2023 Calendar

This year’s Home Internationals will be hosted by Wales at The Red Dragon from September 29th to Sunday 1st October.

The Home International is a friendly competition which is run on an annual basis rotating between the 4 countries, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
This year  Endurance Ireland will manage Team Ireland and so we are sending out an invitation for those riders who have a ‘genuine expression of interest’, this is not a commitment, where we will have a meeting (online) to go through details such as classes, cost, travel and all that is included in getting to Wales. Riders will then be free to decide if this sounds like it is something they would like to get involved with.
This is open to paid up members of any of the three endurance clubs.
Please contact Anne by Friday 31st of March
The team is made up of 12 riders with distances of 40km up to 160km(2 day) and classes from junior upwards. This is a great opportunity for riders of all levels to be on a team where everyone looks out for each other.
If you would like to attend the meeting as a prospective team member please email Anne at endurancesecretary@gmail.com
Please remember if you are a junior you will need your parent to contact Anne

We have been busy getting ready for the 2023 Season and have the calendar ready for issue.  More details will be available on the website and entries will open in advance of the rides and in the coming weeks to both members and non members on www.itsplainsailing.com/org/ei

26th February Baunreagh, Co. Laois Organiser Yvonne Croke

12th March Ballinesker Beach, Co. Wexford Organiser Marty Delaney/Anne Kinsella

26th March Galtee Ride, Organiser Teresa Moore – Exit 11 off the M8, proceed along the R639, take the first left and the venue is down the road

23rd April Stradbally IDHBA ODE Ride, Organisers Yvonne Croke & Anne Kinsella  This ride has all of our usual classes and is open to everyone.  We will also have a class for Irish Draughts only with prizes for 1st to 6th

30th April Wolfhill, Co. Laois, This is a Charity Ride to support our member and Para-Dressage Rider Heather in her quest to qualify for the 2024 Paralympics, if you can’t come but would like to support check out https://www.gofundme.com/f/donate-to-help-heathers-paradressage-journey Organiser Teresa Moore/Anne Kinsella

14th May Leinster Way Ride, Co. Carlow, Organiser Evelyn Moore

28th May Kinnitty, Co. Offaly, Organiser Yvonne Croke

11th June Timahoe Co. Laois, Organiser Anne Kinsella

25th June Mountshannon, Co. Clare, Organiser Eamon Conway

9th July To be confirmed

23rd July, Tipperary Ride – venue to be confirmed

9th August, To be confirmed

27th August, Endurance Ireland Nationals, Larkfield, Athy, Organisers Anne Kinsella/Yvonne Croke

September and October events will be confirmed in the next few weeks

22nd October Fun Halloween Ride, Timahoe, Co. Laois, Organiser Anne Kinsella