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Congratulations to the following people who have received blues awards for the season.

Full Blues
Jenni Parker

Half Blues
Sarah Campbell Joanne McCandless
Bronagh Haren Roma Oakes
Cheryl Lawther Fiona Rankin
Rachel Leonard Mary Rothwell

We will be going on a beach ride on Sunday 13th June. This is for experienced riders only. Cost is £30, and we will be meeting at the Students' Union at 9.15am on Sunday. If you would like to go, please email us.

Our end of year dinner will take place on Friday 11 June. We will meet at 7.15pm at the sofas in the Student's Union. Please everyone come along.

26/4/04: Unfortunately the Western Riding Trip due to take place on Sunday 2nd Mayhas had to be cancelled as the horses had a virus.

Our AGM will take place on Wednesday 5th May. At the meeting, our committee for next year will be chosen, so if you like to be on it, please come along.

30/3/04: We are planning a Western Riding Trip, which will take place on Sunday 2nd May.  Details have yet to be finalised, but will probably include a lesson in Western Riding, and trail riding in Tollymore Forest. Cost is likely to be around £50. This trip is suitable for both experienced riders as well as beginners/novices, as the centre will split the groups. If you would be interested in going, please email us asap. Futher details of the centre can be found by clicking here.

Congratulations to all who took part in the National Equestrian Intervarsity Championships at the weekend. Jenni Parker won the dressage competition, beating 70 others, the prix caprilli team finished third out of twenty teams, and the club finished 6th out of all the universities and colleges taking part. Full results can be downloaded here.

Thanks to all wanted to go on the First Aid Course. Unfortunately we can only send two people, and this year it will be attended by Rachael Leonard and Lorna Stewart. The Web Design Course will be attended by Gareth Kelly.
We are now able to send two extra people. These will be Janette Campbell and Jane Moore.

There will be a First Aid Course on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th February from 6-9pm (both sessions must be attended). The club can send two members to this, due to the high risk nature of the sport. If you would like to be considered, please email us asap.

Thanks to all those who took part in the trials for the Intervarsities. The teams are as follows:

Prix Caprilli 1
Show Jumping
Bronagh Haren
Roma Oakes
Sarah Campbell
Joanne McCandless
Mary Rothwell
Jenni Parker
Rachel Leonard
Fiona Rankin
Cheryl Lawther

Prix Caprilli 2
Dressage Individuals
Show Jumping Individuals
Janette Campbell
Sarah Campbell
Gareth Kelly
Jane Moore
Jenni Parker
Karen Rollins
Lorna Stewart

A "Web Site Design and Maintenance" Course will be taking place on 24th and 26th February from 6-9pm. If anyone would be interested in attending this course with a view to taking over the maintenance of the website, please let us know asap.

Trials for this year's intervarsities will take place on Wednesday 28th January at 2pm. The intervarsties are taking place in Dublin on 20th-23rd February. For events, please see the Competitions page. If you would like to go to the trials, please email me by Monday 26th January, along with the event you would like to take part in.

The last lesson of this year will take place on Wednesday 17th December. Lessons will recommence on Wednesday 4th February.

We are planning a trip to the International Horse Show at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Friday 28th November (evening performance). If you would like to go on this, the cost is £27.50, and I need names and money as soon as possible, but at the latest by Monday 17th November.

Good luck to Karen Rollins, Jane Moore, Gareth Kelly and Brian O'Melia, who are representing the club at the National Intervarsity Tetrathlon this weekend in Bray.

The dates for this year's intervarsities have been confirmed as 20th-23rd February. For more details of this competition, please see the Competitions Page. If you would be interested in competing, please think about it now, so you will know when we start looking for people.

The forest ride this year will take place on Sunday 9th November in Tollymore Forest. Cost is £50 for a whole day's riding including lunch. If anyone is interested in going, I need the money by Monday 3rd November.

8/10/03: The tetrathlon will take place this year on 14th-16th November in Dublin. Would all those interested please let me know ASAP as we need to know final numbers by 20th October. Please see the Competitions Page for further details of what the tetrathlon entails. If you think you might be interested, don't worry if you have never done it before or think you might not be very good. We aim to have a good time, and so long as you can make it round a course of jumps, don't worry about the other phases. This especially applies to the guys, as teams consist of two males and two females, so we really need you.

Congratulations to Jenni Parker for being selected to represent Ireland at the Student Riding Nations Cup in Italy in September.

4/8/03: We are looking for someone who would be interested taking over as webmaster in the 2004/5 academic year. No experience is necessary as you would have a whole year to learn the ropes, and the university usually runs some training for those interested. You would be responsible for updating the website when necessary, and adding photos etc. If you are intersted, please email us. If you would like further details, please speak to Joanne.

4/8/03: The 2003/4 year will begin with the Fresher's Bazaar in the Snack Bar on 1st October, when you can join the club. We also hope to be selling sweatshirts then for those who haven't already got one. They will cost £16. The first meeting of the new year will be on Monday 6th October in Club Room 1 in the Students' Union, at 1pm. The first lessons of the year will take place on Wednesday 8th October, and can be booked at the meeting on 6th October.

News Archive: 02-03

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