Dumfries & Galloway Horse Driving Club

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2022 Indoor Driving Challenge Dates available on Events Page



DONT FORGET WE ARE HOLDING OUR TRAINING DAY ON SUNDAY 22ND MAY, 10.30AM AT "FLOWDENS FARM".



Well Sunday was our last Spring Arena Challenge for this year & everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, all the better for the beautiful weather.

The course was flowing but driving skills were the order of the day rather than sheer speed, there being two bogey elements numbers 4 and 10. Many thanks to Gordon for his course designing & to everyone who helped build & dismantle it. 

  

Many, Many, thanks must go to Lynn Winder for donating her time to give all the competitors a little help with their Dressage. Everyone commented on how much they gained from Lynn's expertise whether they were encountering a specific problem with a movement or having trouble with a pace.


We are extremely grateful to both Paul and Lynn for their help, time and for generously sharing some of their knowledge with the club and members.


If you would like to see more sessions like these at our Autumn Arena Challenges please let us know either by the Whatsapp DGHDC Chat, Facebook, email or txt to 07871415700 {Hazel}.


RESULTS.


Open; 

1st Jen Bernard = 2.04.50        5 penalties.

2nd Ted Chapman = 2.14.00  10 penalties.

3rd David Humes = 2.16.72    5 penalties.


Novice;

1st Megan Dickinson Hood = 1.54.35   5 penalties.

2nd Dougie Robertson = 2.00.74   5 penalties.

3rd Ian Bone = 2.17.62   5 penalties.


Beginners;

1st Robert Scott = 2.59.31    10 penalties.

2nd Linda Lyall = 3.11.50    Clear.


Full results & photo's can be found on our Facebook page & will soon be posted on the events page.



LEAGUE POINTS;

Terry Brogdon = 16.

Megan Dickinson Hood = 20.

Daniel Moffat = 6.

David Humes = 22.

Ted Chapman = 26.

Jen Bernard M = 20.

JenBernard O = 10.

Cathy Duff = 9.

Mandy Stead = 2.

Eillen Dunlop = 6.

Robert Scott = 20.

Gary Pigney = 20.

Gilly Nicholson = 3.

Debbie Finlay = 14.

Dougie Robertson = 16.

Linda Lyall = 26.

Jayne Wensley = 2.

Barbara Patterson = 4.

Janet Glendinning = 8.


Well done to all our competitors!!!  Remember the league points attained so far carry over to be added to the Autumn points for our indoor trophies.  



We will all now be working towards the 3 outdoor events & with this in mind don't forget we are running a none pony training day on May 22nd 2022, 10.30am at "Flowdens", Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, all details can be found on the events page. Come & join us!


Our 2021 Outdoor Events where extremely well supported both by competitors & helpers we therefore say a big THANK YOU to you all & are looking forward to seeing you all again this year! We can't run events without helpers so if you have friends or family members who would like to come along they would be very welcome, no previous experience needed, a great weekend for all the family!!!


 

Due to rising running costs we will have to increase the entry fee's for the three Outdoor Events this year to;  FLOWDENS & BORELAND TDE -  £40 members, £30 juniors, £50 non-members. SARKSIDE ODE - £25 members, £20 juniors, £30 non - members.


We would be happy to run more events but we need suitable venue's. If you have a venue or know amenable landowners willing to host an event please let us know.


Memberships & events can now be paid for by BACS please see events page for details.


**** PLEASE NOTE YOUR EQUINE FLU VACC'S MUST BE UP TO DATE & PASSPORTS WILL BE CHECKED ****


                

Driver Competency Tests can be arranged or if you know of either an Adult, Junior or Club who would like to try carriage driving please contact us & with enough numbers we can arrange a "TRY DRIVING DAY".



Congratulations to all our Trophy Winners of 2021. Well done!

                                                  

 2021 Trophy Winners.

Memorial Quaich;- David & Janet Ivison.

Bert Griffen Trophy;- Ronnie Slack.

Overall Marathon;-                     Pat Watson.
Best Cones;-                               David Humes.
Best Dressage;-                          Gary Pigney.

Overall Open;-                           Gordon Watson.

             Intermediate;-                N/A
             Horse;-                          Christine Haddock.
             Novice;-                        Gary Pigney.
             Multiples;-                    Jackie Parkinson.
             Beginners;-                   Terry Brogden.
             Junior;-                         Daniel Moffat.

Overall Indoor Champion;-       N/A
             Indoor Singles;-            N/A
             Indoor Multiples;-         N/A  

All comers Indoor Junior League;-              N/A
All comers Outdoor Junior League;-           Matthew Powell. 


CLASS PROGRESSION.

Beginners to Novice;- Terry Brogdon. Gilly Nicholson. Ronnie Slack.

Novice to Intermediate;- Gary Pigney. Tony Cockburn. Christine Haddock.

Junior to Novice;- Daniel Moffat.

An exiting event being held at Newton Rigg Equestrian Centre, so if you fancy some fancy dress fun with your pony and carriage plese come along and join in 






Carriage Driving in South West Scotland and North Cumbria.

Welcome to Dumfries & Galloway Horse Driving Club
Based in Dumfries and Galloway the club runs carriage driving events in south west Scotland and North Cumbria. 

The club has been in existence for over 30 years, started by driving enthusiasts looking for more excitement than the showing classes that were the norm in the mid seventies.

The club is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, not just for the competitive ones looking for experience before moving on to national competitions, but for drivers looking for a bit of fun and those who have been there, done it and are now just looking to drive and help bring on new drivers.

Our aim over the next few years is to encourage new people to enter the driving arena and together, develop our skills and competences.













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