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Our Chairman Lawrence & Secretary Patricia receiving ‘Club of the Year’

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Our Treasurer Liz receiving club ‘Member of the Year’ award

Well done to all who took part in the second leg of the Spring League, many thanks to all at Inishowen Riding Club for running this leg,  we return for week 3 in two weeks time on Sunday 26th February.

Results Below-

Results Week 2 –results-week-2

Points Table – points-table-week-2

Spring League

Well done to everyone who took part in today’s first leg of our Spring League, many thanks to all at Letterkenny RC for running today’s show so efficiently.  We return to Templemore in a weeks time for the second leg,  look forward to seeing you there.

Results and points table available by clicking on links below.

RESULTS WEEK 1  – results-week-1

POINTS TABLE – points-table-week-1

  • Sunday 5th February
  • Sunday 12th February
  • Sunday 26th February
  • Sunday 5th March
  • Sunday 19th March – FINAL + Prizegiving

 

All shows start at 11:00am sharp, entries desk open from 10:30am, All members very welcome. €15 per person entry fee.

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Reminder that our annual Christmas Party takes place on Thursday 22nd December in the Gweedore Bar, Falcarragh,  four course meal  plus mulled wine , please RSVP to Trisha as we need to confirm numbers.

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Well done to all who attended the NW Autumn League Final yesterday.

Results are available by clicking on the links below –

RESULTS | results-week-3-final

POINTS TABLE | autumn-league-2016-points-table-final

AGM

Thank you to all our members who attended our AGM last night. It was an interesting evening with analysis of the clubs performance over the last 12 months followed by lots of creative discussion for 2017.

Our committee for the coming year remains unchanged and is as follows-

 

Chairman | Lawrence Smyth

Secretary | Trisha Warren

Treasurer | Liz Potter

Assistant Treasurer | Tommy McGinley

PRO/ Website |   Liz Potter / Rosaleen Harkin

Chief Safety Officer | Rudy Schneider 

Assistant Safety Officer | Ryan Mc Bride 

Child Protection | Mickey Mchugh 

 

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Our Christmas Party Night will be held on Thursday 22nd December at 7:30pm in the Gweedore Bar.   There will be a four course meal followed by the usual seasonal craic and antics afterwards ,   price €25.00 per person –  Please RSVP to Anne Harkin.

Our membership fee remains unchanged at €80.00 ,  all memberships can be paid to Trisha over the coming weeks.   Any riders who intend to take part in club activities in early January  must have their membership paid up before 14th December in order to allow for their membership to be processed  in time .

We also have decided to host  Donegals First ‘One Day Event’ at Gordons Bay Equestrian next year,  this is an extremely exciting venture for the club and the whole North west Region, the date has yet to be decided so watch this space!!

 

AGM

Club AGM Wednesday 16th November , Gweedore Bar main street falcarragh , starting at 8:30pm. Light  refreshments served afterwards please RSVP to Trisha. All members are encouraged to attend.

Yesterday saw cold crisp start to the morning,  as riders dodged the hail showers in and out of the warm up arena.    We’d like to welcome new member Gillian Barnett to the club who made her competitive debut on the legendary ‘He’s a Dandy’ yesterday.   Many thanks to Tirconail & Inishowen RC for running yesterdays show so efficiently.

We now have a two week gap until the Grand Final which is on Sunday 20th November, as agreed at the last NW Clubs meeting, the points will remain in single format.   Our club will be responsible for running the final show so we’d  really appreciate it if all members would try to attend and help out with the many jobs on the day- many hands make light work !!

Results Week 2 | results-week-2

Points Table Week 2 | autumn-league-2016-points-table-week-2

 

Well done to everyone who took part in the first leg of our annual Autumn League yesterday,  many thanks to all at Letterkenny Riding Club who ran the show smoothly and efficiently on the day.  We’d like to welcome our newest member Evelyn McGinley who made her debut in the Primary Class riding Jennys Jigsaw.  We return to Templemore EC this Sunday 6th November for the second leg which will be run by jointly by Inishowen RC  & Tirconail RC. The final will be on Sunday 20th November and will be run by our own club.


Results Week 1 | results-week-1

Points Table Week 1 | autumn-league-2016-points-table-week-1

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Liz & ‘Clyde’

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Ryan & ‘King Bud’

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Cassandra & ‘Bail me Out’

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Aine & ‘Woodhill Venture’

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Mickey & ‘Simply Mitch’

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John & ‘Russell’

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New Member Evelyn McGinley & ‘Jennys Jigsaw’

 

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Lawrence & ‘Jennys Jigsaw’

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

 

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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