Happy New Year

As 2020 comes to a close we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year as we welcome in 2021.

2020 was a bit of a roller-coaster year for us all with the Covid pandemic taking hold from mid March onwards.

Despite the threat of Covid we managed a few activities through the year. The Victoria Teuton clinic in February was subsidised by club funds and proved extremely popular with our Members, we managed to host our Annual Beach show in beautiful Ballyness Bay in September, and several club Members took part in the National Hunter Trials Championships which were also held in September.

Donegal Gaeltacht RC is now accepting memberships for 2021.

A special reduction of €15 is available for 2020 members who are renewing their membership for 2021.

Please click on link below to renew your 2020 membership or to become a new member of Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club.


So the country is in a lockdown and will continue to be for to he next few weeks ,we need to keep ourselves busy, and stay focussed. We have compiled these fun quizzes for everyone to have a go at, go ahead and try the first one , we will post another one in a few days time.

#staysafe #stayathome

Link to Quiz Part 1 –


Happy Easter

Donegal Gaeltacht Riding club would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter.

Online entry will open on Saturday 21st March until Thursday 28th March.

All entries will be online and your horse must be registered with the AIRC prior to completing the online entry process.

AIRC have confirmed the following dates and venues for National Championships in 2020.

This year sees a change in venue for the National Eventing Championships which will be held in Flowerhill ( a favourite with the Donegal clubs!) on 30th August.

NW Spring League

Membership 2020

We are now processing memberships for 2020.

Renewals and new memberships can be paid online by clicking on link below https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/dgrc

For further information please contact our secretary Ciara Boyle by email – donegalgaeltacht@airc.ie

Happy New Year

From all at Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club, we would like like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

2019 was another eventful fun filled year for us all, and we look forward to ‘enjoying equestrianism’ together with our fellow riding clubs in 2020.

It’s also that time of year that club memberships need to be renewed, and this can be done online by clicking on the link – https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/dgrc

New members are also very welcome, please contact our club secretary Ciara for further information mailto:donegalgaeltacht@airc.ie or PM our Facebook page.

Well done to all the competitors today who took part in the second leg of the Autumn League in Templemore EC kindly hosted by Letterkenny Riding Club.

The next leg will be hosted in two weeks time by Stracomer Riding Club in Greenacres EC, Convoy on Sunday 17th November.

Results available by clicking on links below-

Results Week 2 | Results Week 2 03.11.19

Points Table | POINTS TABLE – Autumn League 2019




Well done to all who took part in today’s first leg of the NW Autumn League 2019. There was great support for the Charity Fancy dress with an assortment of weird and wonderful spooky Halloween costumes on display, it was lovely to see everyone putting in so much effort into these costumes, so well done to you all in supporting My Lovely Horse Rescue .

Results available by clicking on links below-

Results week 1 |Results Week 1 27.10.19

Points Table |POINTS TABLE


The annual Autumn League kicks off this Sunday 27th October in Templemore EC.  This first leg will kindly be hosted by Inishowen RC.  A Charity Fancy Dress competition will be held immediately after the Intermediate Class, there will be an entries sheet for the fancy dress at the entries desk, for every rider taking part in the fancy dress there will be a €5 donation made to My Lovely Horse Rescue equestrian charity.

A reminder that for safety reasons horses are not permitted to be tied along the wall in the indoor arena in Templemore during the Autumn League, your continued co operation is much appreciated.


Well that’s it over for another year, we timed the day very well with the cross country ending just before the torrential downpour started. A huge amount of work and effort goes in to running such a large event, thank you to our judges, commentary and volunteers, thank you to all the competitors who supported the event and a huge thanks to Top Spec for sponsoring all the fabulous prizes.

Results | ODE Results 16.06.2019


We have had great support for our Annual One Day Event again this year, start lists available by clicking on the link below.

Please remember Dressage Tests must be ridden from memory and cannot be called.

Don’t forget your number bib, and please have a read through the AIRC Dressage and Cross Country Tack sheets attached below as tack checks will be carried out on the day.

Skull Cap and Body Protector compulsory for Cross Country.

Parking will be in the lower field beside the road, All Horse Boxes must use this car park

DRESSAGE TACK SHEET | D131_13 Dressage (Horse Trials) Tack Sheet

CROSS COUNTRY TACK SHEET | D133_13 Cross-Country Tack Sheet

START TIMES | One-Day-Event-2019-Times

ODE schedule



Donegal Gaeltacht are proud to host our third One Day Event on Sunday 16th June 2019 at Gordons Bay Equestrian, very kindly sponsored by Top Spec Feeds.

Entry Fees| €50 Full Entry,  €40 H/C Entry,  €30 Combined Training (Primary Grade Only)

Entries online https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/dgrc

Entries close strictly on Friday 7th June, No Entries will be accepted after this date. No refunds.

*Important– Please remind your club members that they will compete according to their Cross Country Grade, no matter what their Dressage or Showjumping Grade. ie If you are graded Intermediate Cross Country then you will Showjump at Intermediate level and perform the Intermediate Dressage Test listed on the Schedule. AIRC Tack Sheets are available on the links below and we ask that all riders view these.

Co-Efficient scoring will be used for Dressage Tests of riders from Higher Dressage Grade as per AIRC Rule Book. The coefficient score will be applied to competitors who are registered with a dressage grade higher than their cross‐country grade . The coefficient will be applied to the riders score after dressage.  A coefficient will apply as follows:

               AP XC     I XC      AI XC       O XC       AO XC
AP D       1.0          1.0           – – –
I D          1.1          1.0          1.0             – –
AI D        1.2          1.1          1.0            1.0            –
O D         1.3          1.2          1.1            1.0          1.0
AO D       1.4          1.3           1.2            1.1        1.0

(D = Dressage XC = Cross-Country)

Taken from Page 15 (section C)of AIRC Rulebook 1st January 2019

Dressage Tests must be ridden from memory and are not permitted to be called out as per AIRC Rulebook Page 15 (section C)

All riders must wear their Number Bib in all three disciplines. Start times and Bib Numbers will be published here on Tuesday 11th June.

All enquiries to Ciara by email donegalgaeltacht@airc.ie

ODE schedule

AIRC Tack Sheets available on the links below-

Dressage Tack Sheet |D131_13 Dressage (Horse Trials) Tack Sheet

Cross Country Tack Sheet | D133_13 Cross-Country Tack Sheet