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Clandeboye Estate Charity Ride


PR - in aid of Air Ambulance NI


Sat 30 Mar 2019


   Ulster Branch

Click to read Sally Toye

Report & Results:

ILDRA (Irish Long Distance Riding Association) held a charity ride and raffle in aid of Air Ambulance NI on the 30th of March. A beautiful ride around the wonderful Clandeboye Estate and the woodland trails was well enjoyed by all of the riders taking part in ILDRA’s pleasure ride. All proceeds raised from the ride went towards raising money for Air Ambulance NI, ILDRA extends its thanks to Lady Dufferin for allowing usage and access to Clandeboye Estate for the charity ride.

As part of the charity ride raising money for the Air Ambulance NI, several sponsors came forward to assist in the creation of 5 fabulous hampers made up of a variety of goodies, enjoyed by both horses and humans alike. Our thanks go to the numerous generous sponsors who provided prizes to make 5 truly fantastic hampers filled with wonderful products;

Downtown and Cool FM Radio stations, Kingsfield Haylage, Bailey’s Horse Feeds, KCD Krafts, Fruit Field Service Station, Premier Saddlery, Aloe Vera, Robyn Catterall Side Saddle Instructor, Balmoral Show Committee, Truska LTD, Digby’s Bar and Restaurant, Intersport, St. Patrick’s Coast Endurance Committee, NAF, Dexdoor LTD, Long Meadow Cider, Omniplex Cinemas, ILDRA Ulster Branch Committee, Dundonald Ice Bowl, Hannah Catterall Photography, Todd’s Leap, Zio Restaurant, December Rose Therapies, Woodview Garden Centre, Downpatrick Racecourse, Sew No.65, Uluru Restaurant, C&G Embroidery, Mother Bee, Horse First, Bushmills Distillery, Mary Thompson, Kathy Conly, Alastair Conly and John Anderson.

International ILDRA rider, Avril Bray kindly made the much-anticipated draw to announce the winners of the wonderful hamper prizes. The winners were as follows;

Hamper 1 - # 155 - Carla Mullan
Hamper 2 - # 3 - Roz Corry
Hamper 3 - # 14 - Liz Evans
Hamper 4 - # 64 - David McAdoo
Hamper 5 - # 86 - Pauline Raine

The Air Ambulance NI provides vital assistance to anyone in urgent need and is an extremely well-deserved and worthy cause and ILDRA are proud to have supported their work. ILDRA is very pleased to announce that the charity ride and raffle were able to raise a spectacular £2050 to support the work of the Air Ambulance NI.

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More Details:

New to ILDRA calendar this year. A pleasure ride in aid of the Air Ambulance NI.


By knd permission of Lady Dufferin and the Clandeboye Estate with thanks to John Witchell and Mark Logan.

Come and support this new venue for ILDRA and this great charity that relies on public donations and fund raising.

Ride out between 10:30am and 12:30pm - No late starters please

Non Members Welcome - Pay on the day - ALL porceeds to the Air Ambulance NI.

We are alos holding a draw on the day for some great prizes

'Buy A Square' for £10 and be in with a chance of winning one of four fabulous hampers, containing prizes such as Olly Murs concert tickets, Balmoral Show tickets, Equine photo shoot, Side Saddle lesson and many many other prizes with more being added daily.

You can buy your square(s) from committee members, at any rides before the draw or at this Clandeboye Ride. You can buy your square(s) from committee members, at any rides before the draw or at this Clandeboye Ride.

You can also buy squares on-line here and now!.

Ride Map

clandeboye Map

Please download, print and bring a copy of the map with you.

Also available as .pdf - click here

The venue is at the Saw Mills on the Crawfordsburn Road. For satnavs a nearby address is Blackwood Golf Club BT19 1GB.

Lorries should exercise care on, or avoid, the B170 Ballysallagh Road between the A2 and the Crawfordsburn Road as there is a 3.4 metre low bridge.