Following our successful training session at the weekend I am pleased to tell you that we have a training day planned for Sunday 16th May to be held at David Broome Event Centre at Crick.
You will have a choice of two options. Option A: 1 hour flat work training in the morning and then you can go home Or Option B: Half hour individual flat work training in the morning and half hour obstacles training done in pairs in the afternoon.
We will, of course, observe all the necessary covid precautions and details will be sent when your booking is confirmed.
We are limited to places and it will be a case of first come first served. The cost will be £35 per turnout for members and £45 for non members. If we are over subscribed I will hold a reserve list. Please email email@example.com to secure your place. I need to know your option choice, your name and contact phone number, also that of your groom, and whether you are bringing a single, pair ,tandem or team. Further details including payment options will be sent later. I hope having these options it will be agreeable to everybody. ... See MoreSee Less
A super day was had yesterday at Cricklands for our first training event for a very long time. It was so good to see everyone again and despite the weather being unpredictable - heavy rain and cold winds interspersed with lovely sunshine — most people seemed to enjoy themselves, with the chance to get new horses out, go somewhere different and see just how much out of practice we all were ! Huge thanks to James Broome for teaching for the best part of 9 hours with very little in the way of breaks - I was shattered by the end so can’t imagine how he was feeling. Look forward to some more events very soon. Here are a few photos from the day ... See MoreSee Less
A massive thank you for putting this on and to James Broome for some fabulous coaching - my confidence increased through the day, and I’m beginning to feel Dylan and I could actually do this driving thing together! Wonderful to see everyone 💕
Would have loved to join but have been at the Ashfields National his weekend. Hope I can come to the next one.
I am delighted to tell you that we are starting to plan for events again ! In fact, we have a training day planned for Saturday 1st May to be held at David Broome Event Centre at Crick. There will be a flatwork session in the morning and obstacle training in the afternoon, the first session being individual and the afternoon session done in pairs. We will, of course, observe all the necessary covid precautions and details will be sent when your booking is confirmed. We are limited to places and it will be a case of first come first served, but if this proves popular, we will run another day later. The cost will be £35 per turnout for members and £45 for non members. If we are over subscribed I will hold a reserve list. Please email Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place. I need to know your name and contact phone number, also that of your groom, and whether you are bringing a single, pair ,tandem or team. Further details including payment options will be sent later. Very much looking forward to seeing you ! ... See MoreSee Less
Looking forward to this haven’t been anywhere for 18 months! We put ponies in trailer yesterday and today and carriage is in and harness washed. 🎉🎉
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You are welcome to post this on the indoor driving website Announcements forum for non-Facebook users, if you wish. (I'm trying to get more training posted there so we can direct newcomers to it and get more people into our sport.) 😉
It was with great sadness that we heard today of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. During his long life he was a constant support to his wife the Queen, but his involvement with many charities and causes, particularly involving young people, showed him to be a man of many interests with very strong views that he wasn’t afraid to express. We remember him particularly for his huge involvement with horses, notably polo and carriage driving. He retired from polo in 1971, at the age of 50, and wondering what to do next, decided to take up carriage driving. He was a skilled and determined driver and had many successes in competition, representing Great Britain in three European Championships and six World Championships. He said that he didn’t have a favourite phase, but just got through them all, remarking that he usually did rather well In the dressage and less well in the obstacles !I In 1982 he wrote and published a book on competition driving, including information on the construction of carriages and harness and advice on tackling the three phases. On behalf of all involved in Forest of Dean Driving Trials Group we send our sympathy and condolences to the Queen and all his family RIP ... See MoreSee Less
There is a training opportunity for FODDTG members to have a lesson with Rowena Moyse at Cricklands on Tuesday 29th September, and on the last Tuesday of the months following, through to March. The training is in the new arena and is a 45 minute lesson for £50 - £30 for the lesson and £20 arena hire.
There are two slots left for the 29th, at 3 pm and 4 pm
Please contact Jane Hendy for more information - ring her on 07834 819491 or email email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
PLEASE NOTE : POSTPONED OWING TO WATER LOGGED GROUND !
I’m delighted to say that we are running a fun day on Saturday August 29th at Putloe Court, Morton Valence Glos GL2 7ND, by kind permission of Jane Gillman and family. This is not a competition, simply a chance to get your ponies out, have a change of scene and have some fun. There will be a cones course set out, and two fixed obstacles to drive round, but there will be no stewards, judges or timekeepers. The day will run from 9.30 to 4.30, and you can drive the course as many times as you wish, depending on numbers. You MUST let us know if you are coming, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday August 26th. This day is FREE for FODDTG members, but others are welcome at a charge of £10, payable by bank transfer. When you email I will send bank details. We hope to have a socially distanced picnic around 12.30 /1 pm, so please bring your own food if you would like to do this. Please take every care to avoid spread of the virus by :
NOT attending if you feel unwell and have a high temperature and/or new continuous cough Parking 5 metre apart Keeping your distance from others when walking the cones and obstacles Bringing hand sanitiser and using this before and after touching anything apart from your own kit / turnout etc. Respecting others and maintaining social distancing Remove all litter, wipes etc
We are so lucky to have this opportunity, so please act responsibly and respect the land owners and their property. Any queries, please comment here or e mail. We look forward to seeing you. ... See MoreSee Less
Dear All - just hoping you are all safe and well and coping in these difficult times. It’s very strange having no activities to take part in and no immediate plans for competitions or camp, but I’m sure we will get to the end of this and be able to look forward to happier times - we just have to be patient and follow sensible advice to minimise the spread of the virus.
I have received this communication from the editor of Carriage Driving magazine which is great news for those who do not already subscribe
“ This Easter weekend, we’d like to spread a little joy by offering your club members free digital access to the latest issue of Carriage Driving. To access, they will need to complete a short form and we will email them the digital issue. Please share this link around your club and friends: bit.ly/cdr-easter “
Sadly, we have taken the decision to postpone our Annual Supper due to take place on Friday 20th March, due to the escalation of the corona virus outbreak. We feel this is in everyone’s best interests and will help to safeguard our members and friends as much as we can. Hopefully we can rearrange at a later date, but for now stay safe and see you when this crisis is over ! ... See MoreSee Less