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March of many Disciplines

After the success of our show last week, this weekend proved also to be busy for our riders. Best of all the were able to enjoy it without wind and rain!

Laura Kavanagh and Aoife Harrington travelled to Annaharvey to take part in the hunter trials with their ponies Bobby and Milkway. They had great fun enjoying their ponies in the sun and Aoife now has the cross country bug and is looking forward to more.

Emma, Rebecca and Lorna travelled to Killossery to take part in Dressage Ireland. Emma and Ruben and Rebecca and Honey took part in the preliminary class. Emma and Ruben are working hard on developing as a team together with some great marks showing potential. It is hard to believe that Rebecca, a full time BHS student with Dunbyrne, and her horse Honey have competed in just three dressage shows ever! Their partnership shone through this weekend as they earned impressive scores of 67% and 69% taking home fifth and second place.

Lorna and Sammy (DBS Second Chance) competed in the elementary classes. They had a great day taking home first and third place in their classes.

We are always delighted to see our riders out enjoying their sport and look forward to see what the next few weeks bring.

Dunbyrne Equestrian 2018 Early Bird Riding Lesson Offer

At Dunbyrne Equestrian in Co. Kildare, we pride ourselves on providing professional and enjoyable riding lessons to both adults and children at our onsite AIRE approved riding school. We run group lessons during the week and at weekends for riders of all levels. Private lessons are also available. For complete beginners we offer lead rein lessons on Saturday and Sunday. 

2018 Early Bird Offer

Our new early bird offer is an after school class ideal for primary school children who want to improve their riding in 2018 and enjoy affordable riding lessons. 

Take advantage of our early bird riding lessons in 2018! Dunbyrne Riding School are offering a fantastic deal to kick start 2018! 

10 group lessons for €180.00 ( normal cost price of lessons €250.00!!) 

This one hour group lesson will take place every Thursday @ 3.30pm, beginning Thursday 18/01/18. Riders must be able to walk and trot independently and the full amount is payable on 18/01/18. 

To book please contact Michelle on (085) 8059529 or dunbyrnestud@gmail.com





AIRE Test Success for Dunbyrne Riding School

Last Saturday 18 of our riding school pupils took their first AIRE (association of Irish Riding Establishment) tests at Dunbyrne Riding School. The pupils, trained by our yard manager Michelle Leonard were tested on the day by Ross O'Hare (BHSI) riding either their own ponies or our riding school ponies.

Michelle does an amazing job of helping all of our pupils to develop and learn and the AIRE tests show the progression they all have made. All of the proud pupils received AIRE certificates from Dunbyrne Riding School. We celebrated afterwards with a barbecue in the yard where everyone enjoyed Len's legendary cooking skills. 

Foundation D Test recipients. 

Alex Noonan, L:aura Kavanagh, Blanaid Sharpe and Hallie Cullen

Foundation C Test recipients.

Molly Dunne, Amy Carty, Beth Dempsey, Martha WIlliams, Hanna Groves, Sinead Davitt, Lauren Power and Sive Murphy

Foundation B Test recipients.

Jessica Dunne, Jessica McBride, Ciaran Carty, Sienna Laffan, Gemma Carter, Alimay Conroy,