BDS Berkshire approached SCDC earlier this year to see if we would be able to help increase the numbers attending this annual drive, by running the event under the SCDC banner and using our insurance. This way non BDS members could attend – and it was a success! £850 was raised for the Carriage Foundation … Continue reading Bramshill Forest Charity Drive Report
On 7th July 2019, we returned to the fabulous Tismans House by kind permission of Stephie and David Trafford for our annual Open Show. Our judge for the day was Mike King and our ring steward once again was Will Leslie. The slightly damp morning started with the Pleasure, Novice Horse and Exercise Vehicles classes. … Continue reading Open Show & Trec Report
The weather was perfect on 23rd June for the Trec in West Wood, Sparsholt. The flies, unfortunately and as always, seemed to have advanced notice of a horse gathering. Twelve turnouts arrived and set off at roughly five minute intervals to navigate through the wood following a series of arrows. Rumour has it that at … Continue reading Sparsholt Trec Report
Trec is a low pressure, fun competition for novice and experienced drivers alike and ideal for novice animals as each phase is done separately rather than within a group. Normally the competition begins with a safety and information briefing by the organiser. Depending on the number of entries, start times maybe allocated before the day … Continue reading What is driven Trec all about?
An absolutely glorious day and lots of fun had by all. With a nice flowing cones and obstacle world cup course set we saw some lovely rounds, but those 12 sets of cones proved pesky as nearly every competitor had balls down and we think everyone knocked down number 8 at least once! And number … Continue reading World Cup Report
A SPECTATOR’S VIEW What was the atmosphere like? It was very relaxed, it felt like a fun day out for everyone involved rather than a stressful competition. It was very friendly and everyone had the time to talk to each other, sharing tips and stories about their ponies. What did you enjoy the most? It … Continue reading Driving Skills Show Report