National Carriage Driving Championships
Bywell Hall, Northumberland
29th August - 1st September 2019

 

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Three Day Competition

The National Carriage Driving Championships take place over four days.

Days 1 & 2: Driven Dressage
Driven dressage takes place in a 100m x 40m arena. Dressage tests for 2019 apply to all classes.

Day 3: Cross-country Marathon
Marathon consisting of three sections. Total distance of approx. 15 km
   Section A: Approximately 5km
   Transfer: Approximately 1km
   Section B: Up to 9km
Section B will have 8 obstacles, including a water obstacle. Each obstacle can have up to 6 gates, which must be driven in the correct sequence and as fast as possible.

Day 4:
Obstacle cone driving in two arenas. A time and fault competition decides the winner.

Competition classes:

HORSES

 

PONIES

Singles Multiples
Evolution Horse Open Horse Pairs Evolution Pony  
Novice Horse Advanced Horse Pairs Novice Pony Intermediate Pony
Intermediate Horse Horse Tandems Open Single Pony Advanced Single Pony
Open Single Horse Horse Four-in-Hand Open Pony Pairs Advanced Pony Pairs
Advanced Single Horse   Pony Tandems Pony Four-in-Hand

The Championships are open to qualified competitors only.
See the list of drivers who qualified to compete at the 2019 Championships.   

Event timetable
Wednesday 28 August 09:00 Stabling area open for competitors
Thursday 29 August 09:00 Obstacles open for inspection and paperwork available
    13:00 Driven Dressage
Friday 30 August 08:30 Driven Dressage
Saturday 31 August TBA Marathon for all classes
Sunday 1 September 08:30 Obstacle Cone Driving
    09:00 Evolution classes
Spectators
Marathon day (Saturday 15 September) is the most exciting time to come and spectate at the National Championships.

Starting at 8:30 a.m., the first competitors will soon reach the 8 obstacles, which they have to negotiate in the correct sequence and at the highest possible speed. Setting off at 4-minute intervals in order of their competition classes (horses, ponies, singles, pairs, four-in-hand), the competitors will take most of the day to display their skills and speed on the course.

There will be an information point, manned by the Bennington crew, for anyone who wants to find out more about how the competition works or how to get involved in the sport. There will be refreshments, a licensed bar and a number of trade stands on the showground..

CAR PARKING

Car parking for spectators

INFORMATION ABOUT HORSE DRIVING TRIALS AND THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Visitors can find more information about carriage driving competitions on the British Carriagedriving website: www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk/introduction.

Prizes
  • Trophy and sash to Champion in each class. Rosettes to all participants.

  • Rosettes 1st to 3rd in each class for best Dressage, Marathon and Cones

  • Rosette to all Marathon backsteppers

  • Deemster Trophy Best Advanced Single Horse Dressage

  • Bryan Belsham Trophy Best Advanced Horse Pairs Dressage

  • Lyn Harrington Memorial Trophy Best Advanced Single Pony Dressage

  • Zatouroff Trophy Best Marathon from Four Single Pony Classes

  • Chariots of Fire Trophy Best Overall Marathon

  • Terry Bailey Trophy Best Combined Placing Dressage/Marathon for Single Horses

  • Ted Bewley Trophy Competitor with lowest overall score

  • The winner of each Intermediate Championship will receive a pair of leather reins kindly presented by The Worshipful Company of Saddlers..

  • The best Young Driver (21 or under on 31/12/18) will receive a 100 voucher kindly presented by The Worshipful Company of Saddlers.

  • Commemorative plaques to all starters

  • Evolution/Young horse & pony classes Sash to champions, rosettes to all participants

MERCHANDISE
 
Competitor Information
EVENT SCHEDULE
Download the event schedule and entry form


QUALIFIED DRIVERS
List of drivers qualified for the 2018 National Championships


LISTS OF COMPETITORS / START TIMES
RESULTS

Showground facilities

The 2018
Championships
take place at:

 

Find out more about the
 

Stabling
TBA

Electric Hook-up
Electric hook-up for the duration of the event - 45. Extra vehicles / caravans incur additional fee (45) if parked in electric hook-up area.

Catering
 

 

Facilities:
Permanent toilets and hot showers are available on site. Wifi is available near the Show Office. 4G mobile available across the showground on Vodafone and Three.

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BYWELL

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NE43 7TS

 
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Photographers
Photographers must be registered with British Carriagedriving in order to gain access to vantage points and parts of the showground outwith the designated public areas. Please go to the BC Photographers' page to register.

Contacts

Event Organiser:
championships@britishcarriagedriving.co.uk

Entries Secretary
 

 
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