Upcoming Events

WDDC 2017

Entry forms and schedules are in Word format and BACS payment encouraged, to enable  Paperless entries to be made by completing the form in Word. No signature is required – by submitting the form you will be deemed to have accepted the rules of WDDC

Sunday 5th November 2017, Poppy Drive in Wyre Forest DY14 9XQ

Friday 24th November, Annual General Meeting at Wolverley Church Hall

Winter Season 2017-2018 Indoor Carriage Driving

Moreton Morrell:

Sat 7 Oct
Sun 12 Nov
Sun 17 Dec
Sun 7 Jan
Sun 4 Feb
Sun 4 Mar

Cricklands (Forest of Dean Driving Group):

Sun 15 Oct
Sun 26 Nov
Sun 17 Dec
Sat 6 Jan
Sun 4 Feb
Sun 25 Feb

Chester:

Sat 14 Oct
Sat 21 Oct
Sat 25 Nov
Sat 16 Dec
Sat 20 Jan
Sat 17 Feb
Sat 10 Mar

Championships Fri 6th – Sun 8th April 2018

Clare Marley, Club Class, Midlands Indoor Driving Trials, MoretoDuring October – March inclusive, a series of indoor events, open to WDDC members are held monthly on Saturdays or Sundays at a number of locations around the UK.

Known as Indoor Carriage Driving, they are a great environment for young and novice drivers to develop their skills and equine fitness ready for the summer outdoor season. Experienced drivers too are attracted to the format in which they can qualify for National Finals, held in April at Keysoe, Bedfordshire.

The Wales and West Equestrian Centre, Monmouthshire and Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire are two locations within the WDDC catchment. At each of those venues, hot food is available – nothing like a bacon sandwich and a hot drink on a cold winter’s morning!

Annual membership of Indoor Carriage driving UK cost £30.00 plus an entry fee for each event of £32.00

Midland Carriagedriving Club – Trials Events 2017

Catton 15/16 April

Anslow 29/30 April

Belvoir 10/11 June

Onley 5/6 Aug

Widmerpool  19/20 Aug

Catton 16/17 September

National Carriagedriving – Trials Events in our [local] Area 2017

Catton 5/7 May

Windsor ¾ June

Cricklands 9/11 June

Sandringham 30/2 July

Ashfields 14/16 July

Lowther 11/13 Aug

Cirencester 8/10 Sept

Completed Events & Results

Sunday 1st October, Charlcotte Farm One Day Event ONE-DAY DRIVING TRIAL 1st October 2017
Jeannie Jordan’s Ridge Farm Drive Saturday 16th September 2017
Monday 28th August, Training Day at Lincomb Equestrian Centre, DY13 9RB with Andrew Williams – follow WDDC Facebook for updates
Sunday 13th August, Traditional Driving Day at Ivan and Carolyn Meredith’s Farm
Sunday 23rd July,  Wheathill Drive with Julie Wedgbury
Enville Outdoor Indoor 2017, at The Enville Estate DY7 5HD

Dressage test for Enville – Indoor Dressage Test 7 2014

Enville 18.6.17 Results

Blossom Drive Entry Form Sun 28th May 2017 from Wichenford WR6 6YN

Blossom Drive Instructions 2017         Blossom Drive Map 2017

Blossom Drive Risk Assessment 28th May 2017

Spring Camp at Lincomb Equestrian Centre, Stourport, DY13 9RB
Arrive Thursday 18th May for 3 Days of activity Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2017 – *BDS Road Driving Test to be held on Saturday*
Spring Camp May 2017 Preliminary Questionnaire 

Spring Camp Timetable 2017

Wyre Forest Drive Sat 6th May 2017 DY14 9XQ
Sunday 23rd April 2017 Long Reining Day at Lea Castle Equestrian Centre, DY10 3QB
Sunday 26th March 2017 Indoor (Outdoor) Event Lincomb Equestrian Centre, DY13 9RB

Please note: The dressage tests being used at the above event will be the ones in use at the Indoor Championship at Keysoe, Bedfordshire in April 2017. Unless you have ‘open status’ resulting from previous competitions, please enter as ‘novice’ and learn the corresponding test       Click this link to download the ‘open’ and ‘novice’ dressage tests

