Spring was quite definitely in the air at Florencecourt for the ILDRA endurance ride on 13th April, with riders enjoying the sunshine in their shirtsleeves, as well as primroses and picnics in abundance. Competitive riders got a bit of last minute training before St Patrick's Coast Ride on Saturday 26th April and several pleasure riders also made the trip worthwhile, taking in the sights at Florencecourt and Marble Arch Caves.
For Jake Morrow, on Tambo, the long journey from Co.Down was vindicated by a successful Silver Shamrock Final Award, while Aine Cullen, riding Ellanora and Susan Hunter on Colour Cascade both completed Silver Shamrock Qualifiers. Attending veterinary surgeon, David Nealham MRCVS, was pleased with the condition of the competitive trail ride horses, who were all successful. Organisers, Kathy Conly and Kirsten Conly-Devlin had worked hard to produce an easily followed trail for both competitive and pleasure riders, which was much appreciated by all [...]