A huge thank you to all at Tirconail Riding club and especially to Mona & Charlie for hosting the two phase league final yesterday, the skies were blue , the sun was shining and the view was amazing.

Thank you again to Mona who sourced all the prizes and rossettes for the final and to Charles Maudlin for his fabulous and entertaining running commentary on the cross country as well as judging the dressage.

Combined Two Phase Results | combined-two-phase-results-2016

Dressage Result FINAL |dressage-results-week-4-final

Cross Country Result FINAL |cross-country-results-week-4-final

The New Perpetual Club trophy was a very close competition but it was hosting Tirconail RC who claimed it for 2016 with a points average of 16.22,  closely followed by Donegal Gaeltacht RC on 15.27,   Inishowen RC on 12.27  &    Letterkenny RC on 10.05.


We’ve had a great spell of dry settled weather over the past few days and ground conditions in Drumanoo are reported as perfect ! Dressage will commence at 10:30am, Cross Country from 1:00pm, our dressage judge for the day will be Charles Maudlin.

All competitors are reminded of AIRC rules for cross country which require riders to wear Level 3 body protector, Jockey Skull Cap (to AIRC standard), stock tie & Medical Armband.

Please remember your number bibs and numbers and don’t forget to pay your entry fees on the day.

Dressage Times | dressage-start-times-killybegs

Cross Country Times | xc-start-times-killybegs



Two Phase League

Well done to everyone who took part in todays third leg of our Two Phase League.

Many thanks to all at Letterkenny RC who worked hard  today to ensure the show ran smoothly.  The final leg takes place on 9th October at Mona & Charlies in Killybegs, hope to see you all there.

Dressage Results | dressage-results-week-3

Cross Country Results | cross-country-results-week-3

Two Phase League

The next leg of the Two Phase League takes place on Saturday 10th September at Deelside Cross Country Course just outside Drumkeen.  This event will be run by our neighbours in Letterkenny Riding Club .  There will be a 60cm xc course on the day for Primary Grade riders or any Advanced Primary riders wishing to ride H/C.

This event is strictly pre-entry only, all entries are to be made through club secretaries  fees are to also be pre-paid to our secretary Trisha on or before Sunday 4th September. Closing date for entries to secretaries  SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 6:00pm.

Start lists  will be published on line by Thursday 8th September.


Full schedule available by clicking on link below .

Two Phase Schedule | Schedule Two Phase League 2016



Cassandra & ‘Gone with the Fairies’ at the water jump

Many thanks to Inishowen RC for running the most recent leg of our Two Phase League at Lenamore EC.  All reports are that although the weather was abissmal for the Advanced Primary cross country phase the day was very enjoyable and the show was run extremely efficiently by Inishowen RC.  Many thanks to all the members from the other clubs who all helped out with fence stewarding on the day and to Trisha Warren for assisting with the results.

Unfortuantely due to the persistently damp weather over the past few weeks Tirconail RC have made the tough decision to cancel their leg of the league for this coming Sunday (28th August) they hope to run another event at the course during October.  The final leg  will be run by Letterkenny RC and will take place in just over two weeks time on Saturday 10th September at Deelside Cross Country just outside Drumkeen – Look forward to seeing you all there and fingers crossed for lots of sunshine !!

Dressage Results Week 2 | Dressage Results -week 2

Cross Country Results Week 2|Cross Country Results – week 2

Two Phase Points Table 2016 | Two Phase League Points Table 2016


Two Phase League

We have had 2 recent adjustments to our original schedule for the Two Phase League.

  • The two phase which was to take place in Killybegs last Sunday 7th August was cancelled due to the awful weather conditions on the day, this event has now been re-scheduled for Sunday 28th August.
  • The Final which was to take place in Deelside on Sunday 18th September has now been re-scheduled for Saturday 10th September due to it clashing with the AIRC National Hunter Trials on the 18th September.


Amended Schedule | Schedule Two Phase 2016

We have a large number of entries for our next Two Phase in Killybegs this Sunday 7th August. Huge thanks to Mona & Charlie for their invite down to their course which they have put massive work into over the past few weeks.  Please make every effort to arrive in good time for your dressage time slot.

For riders who competed at our first Two Phase in Carrigart on 3rd July you will be using the same number bib and will continue to use that same number for the remainder of the league, if you have misplaced your number they can be downloaded on the AIRC website in the ‘Downloads’ section.   For new entries bib numbers will be available at the entries desk, all entry fees to be paid at the entries desk.

Dressage starts at 10:00am with cross country starting at 12:30pm .

Start times and bib numbers are available by clicking on the links below-.