Saturday 4th March, Road Driving Assessment & Training Day at Ivan and Carolyn Meredith’s Farm – Road Driving Training 4.3.17

Friday 27th January 2017,  Annual Dinner and Awards – The Granary, DY10 4BS
Join up Training with Barry Thomas Saturday 21st January 2017 – Non members welcome but please complete an entry form – from 9.30am at Lower Bromdon, Wheathill, Bridgnorth WV16 6QT

Christmas Walk                   Wednesday 28th December 2016 

Download Paperless Entry form and Schedule

Security Talk by West Mercia Police

Saturday 19th November at the Victory Hall, Clows Top, DY14 9HG from 12.30 – 2.30pm. Tea + Cakes to follow

Annual General Meeting               Starts 7.30pm prompt Friday 25th November 2016

 at Wolverley Church Hall, DY11 5TH

The meeting will be followed by a Hot Supper. Tea and Coffee will be provided. You are most welcome to bring along other liquid refreshments. 

Download Paperless Attendance and Proposal Form

Wyre Forest Poppy Drive                   10.30 am Sunday 6th November 2016 

The Drive will commence from the Visitor Centre on the main A456 road from Kidderminster to Leominster, Post Code DY14 9XQ. Follow the brown tourist signs. (Map reference S138-752740)

Download Paperless Entry Form and Instructions

Large Car Park: – At the Wyre Forest Centre participants to pay car/lorry parking charges £4 on day of drive.

WDDC ONE-DAY DRIVING TRIAL 18th Sept 2016 at Charlcotte Farm, Cleobury North WV16 6RR by Kind permission of Mr. & Mrs. David Green

Results

Traditional Driving Day and WDDC’s 40th Birthday Celebration on Sunday 14th August 2016 at Mount Pleasant Farm, Elmley Lovett, Droitwich WR9 0PX, by kind permission of Ivan and Carolyn Meredith

Competitors can enter and drive whatever style they like but will improve their marks by making an attempt to drive coachman. That’s the rein handling technique specified in the sport of traditional driving (Attelage de Tradition) and adopted as the theme of the day.

Burwarton Show  at Cleobury North on Thursday 4th August

WDDC Enville Outdoor Indoor Trial Sat 26th June 2016       Enville  DY7 5HD

Unfortunately, the above event was cancelled due to a significant number of club members having other commitments

WDDC Blossom Drive Sat 28th May 2016                    Wichenford  WR6 6YN

WDDC – Spring Camp May 13th – 15th 2016 Lincomb Equestrian Centre DY13 9RB

WDDC Wyre Forest Drive Sun 24th April 2016    Wyre Forest  DY14 9XQ

Long Reining Day Sun 3rd April 2016    Stourport Riding School  DY13 9JD

WDDC – Illustrated Talk, 7.30pm, Wolverley Church Hall, DY11 5TH, Friday 19th February. Free admission – Members, Non-members and Guests all welcome! Coffee, Tea for a small donation plus a raffle

Subject: My life and Times with The Royal Horse Artillery, King’s Troop and at The Royal Mews

WDDC – Annual Dinner & Presentation of Awards, 7.00pm for 7.45pm, The Granary, DY10 4BS, Friday 29th January 2016

WDDC – Christmas Walk Monday 28th Dec 2015

WDDC – Annual General Meeting Wolverley Church Hall DY11 5TH – 7.30pm Friday Nov 27th 2015 – supper provided by volunteers

WDDC – Poppy Drive  Wyre Forest Sunday 1st October 2015

WDDC – ONE-DAY DRIVING TRIAL 4th October 2015, Charlcotte Farm, Sunday Oct 4th with course building and obstacle walking on Saturday 3rd Oct – Dressage Test will be the 2013 British Carriagedriving 80 Novice

