Slaney Cup 2018 – 5 June & 9 June

The Slaney Cup competition, with dressage, show jumping and equitation jumping, will be held on Tuesday  5th June and Saturday  9th June 2018. This event is only open to members of Bel-Air Riding Club.

5th June (Evening) Dressage.

Dressage Tests:

Primary – AIRC 2 2008

Advance Primary – AIRC 7 2008

Intermediate – AIRC 15 2013

Advanced Intermediate – AIRC 20 2010

Riders will ride the test twice.

*We are looking for a volunteer to write for the Judge please.


9th June 1.30 pm Show jumping and Equitation Jumping.

*If anyone can help David to build the course on the Friday it would be very much appreciated.



Smart casual; white/beige jodhpurs and club polo shirt or other dark top. No plaits.

Enter online through Plainsailing.

UPDATED! 15 May Hunter trials (Bel-Air members only)


Weather forecast has now changed, and it is going to be too wet for ground conditions. We will hold it tomorrow evening instead (16 May), if we have enough people. Please let me know by text if you are interested in coming.
Thanks, Noni


Good news! The Derby mini midi maxi which was planned for Tuesday 15 May will be Hunter Trials instead. Hoooray!
Date:Tuesday 15 May
Time: 6PM
Venue: Bel-Air
Entries here on the site.

*This event is only open for members of Bel-Air Riding Club*

1 May Talk: Safety Considerations when organising a Horse Show

AIRC South Leinster Region
Are hosting a
Presentation and discussion on Safety Considerations when organising a Horse Show
Speaker:  Tom Holden  Chartered Safety Practitioner & International Course Designer
Date:    8.00 pm Tuesday 1st May
Venue:  Bel-Air Hotel, Ashford

This is a free event funded by the AIRC Training Bursary and S. Leinster region.

The region is seeking at least two representatives from each club. Obviously more are welcome.
If you are attending from Bel-Air, please let David Byrne know before Tuesday 24th April    (086 2202677 email: )

May events for Bel-Air members

We have some more events planned for Tuesday nights in May:

  • Show jumping with Stephen Byrne
  • Cross-country training with Noni
  • Derby mini midi maxi

You can read more under Events, and all events are booked online. If an event is not up on the booking page yet, please try again closer to the date.

Kizzy Cup 2018

For 17 years we have been honouring a wonderful mare called Kizzy. Many are the riders she took safely through the ride-outs and lessons at Bel-Air! In 2001 a perpetual trophy was given by two of her biggest fans, Ursula Carlin and Marion Kennedy.

Once again on the 17th and 24th of February 2018 we will be holding the Kizzy Cup Dressage League. This is a league for members of Bel-Air Riding Club only. Details about tests, dress code, etc. are posted under Events on this site.


24 March – Monty Roberts Demo in Cavan

Bel-Air Riding Club got an invitation to a demo with Monty Roberts. Caitriona O’Meara is one of the organisers, and this is what she writes:

“Monty Roberts is returning to Ireland on 24th March to do a demo in Cavan Equestrian Centre. Your members may be interested as he will give practical demonstrations on how to approach certain issues in training and horse handling. Also, we are looking for horses that have trouble loading and unbroken horses looking to be started.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask or have a look at my facebook page Caitriona O’Meara-Equine Training Solutions for additional info.

Tickets for the event are on sale on eventbrite  Monty Roberts’ Irish Demonstration and are going fast!”

Click image to see full size invitation.

2018 – Dressage Training, Kizzy Cup, Mini Midi Maxi and more

Dressage training with Stephen Byrne 30 Jan and 13 Feb, and Kizzy Cup dressage league 17 and 24 Feb are the first club events this year. There will also be mini-midi-maxi, show jumping training, cross country training with Noni, hunter trials and much more. Details about each event will be available under Events.