Carriage Driving in Herefordshire with the British Driving Society
Herefordshire is the centre of a very active carriage driving community.
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.
Celia Hilton - who many of you will know, passed away at Hereford hospital after a long illness on Monday 5th September. There will be a private cremation with a service to celebrate her life at Grosmont Church (Date to be advised).
I will post the date for the service at Grosmont as soon as I know it.
Croft Castle 2015 was a day to remember! It must have been good because nearly everyone that entered has said they want to come again! and, the National Trust have promoted the day to one of their five major events at Croft Castle for 2016.
So we are making the day bigger and better. In addition to last year there will be two extra classes, one for small ponies and one for traditional vehicles travelling a gentle route around Herefordshire country lanes. The route on eighteen century carriage-rides in the glorious old woodland will be the same as last year for everyone else. All classes will have, not just one, but two photo presentations opportunities in front of the castle. The five (or maybe six) difficulties will again reflect situations that might be met on any drive but these will be different and at least two in better public view. There are no promises that the event will be repeated in 2017 so do not miss the opportunity to take part at this historic venue.
Young N.T. visitors will have fun following a carriage trail and there will be an information centre for the harness horse. Any group that would like to be represented please get in touch we want the display to be as interesting and comprehensive as possible.
As always we will need volunteers so there will be something for everyone.
Croft Castle – Traditional Driving Event - Sunday 9th October 2016
Download the full details and entry form in MS Word formatDownload the full details and entry form in PDF format
Contact Jane Friend
Reminder:- Ladies lunch at Three Horseshoes Allensmore 17th August 12.30. Phone Kay 01981 54209
Great day yesterday at our driving day 9 competitors took part with Felicity Stubbs taking 1st in the dressage and Adriana Vaux taking 1st in the driven Cones. Long reining Cones 1st was Sheila Bell with Peter her donkey.
Next event is the drive from Ledgemoor contact Katja Jones 01497 821009
Also just a note that the BDS Road Test is now available for £50 and will be a one day assessment – If anyone is interested please contact Kay 01981 540209