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New Indoor Test

Summer Camp

Evolution Pony Class

BBC Country File Live

From the Secretary - Autumn 2016

Success for James Broome

Scurry and Trials

Toby goes to the London Harness Horse Parade - April 2016

From the Chair... July 2016

The annual splash! July 2016

Fun Day at Tan House May 2016

Keysoe April 2016

Project L'Unicorn

Pre Season Training

From the Chair... March 2016

From the Chair...

From the Secretary...

From Carriage Driving to Dressage

 

 

We would like to ask members of the public to report anything suspicious to our non-emergency number 0845 090 1234

so that an incident can be created and any enquiries can be followed up, or

contact Melanie Campbell on the number below:

PC 695 Melanie Campbell

Horsewatch Co-ordinator at Gloucestershire Constabulary Gloucester South Police Station - (Quedgeley)

Email: Melanie.campbell@gloucestershirepolice.uk

Phone: 0845 090 1234 ext 4182

 

 

New Indoor Test

 

 

Summer Camp

 

 

Evolution Pony Class

 

 

BBC Country File Live

 

 

From the Secretary - Autumn 2016

 

 

Success for James Broome

 

 

Scurry and Trials by Jane Hendy

 

 

Toby goes to the London Harness Horse Parade - April 2016

 

 

From the Chair... July 2016

 

 

The Annual Splash July 2016

 

Fun Day at Tan House May 2016

The weather was kind for the training day at Janet's. And although the previous day's rain left the going a little soft, we were all glad of the opportunity to stretch our horses' legs in light of the recent cancellations.

Twelve turnouts attended with a wide variety of horses from Richard Butts' beautiful dappled grey Gus to Hilary Mann's enthusiastic chestnut Shetland. A pair of pairs added to the variety. Janet judged the P&P and with the help of a loud speaker conveyed much helpful advice and encouragement. I'm sure everyone really benefitted from her wealth of experience.

The conestacle course included two obstacles and 8 pairs of cones and despite a couple of soggy patches seemed to drive very well. The free and easy format meant that everyone had the chance to drive either element as often as they liked.

It was an ideal opportunity to try something new and Maggie Martin cheerfully abandoned her duties as dressage scribe to try her hand at driving Ainslie's pair of Welsh/Shetland mongrels. Despite being a little out of practice (and new to pairs) she drove a very tidy dressage test and had a positive drive through the conestacle although she was hindered somewhat by some rather incompetent backstepping!

We wish to convey our eternal gratitude to the wonderful team of stewards who give so freely of their time to enable us all to have such fun. We simply couldn't do it without them.

So all in all, Janet's fun training day did exactly what it said on the tin, with added cake.

 

 

Keysoe April 2016

 

Project L'Unicorn

 

Pre Season Training

 

From the Chair... March 2016

 

From the Chair...

 

 

From the Secretary...

 

 

 

From Carriage Driving to Dressage

 

 

General Information and Club Rules:

New Members:
If you have never completed as a driver in a BC-affiliated event or IHDT event, you must have an assessment before you compete. This rule applies to everyone and is for everyone's safety. Assessments forms can be downloaded from www.horsedrivingtrials.co.uk. Our club assessors are Janet Macdonald and James Broome, or you can have the assessment done by any other appropriate person as long as they are attached to a BCaffiliated club. There will be a charge for this.

About sharing:
If you are sharing a carriage or groom with another competitor, please let us know on the entry form. Scheduling takes a long time, and we will always try to accommodate your needs. This is usually done the day before an event; if you make any changes please let the organiser know in good time.


Late entries:
Entries received after the closing date may be accepted if there is space. A £10 late entry fee will be charged.


Withdrawals:
Please let the organiser know you are withdrawing, so we won't worry about where you are when you don't turn up!


Weather:
Weather factors are beyond our control, and we will do our best to tell you as soon as we can if things change significantly. If in doubt, always check the Cricklands weather watch on www.cricklands.com for events at the David Broome Event Centre and at other venues, check with he organisers.


Your details:
If your contact details change, please make sure you let the club secretary know, especially changes to telephone numbers and email addresses.


Some "do's" and "don'ts":
 Don't bring any horse or pony to an event if it is not entered in the completion, unless you have first asked the organiser's permission.
 Children are welcome, but must be supervised.
 Do not take your dog into the dressage, cones or obstacles arenas.
 Hard hats must be worn at all times when on the carriage.
 Wear a helmet if you use a quad or motor bike.
 When warming up please be considerate of other drivers especially to those with less experienced horses/ponies.
 Drivers must have third-party insurance which covers them for attending and taking part in our events. Being a driving member of the   FODDTG or of BC covers the driver.
 The groom may not speak or communicate with the driver whilst in the dressage or cones arena. Except under special circumstances - see the BC rule book.
 Drivers should report to the steward 10 minutes before the start of the dressage. Failing to do this will incur penalties.
 Do not lunge or long-rein any horse or pony in the lorry park. Ask the organiser where you may do this if necessary.
 Do not trot from the lorry park to the practice areas. Keep on the tracks in walk.

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