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Come along to our Social Event, Sunday April 15th to find our more about the club, our competitions, events and volunteering. Meeting starts 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon. Refreshments and lunch available from the cafe @ World Horse Welfare, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2LP


NEXT EVENT - Saturday April 28 @ World Horse Welfare, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2LP

March 2018

February long-reining event a great success

Congratulations to all those competitors who gave our long-reining Dressage and long-reining Cones competitions a go. We were delighted to see horses and ponies of all sizes competing, from a Shire to a Miniature, and the event provided an excellent opportunity for some people to get their youngsters out to their first competition. Our judge Sue Barber, from Pine Lodge School of Classical Equitation, presented the awards and provided some fine words of wisdom to all competitors on the art of long-reining, from equipment to getting those circles the right shape!

Our long-reining Dressage winner was Claire Bourne with her single turnout Posy, and Claire also won the multiple turnout long-reining her small pony pair. Winner of the long-reining Cones which was judged under optimum time was Amanda Fletcher. Combined event overall long-reining champion was Linda Port-Cohen with her Miniature pony Bambi.

Claire Bourne long-reins her pony team in the Cones & Obstacle competition

February 2018

Bram Chardon Clinic

Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24 we have lessons available with FEI World Champion Bram Chardon from the Netherlands.

All lessons are conducted in the all weather outdoor arena with your own turnout. Lessons are open to carriage drivers of all ages and ability, and shared lessons are available for those with Very Small Ponies (restrictions apply). This event takes place at the College of West Anglia, Milton Campus, Cambridge with easy access off the A14/A10.

You can book your lessons directly with the club secretary.

January 2018

Long-reining revival

Long-reining is making a revival at the Brecklands Carriage Driving Club. Educating your horse from the ground can be invaluable, especially as a carriage driver because you cannot always fix a problem from the driving seat. Popular in Europe, Australia and the US, we now offer long-reining competitions for Dressage, Agility and Equitation.

Our February event includes the first dressage test for long-reining using the Introductory test, a simple walk and trot test designed for beginners with basic movements about the arena and 10m circles. An additional fun class at the event is the long-reining cones course.

With Horse Agility becoming popular with riders, carriage drivers had the opportunity to compete in our first long-reining Agility competition at our Christmas event. The course presented competitors with a series of tasks including cones, crossing a rubber mat, reversing out of a box, and long-reining a circle.

Everyone is welcome to give these new competitions a try at our February event (see calendar).

December 2018

Christmas crackers!

Fairies and Father Christmas braved the chill at our indoor Christmas event, competing in a variety of fun classes. Carriages were decorated with tinsel and tree lights; horses with reindeer antlers and glitter. Our guest judge for the day was BDS Panel Judge Mr John Snowdon from Ipswich, Suffolk. John judged our first long-reining Agility and Driven Agility classes and remarked on what fun they were to not only judge but compete in.

November 2018

Bram Chardon Training Clinic

We are delighted to be welcoming FEI World Champion Bram Chardon to the UK in March. Bram has run successful clinics in Australia and the US, and this is his first clinic in the UK. Places are open to drivers of all ages and abilities.



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