BHDTA New Appointments
May 2008
Tony Bache has been appointed as the new BHDTA Chairman.

Before he retired he was senior partner of a chartered surveying practice in the West Midlands. He competed in horse driving trials with a single Connemara pony and with a tandem of Connemara ponies in the 80s and 90s. He was twice National Pony Tandem Champion and Points League Champion three times. He has helped to organise ridden horse trials at club and area level and horse driving trials at club, national and international level, recently acting as Safety Officer at Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Jan Szczuka has been co-opted to Council as Treasurer.

Prior to his recent retirement he was a Patent Attorney, becoming a full Equity Partner in the Marks & Clerk Group (now one of the world's foremost firms of Patent Attorneys). He has been fully involved in supporting his wife, Faith's driving activities since around 1980, in the single pony, tandem, pair and Pony Fours classes. He competed with a single pony during one season and was placed second in National Novice Qualifiers at St Fort and Drumlanrig.

Barry Hilditch takes on the role of BHDTA Vice Chairman.

Barry will be well known to many as a keen back-stepper for his wife Judy as well as a key figure in the promotion of stronger links between the affiliated clubs and the BHDTA. He chairs the Regional Representatives? Committee at present. He organises two club events at Escrick Park for the North Eastern Driving Trials Club.


Audrey Barron, Chairman of the Scottish Carriage Driving Association and Regional Representative for Scotland, was the person elected to take up the first Council appointment.

Audrey is a keen competitor in the Advanced Single Pony class and an enthusiastic breeder of Highland Ponies with which she has had much success in driving trials.

For a full listing of BHDTA Council members and office holders, go to COUNCIL and STAFF