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Winter Dates for Qualifying Competitions for the Indoor League

Sat 23 Oct 2021 Wales and Gloucester David Broome EC 1 day qualifier Entries close Wed 13 Oct 2021
Sun 21 Nov 2021 Wales and Gloucester David Broome EC 1 day qualifier Entries close Thu 11 Nov 2021
Sun 12 Dec 2021 Wales and Gloucester David Broome EC 1 day qualifier Entries close Thu 2 Dec 2021
Sat 15 Jan 2022 Wales and Gloucester David Broome EC 1 day qualifier Entries close Wed 5 Jan 2022
Sat 19 Feb 2022 Wales and Gloucester David Broome EC 1 day qualifier Entries close Wed 9 Feb 2022

David Broome Event Centre, David Broome Event Centre, Crick, Monmouthshire, NP26 5XP Map
Exceptionally friendly centre. All In One format. Arrive, walk cones and obstacles, drive. Any queries, please email james@theshowground.com

Entries to: Preferably, entries can be made online (URL: www.cricklands.com/driving.html)

or to
Driving Trials
David Broome Event Centre
Crick, Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP26 5XP

Organiser: James Broome
Telephone: 01291 418125 (Opt 3) or 07966 294743 james@cricklands.com

James Broome, Mount Ballan Manor, Crick, Chepstow, Mon. NP26 5XP Tel: 01291 418125 james@cricklands.com
Entry fee: Β£30, Club classes: Β£30, Juniors: Β£30
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Where will the start times be posted please?

Grrr. Anybody got a spare horse? Got transport, harness,carrage,willpower,winter waterproofs,may have to learn some dressage but..ya know..its only circles straight lines and prayers..lots of prayers!

Good news ! We now have the dates for our winter series of one day competitions so here they are :

Saturday 23rd October 2021
Sunday 21st November 2021
Sunday 12th December 2021
Saturday 15th January 2022
Saturday 19th February 2022

We have done our best to avoid clashing with other clubs and really look forward to seeing you
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Good news ! We now have the dates for our winter series of one day competitions so here they are :

Saturday 23rd October 2021
Sunday 21st November 2021
Sunday 12th December 2021
Saturday 15th January 2022
Saturday 19th February 2022

We have done our best to avoid clashing with other clubs and really look forward to seeing you

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We've never done a competition... How do we get to a competition level?

Are they qualifiers for the Indoor Finals please?

Katrina Crabb we need to go xx

Vicky Brennan

At Broomies?

Gail Smith Lisa Perrott Dominic Carter

Kathryn Curnock

Keira Watkins get your diary out! πŸŽ‰

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Jane Gillman has put some wonderful photos from her Putloe Gateway event on this site. Just click on visitor posts. Hope you can all see them, they are brilliant. Thank you so much Jane and family ... See MoreSee Less

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I can’t find a “visitor posts” tab, just posts?

Can't find where they are?

What a wonderful day we all had at Putloe Court yesterday for the Certius Carriage Driving competition. Huge thanks to Jane Gillman and all her family plus a multitude of helpers for setting up such a super day with flowing and inviting cones and obstacle courses. The stewards were so lovely, encouraging and supportive which was so beneficial to the new and inexperienced drivers - not to mention the more experienced but very rusty ones ! Everyone had a great day with even the weather smiling on us. Thanks for the gorgeous rosettes and also the very welcome refreshments ! Best score of the day went to Richard Butt - very well done. Delighted to report that our oldest competitor won the Allcomers Pony class - congratulations Tony Clarke - definitely not time to retire yet ! Thank you to everyone who made this such a perfect day with a chance to meet up with friends old and new and share the joy of carriage driving ! ... See MoreSee Less
What a wonderful day we all had at Putloe Court yesterday for the Certius Carriage Driving competition. Huge thanks to Jane Gillman and all her family plus a multitude of helpers for setting up such a super day with flowing and inviting cones and obstacle courses. The stewards were so lovely, encouraging and supportive which was so beneficial to the new and inexperienced drivers - not to mention the more experienced but very rusty ones ! Everyone had a great day with even the weather smiling on us. Thanks for the gorgeous rosettes and also the very welcome refreshments ! Best score of the day went to Richard Butt  -  very well done. Delighted to report that our oldest competitor won the Allcomers Pony class - congratulations Tony Clarke - definitely not time to retire yet ! Thank you to everyone who made this such a perfect day with a chance to meet up with friends old and new and share the joy of carriage driving !

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I felt so welcome in my first ever competition thanks everyone for making the day so enjoyable

We had the most fun at our first competition and can’t wait to another one! It was so lovely, friendly and well run! Thank you all so much! 😁

Many thanks to the Worshipful Gillman Guild for their excellent organisation and hospitality. Having fun has never been so easy! Thank you all. We salute you.

Thank you. Amazing obstacles for someone staring out!!

Thank you everyone... Tony Clarke is an absolute legend and inspiration.. amazing driving and such a wonderful hooooman bean 😘

I wonder if anyone managed to get any pictures? I was too nervous to get any! πŸ˜…

Well done Tony and Auntie Sandra. πŸ‘πŸ‘xx

Well done Tony fantastic xx

Thank you all for a wonderful day 😁

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NEW TRAINING DATE!

