A Tipperary rider will be helping a Galbally club go for glory at the prestigious Dublin Horse Show this week.
He is Dermot O'Donovan from Bansha who is a member of the successful Hillcrest Riding Club across the Limerick border in Galbally.#
A team of four riders and horses have qualified for the Association of Irish Riding Clubs (AIRC) Team Championship at the RDS.
The team will be competing a on Sunday next.
This is a wonderful achievement and the club is extremely proud of the team.
The Hillcrest team qualified for the RDS in May at the West Midlands regional qualifier.
There were 17 teams in the qualifier which went to a jump off between 3 teams and Hillcrest came out the victors.
This was a momentus occasion for the club who now have the honour of representing the West Midlands region at the RDS.
The Hillcrest team consists of team captain Amy Walsh (Mitchelstown) and Keylogues Gold; Katie Frazer (Galbally) and Keylogues Red Clover; Dermot O'Donovan (Bansha) and Ballyrussell Brigade; and Ruth Walsh (Mitchelstown) and Kingston Knight.
Lots of work and commitment has been shown by all team members in preparing their horses for Dublin.
Only nine teams from all over Ireland have qualified for this high profile riding club event at the RDS.
So, all roads lead to Dublin on Sunday for Hillcrest Riding Club members who are looking forward to seeing the team in action and cheering them on.
All in the club wish them all the best and know they will do Hillcrest Riding Club proud.
Katie Frazer has also qualified for the Amateur competition at the RDS, it will be a busy weekend for her, and Hillcrest Riding Club wish her every success in this competition also.