One Day Event

With the weeks flying in so quickly its now just over a month until our inaugural One Day Event at Gordons Bay in Carrigart.

Course preparations are well underway in Carrigart with our technical delegate calling out this week to finalise course plans, new fences are also being constructed in the run up over the next few weeks .

We will be running the classes starting from the highest class working down the way so the running order  for all 3 disciplines will be as follows-

Open – Advanced Intermediate – Intermediate – Advanced Primary – Primary

The event will be strictly pre-entry and pre-pay only,  we will not be accepting any entries on the day.  Full details have been sent to your club secretaries so please contact them to put in your entry.  Bib Numbers ,Dressage time slots  & Cross Country Start Lists will be published on Wednesday 24th May on our website.  There will not be a running order for the Showjumping arena.

Schedule One Day Event |ODE ScheduleDSC_0670DSC_0678DSC_083213576828_1305860352759165_421198595955555925_o



Well done to everyone who took part in our final leg of the Spring League yesterday.

Results available by clicking on link below-

Points Table –Points Table -FINAL

Overall League Results –Results Overall League

The Connolly’s Red Mills Hunter Trials Championships take place on Sunday 2nd April at Annaharvey Farm, Co. Offaly.

There are championship classes for each grade from Advanced Primary and upwards. There are also warm-up pairs competitions. Qualification is not required for this event. A young horse class will also take place over the advanced primary track.

Online entries are accepted through the membership online service from Friday 17th March until 12 noon on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Schedule of Events:
Advanced Primary Pairs
Advanced Primary Championship
Young Horse
Intermediate Pairs
Intermediate Championship
Mixed Pairs (for AI/O/AO riders only)
Advanced Intermediate Championship
Open & Advanced Open Championship

The young horse class is only open to riders of advanced intermediate, open and advanced open riders. Only 4 and 5-year-old horses are eligible for this competition which shall be run over the advanced primary course.

Horses must be entered under their registered name as described on their passport, at this event. They may only start twice on the day of this event. Consult rule 6 in the rules and regulations document (D04/12) for eligibility criteria.
If your horse is not registered with the Association, you will not be able to enter online. For information on registering a horse, please go to http://www.airc.ie .                               Please ensure to register your horse in time before entering this event.
You can check to see if your horse is already registered by logging into your membership online account.

Entry Fees & Information:
€25 per individual entry
€30 per pair entry
Hors concours and novice horse entries are not accepted at this event.

Results Week 4 – results-week-4

Points Table – points-table-week-4

Yesterday saw the third leg of our spring league , there was a large attendance as riders gathered together indoors avoiding the soaking wet conditions and torrential down pours in the outdoor warm up arena. Well done to all the riders who braved the weather conditions and to all our volunteers who helped run the show.

The next leg takes place on Sunday 5th March and will be run by Tirconail Riding Club

RESULTS WEEK 3  – results-week-3

POINTS TABLE – points-table-week-3




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


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.


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.



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


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 




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!!



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