With kind permission of the Smith Family
Ballymacannallen Road, Gildford, Co. Down. BT63 6AD
Saturday 20th April Indoor/outdoor.Starting 11.00AM
Dressage in outside arena.. Followed by a 3K Marathon/Road Drive and then into arena for Obs/Cones Course..to be driven twice, after each other or with a break, your choice.
Obs/Cones Course will be built indoor and can be walked untill the end of Dressage.
Normal Indoor Dressage Test, Entry £15
Contact Edwin Bryson. 07780 986697 for more information.
Friday night stop-over if required…
“NO CATERING AVAILABLE” Please bring your own food and drink…
Directions/Map Click Here.
Two Day Event at Loughguile on the 4th & 5th May.
Section A approx. 5Km – Walk/Transfer 750 M – Section B (Obs) 5 Km.
Entries. Christine Wright 07510 599197 – £35 & £25
Course Builders:- Billy Lamont & Vincent Duggan
Billy has made changes from last year, Dressage & Obs.moved to a better area.
200 Mts. To Local Pub. Music, Soup and sandwiches Sat Night. £5
Catering on site (Chippy Van)
Directions..From Ballymena on the A26 head towards Ballymoney at roundabout take the A44 to Ballycastle then take the 4th road on right to Loughgiel got to end of road and turn left when you come to a church of Ireland turn right onto Lough Road (Sign for Millennium Centre) Parking on left beside Millennium Centre.
From Londonderry go past Ballymoney towards Ballymena along that road you will come to a 50 mile speed limit and about 1 mile past that turn left on to the Knockahollet road keep on that road till you come to a cross road go straight across the Ballycastle Road keep on that road to end then turn left untill you come to the Church of Ireland then turn right as above. More details to follow…
Click Link below for 2019 (Provisional) Calendar..
Event Calendar for 2019 (16 04 2019)
Waringstown 1DE is moving back to Sat. 8th June
Cuffesgrange is moving to 15/16th June and Ballymahon 22&23rd June will not be running as a 2DE but will be running as a “Funday” either that weekend or a different weekend TBC. There will be limited entries.
Also Loughguile 2DE, Billy Lamont has confirmed the use of the sports car-park and extra ground for event. Dressage and Obs. will be moved a different area. Food will be arranged in the pub Saturday night.
Check “Calendar” for changes….
“Dressage Training” Sat.2nd & Sun 3rd March 2019 with Libby Priest, Horse Pair National Champion, represented Team GB at 2 World Championships 2013/2016. Breeds her Ponies herself.
Libby has been driving a long time, she broke her first pony to drive and continued through the ranks.
The training will take place at Mahon Stables Portadown.
It is over 2 days, cost £50 per lesson (full money paid will secure places ).2 Lessons can be booked on same day.. Places must be booked by Jan. 31st and can be booked by contacting — David Morrisson Mob.. 07733 210313
The Committee are looking forward to an exciting and busy Carriage Driving Season, beginning with our AGM Mon. 25th February at Banbridge RFC.
Our season starts with a 2XPhase (Dressage and Cones) Event at Mahon Stables Portadown, 13th April . Repeated on 27th April. Organised by David Morrison.
Edwin Bryson will repeat his very successful Indoor Event at Gilford on 20th April.
Billy Lamont has decided to run a 2 day event this year at Loughguile on a different part of McGarry’s Farm.
The Club Barndance (Lyons Family) is on the 1st June, this was a great event last time which we hope to repeat this year.
Sat. 29th June Jeffery Lyons is organising a 1 day event at Waringstown.
Shanes Castle will be on 13th &14th July, Organised by Terry Logan & Eddie Ingram.
NI Championship 2 day event is booked for 27th & 28th July venue TBC
All Ireland Championship is on Aug. 17th &18th at Tyan Abbey, Co. Armagh.
We will finish at Tandragee on the 14th & 15th September, organised by Alex Bryson.
Please keep an eye on the website, for up-dates to the calendar, date changes, and for details of all events.
Two new Special Events for the Driving Calendar. Sat. 13th April & Sat. 27th April, Mahon Stables, Portadown.
A two phase Challenge with a Full size Dressage in a grass arena & Full timed Cones with a variety of challenges ..
Judge to be named later.
So that the participants get the most from their day, the organisers are limiting numbers to 10.
The first 10 Entries with their Entry Fee Included, will have a place reserved.
Food can be arranged, with the organiser.
Entry Fee £20 – Contact David Morrison 07733 210 313
More details and directions later
“The chairman and committee wish all members and friends of NICDA a very Happy and Healthy 2019.”