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January 2020

Lincolnshire – Training Day.

January 19
2 Kennel Cottages, Callans Lane
Kirkby, Underwood, Bourne PE10 0SB United Kingdom

A day for juniors, beginners and improvers.  Harness fit.  Cleaning tips.  Basic how to check a carriage. What to wear for your first show.  Tips to impress the judge. Duties of groom.  Etiquette show ring and drives.  Whip signals.   Junior Scholarship information.  Information on new exams.  No turnout needed or pony.  Dress warm, we will be under cover but it will be cold.  Soup and rolls provided.  £5 adult.  Free juniors.  10.30 am to 2.30 pm

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Hampshire – Burns Night

January 24
The Rising Sun, Wootton
Hampshire, United Kingdom

Come and see the ‘Piping in of the Haggis’ in this traditional Scottish celebration.  7.00pm for 7.30pm

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February 2020

West Wales – Pie & Quiz Night

February 7
The Farmers Arms, Llanybri
Carmarthen, SA33 5HQ United Kingdom

Quiz and Pie Night at Llanybri.  Come and have some fun. 25 easy quiz questions starting at 8pm.  First, second and third prizes. Also a raffle in aid of Horseworld, a charity that helps neglected and abandoned horses and ponies.  They also hold Discovery courses which help people with disabilities and young people to work with their animals in a special facility at the Horseworld trust. Any donations for the raffle gratefully received.

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Lincolnshire – A day with Park Percherons – DELAYED DUE TO WEATHER

February 9
Greystone, The Common
Crowland, PE6 0HC United Kingdom

DELAYED DUE TO WEATHER Introduction to our driven Percherons and Miniature Horse.  Demo and hands on, how to plait a heavy/dray, how to harness and Pub Lunch.

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East Sussex – East Sussex Area Annual Meeting

February 9
Broad Oak Village Hall, Burwash Road
Broad Oak, Nr Heathfield TN21 8 United Kingdom

Annual Meeting -  Start Time: 11:00 – Finish Time:  13:00 approx This year we are holding our annual meeting at Broad Oak Village Hall.  We have booked the hall for 2 hours so please arrive promptly at 11.00am.  There is plenty of parking on hard standing.  Tea and coffee with cakes and biscuits will be provided.  We are also planning to hold a raffle so donations of raffle prizes would be much appreciated. Go to www.eastsussexbds.co.uk for more details.

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Shropshire – Annual Area Meeting

February 13
Hadnall Village Hall, 23 Shrewsbury Road
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Please put in your diary the - Annual Area Meeting is on the 13th February 2020 – Starts 7.30 pm.

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Hampshire – Evening Quiz, Tack Sale and Raffle

February 15
Upham Village Hall, Mortimers Lane Upham SO32 1HF United Kingdom

Evening Quiz with ‘Fish and Chip Supper’.  £10 per person.  Come and bring your old tack/saddlery to sell.

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SURREY AREA – VALENTINES DRIVE CANCELLED

February 16
Horton Country Park, Epsom
Surrey, KT19 8PL United Kingdom

CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER Drive of approximately four miles around the Country Park, a shorter route can also be arranged if required.  Due to the popularity of this event and in order to avoid disappointment please apply early for an ENTRY FORM – numbers may be restricted

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Devon – Super and Quiz Evening

February 19
The Portsmouth Arms, Burrington
Umberleigh, EX37 9ND United Kingdom

Wednesday 19th February 2020 Devon BDS Quiz and Meal Evening at The Portsmouth Arms, Burrington, Umberleigh, EX37 9ND  7 for 7-30 pm, £10.00 for a two-course meal, please book with Jane Dowle on (01769 520790) or Iris Fry on (01409 261322) by 12th February. Non-members are welcome.

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Dorset & South Wiltshire – Bowling Evening

February 21
Cobham Sports & Social Club, Merley Park Road
Merley, Wimborne BH21 3DA United Kingdom

Bowling Evening £12.00 per head to include Finger Buffet Further details and booking form on Area Website

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Dumfries & Galloway – Training

February 22
Barstobrick Equestrian Indoor Recreation Centre, Ringford
Castle Douglas, DG7 2AT United Kingdom

Training – Ringcraft – Road Driving Go

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Cornwall – Drive at Lappa Valley

February 23
Lappa Valley, Near Newquay TR8 5LX United Kingdom

1200 for a 1300 departure.  £10 per turnout. Bring and share tea

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Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hunts – BDS East Anglia Area 24 On Foot safety training day

February 23
Grabella Stud, Herringswell Road
Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7QS United Kingdom

A training day aimed at newcomers and people that might want to refresh their knowledge. Looking at rein handling correct fit of harness and carriage. Using inhand agility to desensitise your horse. Questions and answers with BDS Approved coach  and LHHI Claire Bourne

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West Wales – Visit to The Wellington Carraige Company

February 24
Wellington Carriage Company, Wellington
Telford, Shorpshire TF6 6HD United Kingdom

The chance to visit Philip Holder's Wellington Carriage Company near Telford, and learn about the work he does restoring and building carriages. Philip has some fascinating vehicles and his knowledge of building them and the traditional methods of building and maintaining them is legendary. We will be travelling in our own cars and, after a stop for lunch, will be going to Philip's for the afternoon.

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March 2020

Cornwall – Minta Winn Training Day

March 1
Barnwell Stables, Wesley Road
Cubert, TR8 5HB United Kingdom

Individual lessons (£35) can be booked by contacting Maureen Ryder-Gordon on 01566 785241. Spectators are welcome to attend for free.rnwell

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Hampshire – Spider Drive to Burley Outer Rails

March 4
Burley Outer Range Cottage New Forest United Kingdom

For 12 noon.  By kind invitation of Tracey and Ian Thew.  Homemade Vegetable Soup and Homemade Bread - £5 per person.  Please book in by 29th February 2020.

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Dorset & South Wiltshire – Evening Meeting with Driving Legend Gary Docking

March 12
Bere Regis Sports Club, Bere Regis, Wareham
Dorset, BH20 7LA United Kingdom

Evening of Entertainment with Gary ‘Mr Private Driving’ DockingAnn J

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Derbyshire/Staffordshire – Annual Area Dinner

March 14
Bentley Brook Inn Ashbourne, DE6 1LF United Kingdom

Annual Area Dinner. 7pm for 7.30pm.Bent

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Cornwall – Pleasure drive at Cardinham with Ken Gilbert

March 15
Glebe Stables, Cardinham
Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4BL United Kingdom

1200 for a 1300 departure.  £10 per turnout. Bring and share tea

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Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hunts

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
Blandings Farm

A training day. Bring your own turnout for instruction on dressage cones, trec skills or just general help with BDS Approved coach  and LHHI Claire Bourne

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