Ireland's top competitive and pleasure ride

Home International and Celtic Challenge 2020

@ St. Patrick's Coast


It is with regret that after discussion with / between the four teams, it was decided that it was in everybody's best interest, due to the uncertainties created by the COVID19 Virus, to cancel the Home International and Celtic Challenge Competitions for 2020. We look forward to a resumption of the competitions in 2021.

Earlier in the year ILDRA were delighted to have been asked to host the 2020 Home International and Celtic Challenge Championships at St.Patrick's Coast Ride on 5th/6th September. This proved to be a very popular and successful venue when Ireland last hosted the event in 2016

We looked forward to welcoming both regular riders and visitors from the competing nations' teams to this prestigious competition in the beautiful part of Co.Down where the 'mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea'.

The venue features 100 stables and great function facilities, the route takes in varied terrain, very little road work, miles of beaches and so so much more - ensuring that we can, again, lay on a weekend to remember.

The event sees teams of 6 riders for Home International from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and for the Celtic Challenge from Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Ireland, coming together for a weekend of friendly Endurance competition. Teams include top level riders as well as Juniors and Novices all competing together - encouraging and developing new and young talent across Endurance Riding.

HICC Intro @ St. Patrick

The successful 2013 Irish Home International team