Hello all, Forestry England is carrying out a survey on how people use their Forests for physical activity. There is no mention of horse riding or carriage driving, so we would like to encourage you all respond to make our voice louder. This is an ideal opportunity for us to remind Forestry England how much … Continue reading Forestry England Survey
One of the pleasures of carriage driving is being able to drive along quiet lanes, tracks and, where permission is granted, on private estates and a great benefit for our members is that SCDC has access to special routes to ride and drive. For example, our long standing member Helen Baldwin has been able to … Continue reading Members only permissive routes
When horse driven vehicles were a part of everyday life, the saying was a whip [driver] should always carry “a knife, a shilling and a piece of string”. Every horse-drawn vehicle should carry a spares kit. Similar to a tool kit or roadside emergency kit commonly carried in motorised vehicles, a spares kit contains important … Continue reading About Spares Kits
Southern Carriage Driving Club are saddened by the news of the death of one of our founder members (of the South Downs Harness Club), Don Baldwin. Our condolences go his family. A Tribute will be announced in due course.
In early January SCDC met with Dr James Cooling of Horse Bit Fit. ABOUT JAMES James is an Advanced LANTRA qualified Bitting Consultant and Education and Research Manager for horsebitfit.com His approach to bit fitting is all about improving the comfort, biomechanics, contact and co-operation of your horse or pony. James has 35 years’ experience … Continue reading About Bit Fitting
The Health and Safety representatives of SCDC are monitoring the current outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). At this time we have, following the advice of the UK government, cancelled our April events. The continually evolving situation will guide our response to holding forthcoming planned events later in the year – please keep an eye on … Continue reading Statement on Coronavirus