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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

 

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!!

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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