Endurance Ireland Trophies

The Winners of the 2018 Season Trophies and the descriptions of each of the trophies is below.  In order to win one of these trophies you must first join Endurance Ireland and then at the end of the season submit your application, all mileage counted for trophies must be ridden with Endurance Ireland.  

The Delour Valley Stud Open Mileage Champion Trophy

This trophy was sponsored by Colette Croke and is awarded to the Rider who is Open Qualified and who attains the most mileage in the preceding year.  2019 Winners:

1st Evelyn Moore, 2nd Teresa Moore

The Kilkenny Intermediate Mileage Champion Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the Rider who is Intermediate Qualified and who attains the most club mileage in the preceding year.

The Hope Novice Mileage Champion Trophy

This trophy was sponsored by Anne Kinsella, and is awarded to the Rider who is Novice Qualified and who attains the most club mileage in the preceding year. 2019 Winners are: 

1st Eamon & Caitlin Conway, 2nd Mary & Breffni Balkin, 3rd Heather Lemmon-Kiely

The Smuggler Trail Ride Mileage Champion Trophy

This trophy was created by Kim McCormack and is in memory of Eileeen Cosgrave (The Purple Lady) an enthusiastic trail rider.  This trophy is awarded to the member with the most club trail mileage over the season.  2019 Winners:

1st Anne Kinsella, 2nd Susanne O’Rourke, 3rd Mary & Breffni Balkin

The Inspire Trail Ride Mileage Champion Trophy

This Trophy was established by Samantha Linton This trophy is awarded to Junior competitor who attains the most club trail mileage over the season.  2019 Winners:

1st Breffni Balkin, 2nd Caitlin Conway, 3rd Natasha O’Rourke

The Dantean Top Arab Trophy

This Trophy was sponsored by Yvonne Croke and is awarded to the Arab (who must be registered with an Arab Association copy of passport to be submitted) who attains the most club mileage over the season. 2019 Winners:

1st Shalimar (Princess) (Owner Mary Balkin-Hoey)

The Abbeyleix Top Non-Arab Trophy 

This Trophy is awarded to the Non Arab who attains the most club mileage over the season. 2019 Winners are:

1st Gales Hill Sabre (Owner Teresa Moore), 2nd Slaneyside Queen (Owner Evelyn Moore), 3rd Benny & Pepsi (Owner Eamon Conway)

The IDHBA Top Irish Draught Trophy

This Trophy was sponsored by the IDHBA and is awarded to the Irish Draught Horse who attains the most club mileage over the season.  The horse must be registered with either Endurance Ireland or the IDHBA and a copy of the passport must be provided. 2019 Winners:

1st Merry Wood (Owner John Lidierth), 2nd Kilpiper Julie (Owner Peter McLoughlin), 3rd Ballycreen Minerva (Owner David Cosby)

The Barrow Dancer Veteran Trophy

This trophy was sponsored by Siobhan Ovington and is awarded to the veteran horse (18 or over) who attains the most mileage with the club in the preceding season.  2019 winners are:

1st Gales Hill Scimitar (Owner Teresa Moore) 2nd George (Owner Shane Mullen), 3rd Gales Hill Boffin (Owner Teresa Moore)

The Gales Hill Stables Top Competitive Horse Trophy

This trophy was sponsored by Gales Hill Stables and is awarded to our top competitive horse of the season.  This trophy is based on heart rates and vet times for your best 6 club rides of the season.  Points are awarded by multiplying the heart rate by the number of minutes taken to call for vet.   For example if you call for vet after 2 minutes and the heart rate is 54bpm the number of points are 108, if you call after 5 minutes and the heart rate is 36bpm the points are 180.  The horse with the lowest points wins the trophy.

2019 Winner: Slaneyside Queen (Owner Evelyn Moore)

The Interschools Team Trophy

This trophy was supported by IPB Insurance and is awarded to the school based on the total mileage ridden by the students of that school in the preceding season.  2019 Winners are:

St. Joseph’s Secondary School

The Interschool Individual Trophy

This trophy was supported by IPB Insurance and is awarded to the student who attains the most mileage in the preceding season.  2019 Winners are:

1st Caitlin Conway, 2nd Breffni Balkin and 3rd Natasha O’Rourke