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Carriage Driving 2014

I can’t believe it is August already with our Regional Event coming up very soon. Don’t forget the entries closing date is Monday 11th.

A lot of thought has gone into the event to try to make it the best so far. The grounds have been manicured to make the Dressage arenas and Cones course as good as possible, even though the moles and rabbits try their best to spoil it. An interesting marathon course has been devised to make the drive more interesting and attempt to reduce the roadwork. We have planned to use two obstacles up on Smith’s Lawn as we did last year with the other five around the Cannon Ground. There is no water obstacle this year as it has evaporated into sludge- shame!

A great deal of thought has gone into organising the Saturday evening meal and entertainment. We have the same singer as last year who has a wide repertoire of songs from modern to the older ones. We want as many people to come along and socialise so we have arranged a meal at a reasonable cost of £7.00 which offers a selection of meats along with vegetables and salad followed by a selection of deserts. Soft drinks will be available to buy but please bring your own alcoholic beverage, if you need some, as we will not have a bar this year. Café Royal will also be available during Saturday and Sunday for those who need a cup of tea or coffee, cold drink or a snack. Tickets for the meal are available now from Denis Williams (our entries secretary) or the event secretary’s office within the marquee on site. 

We are very lucky to have attracted a few sponsors this year, a full list will be published with your paperwork but it includes prizes for best dressage in some classes and for fastest competitor in each class, to drive an obstacle. The commemorative rosettes’ cost has also been covered. Jack in a box will be in attendance over the weekend so you can obtain your driving bits and pieces and our resident photographer, Peter Blackman, will be snapping a way to record your driving antics in Dressage, Cones and Marathon.

There are a couple of painting parties arraigned to spruce up the obstacles, The first is Sunday 10th August and the second is Saturday 16th , both starting at 10.30 am. We will be working on the whole set up all of the previous week so if any one can come along I am sure we can do with the help with preparing the two new obstacles, mowing, strimming and other ground work, putting in the water supply, assembling temporary fencing along with laying out the cones course, marathon course and flagging the obstacles. We could do with help with the clear up as well on Bank holiday Monday. If you can help please let me know – jburleton@aol.com or mobile 07986 856598.

Let us hope that the weather is kind to us and that we have a great event and everyone has a good experience.

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Carriage Driving Organiser

Please contact our Driving Show Secretary for entries. All general enquiries to the organiser.

Carriage Driving Organiser Mr Julian Burleton
Telephone: 01628 624640
Email: jburleton@aol.com

Carriage Driving Secretary Mr Denis Williams
Jorric Stud
Church Lane
  Bucks SL3 6LH
Telephone: 01753 577969
  Email: jorricstud@aol.com

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