Our Awards

The winners at this years Association of Irish Riding Clubs Lancelot Awards (left to right), Mo Chara’s Aoife Farrelly (Club Secretary of the Year), Kilotteran’s Kate O’Neill (Club Member of the Year), Sally Corscadden (Lancelot Award), Kilrainy’s Eileen Doran (Person of the Year) and Corrib’s Julia Gordon (Club of the Year).

The Association of Irish Riding Clubs encourages all clubs and regions to ensure that members are recognised for their commitment to the Association, and are nominated for awards where appropriate

The Association also encourages the nomination of members for external awards or recognition e.g. County & National Volunteer Awards, People of the Year Awards or other Community Awards.

There are three categories of awards presented within the Association of Irish Riding Clubs:

 

Club Excellence Award

club-excellence_logoThe Association of Irish Riding Clubs recognises the vital contribution affiliated clubs make in the development of the sport while providing outlets for participation and promoting equestrian sports at grass roots level.  

The Club Excellence Award Scheme was introduced in 2014.

For further information on the Club Excellence Award Scheme consult document (D33/14):

Club Excellence Award (D33/14)

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To apply for a Club Excellence Award, you must submit the official application form (F26/14):

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Lancelot Awards

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Previous Lancelot Award winners

The Lancelot Awards are presented annually by the Association of Irish Riding Clubs to recognise the sterling efforts of its members who regularly go beyond the call of duty in organising or helping at club, regional or national level.  The awards were introduced in 2005.

The awards were introduced in 2005.

Four categories of awards are presented annually:

  • Club of the Year
  • Club Secretary of the Year
  • Club Member of the Year
  • Person of the Year

Each winner receives a specially commissioned bronze horse head resembling the Association’s logo, “Lancelot.”

For further information on the Lancelot Awards, click here:

 

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Service Awards

Hilary MacHugh received one of the inaugural Service Awards from chairman Tony Ennis yesterday when she received a 15 years and over gold service medal for her service as Secretary of the AIRC South Leinster Region.
Hilary MacHugh received one of the inaugural Service Awards from chairman Tony Ennis.

The Service Awards recognise the satisfactory and continuous service of club and regional officers to the Association.

The awards were introduced in 2013. There are three levels of awards for continuous service including:

  • 5 Year Bronze Service Award
  • 10 Year Silver Service Award
  • 15 Year Gold Service Award

For further information on the Service Awards, click here on this link:

To apply for a Service Award, you must submit the official nomination from (F45/13):

Service Award Recipients

YearForenameSurnameClubAward
2016HelenO' ByrneWaterfordGold
2016HilaryMac HughHollybrookGold

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