Carriage Driving in Herefordshire & Worcestershire
Herefordshire and Worcestershire is the centre of a very active carriage
With events and activities covering all aspects of carriage driving, including:
many rallys , shows large and small, competitions like treasure hunts and clipper rallies,
driving for the disabled, dressage, instruction & training, cones and much more.
Carriage and Harness Sale to be held by Brightwells at Malvern showground
On Tuesday 21st May 2013.
Entries by 3rd May
Contact Brightwells 01568 619777
On Easter Monday eight turnouts braved the cold weather and donned their Easter bonnets to drive at Monnington Court at the invitation of John Bulmer. The drive took them through cider orchards and quiet farm tracks and altghough only about four miles it was a lovely opener for 2013. See gallery.
Our next rally will be Jim and Frank's Memorial Rally at Kingstone. Please note this will now be on 28th April not the 7th April as originally listed.
The Monnington Drive will go ahead. it will be a short drive,no more than 4 miles around lanes and orchards. Drive off 2:00 - 2:30pm individually.
Please bring your own refreshments as we will be parked a little way from the usual spot.
Easter bonnets will be judged prior to leaving and the prize for the best one awarded on everyone's return.
Check some pictures of out Shelia Bell and her donkey at the Festival of the Donkey, Cirencester Parish Church.
Jim and Franks memorial rally will be on the 7th April and from Webton Court Farm, Kingstone.
Jim and Franks memorial rally will be a BDS event this year and will be organised by Ray and Mandy at the same venue as usual on 14th April. Please contact Mandy and Ray if you want to attend. Please note you must be a BDS member to attend this event. Tel 01981 570475
Much Marcle rally will be postponed until later in the year.
Following a meeting today we have decided that because of the recent issues surrounding Health and Safety and the spate of accidents involving carriage horses we are going to make all our BDS Herefordshire events BDS Members only. This is because we are taking it as read that if participants are members they will have read the health and safety recommendations that the BDS promote.
All our drives and events are run complying with these recommendations.
The full list of rules and recommendations can be found on the BDS website. This is currently under review and will be updated shortly.
This should go a long way to keeping us all safe.
The BDS Newsletter is now in a new format and we are looking for articles, stories or photos from the area , Please send it to Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org
The training due to have taken place on Sunday 17th March (Tomorrow) has been postponed due to adverse ground conditions. We will rearrange this before the Mock Test Day with Sarah.
It has been decide that for some people attending the course the BDS test is proving quite expensive and so here in Herefordshire we are working with the HDDG to provide a Competency test similar to the ones run by the driving trials groups. This will be based on the old BDS Prelim and Road Test syallabus and will provide a certificate of attendance with an approved competency level.
This may help should you be involved in accident it will prove you have undergone some training and were deemed competent to drive your turnout on the road.
Sarah Wildy will be testing and signing the certificates in her capacity as our local LHHI. The cost for this will be confirmed later but is likely to be no more then £30.00.
HEALING YOUR HORSE. Saturday in June date to be confirmed.
Workshop at Kay's place ( The Oaks,) with Chris Nobel Yuen Healer.
Places will be limited and if you want to bring your horse it may be possible for Chris to demonstrate on your horse.
Please contact Kay. 01981 540209
Cost will be £8.00 per person.
The BDS Monnington rally is confirmed for Easter Monday. Drive off from 2.30pm. Mostly off road.
Easter Bonnet competition. Parade of Bonnets 2.15pm.
Please contact Kay to book in. If you are not a BDS member you must have your insurance details with you.
Much Marcle Rally confirmed for 28th April from 11.30 drive off - lunch at the pub after if required. Please book in with Kay or Roy.
Training on the 16th March is postponed and will now be held on Sunday 17th March
Stolen! Fenix Tiverton Gig, burgundy with wooden wheels, driven by 13.2hh pony. Stolen this week in Herefordshire (around the 30th January)
Please contact Jane Allcoat. 01432 839049 with any information. Thank you.
Events page updated with schedule of events and training for 2013.
Photos from Christmas Show added to the Past Events page.