Charlcotte Farm HDT 4th Oct 2015

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! Julie masterminded the event from designing and setting up of the course to baking Victoria Sponge and Chocolate Cake for competitors, volunteers and supporters to enjoy after the action.

Competitors drove the 2013 British Carriagedriving 80 Novice dressage test which was assessed by the professional eyes of Gill and Tony Bache. There then followed a 15-cone course, including No6 with a testing A,B and C section. Cones No13 and 14 were set at a difficult angle, resulting in all competitors taking out No13 (including Julie who designed it)!

The afternoon phase comprised three obstacles in one large undulating field – each of which were driven twice. The layout at first sight appeared open and flowing but resulted in a number of wrong turns. Nevertheless it was a fitting end to a summer which began in May with the Spring Camp.

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