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Sad News, and a few words from Paul Hart.


It is with great sadness that we announce that Mick Peace has passed away at home. Mick was a long serving member of Midlands Carriagedriving for many years, and competed successfully in the horse pairs class at club and national level, and with his horses Peggy and Alfie, it was always exiting to watch him attacking the marathon obstacles in his familiar Leicester Tigers Rugby club colours.
As an enthusiastic supporter of driving trials, he was a regular member of the set up team at club events, as a qualified vet, often seen at the halt area of the marathon course to offer his help and advice on any horse welfare matter.
Mick and Jilly  always enjoyed the social side of carriage driving, and there was often a gathering around their stable area, dubbed 'Billy Smarts', in reference to the circus tent colours, where the 6 o,clock club would meet.  This was where senior members of the club would gather to sooth the injustice of the days dressage scores with a glass or three of whiskey(not for the faint hearted, or lightweight drinkers!)
Mick will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, and we all send our heartfelt sympathies to Jilly and his family. 

Mick's funeral will be on the 10th April at 12 noon. It is being held at Nuneaton Crematorium,  and will be followed by refreshments at Nuneaton Rugby Club.

Mick Peace driving his pair of horses at Catton park in 2009,  and head of the winning team at Catton Park in 2008

Photo By Ed Phillips Images



The MC 2018 Calendar can be found HERE

New in 2018!

Due to popular demand we have altered our One Day Event and spread it over two days. Dressage and cones will be done after the full competitors have finished their tests, and in your smart outfits rather than marathon gear, and the marathon will run first thing on the Sunday morning over a shorter distance. Ideal for new horses or for those of us that struggle to get full fitness into our steeds! This class will be open to singles and multiples, the class will be divided should numbers warrant.

A heartfelt letter has been written by one of our board members and makes some very valid points. Please give us your feedback!

This photo encapsulates everything we love about driving trials. A superbly framed photo from Geoff Marston Photography.

Photos from Catton are available at
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MC will be enforcing the Body/Back Protector rule at all of our events, further details are available here. 

Members will have an entry form for each event already in the yearbook, non members are always welcome and an entry form can be found here: Non Member Entry Form

Latest News

02/03/2018 - Season Preview By Wendy Nix

23/11/2017 - 2018 Calendar of Events
The 2018 calendar is now coming together and can be found here.

23/11/2017 - AGM Minutes 2017
AGM & Conference Minutes are now available for those who were unable to attend.


Competitors Conference

20/11/2017 - Agm & Conference report
Thanks to Wendy Nix at Kingswood Associates for the report on our AGM and following discussions.

Full report can be found here

25/09/2017 - Catton Championships report
Thank you to Wendy Nix at Kingswood Associates for this review!

25/09/2017 - Points League end of season
Including all 2017 events. Available here.

18/09/2017 - Catton September Results now available
Full results from the Championship event at Catton Hall are now available here:

22/08/2017 - Points League updated
Points league for 2017 has been updated to include the results from our 3rd event at Widmerpool. They can be found here.

20/08/2017 - Widmerpool results now available
Full results from the two day event at Widmerpool are now available here

16/08/2017 - Onley Report August 17
Full report from the event at Onley Grounds written by Wendy Nix can be found here.