27 January – Annual Awards Dinner, AIRC South Leinster Region

What? Annual Awards Dinner, AIRC South Leinster Region
When? January 27th, 2018
Where? Bel-Air Hotel
Tickets are available from January 15th. Contact Darina Marks for tickets if you are a member of Bel-Air Riding Club. Members of other clubs contact their club secretaries. The full invitation is available here.

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Feb–March Foxborough Dressage League

We just got an invitation to the Foxborough Dressage League, and it’s available at this link. The first date is Februay 3rd , and the league runs until the first week of March. The Polo Grounds at Kilpoole Hill, Wicklow is the venue.

Riding club subscription 2018 due – new members welcome too

Current members, it’s that time of year again …  you can now renew your membership here on the site. Remember you must have your 2018 card before you can participate in any riding club events in Bel-Air or any other club.

New members – did you know that even if you don’t own your own horse, but ride in Bel-Air Equestrian Centre – you can join Bel-Air Riding Club? That means, you can actually ride one of the fabulous Bel-Air horses and take part in the various competitions, training clinics and fun social events in our fabulous base, the Bel-Air Hotel and Equestrian Centre. And of course, horse owners, whose horses are stabled elsewhere, are also very welcome to join.

Here are some examples of the 2017 Club eventsand 2018 promises more of the same, with the possibility of new events being added – and more of the great fun and camaraderie we are famous for.

  • Dressage training with Stephen Byrne.
  • Kizzy Cup league (Bel-Air RC members’ Dressage league).
  • SJ Training Clinics with Paul Kilbride.
  • Mini Midi Maxi (with course designed and built by expert Course Designer, David Byrne).
  • Arena and Field based XC Training with Noni Law.
  • Derby Mini Midi Maxi competition.
  • Bel-Air RC summer show.
  • Bel-Air RC members’ Hunter Trials in Spring and Autumn.
  • Show jumping training on grass with Stephen Byrne.
  • Sports Psychologist Evening in Bel-Air Hotel.
  • Slaney Cup (Bel-Air RC members’ SJ and Dressage competition).
  • Dressage Training in advance of National Championships.
  • Riding Club Social outing to the Munny Trail.
  • Derby Training with with Paul Kilbride.
  • Riders Position Clinic with Paul Kilbride.

So, please renew or subscribe online now here on the website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email belaireq@gmail.com

And let’s ride.

Membership 2018

It’s time to renew your membership for 2018, which must be in place before you can participate in any riding club events in the new year. Both at Bel-Air and events organised by other clubs.

Memberships are to be paid online. Please note the membership form, which is available here, needs to be printed off and signed in 2 places and left in to Bel-Air. There is no need to give old cards or photos unless requested to do so.


Bel-Air Riding Club AGM will take place in Bel-Air on Wednesday 29th November at 7.30pm. All members are invited to attend.

Summer Break

After a very busy first half of the year within our Riding Club we are taking a break for the month of August. See you all again in September!

Good Luck!

Best of luck to our Bel-air Dressage Team Claire, Alison, Cathy and Tricia and our Individuals John and Ken who are competing at the Dressage Qualifier in Marlton on Sunday.

We have a Winner!

Well done to Rachel Clarke & Rainman who won their class in Boswell on Saturday!!!!!


Congratulations & Best of Luck to Suzanne & Oyster who have qualified for the Connemara class at the RDS Horse Show !!!!