Hopetoun Changes

Hopetoun Events date change
The dates of National and Regional events at Hopetoun have swapped. The regional event will take place on 29-30 May and the National will be on 23-25 July. Both events will be qualifiers for the National Championships. There will not be FEI 2* classes at the National event in July, but it will be a selection event for Single Pony, Pony Pairs and Horse Fours World Championships. Go to the EVENTS CALENDAR for details.


On behalf of Chairman , Committee and Members, we offer our Sympathies to Tony Walsh and Family, on the death of his wife Margaret. Funeral arrangements below..

WALSH, (nee Mallon)( Legilly, Dungannon), Margaret, RIP, January 20 th , 2021, peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital. Beloved wife of Tony and loving mother of Declan, Cillian and Michaela.
Interment in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Eglish with Requiem Mass to follow in St Patrick’s Church.

Due to the current Government guidelines, the family home, interment and Funeral Mass will be private. Mass can be viewed —– – eglishparish.onlinemass.org on Friday at 4.00pm. Family flowers only,
donations in lieu if so desired to the Southern Area Hospice c/o the family.

New Year Message from the NICDA Committee

As 2021 has started, the committee have been diligently burrowing away in the background trying to make sense of the new challenges that come with both Brexit and Covid 19.

With the new Covid restrictions we are unfortunately unable to arrange an AGM for our members as we are not permitted to hold gatherings. With this in mind the committee, through numerous Teams and Zoom Meetings, are proposing the following:

Current Members, (2020 paid Subscriptions), will receive in the mail in February the following:

  • A letter from the Associations’ current committee which will outline the activities of the committee over the past year.
  • A financial summary of the accounts for the Association for the year 2020
  • The committees’ proposals for the upcoming year. These proposals will be subject to change given the uncertainty of things at the moment.
  • Chairman’s reflections on 2020 and hopes for 2021.
  • Proposal form for election onto the committee.
  • 2021 membership reminders, (memberships can be aid via PayPal or by cheque)
  • Consent for payment of committee expenses

Not only have your committee been dealing with the complexity of Covid restrictions and allowances but also with the effects of Brexit on competition and competitors who wish to compete in UK mainland and ROI events.

As a reminder the following members comprise the associations’ management committee.

PATRON Louis O’Neill

PRESIDENT Ian Campbell

CHAIRMAN Dominic Muldoon

SECRETARY Pauline Campbell

TREASURER Alwyn Morrison


P R O Ivor Harper


Lewis Black, Sinead McIntyre, John Goodwin, Tom Carson, William Lamont & Terry Logan

RDA Coleraine, 1Day Event, Saturday 3rd October…

Our last event this season will be at the RDA Centre Coleraine on Sat 3rd Oct. Dressage (80×40) on the all weather surface in the morning & a World Cup style OBS/Cones after lunch in the Indoor arena. If the weather would be kind we would try and have OBS’s in the paddocks & the Cones indoor but very much dependant on the weather.

Entries to Eugene Hegarty by Text/WhatsApp/Mob 07517065088/ email -eugene.hegarty1@gmail.com Fee £30 / £20 juniors via PayPal

Entries close Tue 29th Sept

Address:- RDA Centre, 184 Castleroe Road, Coleraine, BT51 3RW

Please Check-out/Dowmload Track and Trace Form for Covid 19 – Personal Contact Details. Click Link below to Download Form

Directions To RDA:- From Dungannon Take The A29 Cookstown, Moneymore, Maghera, Swatragh, Garvagh,–7 Miles on A29 turn right on to Ballylintagh Road, over Staggered Cross continue on Ballylintagh Road, at “T” Turn right on Coolyvenny Road for Castelroe, in 1/2 mile watch for left turn on to Castleroe Road, A Short Distance to RDA Arena on Right.

Alternative Directions:- A26 To Coleraine. at Roundabout turn left to Ring Road over Bann Turn 1st left at next roundbout on the A54 to Castleroe. Through Castleroe – at “Y” junction turn left to stay on Castleroe Road, RDA Arena on Left

Cafe on site.

Lusk’s Equestrian Centre, 48 Knockany Road, Lisburn, BT27 6YB on Sunday 20th September

Entry fee adults £30/juniors £20/ please pay via PayPal 
NICDA2020@yahoo.com Please get your entries in soon, we need time to sort out starting times, Dressage Sheets etc. Thanks.

Please download and fill in TRACK AND TRACE form below

NICDA – Upcoming events

  • Dirraw Farm Equestrian, 10 Dirraw Road, Finvoy, BT53 7LB
  • Saturday 5th September 2020

Lusk’s Lisburn – Sunday 20th September – ODE details later

****Members’ Notice****

The committee would like to thank the organisers of the 2 events recently enjoyed by our members. It has been great to get the season underway and enjoy our sport once again. The committee also appreciates everyone’s efforts in following COVID-19 guidance issued in recent weeks regarding our club’s activities. It helps our duty of safeguarding members’ health and safety which is always our ultimate priority.

As we are all aware in our new ‘normal’ society, we must observe social distancing and good hand hygiene at all times. In addition, it is an essential requirement that Track and Trace forms be completed and given to steward on entry to event site. This applies to competitors, stewards and all spectators.


All patrons will be required to wear face coverings when on site at an event.

Unfortunately, there will be no overnight camping at these competitions.

There will be a Safety Check for all Pre-Novice and Novice competitors prior to starting their competition.

Please note:

We acknowledge that the above protocols may cause an inconvenience to some members. However, failure to follow the guidelines laid down impacts on the compulsory risk assessments to be completed and as a result, may put the organisation of these and future events at risk. We cannot run the events safely without the support and cooperation of everyone present on the day to ensure our activities are COVID-19 compliant at all times.

We look forward to seeing you at these events over the next few weeks.

Thank you very much for your understanding during this challenging time.

NICDA Conmittee.