We where established in January 2013, and had a membership of 36 at the end of 2014. The club meets weekly, generally on Friday evenings. Our members hail from all over Inishowen, East Donegal and Derry areas. Activities include instruction in flatwork, cross-country and jumping, ride-outs, demonstrations and competitions. The work of organising club events is shared amongst members. Our calendar of activities for each three-month period is agreed at quarterly meetings open to all members.
ASSOCIATION OF IRISH RIDING CLUBS
The Association of Irish Riding Clubs (AIRC), to which we are affiliated, was formed in 1973. Since then, the Association has grown to over 130 clubs and over 3000 members nationally and is truly representative of the amateur side of our sport. The AIRC’s mission is “encouraging riding as a sport and recreation, promoting good fellowship among riders and improving and maintaining the standard of riding and horsemastership in Ireland”.
The AIRC hold championships annually for individual and team show jumping, dressage, hunter trials and horse trials as well as the Riding Club Festival. Outside of competition the AIRC organise training events for riders, stewards, officials and course builders. A syllabus of riding and horsemanship exams has been developed which members can choose to take up. Check out the AIRC website for more information; http://www.airc.ie
Inishowen Riding Club is a non-hierarchical organisation where every member is encouraged to actively contribute and initiate events and activities. On a formal level, the club has a committee comprising of the following:
Chairperson Lynne Thompson
Treasurer Sharon Margey
Secretary Jodie Carr
Chief Safety Officer Oliver Lafferty
Club Grading Officer Veronica Lafferty
Child Welfare Officer Lynne Thompson
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