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

Many Ways

of taking part


Participate in club and regional events as a competitor, a timekeeper, a steward or helping set up the course

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

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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News Brief Summer 2018

Midlands West Fell Pony Support Group Awards 2017 Congratulations to Sarah Bartlett  with her Fell pony Waverhead Bombardier (pictured here with the pale blue hat) whom we all know as Billy.  In the Midlands West Fell Pony Support Group Awards 2017, Sarah was awarded the Committee’s Special Award for the...

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News Brief Spring 2018

Here we go with another change of editor and a new style newsletter. Members have felt that the heavy black page toppers and plentiful photographs have made the newsletter expensive to print. We are therefore aiming to deliver a briefing direct to your inbox, providing information about forthcoming activities, reports...

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News Update December 2017

 A letter from Our Chair Click to read the full newsletter Dear All I am writing this from a very snowy and scenic North Worcestershire, Christmas films on in the background, ponies and alpacas snug and warm in their stables and the dallies curled up in their baskets. So, putting...

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Spring Camp 2017

Our Chair Giselle Lockett said; “A really good Spring Camp for Wolverley & District Driving Club. A wide variety of turnout, levels of whips and horses/ponies and every year we try to reflect any lessons learned and incorporate into the programme. This year we had 3 instead of 2 days...

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Blossom Drive Sat 28th May 2016

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...

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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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