The time has come again for our annual NW Two Phase League, this year we start with event 1 at Lenamore Stables in Muff, kindly run by Inishowen Riding Club this Sunday 23rd July.   A Two Phase Committee  of  4 members (1 from each club) was elected in January 2017 to manage the running of this years events, the committee have drawn up a set of rules on how the Two Phase League will be run, this was circulated to all the secretaries several months ago .  The four members of the Committee will be responsible scoring and managing  the results at each event.

Bib numbers will be available for collection at the entries desk, please keep your number as this will be your allocated number for the entire league, we will not be re-printing any numbers which have been collected. Please ensure you are wearing your number bib for both Dressage & Cross Country, and that you are wearing the correct number if riding two horses. Dressage starts at 10:00am sharp and we ask that all riders please make every attempt to arrive in good time for their test slot.

These events require huge preparation by each club as well as lots of volunteers on the day to help out with the many tasks which allow the event to run as smoothly as possible so please be prepared to help out if required !!

Start Times Dressage | Dressage Start List Lenamore

Cross Country Running Order | Cross Country Start List Lenamore

Two Phase Rules 2017 | Two Phase Rules 2017

VENUE | Gordon’s Bay Equestrian Centre, Carrigart, Co. Donegal.
DATE |  Saturday 15th of July 2017
Training in Cross Country, Showjumping and Dressage



• Each member nominates any two of the following disciplines:-
X-Country, Show jumping, Dressage.
• Members may elect to do the same discipline twice.
• Trainers for the day are Gary Marshall, Charles Maudlin,and Mandi King.
• Members will have an opportunity to train at a grade higher or lower than current grade. Please indicate both current grade and grade you wish to train at on the Entry Form.
• Secretaries – please ensure to note if members XC and SJ and D grades differ.
• Dress code is not formal but SAFETY GEAR MUST BE WORN, i.e. Skull cap, body protector & correct footwear.
• There will be no refunds.
• Start time is likely to be 10.30am .
• Individual start times will be forwarded to Club Secretaries by Thursday 13th of July
• Please be on time for your lessons, out of respect for the trainers and other members in your lesson.
• Please bring 2017 AIRC membership card and equine passport.
• A limited number of stables are available on Friday night the 14th of July (€15 per stable).

• Entry fee – €25 per person including lunch. For non-riding members, lunch is available at €7 per person.
• Entries through club secretaries only, on Entry Form (one for each member taking part please).
• Last date for entries Wednesday 6th of July

Entry Form | Training Day Entry Form

Many thanks to all who travelled to our inaugural One Day Event today in Gordons Bay, the weather was amazing  all day.


Bib Numbers |Entries List

Dressage Arena 1 – Open, Advanced Open, Intermediate, Primary |  Dressage – Arena 1

Dressage Arena 2 – Advanced Intermediate, Advanced Primary | Dressage – Arena 2

Showjumping Arena Timetable | SHOWJUMPING ARENA  it will be each riders responsibility to ensure they arrive at the correct time slot for their height in the Showjumping phase, there will be no running order.

Cross Country Running Order | Cross Country Start List

Course Map Open/Adv Intermediate | XC Course Map – Adv Intermediate-Open

Course Map Intermediate | XC Course Map – Intermediate

Course Map Advanced Primary | XC Course Map – AP

Number bibs will be available for collection at the results desk from 9:30am, looking forward to seeing you all there !!

It’s just over two weeks until our One day Event on Sunday 28th May,  secretaries please remember to get your clubs entry sheets and cheque payment  to Liz on or before Friday 19th May.

All riders please note that for the One Day Event you will be graded according to your cross country grade across the board for all three disciplines regardless of your dressage/ showjumping grades.   Therefore you must complete the dressage test according to the level of your cross country grade,  you must also do the showjumping at the level of your cross country grade, so please ensure that you learn the correct dressage test and arrive at the showjumping arena at the correct time slot for your grade.   As per AIRC rules, co efficient scoring will be applied to the dressage tests of riders who are graded higher for Dressage than their Showjumping/Cross country (please see link below).  Also please see AIRC tack sheets below as tack checks will be carried out on the day according to AIRC rules.

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Dressage Tack SheetDressage (Horse Trials) Tack Sheet

Our technical delegate Charles Maudlin has designed a lovely encouraging cross country track for the day which consists of the following-

Advanced Primary|  Fences 1-17  with a total of 21 jumping efforts

Intermediate | Fences 1-17 with a total of 23 jumping efforts

Advanced Intermediate/Open | Fences 1-19 with a total of 25 jumping efforts

Cross Country Tack SheetCross-Country Tack Sheet

Please remember to bring your plastic bib number holder with you, your number must be displayed for all three disciplines, competitors without a number will not be permitted to start.   Number bibs can be collected at the results desk on the morning of the event, all start lists  and bib numbers will be published here on our website on Wednesday 24th May.   There will be strictly no entries accepted on the day,  the event is pre-entry and pre-pay only.

Dressage will take place on grass,  Showjumping in the Sand Arena.

Schedule |ODE Schedule

Well done to our dressage team of Rudy, Liz, Trish & Cassandra who finished in first place last Sunday in Eglinton EC, they are now qualified for the National Dressage Championship in Mullingar.

Our showjumping team of Cassandra, Niamh, Liz & Rudy also finished in 5th place on the day on a total of 4 faults. Many thanks to all at Letterkenny RC for hosting such a great day out !!


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