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 HORSE BIT FIT At the heart of Horse Bit Fit is a philosophy all about relieving pressure points to improve a horse’s natural movement and biomechanics. Based on a ‘less is more’ approach the consultation process is conducted from an equine … 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
Sparsholt are maintaining their lock down so the indoor competition on 26th January 2020 is cancelled. Entries will be transferred to February automatically, or please contact Julia for a refund. Wessex Indoor Competition 26th January 2020 and the EHV1 Outbreak in Hampshire As horse lovers the committee takes the precautions around this outbreak very seriously, animal welfare … Continue reading Breaking News: Hampshire EHV1 Outbreak