Dressage Start Times | Dressage Start Times- Killybegs

Cross Country Start Times | XC Start times- Killybegs

Look forward to seeing you all there!!


The next leg of our two phase league takes place on Sunday 7th August in Killybegs at the kind invitation of Mona & Charlie Vial.

Pre-entry closes on Monday 1st August at 12:00 midday, all entries for this event to Charlie Vial.

Schedule – Schedule Two Phase 2016

We are all looking forward to this years regional training day this Sunday which will take place in Gordons Bay Equestrian, Carrigart.  We have four great instructors lined up who will be teaching the following- Charles Maudlin (Cross Country), Mandi King (Dressage), Gary Marshall (Showjumping) & Tony Ennis (Cross Country).

Timetable – Regional Training Day 2016

Please ensure for Cross Country that you are wearing mandatory skull cap & body protector without these you will not be permitted to ride.


With just over 4 weeks till the next leg of our two phase league in Drumanoo Killybegs, Tirconail RC have announced their dressage tests for the day which are now in the schedule below.   Our Judge for the day will be Alax Deane of Deanes Equestrian Centre.  We all remember the dreadful weather we had at this event last year  so we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for an improvement this year.   Many thanks to Mona & Charlie for hosting the event at their course and to all the hard work put in by them and their club in preparing the course over the next few weeks.  We look forward to seeing you all there .

Schedule – Schedule Two Phase 2016

Again , please  pre -enter through your club secretary before Monday  1st August . Entry fees to be paid on the day at entries desk. Please remember to bring your bib number with you , for those who already competed at Gordons Bay your number will be the same and will remain the same number for the entire 4 shows of the league, numbers already issued will not be re-printed.


                          Below a few memories from last years event at Drumanoo 

We are hosting a Table Quiz in Gweedore Bar on Wed 13th July in support of the Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club representing Ireland at the World Club Show Jumping Tournament in France later this month.

The Quiz start time is 9 pm- please spread the word !! We will also hold the draw for our raffle after the quiz.



John McDaid, Trisha Warren, Cassandra McGee & Mickey McHugh

Yesterday saw the start of our Two Phase League in splendid Gordons Bay Equestrian in Carrigart. Dressage was well attended in the newly built sand arena with stunning views overlooking Mulroy Bay . The cross country course was beautifully designed and enjoyed by all the riders on the day .  Well done to all the riders who took part and who completed the course, placings were extremely close in the Advanced Primary and the Intermediate with only one second separating 1st and 2nd places!!

Particular thanks to all the volunteers who came and helped on the day especially the non riders who helped with fence stewarding, entries, dressage scribing etc etc we could not have run the show without you all.

The next leg of the League takes place in just over a month on Sunday 7th August at Mona & Charlies course in Killybegs. Please remember to keep your bib numbers for the next event as this will be your number for the duration of the league.

Results available by clicking on links below-

Dressage Results-Dressage Results- week 1

Cross Country Results-Cross Country Results- week 1


Ryan & King Bud 


Liz & Clyde


Cassandra & Liath


Rudy & Boysie


John & Atlantic Mist



This year we are holding our annual training day at the beautiful Gordons Bay Equestrian in Carrigart on Sunday 17th July.  Training in all 3 disciplines Dressage, Cross Country & Showjumping will be on offer with a line up of fantastic instructors. Riders can train in any two disciplines on the day for €25.00 which also includes a delicious BBQ lunch.

Please see  schedule below for full details, entries & fees are to be forwarded to your club secretaries before Wednesday 6th July.

Entry Form – AIRC Northwest Entry Form

Schedule – NW Trainind Day 2016

This Sunday sees our much anticipated return to the beautiful scenery of Gordons Bay for the first leg of our Two Phase League, course building is well underway and we have a fingers crossed for some sunshine on Sunday !!  Entries are up on last year,  Dressage will begin at 11:00am followed by the Cross Country shortly after 2:30pm.   Refreshments in the form of freshly made wood fired pizzas and cold drinks will be on sale from 1:00pm.

Below are Start Times & Bib numbers for all competitors-

DRESSAGE –Dressage Start Times- Carrigart 2016

CROSS COUNTRY – XC Start times -Carrigart 2016

VOLUNTEERS ROTA – Volunteer Rota 2016

All riders must arrive on time for their dressage slot, late arrivals will not be permitted to ride at the end.   Bib numbers can be collected from the entry desk which will be open from 10:45am, Number bibs should be worn by all riders for both Dressage and Cross Country Phases.   Please keep you bib number for the next leg of the Two Phase League, this will be your number for the entire league and will not be re-printed .

Course will be available for walking from 12:00 midday until 7pm on Saturday 2nd July.