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2019 Events

 British Young Drivers to compete for National Championships  at Onley Grounds 

Hosted by Midlands Carriagedriving, the British Young Drivers (BYD) will be competing for their 2019 National Championships at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, near Rugby in Warwickshire, on Saturday and Sunday, 3rd – 4th August. Always a competitive event, these are Britain’s rising young stars with some already having international experience and World medals to their name. 
Entries are arriving for the BYDs which has age classes from 10 years to 25. Among those intending to compete is previous BYD Champion Emily Viller. Emily, 21 and from near Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, is a student midwife who manages her medical training with carriage driving after taking two years out. Mike Hodgson, who is also returning from time out, is an anticipated entry. Mike was well known for driving a team of Shetland ponies but is planning to bring his 5-year-old Dutch horse to Onley. 
Alongside the BYD Championships, Midlands is running a British Carriagedriving Regional two-day event, whereby competitors can qualify for the main National Championships later in the month, and usual club classes. 
Saturday is dressage and cones day – all laid out on flat arenas – while Sunday’s 12k marathon course extends around spacious fields utilising banks, gravel tracks and headlands. The six well-built obstacles will include one with water. 
Being a permanent equestrian venue, Onley Grounds has its own showers and toilet block as well as a restaurant, café, tack shop and farm shop. Onley Grounds is easily accessed straight off the A45 just south of the M45.

Emily Viller flies the water obstacle at Onley on her way to winning the 16-18 Years BYD National Championship in 2015
Credit Kingswood Associates 

Also memberships are due and can be applied for by printing off the form on this website and sending to Lesley West or by filling out the online application.

2019 Event Dates available HERE

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The British Horse Society are working for a safer road experience for us all, riders and drivers, and are asking for all incidents to be logged with their database. The link is here, lets work together to promote a safe environment for every horse. 

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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

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