A total of €88,019 was allocated to Riding Clubs around the country under the latest round of Sports Capital and Equipment Programme announced on Friday.
10 clubs received notification of their application approval on Friday when the Government announced the allocations under the 2020 programme.
The clubs that were successful with their applications include:
|Carrickmines||€12,581.00||Portable riding equipment|
|Castle Carraig||€1,216.00||Training equipment|
|Headfort||€12,824||Show jumps, dressage arena & Cross country fences|
|Kilotteran||€4,282.00||Dressage, Show jumping & Cross Country Equipment|
|Mullingar||€11,185.00||Dressage & derby equipment|
|Tara Hill||€10,692.00||Training and safe storage equipment|
|Thomastown & District||€4,414||Show Jumping Trailer|
|Warrington||€7,361||Working hunter / derby fences|
AIRC Director General David Abbott said, “This is fantastic news to see so many clubs availing of this government initiative and to see the fruits of their efforts coming to bear. I hope many more clubs will avail of this in future years.”
“Over the past three rounds of funding, allocations to riding clubs has almost doubled on each occasion. In 2017, five clubs were awarded €22,500 between them while in 2018 just over €44,000 was shared between 5 clubs and this time around its grown to almost €90,000. It would be great to see upward trend continue to help us grow participation in our sport.”