Ireland's top competitive and pleasure ride

Start Times 2018

2019 times will be published nearer the event

Times may be similar in 2019

ER Vetting opens at 07:30am

CTR vetting can commences when all ERs are vetted

PR Vetting follows on all morning - just allow 10 minutes before you strt for a quick trot up.

80km ER - 8.15 Mass Start 2 x 40km loops Vet Gate after 1st loop at 40km

80km CTR - 8.25 - 8:45 2 x 40km loops Vet Gate after 1st loop at 40km

64km CTR - 8.30 - 8:45 2 x 32km loops Vet Gate after 32km

48km CTR - 8.30 - 9.00 1 x 32km + 1 x 16km Vet Gate after 32km

40km CTR - 9.00 - 9:30 1 x 40km loop No in ride Vet Gates

32km CTR - 9.00 - 10:00 1 x 32km loop No in ride Vet Gates

32km PR - 10:00 - 11:00 1 x 32km loop No in ride Vet Gates

16km PR - 11:00 - 11.30 1 x 16km loop No in ride Vet Gates

All Vet Gates will have 40 min hold unless notified otherwise by the vets on the day of the ride

Present time to vets - In-ride vet gates: 20 minutes - At finish: 30 minutes

Maximum Heart Rate 64bpm at all vet checks.

2018 Map

2019 Map will be published shortly before the event

Please note marking on the route will be the final instructions for riders. Harvesting and other activities may enforce small route changes to be added since the maps were published so always follow the route markings on course.

Click for 2018 Route Map

At this tme we expect the 2019 course to be similar to previous year so to get an idea of what is involved, what a spectaculr ride this is just have a look at last years map.

Rider info - Maps

On - Site facilities

On the day you will find:


  • Easy Access and Parking
  • Catering Van serving from Breakfast time right through
  • Photographer - wll be out on course and selling prints from the ride office or his van after the ride
  • Water for your horse - cooling and drinking (but bring your own and it may save some carrying)
  • Friendy Ride Office Staff
  • Helpful Stewards and Vets to assist you through the vetting process for 1st timers.


This and most images on this web site are courtsey of our ride photographer SDS Photo -

On site  On the day you will find: