You must be aged at least 17 years of age to join a riding club. There is no upper limit.
No member may represent more than one club in inter-club competitions, qualifiers and championship competitions in any subscription year, which runs from 1st January to 31st December.
You may only transfer club during a calendar year if you haven’t competed at any inter-club, championship qualifier or national event.
If you wish to apply for a transfer of club, please complete this application form:
You do not need to complete the above form if you are transferring club when renewing your membership.
Each riding club sets its own membership fees and it can vary from club to club. Our fees are outlined in this document:
You can order a duplicate membership card if you lose it. You will need to get a replacement membership card otherwise you will be unable to participate in riding club activities.
You can order one online at www.airc.ie/shop and select Duplicate Membership Card. A card will be posted to you shortly afterwards.
Yes, you must be in possession of your membership card to participate in any riding club activity.
Each member is graded in Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross-Country.
The grading of a member is determined by the club you chose to join. There are set guidelines and rules issued by the Association for the purposes of grading members such as equestrian exams completed, membership of other equestrian organisation, relevant experience, and so on.
Each club must grade their members fairly and in a sporting manner.
You will need to contact your club secretary who will discuss your grade changes at club committee level. If your club committee approves your grading changes, they will propose your changes at a regional committee meeting.
Once the regional committee approves your grade changes, you can apply online at www.airc.ie/shop and select Change of Grade. You will have to return your current membership card to National Office too before an new card will be issued.
If the regional committee does not approve your grade changes, then you must remain at your current grades.
Yes, under the rules of the A.I.R.C. you will not be allowed to compete without producing your membership card on the day of the show, if requested.
You may only compete, in competitions, at the grade stated on your membership card unless the class clearly indicates that riders of a certain grade are eligible to enter.
You may not compete at a higher grade until your membership card has been changed (See grading for more information on upgrading and downgrading). If you compete in a grade lower than what your card states; you must compete horsconcours for the remainder of the show.
You can enter directly by logging into your membership online account. Never used this service before? Click here. Alternatively you should contact your club secretary.
Click on the ‘Membership Online Login‘ link which located above the search bar at the top of this page.
At the login page, click on forgotten password and follow the on-screen instructions. A new password will be sent to the email address registered to your account.
If you’ve requested a new password via the forgotten password feature and it hasn’t arrived, check your spam folder.
If it is not there, send an email to [email protected] and ask for your email address to be updated on your account as you may have an old email address which you no longer use registered to your account.
Once your email address has been updated, click on the forgotten password feature to request a new password.
To notify National Office of an event your club or region is hosting, please login to your Membership Online account and follow the instructions in this guide:
You must be the registered club secretary of your club to have access to this feature. If you have recently taken over as your clubs secretary, please contact National Office so your club’s officers can be updated.
Please take a few moments to read this guide on how to use the membership renewal features:
Each member is given an online account when they are registered with the Association.
This portal allows you to view our details, amend your contact information, enter national events, horses registered to your account, etc.become a member of an affiliated club.
Club and regional officers are also given access to additional features.
To use your account for the first time, you must click on the Activate Account button.
Club Mail is an email service provided to all clubs in the Association. Each club is issued with an airc.ie email address which is the [email protected].
This service is only available to club secretaries.
Please email [email protected] to request a new password. Please note that a new password will only be issued to the Club Secretary.
The user guide can be downloaded at this link: