s the grand final of our inaugural 2 Phase League, held at Lenamore EC by kind permission of Geraldine Graham. The show will be run by jointly Letterkenny RC & Inishowen RC, there is a good strong entry of 27 individuals for Dressage & 36 for the slightly more popular cross country phase.   At this show the two disciplines will run together at the same time, so it is extremely important that riders who are doing both disciplines arrive in good time for their Dressage time slot , as any delays in the Dressage Arena will have a knock on effect with the running of the Cross Country phase, so please make every effort to arrive in good time and also to allow ample time to walk the cross country course before you ride your dressage test.  There will also be prize giving for the overall League at the end of the Cross Country Phase. Fingers crossed for some good sunny weather & Good Luck to everyone !!!!

Start Lists available by clicking on the link below-

Dressage Start Lists  | Dressage Times- Lenamore Final

Cross Country Start Lists  |  XC Start times – Lenamore Final

And a quick reminder of the Points Tables so far……………

Dressage Points Table- Dressage Points Table- 2nd Leg

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

Charity Ride Out

There will be a charity ride out on Sunday 27th September in aid of Mevagh Fire Service (covering Carrigart/Cranford /downings area) .
The ride out will start from the famous “Logues of Cranford” and will proceed across the scenic back roads to “The Olde Glen Bar” where riders & horses will take a break with refreshments served , beverages both alcoholic & non alcoholic will also be available from the bar . The ride will then return to “Logues of Cranford” , there is a charge of €10 per rider which covers the refreshments served in Glen .


Pre-entry for the 2 phase league final will be closing tomorrow Monday 7th September , if you’re planning on competing please text your entry details to our secretary Trisha ASAP.

The Final hosted by Letterkenny & Inishowen RC’s will be taking place on Sunday 13th September at Lenamore EC , Muff . At this show , Dressage & Cross country will be running together and the start time is likely to be 12:00 midday . Prize giving for the overall league will also take place after the last class.


It’s just under 2 weeks until the grand final of the 2 Phase League, the final will be hosted by Letterkenny Riding Club at Lenamore Stables, Muff on Sunday 13th September . We have 6 riders Shaun, Rosaleen, Rudy, Liz ,Ryan & John in contention for a placing in their classes. Please make your pre-entry through our club secretary Trisha before Monday 7th September @12:00 midday . Details of dressage tests for the Final are on schedule below .


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!!!





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