Shanes Castle Estate, Pleasure Carriage Drive

Saturday 29th May. Starting at 11am.

Eatch turnout departs at 5 minute intervals.

Drive will be approx. 9km with the option of a shorter route.

£15 per turnout.

Anyone wishing to entry please contact Terry Logan by Facebook or Text so we can gauge numbers.

Please download the Trace and Track form and bring it with you on the day.

Government Covid Guidlines will apply.

Killysavan House & Livery 1Day Event – Sat. 5th June

Competitors, please note there has been a revision to dressage arrangements for the 5thJune.  See below for details and links to the British Carriage Driving Dressage Tests that will be used for classes.  

 There is also a slight change to the overall format of the day, which will be entirely outdoors. There will be dressage, a full cones course and a separate obstacle course.  The event will not be World Cup Style as previously thought, so apologies for any confusion caused. 

The Dressage Tests are now as follows and will be held in an 80m x 40m arena:

Pre-novice Class (horses and ponies) – BC Pre-novice 2008 Test. 
https://www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk/dressage/BC_Test_Pre_Novice.pdf

Novice Singles Classes (horses and ponies) – *Please note the NEW BC Novice Test 2021. https://www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk/dressage/bc_novice_2021.pdf

Open Singles, Intermediate Singles, Open Pairs and Tandems (horses and ponies) – *Please note the NEW BC Test 2 2021.  
https://www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk/dressage/bc_test_2_2021.pdf

Please Note:- Marathon Dress for Dressage, Cones and Obs. & Wheels In

Our thanks to the Event Organiser, Alison Bryson for hosting NICDA’s first competition of 2021.Please contact Alison with any queries, but further information on entry fee, entry arrangements, etc. will follow from NICDA closer to the date.  

This event will be subject to Covid-19 Restrictions.

Directions from the North:
Coming from the A1 Carriageway from Belfast direction, turn left at Loughbrickland (Sign posted for Rathfriland), then turn immediate left to follow the road through the A1 underpass.  On coming out at Loughbrickland, turn left at T junction, then take first right onto Greenan Road situated just at the bend on the road.  Travel approximately 2-3 miles; you will pass Fourtowns Church continue on past it taking next right at the next crossroads onto Fourtowns School Road.  We are the second house on right hand side – has Killysavan House on pillar. All  lorries, horseboxes eyc should take the yard entrance, which is next on right.

Coming from South
Turn off A1 carriageway at Loughbrickland, then turn immediate left onto Greenan Road and follow instructions as above from Greenan Road.

Nicda 2021 Events

NICDA Event Calendar 2021 – Some Dates for your Diary!

Thankfully Covid restrictions have now been eased and the Committee are pleased to announce the following activities for NICDA members.  More information on these events will follow in due course regarding entry arrangements etc.

Other events are currently being planned and these will be added to the calendar as soon as arrangements are confirmed, but in the meantime:

Saturday 5th June 2021 – Short Format/World Cup Style Event at Ian and Alison Bryson’s home, Poyntzpass

Saturday & Sunday 10-11th July 2021 – BC Regional Qualifier at Shanes Castle.  Schedule and entry details for Qualifier will be available on the BC website https://www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk/events/index.htm

Saturday & Sunday 24-25th July 2021 – 2 Day Event at Finvoy Equestrian Centre, Ballymoney

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.

**UPDATE FOR FUTURE EVENTS**

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.