Club profiles: Equestrian

Equestrian

The Club represents the college's equestrian community at both national and international competition. The club has a proud history of participation at events and is always well placed. The club caters for riders of all levels and has a strong ethos of enjoyment and participation over just winning. Despite this attitude, the club have been quite successful, always featuring in the top 5. But the emphasis isn't solely on competition, as there is regular trekking for those just interested in a Saturday jaunt. Also throughout the college year there are club nights out organised. These nights out are great for new members of the club to get to know each other and there always a bit of craic. The club is always popular with foreign students who are studying in Galway for the year or semester who might not otherwise get a chance to ride during there time here. In the past, good friendships have been struck up between the Irish and foreign students and long may that continue. What makes the club so attractive is that you do not need a horse of your own to join. Through funding provided by the college, the club subsidises as much of the activities as it can to try and reduce the cost to the student. So I would like to welcome all interested to get in contact with a member of the club either through the club email, committee members phone or email. NUIG Equestrian Club looks forward to your participation. RECRUITING NEW CLUB MEMBERS... JOIN FACEBOOK ... https://www.facebook.com/pages/NUIG-Equestrian-Club/558000600934399

Lessons took place in Rockmount Equestrian centre throughout the first semester and we are looking forward to returning next year. We were very successful this year at tetrathlon intervarsities which was hosted by UL at Castlefergus Riding Stables in Quin, Co.Clare. This competition included not only equestrian activities but also running, swimming and shooting proving to be a great weekend.  

Achievements

5th in individual show jumping at the 2017 National Intervarsity Championships


1st and 3nd in the girls riding phase in 2015 National Tetrathalon Championships.

1st in the girls running phase in 2015 National Tetrathalon Championships.

3rd in Boys Running and Riding section at 2015 National Tetrathalon Championships.

Overall team 5th at 2015 National Tetrathalon Championships.

Showjumping team 5th at National Intervarsity Championships 2014.

Individual boys 2nd at National Intervarsity Championships 2014.

Team 5th at 2014 National Tetrathalon Championships.

2rd and 5th in the girls' 2014 National Tetrathalon Championships.

As a result of these achievements in recent years, a number of our NUIG students have been selected to represent Irish student riding at SRNCs( Student Rider Nations Cup) in Romania, Germany, Spain and Florida.

Intervarsities

The National Equestrian Intervarsites is an event that is held once every year in Febuary. It consists of Showjumping and Dressage aswell as a prix caprilli class. This year the event was hosted by UCC and CIT where there was over 25 national universities competing again one another as well as teams from Great Britain, Belguim and Poland. It always proves to be an exciting weekend for all involved.