The final competitive event of the 2016 summer season took advantage of a dry, sunny early autumn day at the now-familiar surroundings of Charlcotte Farm, Shropshire, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs David Green. Thanks to Julie Wedgbury for arranging it and for all the other helpers, stewards and judges...Read more
40th Anniversary Celebration of The Wolverley and District Driving Club Past and present members met at Mount Pleasant Farm, Worcestershire, the spiritual home of The Wolverley and District Driving Club – to take part in a Traditional Driving Event in the morning, followed by a celebratory tea party in...Read more
Giselle Lockett and Sabrina Willis researched and set up a comprehensive drive starting and finishing at Sabrina’s yard near Wichenford, Worcestershire. With short, medium and long route alternatives on offer, it was enjoyed by a good number of club members keeping ample distance between them to avoid convoys. The girls had set a challenge, not...Read more
The successful training weekend formula started during Tony Bache’s chairmanship was repeated again this year. A structured weekend of training with Andrew Williams and Gill and Tony Bache was complemented by a social calendar which begun on Friday night with a meal provided by Judy Reeve assisted by Tony Edwards. The...Read more
It was the first time WDDC had held an event at Stourport Riding Centre since the new international indoor arena was opened. It turned out to be an excellent introductory venue for new entrants the sport as well as a safe format for trying out horses and ponies new to...Read more
Julie Wedgbury once again did the club proud by receiving the backing of David Green and family to host WDDC’s late summer horse driving trial at Charlcotte Farm, near Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire. A misty start at 8.00am greeted early arrivals, followed by a perfect cloudless day with no horse flies!...Read more
14 Turnouts took advantage of the generosity of the Williams family who invited the club to hold a one day event on their country estate. The competition format required less setting up than a conventional driving trial and had the advantage of being in one field with everything visible from the...Read more
The programme had a variety of activities based around a set of core training sessions, offering the option to pick and mix to design a personalised programme. Core training consisted of: a one to one lesson with UKcc coach Andrew Williams on the Saturday – to work on what each participant wanted...Read more
Club members were treated to their end of season trial in the rolling Shropshire countryside beyond Bridgnorth. Mr and Mrs David Green kindly made Charlcotte Farm available for the event. Julie Wedgbury led the team of organisers to set a compact course which worked well for the one day event....Read more
Thank you to Ivan Meredith for obtaining permission for access to the superb 5 mile parkland drive, to his daughter Julie Taft for her part in organising the event and for judging The Presentation. As ever, thanks to Carolyn Meredith for providing the tea and cakes. Because of rain being forecast,...Read more
The safety of members and their horses is priority – The Club complies with assessment requirements laid down by its affiliation to The British Driving Society and British Horse Driving Trials Association.
WDDC has a policy of appointing an experienced club member to each new member for mentoring and assistance as they prepare for and take part in their first events.