The shortlist of nominees for the thirteenth annual Association of Irish Riding Clubs Lancelot Awards has been announced.
These awards recognise the efforts of our volunteer members who perform their duties with the utmost of diligence while organising or helping at club, regional or national events.
There are four categories of awards on offer including the club of the year, club secretary of the year, club member of the year and also the person of the year award.
The award recipients will be determined by a voting process that will allow a jury decide 50% of the vote while the remaining 50% will be cast by the registered clubs of the Association. Each club will be issued with details on how to vote early next year and they’re asked to list 1 to 3 in each category in order of the clubs preference.
A.I.R.C. chairman Tony Ennis said, “we received over 40 nominations from around the country for this years awards and I’m delighted to see many clubs getting involved in the awards. It is important that we recognise the huge contribution our volunteers make.”
“I would like to wish all of our nominees the very best of luck and look forward to meeting them all at our awards ceremony next month.”
The results will be announced at the Association’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 10th February 2018.
Clubs must submit their votes, via the online form, before 12 noon on Wednesday 31st January 2018.
This year’s nominees include:
Club of the Year:
- Clonlara Riding Club
- Ross House Riding Club
- Springmount Riding Club
Club Secretary of the Year:
- Mary Govern (Ross House Riding Club)
- Helen O’ Byrne (Waterford Riding Club)
- Emma McKenna (Border Counties Riding Club)
Club Member of the Year:
- Angela Day (Cheval Riding Club)
- Mandy Hayden (Tinahely Riding Club)
- Louise Somers (Kilronan Riding Club)
Person of the Year:
- Johnny Bellew (Non-Member)
- Doreen Egan (Three Counties Riding Club)
- Billy Hughes (Non-Member)