SRNC Romania - Best of Luck
Exciting week ahead for IURCA and the Squad Riders who are competing in SRNC Romania this weekend (17th-20th May). IURCA wish the team of Zoe Mc Elligott (UCD Smurfit), Shane Mulligan (DIT), Paddy MacDonagh (UCD) and also our Individual Rider, Ciara Ennis (UCC) the very best of luck. Jenna Culligan Officiates as Team Chef. Results to Follow
Intervarsities Report 2012
The Irish Student Riding Championships were held last weekend in Duffy’s Equestrian Centre, Claregalway, Co. Galway. The two day Championship event was hosted by NUI Galway. The event included Showjumping, Dressage and Prix Caprilli. With over 130 riders competing in Showjumping, the standard of riding was exceptional. After 4 rounds, the winner was Emily Corbett from Team GB. Emily’s Family own Tryella Equestrian Centre where numerous Eventing Ireland are hosted. Runner up was 2011’s National Champion, Liz Dore from NUI Maynooth. The Trinity College Dublin team were crowned ‘Cashel House Equestrian’ National Team Champions. The team of Poppy Blandford, Katie Weldon and Zoe McElligott proved hard to beat with all riders progressing to the second round.
The Dressage competition took place over two days with UCD, UCC and DIT all fielding very strong teams. It was DIT coming out on top with Sara Glynn and Declan Crowley going head to head in the final round. Sarah piped Declan at the post which crowned her ‘Dubarry Ireland’ National Dressage Champion. A title she previously won in 2010. DIT’s individual’s results helped them take the team title with UCC coming in a close second.
UCC swept the boards in the Prix Caprilli with their team of Holly Fleming, Hazel Carroll and Emer Mulcahy winning UCC’s first ever Prix Caprilli Title. Mulcahy continued here success by taking the Connolly’s Red Mills individual Prix Caprilli title. With UCC’s outstanding results, they were crowned overall National College of the Year for 2012. IURCA would like to thank the NUI Galway organising Committee for running an outstanding weekend, the owners of all the horses provided, the Dressage, Showjumping and Prix Caprilli Judges, the Clayton Hotel, Duffy’s Equestrian Centre. A special thanks to Connolly’s Red Mills, Cashel House Saddlery and Dubarry Ireland for their Kind Sponsorship of the event.
Tetrathlon Intervarsities Results 2010
Team Winners: UCD (L-R): Sophie Dillon, Kate Coleman, Luke McMullan and Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe
The annual tetrathlon intervarsities were hosted by DIT in Kells, County Meath from the 12th to the 14th of November. There were a record 141 competitors taking part, vastly surpassing last years entry total of 94, which will hopefully be a sign for increased popularity and participation in intervarsity competitions for years to come.
UCD were again victorious in the team event, taking the team title for a fourth consecutive year, equalling the University of Limericks record dating 1998-2001, while in the individual competition, top honours were taken by UCD's first year Elite Academy Athlete, Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe and reigning champion, Natalya Coyle of Trinity College Dublin. For more information, please "Read More".
Tetrathlon Intervarsities Results 2009
Team Winners: UCD (L-R): Thomas Downey, Kate Coleman, Luke McMullan and Sophie Dillon
The annual tetrathlon intervarsities were hosted by DCU in Kells, County Meath from the 6th to the 8th of November. UCD were victorious in the team event for a third consecutive year, while the individual honours were taken by highly talented, DCU and Trinity first years, Eanna Bailey and Natalya Coyle. For more information, please "Read More".
Equestrian Intervarsities General Information
The National Equestrian Intervarsities started in the 1970s and since then, it has grown to having over 250 competitors competing in either show-jumping, dressage or prix caprilli from over 20 third level insitutions in Ireland in 2010. The intervarsities are generally held around the third weekend in February each year.
These weekends are run annually by a different host college in rotation, and all the horses are provided for the riders. Each competing college is allowed to enter a maximum of eight competitors per discipline, with one discipline per rider.
The dressage and show jumping events are run in a knock-out format with the fourth round being the final round emcompassing the two remaining finalists. The prix caprilli is run as a soletary round.
There are seven running competitions within the Intervarsity weekend, with individual and team honours on offer for dressage, show-jumping and prix caprilli, along with the prestigious Overall College Trophy.
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