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|Training sessions at Tickhill|
10 May 2004
Drivers from Lincolnshire, the North East and the Midlands have got off to a flying start this season. Fortnightly training sessions which started in January have been organised at Tickhill, near Doncaster, (a superb venue) with top trainers Karen Bassett and Stuart Roberts.
Sue Mart and Elisabeth Greensmith the joint-organisers said that as soon as people heard of the sessions they were inundated with requests and most days were booked up before Christmas! The trainers have had a variety of turnouts up before them. Novice and open drivers, ponies and horses and two multiples in the form of Colin Allen's' young team of Section B, s and Elisabeth's own tandem of Welsh ponies. Sue herself has taken the opportunity to get her new, young pony going, whilst Angela Flanagan, who has been a great help in feeding and watering the trainers has brought along several of her young novice ponies and horses to give them a workout.
The organisers and drivers are extremely grateful to the BHDTA for awarding one of their training grants, which has helped, keep down the costs. The sessions have now come to a close with drivers who took part during the winter, now reaping the benefits.
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