Published by Denise Taylord · NICDA Committee Meeting – September 2021Members Update:• Our NICDA Dinner/Supper Evening has been postponed given the current NI Covid infection rate and the onset of winter. It is hoped to hold a social occasion in Spring 2022. • Many hands make light work! We are a small club and a lot of work is done by a few to run our events. Help from members is so welcome! It’s hoped that by helping, they feel actively involved too, e.g. the rapid clearing of the course at Aughnacloy. Spreading the workload means we can all enjoy our sport. • Compiling the results at competitions is an essential role. The Club is urgently appealing for several volunteers willing to be trained to input information onto Mike Watt’s Scoring Spreadsheet, which is widely used by GB Clubs. Richard and Jemma Logan kindly piloted this excellent Excel tool and found it straightforward to use. For more information/see a demonstration please contact Terry Logan via WhatsApp, mobile or email – 07802 750332 / firstname.lastname@example.org• Judging, course building, course designing – the Club wants to encourage and support anyone interested in developing their skills to work towards these roles. Training is available via British Carriage Driving; please contact Pauline Campbell – 07716 237550. • NICDA intends to offer a Very Small Equine (VSE) Class in 2022. More information will follow in due course.• The NICDA Event Calendar for 2022 is in development and it is hoped to run a full season of events. Initial dates so far are:Sat 30 April/Sun 1 May 2022 – Loughguile 2DE Sat 25/Sun 26 June 2022 – Terryglassog 2DESat 9/Sun 10 July 2022 – Shanes Castle 2DEIf you are willing to organise an event for the 2022 season, please contact a member of the Committee. Thank you.
It is will great sadness that NICDA reports the passing of Rosemary Mulholland today following a long illness and a very hard fought battle. Many NICDA members and friends will have fond memories of Rosemary at our events over many years. Our sincere sympathies to her husband Leslie, their family and friends at this sad time.
Please download, fill out & bring with you to event.
By kind permission of Peter McConnell..
Organiser: Dominic Mulldoon
Course Designer: John Goodwin.
Technical Delegate: Terry Logan.
Dressage Judge: Eamon Lynch.
Full Dressage and Cones with 6 Obstacles, in a flat 38 acre field.
Catering on site… Music on the Saturday Night…. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help as Obstacle Stewards Etc. Please contact Dominic 07394 090720
Entries to Denise Taylor by Text or Email – 07549 868233 Email email@example.com Entries close on Tuesday 24th August.
Directions: In Aughnacloy at the Bureau-de-Change, turn left onto Ravalle Road, aprox., half a mile to venue.
All are welcome to park-up on Friday night and permitted to use corrals for stabling.
It is with great sadness that I am writing to give note that John Cowdery has passed away.
John was a ‘founder member’ in the early days of British Carriage Driving in the early 80’s. In many ways John and his carriage driving ‘ cohorts’ set the tone of competitive carriage driving , they were a great ‘team’, It was a far cry from the traditional coachmanship which John held as a true passion but John embraced the changes and through the early days of Carriage Driving ,as a competitive sport, many of the traditions and standards were maintained.
I have been asked by Sara Clingan to write this on behalf of the NICDA, we were both mentored by John as apprentice Judges and he was incredibly kind and imparted his knowledge and views with a quiet authority.
When we were both competing in the single pony classes in the early 80’s , 2 rookie drivers with modest but pocket rocket ponies , John’s help was always there, this from a coachman at the highest level.
In his time with British Carriage Driving John’s input will always be highly valued .
The last time I saw John was at Lowther were he was commentating, he ,like his son Andrew had a good voice for commentary, my only regret is that I never heard him sing, he was a grand chorister!
On a personal note Bill and I had many happy times with John and Pat, great memories.
Thank you John.
Thoughts are with the family.
NICDA are very pleased to announce our next event will be at the Dirraw Farm Equestrian Centre, Finvoy. Ballymoney on Saturday 24th July.
ODE. Dressage, Full Cones, and 4/5 Obstacles with Water Splash.
. Track & Trace Forms :.. Please download or copy and bring with you. This applies to everyone attending event. Entries to Denise Taylor Mob 07549868233..Please give details of Class.
Everyone welcome on Friday night, Campfire and Singsong….
Entries A.S.A.P. no later than Tuesday, 20th July. Entry fee £35 Juniors £20 Cash on the day please.
Click Link Below for details of Event.
Please Get Entries in by Thursday 1st. July. Entries to Sharon 07921192762
Entry Fee £60 .. Juniors £30
NICDA, Terryglassog 2DE, 26th & 27th June.. by Kind permission of the Scott family…
Organisers: John Goodwin.
Course Designer: John Goodwin.
TD Terry Logan
Entries to Vera Hegarty. Mobile 07540134325
Please have Entries in by Tuesday 22nd June.
£40 all classes, £20 Juniors
Chip wagon all weekend…
Pre Novice Competitors:- Drive 1 to 15 in Cones, Start from Vet Stop and drive A to D only in Obstacles and not the water Obstacle.
Directions: M1 west, leads onto Carriageway A4 Enniskillen, aprox. 5 Miles exit onto B45 Eglish/Caledon. 2.2 Miles on Eglish Rd.,
Turn right onto Terryglassog Rd.
Travel 0.3 of a Mile, Left turn onto Terryglassog,Shanmoy Rd., 1/3rd Mile to event.
Directions from Armagh A29 (Dungannon/Moy) (Through Moy) At roundabout Jt.15 1st Exit to Dual carriageway (A4 Enniskillen) 3rd Exit B45 Eglish ( through Eglish village) Right on Terryglassog Rd. (at a bend in road) 0.3 mls left on Terryglassog/Shanmoy Rd. 0.3 mls to Venue on Left. ( Scott Farm)