Tribute from Gordon Bell to Sam Pentland…

Marion Pentland is a former Chairman of NICDA and she and Sam and their son Matthew not only organised Driving Trials, helped by their many friends, but Sam drove in them as well with Matthew as Groom. They had a friend called Billy Gaw who drove a cob for  them and together they had many successes.

     As a team they filled many roles, were highly respected and passed their enthusiasm on to others in Crossgar, Saintfield and Carryduff. Only recently Sam was seen supporting an event.

     For all those who knew and enjoyed Sam’s good company he will be missed. Happy memories of him survive and we extend our deepest sympathy to Marion, Matthew and all other members of Sam’s family.



15.2hh Ride and Drive Mare 

Due to retirement, Poona McNally is selling her complete all rounder horse. She rides, drives, hunts & does cross-country, goes first or last .She is hunting fit at the moment as she’s spent the winter hunting with the Louths, Meaths, Ballymena’s and Tara’s. Previously she had hunted with the Galway Blazers.
Competed  in Carriage Driving Ireland 2015 season winning a big class at Shanes castle (Two international in the class) she. Has had a foal in 2016. Flip has perfect manners, an ideal family animal.
Irish passport and is micro-chipped. Has being wormed. Flip is 8 y o Dun mare, easy forward going animal
Price: £3,000 ovno
Location: Kildare, Ireland
Contact: Poona McNally
Phone: 00353 872392690

NICDA Membership…..

Membership Application Forms have been sent out to all existing members, please complete and return to a committee member or post.
Please include mobile number and email address, this helps us to communicate better with you and keep you informed by text and email.
If you are not a driving member, anyone can  support our club by becoming a “Non-Driving Supporter”, you will receive text messages to you mobile and can request  Pics or Calendar updates sent to your email address. A small price to pay to be kept informed of Events, Calendar changes and News.  Click link below for “Membership Form”

NICDA Mem Form 2018

NICDA Points League for 2017

Click Link below
Points League 2017 Presentation of Cups/Trophies for Class Champions, Reserve Champions & Grooms will be at the Dinner Dance on the 7th October,White River House Hotel, Toome. The awarding of the Junior Whip, Encouragement Shield and Bryson Friendship Quaich will be announced at the Dinner Dance together with  Sports Personality of the Year.

Any queries, please contact Anne Lyons on 07753 566388.

Tickets for the Dinner Dance, please contact Anne Lyons ASAP on 07753 566388.