Riding members are to receive a discount on their membership when they renew it in 2021.
The Board of Directors announced the decision to introduce the €15 renewal discount next year for the lost months of activity while the travel restrictions were in place around the country due to the Covid-19 worldwide health pandemic.
This means that the fee for riding members will be €50 in 2021 and affiliated clubs must pass this discount on to their members upon renewal.
AIRC chairman Tony Ennis said, “we are fortunate to be in a position to show solidarity with our members, some of whom have been affected by this health emergency.”
“While our fees remain one of the lowest in the equestrian sector and it equates to just €5.42 per month, we felt it was important to do what we can at this time and to provide some assurance to our members,” he added.
The discount only applies to 2020 members renewing in 2021, otherwise the fee remains at €65 for anyone else wishing to apply as a riding member next year. This includes those who were previously a member but not registered in 2020.