Our Shows & Events
You never have to wait too long before there is a show or event at the centre. Duffys themselves run leagues all year round. All are registered and affiliated with the SJI except for the Web night Winter league from Oct to Mar. From March, there is the Spring league on Saturdays for horses only until mid-May. Then we move into the Thursday Summer league for both horses and ponies. For the ponies, we run a newcomer class in the indoor for the little riders and their ponies who are just getting started.
The August bank holiday weekend sees our biggest show over 2 days with the Grand Prix and Connacht Region classes. This show is for horses only. Many of our shows have qualifiers, for Cavan Equestrian, for example. September we are back to Saturdays for our Autumn league, again for horses and ponies until we are back to the Wednesday night league again. Full details and latest updates are on our Facebook page.
Whatever the show, there is always a friendly atmosphere and safe areas for spectators and kids to have fun. Kate Duffy runs the ringside cafe with hot drinks, sambos and her delish homemade cakes. As herself and Mark have 2 children themselves, children are catered for and always have loads of fun playing while the showjumping is going on.
Other organisations also run events at the centre. Corrib Riding club run both shows and training throughout the year. In the past, Galway Co. show has been run at Duffys and the annual Claregalway Agricultural Show also runs a superb show during the summer. Other events include the Midland and Western Region dressage, Connemara society and other equestrian groups.