About Us

The Group was formed in 1980 with the specific aim of organising Horse Driving Trials so that novices could acquire the skills necessary to be able to compete at national level. Since that time it has grown to be the largest group, of its kind, in the country and organises some ten events each year.

The Group currently has over 150 members. A good many of these do not themselves drive but assist with the organisation of events (stewards).

Stewarding is, one would think, a thankless task. They stand out in all weathers to time, or check, competitors coming through. It is often not possible for them to get their cars to where they must stand due to soft ground (not all have 4 wheel drive vehicles). However, without stewards there would be no sport. In return stewards spend a weekend in lovely surroundings, usually the parks attached to country mansions, free of charge and occasionally in good weather.

Competitors must also cross these parks during the cross country. We get to drive around some of the most beautiful parks in the country. Everyone has read about H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh turning over. We’ve all done it. Great fun, especially the fast bits. Actually, yes you do have to be mad.

The Group is always ready to welcome newcomers to the sport and will give drivers training, to ensure safety. Similarly we always welcome new stewards, in fact anyone is willing to help or compete and have an enjoyable and social weekend.

At last a use for that horse or pony that is eating your grass and is getting fat and lazy. Or do you fancy spending a free weekend or two in a country house park next summer? Why not join in with Horse Driving Trials. We hold several events throughout the summer in the Midlands and are always looking for new members and stewards.

Contact us now! Don’t wait till the summer when you have forgotten this.

by Email

Or by mail

Lesley West,
Jodders,
Soudley,
Market Drayton,
Shropshire.
TF9 2SB

Latest News

23/04/2017 - Catton Park results now available
Full results from our first 2017 event at Catton are now available here.

18/01/2017 - August 2016 Newsletter

17/01/2017 - Safeguarding
British Carriagedriving and Midlands Carriagedriving take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults extremely seriously, please read the attached document produced by BC & MC.

15/01/2017 - Training dates added
Backsteppers/sterward training sessions announced, please contact Angela Flanagan if you would like to come along. Full details available here
 

05/12/2016 - 2017 Events Calendar
The 2017 calendar for Midlands Carriagedriving can be found here: 2017 Events

19/10/2016 - 2016 Trophy Winners
Don't forget to come and join us at the AGM to collect your rosettes and trophies from 2016, a full list of winners can be found here

29/08/2016 - Catton Championships results
Full results from the final 2016 event at Catton Park are now available here.

18/08/2016 - Onley Grounds Report
Written by Seren Flannery

01/08/2016 - Onley results available
Full results for the event at Onley Grounds are now available here

14/06/2016 - Belvoir Results Available
Full results for the event at Belvoir Castle are now available here