Results 4.10.15

WDDC – Traditional Driving Fun Day, Mount Pleasant Farm, Sunday August 16th 2015

WDDC – Charlcotte Millennium Cones and Drive Saturday 4th July 2015

WDDC – Outdoor Indoor Trial, Enville Hall, Saturday June 20th 2015 

Results 20.6.15

This type of event, introduced this season, will be held outdoors but follow the same format as the winter season Indoor Horse Driving Trials, which will require fewer stewards and obstacle set up time compared with the 6-obstacle outdoor format to be held at Charlcotte Farm at the end of the season. Two obstacles will be driven twice, making a total of 4 times recorded. The format also includes dressage and a cones course comprising normally 10 pairs plus an ABC slalom section. The dressage test being used for the event will be the Indoor Horse Driving Test used during the 2014-15 winter season. The arena size will be 20m x 60m.

WDDC – Blossom Drive, Wichenford, Near Holt Heath, WR6 6YN, Saturday May 30th 2015

WDDC – Spring Camp, Lincomb Equestrian Centre, Friday May 15th – Sunday 17th 2015

WDDCWyre Forest Drive, Saturday April 25th 2015

WDDC – Long Reining Fun Day Stourport Riding School, Sunday 29th March 2015 

WDDC – When to Call the VetFriday 13th March at Wolverley Village Hall, an Indoor Meeting – Speaker Laura Holmes at 7.30pm – Cost £5 per person to include Ploughman’s Supper.

Annual Dinner  Friday 30th January 2015 at The Granary Hotel, Heath Lane, Shenstone, Kidderminster DY10 4BS including a talk by Major Laura Holmes, followed by the presentation of awards.

Major (Ret’d) Laura Holmes, BVM&S, MRCVS, now practising at St George’s Veterinary Group in Wolverhampton, served in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps until this spring. She will be telling us of her experiences as the Veterinary Officer to the Household Cavalry and her tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Sunday 28th December 2014, Christmas Walk and Treasure Hunt, followed by a Carvery Lunch Christmas Walk at Parlors Hall Hotel, Mill Street, WV15 5AL, Bridgnorth

38 people took part. Sandra and Geoff Phillips won the treasure hunt. Thank you to organiser David Smith.

AGM, 7.30pm, Friday 28th November 2014, at Wolverley Church Hall, DY11 5TH, including a hot supper

Charlcotte Drive and Pub Stop, Sun 5th Oct 2014 organised by Julie Wedgbury

Midlands Carriagedriving Championships, Catton Park, Sat 4th/Sun 5th October 2014

One Day Event, Charlcotte Farm, Sun 21st Sept 2014

Results 21st Sept 2014 Charlcotte HDT

National Driving Trials Championships, Erddig, N. Wales, Fri 19th – Sun 21st Sept 2014

National Carriage Dog Trials, Lincombe, Sat 6th/Sun 7th September 2014

Widmerpool Trial with Midlands Carriagedriving (was MDTG), Sat 30th/Sun 31st August 2014

Practice/Training Day, Charlcotte Farm, 23rd Aug 2014 Cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the organising committee.

Trial with West Midlands Driving Group, Sunday 24th August 2014

Driving classes at Burwarton Show, Thursday 7th August. 

Traditional Driving Fun Day, Mount Pleasant Farm, Sat 2nd Aug 2014

Shropshire BDS Driving Days begin, Saturday 26th July 2014

Onley Trial with Midlands Carriagedriving (was MDTG) Sat 26th/ Sun 27th July 2014

Catton Trial with West Midlands Driving Group Sunday 20th July 2014

National Three Day Trial, Catton Park, Fri 11th/Sat 12th/Sun 13th July

“THE SHED”, Stourport, TALK & SOCIAL – First Impressions Count, Fri 4th July 2014

The Talk & Social took place on Friday 4 July at The Shed Café in Stourport at 7pm (post code DY13 9SE).  The evening started with Julie Taft, ex-nationals whip, explaining the ins and outs of preparing a turnout for presentation, ahead of the WDDC Traditional Driving event, taking place on Saturday 2nd August. The talk was followed by a social evening and meal, taking advantage of The Shed’s delightful menu and facilities.

