Equestrian

NUIG equestrian clubs has something for everyone interested in horses including dressage, show jumping, prix caprilli and student races. Weekly lessons are organised in a local equestrian centre for anyone who wants to work on their skills. With 2 intervarsity events each year we can promise some fun outings and good times are going to be had.

The Club represents NUIG’s equestrian community at both National and International levels.

The club caters for riders of all levels as our club places emphasis on participation and enjoyment over competitive values. Despite our attitude, the club is always well placed Nationally. Over the past five years the club has gone from strength to strength proving to be one of the most competitive on the circuit.

The club is always popular with international students who are studying in Galway for the year or semester who might not otherwise get a chance to ride during their time here in Galway. In the past, good friendships have been struck up between the Irish and international students and long may that continue.

What makes the club so attractive is the accessibility to a sport that isn’t generally considered accessible. 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 possible, subsequently reducing the cost for the student at significant rates.

We have also newly joined the European Student Horse Racing Federation and have some exciting events coming up in the next few months, so stay tuned! 

History


Achievements

2nd Team 1 National Tetrathlon 2019

3rd Individual Male National Tetrathlon 2019

3rd Individual Female National Tetrathlon 2019

4th Individual Show Jumper 2019 National Intervarsities 

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

6th Dressage Team 2019 National Intervarsities 

6th Show Jumping Team 2019 National Intervarsities 

4th Male individual Tetrathlon 2018

5th Female Individual Tetrathlon 2018

6th Team Tetrathlon 2018

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

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

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

Overall team 5th at 2015 National Tetrathlon Championships.

Showjumping team 5th at National Intervarsity Championships 2014.

Individual boys 2nd at National Intervarsity Championships 2014.

Team 5th at 2014 National Tetrathlon Championships.

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

Meetings

Lessons are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in a local riding school. 

Intervarsities 2022 Team Selection and Training will take place in the upcoming months.

Follow our social media platforms for regular updates! 

Contact Us

Email: equestrian@clubs.nuigalway.ie

Instagram: @nuig_equestrian 

Facebook: NUIG Equestrian Club 

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Equestrian
NUIG equestrian clubs has something for everyone interested in horses including dressage, show jumping, prix caprilli and student races. Weekly lessons are organised in a local equestrian centre for anyone who wants to work on their skills. With 2 intervarsity events each year we can promise some fu

Committee Members
Travel and Competition Ofiicer:Kirsty Moran
Clubs Gear Officer:Sophia Tiger-Murphy
Honorary President:Cliona Ni Laoi
Co-Captain:Patricia Hayes
Co-Captain:Firinne Kelly
Secetary/PRO:Meabh Clancy
Vice Captain:Aoife Woods
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