A lovely day for our Gateway Training event, ably organised by Sue Johnson and Nichola Waddicor. The courses were smooth and flowing and everyone had plenty of time to practice their routes and vary their speeds. Thank you so much to Carolyn , Alan and Ainsley for stewarding and offering help and encouragement - not to mention clearing up the droppings ! Helpful comments on the dressage tests were made by Esther - many thanks. Well done to all involved , it was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves. Let’s hope we can have another event soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Was really hoping to join in but pony not quite ready - can’t wait for the next one as I will be first on the list! ☺️
Sorry i was working..at least the sun gods shone for you
Do so wish I could have come today, sadly work and Buddy prevented 😔
Great day thsnk you all xx
What a great day! It's a really good format, superbly organised by Sue and Nichola. What a team! Nike must have nicked their motto! Special mention for Karen who drove with distinction around all the curly bits!
What a fabulous evening we had to celebrate the end of the winter season and to look forward to our spring and summer events. There was plenty of food, wine and laughter - so much fun and camaraderie. It was meant to be a fun evening but I have to say the quiz certainly brought out the competitiveness amongst those present ! My sides ached with laughter at all the comments, little asides and jokes and I’m not quite sure who won in the end ! The quiz to guess which committee member had done what proved really difficult - hardly any right answers, though everyone suspected it was James with the cricket ball throwing record ! Most important was the presentation of the memorial trophy in memory of our dear friend Erica Rye, to one of our volunteers. This year it was awarded to Carolyn and Alan Hill for their sterling efforts stewarding the cones at our competitions, standing out in all weathers and being unfailingly cheerful and encouraging. Sadly Alan was away on business and could not be there, but Carolyn was delighted to accept the award and said how much they both enjoyed coming along to the competitions and helping out. Thank you so much to all who turned out on what proved to be a rather wet night to support us and join in the fun. I think it’s safe to say we all had a brilliant time ! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for a lovely evening, first time for me to go Out Out for 2 years. Great company and lovely food. xx
It was hillarious , thank you for organising.. Great to get together again after 2 years of not being able to. I think I counted that there were 9 quiches ! The year of the quiche!! 😆 absolutely brilliant fun xx lovely to remember Erica as she is massively missed xx
Thank you so much for a wonderful, funny evening 😁 Your quizzes made the night Sandra x
It was a brilliant evening thanks for organising Sandra.
** Wednesday 4th May Afternoon ** Your chance to use the wonderful all-weather facilities at Cricklands for a GATEWAY PRACTICE/ TRAINING EVENT. New for 2022, BC have introduced a Gateway event (similar to the indoor format). Come along and try the new format in a relaxed and encouraging environment. • Dressage (Gateway test) • Cones course – Gateway specification • 2 obstacles, to be driven twice As this is a practice/training event the Cones and Obstacle will NOT be timed. Dressage will be judged. This event is OPEN TO EVERYONE. Gateway Newcomers is aimed at drivers new to competitive driving, Gateway Allcomers is for everyone. (Full details of the Gateway Events available from BC website). Qualification events will be run across the Summer culminating in a National Championship to be held 25th September at Cricklands. £30 Entry Fee. For more details and to enter please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply print off and return the attached entry form. ... See MoreSee Less
Just a reminder about our social evening on Wednesday March 30th at 7 pm at Cricklands. This will mark the end of our winter season of competitions and we will be presenting the Erica Rye Memorial Trophy to one of our volunteers. We all bring a sweet or savoury dish to share, and will have some fun activities on the night ! Please let Jane Gillman know if you are intending to come, and whether you are bringing a sweet or savoury dish, as we need to have an idea of numbers. Email Jane - email@example.com Please do try and come along, it would be lovely to see everyone and no hassle having to bring ponies and carriages etc ! Really looking forward to seeing you all ... See MoreSee Less
Hello everybody ! This is just a gentle reminder to get your membership renewed if you haven’t already done so. Membership runs from January to January so if you want to be able to take part in the activities we are planning for the spring and summer, get renewing now. You can do it all online on our website forestdriving.co.uk or you can print off a membership form and post it, together with your cheque, to Jane Gillman as per the website
Our first activity is a social evening and get together in the form of an American Supper, to be held on Wednesday March 30th at 7 pm at Cricklands. Everyone brings a sweet or savoury dish to share, and there will be quizzes, competitions and a raffle. Lots of fun and laughter anticipated ! More details shortly but put the date in your diary now ! ... See MoreSee Less
The Forest of Dean Driving Trials group hosts driving events, training opportunities and socials throughout the winter and summer months. Our competitions run at the David Broome Event Centre with acc...
I’m sorry to have to tell you that our competition on Saturday 19th February has been cancelled owing to the atrocious weather forecast. I’m sure everyone is apprehensive about travelling in the very high winds forecast and I think we would have trouble keeping the balls on the cones and the obstacles standing upright ! Horses and ponies are unpredictable at the best of times, but the very high winds and torrential rain would test anyone ! Safety is paramount and it is in everyone’s best interests to cancel, despite the disappointment we all feel. Stay safe and hope to see you when our Spring / Summer programme is announced. ... See MoreSee Less
Rather a cold gloomy day but some hot competition and a good turn out of drivers. Well done to everyone who attended and huge thanks to all our stalwart stewards and judges for their time, expertise and good humour ! Feel free to post any photos you have 😀 ... See MoreSee Less