Responding to members requests I am pleased to tell you that we are lucky enough to have a Cones training day planned for Wednesday 22nd September 2021 to be held at the David Broome Event Centre at Crick with James Broome.

The day will consist of Β½ hour private lesson with James in the morning.

After lunch there will be a course walk where rules will be discussed. This will be beneficial not only to drivers and grooms but also to anyone who would like to steward at events. We will then have a 45-minute session in pairs and the final round of this session will be against the clock.

Please note that Stewards and any newcomers to the sport can attend the course walk / rules section on foot for free!!!!

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 Β£35 per turnout for members and Β£45 for non-members which must be paid at the time of booking and is non-refundable.

If we are over subscribed, I will hold a reserve list. Please email me at sue.johnson2@sky.com to secure your place with the following information:

Name of driver:

Name of Back stepper:

Contact telephone number:

Type of turnout: Single, Pair, Team, Tandem

Further details including payment options will be sent later.

Keep Safe

Sue

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Would have loved to come but work wednesdays πŸ˜”

Are there any slots still available ?

Kathryn Curnock

Am quite interested in. This.

Jennie Blakehill - I could probably get the day off if you’re free??? πŸ€”

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PLEASE NOTE : ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS COMPETITION

A reminder that if you wish to enter the Gateway competition at Putloe Court on 22nd August you MUST email Jane Gillman to confirm your entry
Jane.gillman@btinternet.com, stating your name, what turnout you are bringing (horse, pony, horse pair, pony pair, tandem ) and whether you wish to enter the Newcomers or Allcomers section. Places are limited and preference will be given in order of entries received. Rules can be found on the BC website Thank you
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I sent my email a while ago, so hopefully that counts 😊 When will we get more details including how to pay?

Please can I have Jane Gilman’s email ?…can’t see it on the website

What is the cost of the class please Sandra?

Dressage/Shapes/P&P question please - which part of the turnout should hit the marker to begin/end a movement eg horse’s nose or shoulder, front wheel, driver, etc???? Thanks 😊

A fabulous day was had today at the David Broome event centre with the training event. Even in the incredible heat everybody seem to be smiling and enjoying themselves. It was lovely to see new faces join us and happy faces leaving at the end of the day.
This might of had something to do with the chocolate Guinness cake but I think it was mainly the fun everyone had.
It was great to see people who didn’t believe they could do something actually achieve it. Well done to everyone
A big thank you to James Broome for allowing us the use of the venue but also for his amazing training under such hot conditions. It really was appreciated. Thanks also to Sue Johnson for all the organising, especially when numbers varied day by day !
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A fabulous day was had today at the David Broome event centre with the training event. Even in the incredible heat everybody seem to be smiling and enjoying themselves. It was lovely to see new faces join us and happy faces leaving at the end of the day.
This might of had something to do with the chocolate Guinness cake but I think it was mainly the fun everyone had. 
It was great to see people who didn’t believe they could do something actually achieve it. Well done to everyone 
A big thank you to James Broome for allowing us the use of the venue but also for his amazing training under such hot conditions. It really was appreciated. Thanks also to Sue Johnson for all the organising, especially when numbers varied day by day !

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Glad you enjoyed the day Emma !

I had an amazing time, it was my first time doing a training day and I really enjoyed myself and despite my pony being 18 and you cant teach an old pony new tricks πŸ™ˆ James gave me ideas which will help me moving forward when I get my next one 😁so happy , big thanks πŸ‘

British Carriage Driving is offering a new competition to encourage those who have not competed at a regional or National event to have a go ! The BC Gateway Newcomers competition will be a one day event comprising three phases - compulsory shapes, cones and four obstacles, which can be two obstacles driven twice each. There will also be a class for more experienced drivers who are bringing on young horses and ponies. All turnouts will be welcome - singles, pairs and tandems but no teams. The series promises to be fun and all who take part receive a commemorative rosette. How would you like to have a go ? We are thinking of running one at Putloe Court this summer, but need to have an idea of how much interest there would be. Comment on here if you think you’d like to take part. I’m looking forward to it ! More information about the competition can be found on the BC website. ... See MoreSee Less

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A reminder that if you wish to enter the Gateway competition at Putloe Court on 22nd August you MUST email Jane Gillman to confirm your entry Jane.gillman@btinternet.com, stating your name, what turnout you are bringing (horse, pony, horse pair, pony pair, tandem ) and whether you wish to enter the Newcomers or Allcomers section. Places are limited and preference will be given in order of entries received. Rules can be found on the BC website Thank you

The old git.. thats tony who came for a cuppa last weekend..will be happy to come help/ steward/ eat cake / whatever!

What are the dates please ?

Yes interested

interested - newcomers please

Interesed but please don't clash with windsor

Interested

πŸ‘

Interested... pairs class please xx

A definite yes from me

Interested 😊

Interested

Interested

Interested

Very interested

Interested

Interested

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We have just a couple of spaces left for our next training event on Sunday 13th June, with James Broome. Contact Sue Johnson as soon as possible if you would like to attend - Β£35 for members and Β£45 for non members. You can choose from just flatwork or a session on flatwork and a session on obstacles. Contact Sue for more details - sue.johnson2@sky.com Great opportunity especially now that events are opening up and the competition season is well underway ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Can these be done in an 2 wheeled excercise cart

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