Obstacles

road barriers & the like


Exposure to a variety of obstacles, including water hazards, helps build a horse and driver's confidence. Navigating sets of "gates" A-F, encouraging the driver and back-stepper (groom) to choose an optimum route for speed and accuracy - all part of the exciting sport of Carriage Driving

Fun Training

accuracy against the clock


Throughout the year, opportunities to experience the fun of testing and honing your driving skills

Days Out

driving off road


Opportunities to explore beautiful English Countryside

Groundwork

long reining


Developing a partnership and bond between horse and driver

A Perfect

day out


Privileged access to superb equine facilities provide club members with the opportunity to weave through cones, to practice dressage and to sample the excitement of obstacle driving

Newsbrief July 2020

Chairman’s Report Firstly, I would like to say thank you for the brilliant response back from our questionnaire. The outcome is that everyone wants to get going with drives, competitions and training. Offers of help and assistance at events have also come in which is fantastic. We could always still...

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Corona Virus Newsbrief May 2020

Dear all, Firstly, I hope everyone is safe and well coping in these difficult and unprecedented times we find ourselves in at the moment.  As a club we are taking all measures necessary to ensure that we are abiding by and in line with current government guidelines of the lockdown....

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David Smith’s BC Rules Quiz April 2020

Following the cancellation of Spring Camp 2020 due to the Corona Virus lockdown, David Smith constructed the following quiz, which covers a selection of British Carriagedriving Rules. It was intended to help prepare members for the proposed 2 day driving trial at Charlcotte Farm later in the year. On 7th April,...

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Newsbrief Winter 2019

Notes from the Chair   First of all, a belated Happy New Year and wishing you all a very successful, healthy and happy 2020.Those of you who were able to attend the AGM and Planning meeting before Christmas will have heard my report and particularly how proud I am of the...

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Newsbrief Autumn 2019

Notes from the Chair  Time has flown by and we are nearly at the end of the Club’s driving calendar with our last competitive event on Sunday 6 October at Charlcotte Farm.  For many members this signals the start of the Indoor Driving Trials and I am confident that Wolverley...

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Newsbrief Spring 2019

CHAIRMAN’S NOTES Well so far, the weather has been really kind to us, but equine flu has played a big part in equine events prompting horse and venue owners to rethink their approach. In respect of this WDDC Committee has agreed that as a club we will insist that all...

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Newsbrief Autumn 2018

WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER Sunday 4th Poppy Drive in the Wyre Forest.  10.30 a.m. Friday 16th A.G.M. & Dinner. Bewdley Pines Golf Club, Habberley Road, Bewdley DY12 1LY. Dinner 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm A.G.M. 9.30 (Following the Dinner) DECEMBER   Saturday 29th. Annual Walk across Catherton and Silvington Commons. 10.00 a.m. at Nigel...

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News Brief Update July 2018

Philip Wright. At 5.00 a.m. on Saturday 21stJuly Philip Wright lost his four year battle with cancer. He and Barbara would like their friends in the carriage driving community to know how much their friendship has made the last four years such an enjoyable period of their lives.  James Wright has...

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Club Activities

It’s not all about competition. Events such as The President’s Drive are organised to take advantage of privileged access to green lanes and farmland not accessible to the general public. They may include stopping at a pub for lunch or just a picnic where there’s somewhere safe for the horses to rest.  Find out more
At club level trials are not to be taken too seriously. Sometimes only one phase of a trial is included, as a supplement to a pleasure drive. At least once per season it’s the club’s aim to run a one-day, 3-phase trial. It will not be as demanding as a regional club competition but will include dressage, cones and a 6 obstacle limited-distance marathon with turnouts and casual dress in each phase .Find out more 
 Wolverley Driving has a long history of association with other clubs. In particular, there is a cross over with The West Midlands Driving Group, which runs Fun Trials and Pleasure Drive Events in the Warwickshire Area and the Shropshire Branch of the British Driving Society who run Pleasure Drives but also help and train newcomers to driving.
 Throughout the year, there are a number of events without horses. Sometimes they will contain a training element, sometimes just a fun evening where members get a chance to talk to each other – something that’s not as easy when there are horses to attend to and course maps to study.
 Joining a new club can be an intimidating experience; at Wolverley it’s made easy.

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.

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