Changes to Event Calendar 2017

The Second Indoor is on a Saturday.

Phoona McNally has moved her “Funday Weekend” at Loughrea, to 6th & 7th May..
There will be food in the Barn on Saturday Evening and breakfast Sunday Morning.
Fundraiser and Auction; donations to CDI. 
         Anyone wishing to, can stay on and travel down to Brian’s Funday at Nenagh the following weekend.

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Event Calendar for 2017 – (21 02 2017)

Report on AGM by Berry McCrae

Report on AGM by Berry McCrae Club Secretary

    Nearly 40 members of NICDA attended the recent AGM held at The Meadows Equestrian Centre, Lurgan on 2nd February, including two members of HSI who were welcomed and thanked for coming. Before commencing the business of the meeting, a minutes silence was observed in rememberance of Jerome McIntyre, Frank Hurrell and Jim McCoosh, three keen supporters of the club, who will be solely missed.
     The outgoing Chair, John Goodwin thanked the committee members for their support during his term of office and confirmed the past year had been very successful both in the number of events run and well supported. Sara Clinghan presented the Treasurers Report and an Income & Expenditure breakdown was circularised, this showed a slight increase in the bank balance and the Accounts were approved.
     Anne Lyons, Club President, took over the chair and the following members and their contact numbers were elected:-
Chairman; Alwyn Morrison 07793219866
Vice-Chair: Tom Carson 07835239777
Secretary: Berry McCrae 02892651506/07901957897
Treasurer: Sara Clinghan 07968349856
Committee: Susie Ewing 07989199101, Alex Bryson 07855810582, Ian Campbell 07564034468, John Goodwin 07933548710, Terry Logan 07802750332, Billy Lamont 07592536305, Billy McCombe 07968144202,
After some discussions regarding preference for 1 or 2-day competitions, the format of indoor events and an update on the All-Ireland Championship, the meeting was concluded and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to have a catch up over a light supper.

The Drones HDT “Results and Pics”

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Click Here for Start Times   Drones Start Times(2)

One of our Committee Members, Billy Lamont, has decided to run an Event in September when all our horses and ponys are in tip-top condition. This would also be a good opportunity for everyone to meet-up before the end of the horse driving season. Just of the A44 Drones Rd, Armoy. Preparation are under way as can be seen in Pics
Berry McCrae is taking entries on(0044) (0)28 92651506 or(0044) (0)7901957897 or email to be in by Tuesday 30th August.  Times will be available on Thursday 1st. Sept.
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Directions:From Ballymena head for Ballymoney A26, past Logans Shop take road on Right for Ballycastle, approx., 5.5 mls turn “sharp” left at Green Room Garden Centre, Straight up lane past Bakers Store and Farm, past Bungalow on left ,continue on to next bend, enter parking field through gate on bend.

All Ireland Championships, Rathdrum, 2016 “Results & Pics”.

Message from our Club Secretary Berry McCrae, —

“On behalf of the members of the Northern Ireland Carriage Driving Association, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the HSI Carriage Driving Section and in particular to the Hughes family for organising and hosting the 2nd All-Ireland Championships.  Without all your hard work and dedication, our sport could not survive and we greatly appreciate the efforts you all made to ensure the Southern event was such a success, in spite of the atrocious weather conditions! 

In particular, we would like to say many thanks to Hazel, who as well as backstepping for John, was still able to remain calm and cheerful whilst organising and coping with all the problems  as Event Secretary”.  
Sincere Thanks to you all.

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Message from Club Sect. Berry McCrae

Congratulations to several NICDA members who have been winners at various events recently;
Richard Logan for winning the Lowther Derby and winning the marathon and cones phases finishing second overall in the Open Pony Pairs class.  Edwin Bryson who won the marathon at Lowther and was overall Open Single Horse winner at Raehill. 
At the All-Ireland Championships, Sara Clinghan took the Best Dressage award as well as winning the Novice single Horse class.  Ross Ewing won the Open Pony Pairs, Denise Taylor won the Novice Pony Pairs and Richard Logan won the Pony Team class and Alex Bryson winning the Open Horse class
In addition to all this success, NICDA will also have five representatives at the British Championships being held at Cirencester, namely Vincent Duggan, Julie Ingram, Dorothy Kelly, Edwin Bryson and Richard Logan.  For a small club with only 20+ plus drivers, NICDA is justifiable proud of such success and wish the Cirencester Competitors every best wish for a safe and successful trip.  
Well done to you all, you have done us Proud!!

Shanes Castle 2DE 2016 “Results & Pics”


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Message from Berry McCrae
“On behalf of the members of NICDA, we would like to thank the Randalstown Driving Club for running such an excellent event over the weekend.  The whole competition was so well organised and enjoyable, from the dressage right through to the final prize giving – including the lovely social evening on Saturday – special thanks to Sarah for a super Hog Roast (how she found the time to get all that great food prepared as well as competing, the woman is super-human!!)  A great competition which was enjoyed by everyone, Many thanks to everyone involved.”

Shanes Start times 2016


By Kind permission of The O’Neill Family.

Friday Night: Wine & Cheese Reception/Briefing, Meet & Greet…
                            in “The Railway House” 8.30 p.m.
Saturday Morning: Dressage  (2 x Dressage Rings)
Saturday Afternoon: Cones
Saturday Afternoon: This year, “Whip and Collar” are “Showing ” in the Dressage Rings…
 More Details to follow
Saturday Evening:
Hog Roast by Sara’s Carvery with “Live Music.”

Sunday: Marathon through the Scenic Paths of Shane Castle Estate, 3 Sections with Six Obstacles 17 to 19 Kms – No water Obstacle. 

North /South Challenge Trophy:-
A group of three/four drivers from the North and three/four drivers from the South will compete against each other for the North /South Challenge Trophy. The drivers will be nominated by their clubs Chairperson before the competition begins. The winners will be the group with the lowest combined score from these three drivers at the end of the competition.  

Catering on site (Chip Wagon).
Stabling available approx.35 Horses (£12/14euro per night including bedding) also Corral Stabling permitted in “Lorry Park Area” All “Horse Poo” to designated “Pile” at end of Event.
For Information or Directions: Mob: Terry 07802 750 332 – Eddie 07715 022 561
Eugene 07517 065 088

Entries to: Sharon on Text/mob 07921 192 762 or 0044 7921 192 762  by Tuesday 2nd August