13 May: Show Jumping and Derby Day

Saturday 13 May it’s time for Bel-Air Riding Club’s Show Jumping and Derby Day. Entries on the day and riding club cards must be shown. Enquiries to Noni on 087 2794392 or email to info@belair.ie. Click the image to download the invitation with all details. We hope to see you at Bel-Air!



XC schooling with Noni

There will be xc schooling with Noni in the Aft/Evening of Tues 9th May.

Places will need to be booked online

Munny Trail Day Out – Postponed



Bel Air RC will go to Munny Trail on Saturday 27th May for a XC ride out. Its a great day out for everyone.

The ride has directional arrows to show your way around, all jumps are optional so you can go in bigger or smaller groups and go at whatever speed that suits you – hare or tortoise!! Bring a picnic for afterwards. This is very much a social day so non riders, family, friends etc are most welcome.  Have a look at Munny Trail website for more info. Riders who are not BARC members are also welcome. All riders will need to book online.

It takes approx 1hr 15mins to get to Munny Trail from Bel-Air. We hope to ride at approx 11.30am and will be of 1.5/2hrs duration.


Any queries please contact Noni

AIRC Training Bursary – 7 May/2 Sept 2017

SOUTH LEINSTER REGION, AIRC have presented their training programme for 2017. This year the clinics are Show jumping with Peter O’Toole (7 May),  Dressage with Gerald Bloomer (2 September) and Cross Country with Louise Bloomer (2 September). The training is subsidised and very good value. Places are limited, so book early! Click the link for pdf with all details: AIRCtraining_flyer17.





Non RC events coming up

Here are some events coming up that you may be interested in.

Wicklow Hunt H/T – Sunday 2nd April in Killahurler

Shillelagh H/T – Sunday 9th April in Coolboy

XC/Working Hunter Clinic with Paul Kilbride – Wed 19th April in Spruce Lodge

SJ Training on Grass with Stephen Byrne

Stephen will give SJ training on grass at Bel-Air on Wed 3rd May (evening)as a warm up for our Interclub SJ & Derby Day. This is open to all BARC members. ONLINE ENTRIES NOW OPEN


Equestrian Performance Psychology Workshop With Poppy Blandford

Mon 8th May

Bel-Air Hotel at 7.30pm approx 1.5hrs duration
€30 per person, to be booked online


Poppy works with many riders and teams in the Sport Horse Industry as a behavioural and performance coach addressing many aspects of mental preparation and performance psychology. She began working with Riding Clubs this year and has found the response to be tremendous and very beneficial to all.

The areas she have found most helpful for similar groups are:


  • Learn how to develop a performance mind set.
  • Learn how to develop training techniques which build competition confidence.
  • Build psychological strength and resilience.
  • Develop strategy, identity and direction.
  • Take control of distraction, negativity and destructive thinking.

Booking for this event will be online and is open to all

Online Entry for Training and Competitions Update

Following a recent committee meeting it has been decided that all entries for training/competitions will be booked and paid online for a trial period up to end of June. Overall there has been good feedback regarding the online system but we need to make it more consistent. There will be a review by the committee at the end of June.

Regional SJ Training & AIRC Bursary

South Leinster Region AIRC with the support of the AIRC Training Bursary is hosting a Showjumping Clinic in Ballinteskin is now on Saturday 6th May. If you are interested in taking part please contact Darina 086 3854889 or Oona 087 2611739.

Places are limited and are on a first come, first served basis

Hunter Trials – Bel-Air members only

BARC Hunter Trials will be held on Good Friday 14th April. Start time 12.45pm

All grades  – Pairs and Singles. Can go in any order.

This is open to current BARC members only.

Please  book your school horse and make your entry online


Fence list can be seen on the RC Facebook page