Message of Sympathy…

John Goodwin and The Committee, on behalf of the NICDA, would like to extend their sympathy to the Hurrell Family on the sudden passing of Frank Hurrell  19th October 2016, suddenly at home,  R.I.P. beloved husband of Karen and loving father of Grace, Rose and Liam, son of the late John and Rose, brother of Dan, Michael, Kathleen, Una and the late John.
Funeral from his late residence, “The Hill” 56 Portglenone Road, Randalstown on Saturday at 10:15am for 11 o’clock Requiem Mass in St. MacNissi’s Church followed by interment in adjoining cemetery.
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.

Family flowers only please.

In memory of “Jacko”…

In memory of Jacko, and as requested, DanJoe will be driving Jacko’s ponies and his ashes to his local pub in Shinrone at 2.00pm on Saturday 22nd October. All welcome.

Directions: Newry M1 to Dublin, onto  M50 at Junction 9 take N7 .at junction 22 on N7/M7 take N62 exit to Roscrea/Thurles. 0.1mls turn right onto N62. 2mls at roundabout take 3rd exit stay on N62. 0.2mls at roundabout take 2nd exit onto New Line. 0.3mls continue onto Parkmore Heights. 110 yards turn right onto Limerick Rd. 0.1mls turn left onto R491. 5.8mls turn right onto Roscrea Road /R492. Shinrone.

The Drones HDT “Results and Pics”

Click here for Results  Drones Results

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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