Fun Day at Prestwood, Saturday 28th June 2014

Results Prestwood Sat 28th June 2014

Trial with West Midlands Driving Group, Sunday 25th May 2014                                

Belvoir Trial with Midlands Carriagedriving (was MDTG), Sat/Sun 31st May/1st June 2014

President’s Drive, Romsley,  Sun 8th June 2014

Spring Camp, Lincombe, Sat 17th & Sun 18th May 2014

Result – Saturday – 20th May 2014, 20th Century Cones

Result (revised 23.6.14) – Weekend Overall

Spring Camp, Lincombe,  Day Visitors, either Sat 17th or Sun 18th May 2014

Wyre Forest Drive Sat 26th April 2014

Result

Eardington Training Day Sat 12th April 2014

Long Reining Fun Trial Sat 29th March 2014

Result

Training Day, Eardington, Sat 22nd March 2014

Indoor Dismounted Training, Hartlebury, Sat 15th March 2014

Brewery Visit, Bewdley, Wednesday 19th February 2014

Annual Dinner & Presentation of Awards, 7.00pm, Friday 31st January 2014 @ The Granary

Driving Demonstration to Shropshire South Riding Club at Bromyard Equestrian Centre

Virtual Driving Trial 17th January 2014

Christmas Walk, 10.15am, Saturday 28th December 2013 @ The Queens Head

Autumn UKCC Training Days 2013

AGM, Friday 7.30pm, 22nd November 2013 @ Wolverley Church Hall

One Day Driving Trial 8th September 2013

Result

Images

Fun Training Event 18th August 2013

Result

Lincomb Midland Driving Trials Group One-day Trial Sunday 4th August 2013

Result

Clipper Rally Sunday July 21st

Result
1st Julie Wedgbury/Kerri Radnor, 2nd Philip & Barbara Wright, 3rd Dawn Tebbett/Robin Harcourt Smith, 4th Tony & Carol Gregory, 5th Debbie McPhee/Mike Davies, 6th Sue & Kate Pearson, 7th Giselle Lockett/Jennifer Newman.

It was a lovely cool morning for a change. Just right for the ponies to enjoy the exercise whilst their drivers and grooms found their way around the 21 clipper stations.

Once again we enjoyed the hospitality of Carol and Ivan Meredith and the quiet lanes in lovely countryside around Elmley Lovett.

The 7 participants all took it seriously. I understand that not one stopped for an ice cream at Cutnall Green post office!!

Julie Wedgbury just posted the best score, finding all 21 locations in the best time.

Thanks to Ivan and Carol, Sandra Philips, Linda Sprosen and Tony Bache for their help, and to Sue Anderson for “clearing the course”.

A new and partly off road venue is sought for next time.

Enville Fun Training Day 7th July 2013

Result

Movie

Slide Show

Summer Solstice Fun Day Sat 22nd June

Result

Photo Gallery

The President’s Drive 9th June 2013

Practice Mini-Fun Event 19th May 2013

Result

Photo Gallery

Wyre Forest Drive 28th April 2013

Route

Images and Report

06/04/2013 : Indoor Training Day 6th April

Result

17/03/2013 : Long Reining Fun Day, admin

Result

Virtual Driving Trial Friday 22nd February

Result

26/01/2013 : Annual Dinner

28/12/2012 : Christmas Walk

30/11/2012 : Skittles Evening

16/11/2012 : AGM and Supper

13/10/2012 : Autumn Drive

29/09/2012 : Wick Drive

02/09/2012 : One Day Driving Trial at Charlcotte Farm

Result

19/08/2012 : Fun Day and Cones Challenge

22/07/2012 : Mini Event at Arley

07/07/2012 : National Carriage Dog Championships

23/06/2012 : Two Day Driving Trial, Lincomb

17/06/2012 : Three Counties Show, Malvern

29/05/2012 : Malvern Carriage & Harness Sale

19/05/2012 : Wyre Forest Drive

06/05/2012 : President’s Drive

29/04/2012 : Coaching Day

15/04/2012 : Introduction to Carriage Driving

04/03/2012 : Drive and Cones Challenge

Result – Rushock Mini Event 2011

Result – Three Counties Show 2011

Result – Charcotte Mini Event 2011