Five riding clubs were allocated a total of €22,500 from the 2017 Sports Capital Programme which was announced by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport yesterday.
The biggest allocation was awarded to Waterford Riding Club who were awarded €7,000 for show jumping equipment. Leitrim Riding Club was also allocated €5,000 for show jumping equipment.
Corrib Riding Club, in Galway, received €5,000 for a new dressage arena, show jumps and a storage unit.
Waterford based, Kilotteran Riding Club, were awarded €3,000 for dressage, show jumping and cross-country equipment.
Arderin Riding Club, in Offaly, received €2,500 for the purchase of portable cross country jumps. The club previously received €5,000 for a set of show jumps in 2015.
David Abbott, Director General of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs, said, “This years Sports Capital Programme allocation is the biggest we’ve ever had with five clubs sharing €22,500 between them for various sports equipment.”
“In the past three years alone, riding clubs have received over €40,000 and I hope this will increase in the years to come as more clubs get involved in the programme,” he added.
Sports Capital Programme Grants 2017
- Arderin Riding Club Offaly €2,500
- Corrib Riding Club Galway €5,000
- Leitrim Riding Club Leitrim €5,000
- Kilotteran Riding Club Waterford €3,000
- Waterford Riding Club Waterford €7,000