Set up a Club

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Club members relaxing at one of our many events.

Looking to set up a new riding club in your area?

There are three important things that need to be thought about before considering to set up a new club:

  1. Are there enough potential members
  2. Are there enough volunteers to run the club
  3. Is there another club in the area that is already meeting the needs of the sport locally.

Once there is a general agreement to apply to set up a club in your area, you will need to ensure you have a minimum of 20 new riding members. These are people who have never been a member of the Association before. This may be reviewed by the Executive Committee where there are no other riding clubs within a

These are people who have never been a member of the Association before. This may be reviewed by the Executive Committee where there are no other riding clubs within a 30-mile radius.

How do I apply to start a new club?

Please read our guide to setting up a new club as this outlines the benefits, criteria and also process involved in setting up your new club:

Guide to Setting Up a New Club (D06/12)

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Download an application form here:

New Club Application Form (F18/11)

44.50 KB 44 downloads

For queries or further information, contact National Office.

National Office

Association of Irish Riding Clubs,
1st Floor, Beech House, Millennium Park, Osberstown, Naas, Co. Kildare,
​W91 TK7N

Tel: 045 854 555
Fax: 045 579 007
Email: info@airc.ie

National Office is open 9.30am to 1.30pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm (Monday to Friday)