Driving Digest – Cornwall

BDS, Cornwall Branch

March 17th we were treated to a talk by Gary Docking on his career at Victoria Inn, Roche. Gary shared pictures of the many memorable horses Gary has produced over the years with the audience of around 40 members. It was truly a very enjoyable and entertaining evening.   Many thanks to Gary for making the journey to visit us.

Our first drive of the season was on April 2nd at Halvana Plantation. We all managed to park in a very quiet slip road. Eight turnouts were able to join us and the weather was heavenly. Everyone started out on quiet country roads and then went into Forestry Commission land. The only additional hazard was two inquisitive and athletic horses in the field not far from the start. Thanks to Michael and Jane Talbot-Smith who organised the drive and even provided a lovely tea for everyone to enjoy.

Wishing you all happy and safe driving!
Maureen Ryder-Gordon – Area Commissioner for BDS Cornwall

 

2017
April 14 – Talk with Barry Hook of Horse Drawn Promotions at Jamaica Inn, Bolventor, PL15 7TS
Please book in by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241

April 29 – Minta Winn Training Day at Lower Croan Farm, Sladesbridge, Wadebridge. PL27 6JH
Please book in by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241

May 28 – Colquite Estate drive with Maureen Ryder-Gordon at Colquite, Bodmin, PL30 3AF
Please book in by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241

June 25 –  Annual Show at Bugle Football Ground (Brian & Brenda Ball 01726 851144) more details to follow

July 2 – BBQ hosted by Lyn & John Downes at Cheesewring Farm, Minions, Liskeard PL14 5LJ
Please book in by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241

July 23 – Enys Gardens drive with Lynda Chapman & Diane Hirst at Enys Gardens, St. Gluvias, Penryn, Cornwall. TR10 9LB.
Please book in by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241

August 6 – Treolwyn drive with Brian & Brenda Ball at Treolwyn, Bowling Green, St. Austell.
PL26 8RN
Please book in by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241 or
Brian/Brenda on 01726 851144

September 3 – Boconnoc drive with Brian & Brenda Ball at Boconnoc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. PL22 0RG
Please book in by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241 or Brian/Brenda on 01726 851144

September 24 – Brazacott drive with Vicky Wilson & Maureen Ryder-Gordon at Lower Brazacott Farm, Brazacott, Launceston PL15 8NE.
Please book in by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241

October 1 – Tregamellyn drive with Philip & Marjorie Crew at Tregamellyn, Lansallos, Looe.
PL13 2PY
Please book in by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241 or
Marjorie on 01503 272218

November 10 – Annual Meeting – Slades House Country Inn, Sladesbridge, Wadebridge.
PL27 6JB
Please book in by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241

December 2        Christmas Lunch – to be confirmed