Next Club Meeting

Next Club Meeting will be Thursday, 12th March, Four Trees, Moira.As well as the normal business, Graham Quigley, Equine Dentist, has kindly agreed to come along and speak to members about dental care for our horses and ponies.  Should be an interesting talk! Please come along and support.

NICDA Year Book 2015

Once again Sara Clinghan has taken on the monumental task of compiling data, photos and info for our “Year Book”. This year Sara would like suggestion for the front cover and the back cover. You all know the general format, so we would like any suggestions you could make or any special item of interest you think should be included in the book. Contact Sara on 07968 349 856 or
Thank you..

List of Important dates for Your Diary in 2015

Friday 13th March “Night at the Races” Randalstown Bowling Club
March 22nd, Indoor Events at McKenzies, Randalstown.
March 29th,  Indoor Events at McKenzies, Randalstown.
April  12th,   Indoor Events at McKenzies, Randalstown.
April  19th,   Indoor Events at McKenzies, Randalstown.
May 3rd, Rathfredagh 1DE, Limerick.
May Day 4th, Indoor/Outdoor Event, Tullymurry.
May 16th, Rademon ODE
May 30th, Quarry Hill, Newtownards, Indoor/Outdoor Event.
June 6th, Lurgan Show.
June 13th Waringstown ODE
June 6th, Lurgan show

June 6th/7th Cuffesgrange 2DE
June 20th (Sat) TerryGlossog ODE
June 20th/21st Laney Valley 2DE Cork
June 27th/28th Game Fair Shanes Castle.
July 4th/5th “Bobstock” 2DE
July 18th Tandragee ODE
July 17th/18th Kilbarron 2DE,Tipperary.
July 25th Antrim Show
August 1st/2nd Shanes Castle 2DE
August 15th/16th Tullymurry 2DE
August 14th/15th/16th  Lowther, Cumbria 3DE
August 29th/30th Shanes Castle Estate, Irish Championship.
Sept. 12th/13th Nenagh 2DE, Tipperary.
Sept. 18th/19th/20th BC Nat. Championship.
Oct. 10th Dinner Dance & Prize Giving, Bannville Hotel, Banbridge.

Click here – 2015  Event Calendar  for details (contact Names & numbers etc.)

Message from Berry McCrae….

Just like to wish Jim Many Happy Returns on his 70th BIRTHDAY on Thursday 5th February.  Because he cannot drive the big silver lorry anymore (due to age changes in his driving licence) his birthday present to himself is a new’ish horse box painted in very “girly” lime green and claret with lovely ponies with silver manes and tails painted on the sides.  Look out for the new lorry at the events this year – it is hard to miss!!..Berry..
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Update on Christine’s “Car Boot Sale”

Car boot sale went really well even though it was a very cold, icy day. We had about 11 cars there selling and lots of buyers. Vicky from Horse World and Clare from Mill House Stables where there selling off stock. There was plenty for everyone.
The teas and coffees were selling out fast, it was a good day, so “Thanks” for the support  and  we made £170 for the NICDA Club. Christine Wright. (Club Treasurer)

John Goodwin (Club Chairman) would like to add:- “on behalf of the Committee, I would like to congratulate Christine Wright and her willing helpers, who despite the inclement weather conditions, carried on and made our first fund raising event of 2015 a success. With this level of enthusiasm and commitment our Club is in good hands”

Annual Dinner Photos and List of Prize Winners

Pics by Terry Logan:
Click Here for Pics.

Class Winner Reserve

Novice Pony -Winner- Judith McKeever… -Reserve- Denise Taylor
Novice Horse -Winner- Maura Murphy… -Reserve- Emma Berwick
Novice Pony Pairs -Winner- Ross Ewing… -Reserve- Denise Taylor
Open Pony -Winner- Sinead McIntyre… -Reserve- Julie Ingram
Open Horse -Winner- Alex Bryson… -Reserve- Neil Kearns
Open Pony Pairs -Winner- Eddie Ingram… -Reserve- Richard Logan
Horse Pairs -Winner- Robert McNeil… -Reserve- Pete Noone
Pony Teams -Winner- Richard Logan… -Reserve- John Goodwin

Overall Novice -Winner- Maura Murphy
Overall Open   -Winner- Alex Bryson

Junior Whip — Ross Ewing
Encouragement Shield — Emma Berwick
Mary & Bill Bryson Friendship Quaich — Linda Appelby
Sports Personality of the Year — Billy McCombe

Also on the night over £450 was raised for Charity, this year it was:-Annual Dinner Charity Sands pse

Congratulations to our new “”Office Bearers and Committee Members”” for 2015

Congratulation to our new Chairman: John Goodman
                                              Vice Chair: Lewis Black
                                            Event Sect.: Berry McCrae
Also to our new committee Members:
Jeffrey Lyons
Sinead McIntyre
Billy McCombe

and thanks to our outgoing Chairman: Ian Campbell
and outgoing Event Sect.: Sharon Ducket

and outgoing Committee Members:
Julie Ingram
                                                                                                                            Eddie Ingram                                                                                                                          Dorothy Kelly
Andy Duckett
Richard Logan
Leslie Mulholand

to see a full list of Office Bearers and Committee Members for 2015
Click “Contacts” above (main Page)