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24/4/06: Congratulations to Suzie Cave who has been selected for the World Student Equestrian Games this summer!

19/4/06:
The camping trip this year will be to Dunfanaghy in Donegal on 16th-18th June. We can either camp (8 euro/night) or stay in a hostel (12 euro/night).  Riding starts at 25 euro/hour for a beach ride. You can stay one or both nights, and ride as much or as little as you like. The trip is suitable for all standards of riders and different abilities will be separated. Please  email us
asap if you are interested.

19/3/06:
Our end of year pony games and dinner will take place on Wednesday 10th May. The games will be at 2pm and will have a Hawaiian theme. Please wear Hawaiian fancy dress. They will cost 10. The dinner will be in Ruby Tuesdays on the Lisburn Road at 8.30pm, and will provisionally cost 15. Please let us know asap if you are interested, and give a deposit of 5 for each by Wednesday 3rd May.


19/3/06:
Our AGM will take place on Wednesday 26th April at 5.15pm. Please meet in the foyer of the Peter Frogatt Building. If you are interested in being on the committee next year, please email us
.

19/3/06:
We are planning a forest ride for experienced riders at the Mourne Trail Riding Centre in Newcastle. It will take place on Thursday 13th April and will cost 25. Anyone interested, please
email us asap as places are limited

1/2/06:
Members of the club will be helping with the equestrian event at the Special Olympics, which will be taking place at Lessans Riding Stables in Saintfield on 21st-25th June. If anyone is interested, they need to download and complete the form, which can be found here.


7/1/06:
There will be a forest ride for intermediate rides and above on Friday 27th January at the Mourne Trail Riding Centre near Newcastle. This centre only caters for experienced riders and there will compulsory jumping. Cost will be around 25 for 2 hours. If you are interested, please email us asap.

7/1/06: The intervarsities will take place this year on 17th-20th February in Derry. Cost is 75, and includes 3 nights hotel accommodation, entertainment Friday and Saturday nights, and a formal on the Sunday. You compete in one of 3 events - show jumping, dressage or prix caprilli (basic dressage with a few small jumps). More details of these can be found on the competitions page. If you are interested, please contact us soon as possible, saying which event you are interested in. Trials for all those who haven't previously competed will take place on Wednesday 25th January at 2pm at Lessans Riding Stables in Saintfield, and cost 6. You must let us know in advance if you will be attending.

21/11/05: Christmas pony games will take place on Wednesday 14th December. Cost is 15. There will be food, rosettes, and prizes for everyone, and a Christmas fancy dress theme. The event is suitable for all levels. There are pictures from last year, if you want to see them here. The event will be followed by Christmas dinner in the evening at Ruby Tuesdays on the Lisburn Road. Cost for this is also 15. A deposit of 10 should be paid by Monday 5th December, with the balance paid by 12th.

21/11/05:
Congratulations to all those who competed at the tetrathlon at the weekend, especially Gareth, who was 3rd in the running (no pink rosette this year!), and Sarah Lavery, who was 6th in the shooting (despite only having shot once before). If anyone is interested in going to the intervarsities (which are being held in Derry, probably on 17th-20th February), they need to start thinking about it now. This year, the entries are being limited, with those who send the entry forms first getting preference for any extra spaces, so we need to know asap if you are interested.  Cost will probably be around 60 for the weekend. There are events suitable for intermediate riders up. See the competitions page for more information.

21/11/05:
The forest ride is going ahead on Sunday 27th November, at Mount Pleasant Trekking Centre in Castlewellan. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced riders, and will include walk, trot and canter with optional jumps. If you are interested, please email us: mailto:%20qubridingclub@yahoo.com. Cost will be 22 for 2 hours, and money needs to be paid by Wednesday 23rd.

3/11/05:
We are planning on getting club jackets. As we are sponsored by Horseware, we will get these at cost price, plus the embroidery costs. They will end up costing between 25 and 50, depending on the type we get. If you are interested, email us for more details mailto:%20qubridingclub@yahoo.com.

3/11/05: We're planning a forest ride on Sunday 27th November, at Mount Pleasant Trekking Centre. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced riders, and will include walk, trot and canter with optional jumps. If you are interested, please email us: mailto:%20qubridingclub@yahoo.com. Cost will be around 25 for 2 hours.

13/10/05:
This year's tetrathlon will take place on 18th-20th November. The approximate cost is 50. Please let us know by 19th October if you are interested. We especially need guys, as there are two girls and two guys on a team. You don't need to be superfit, so give it a try. Money (or as much of it as possible) by 19th October please. Details of what the competition entails can be found on the competitions page.

4/10/05:
The lessons this year will be at the following times:
1pm - Intermediate/Advanced
2pm - Beginners/Novice
3pm - Intermediate
4pm - Advanced
Lessons must be booked EACH WEEK YOU WANT TO RIDE. They are very popular, so please book early. If you can't make it to the meeting, please email.


15/9/05:
The riding club year begins again on 28th September with the Freshers' Bazaar. This takes place in the Snack Bar in the Students' Union from 10am to 4pm, and you can join the club at our stall on the left hand side. Our first meeting will take place on Monday 3rd October at 1pm in the conference room in the Students' Union, with our first lessons taking place on Wednesday 5th October, times to be confirmed.

25/5/05:
Congratulations to the following people who received Blues Awards this year:

Full Blues
Joanne McCandless


Half Blues
Suzie Cave Sarah McClean
Ciara Digney Karen Rollins
Rachel Leonard Nicola Robinson
Claire Liddle Lorna Stewart
Claire Love  

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