ICKD meeting in Turin
February 2009

Sara Howe and Anna Grayston recently visited Turin as representatives of the BHDTA, to be part of a meeting of delegates involved in the Junior World Trophy.

The meeting, taken by Frenchman Patrick Dubrulle, President of the ICKD (International Collective for Kids Driving), was host to delegates from all over Europe, whose junior drivers had taken part in the Junior World Trophy in Austria in July 2008.

It was announced that the 2010 Junior World Trophy will be hosted by Hungary with the aim being 20 participating nations, including a number from outside Europe. Most of the discussions were around Class structure and JWT Rules, having learnt and progressed from the competition in Austria.

The new inclusion at JWT will be a class for single horse drivers aged 16 to 18 years, alongside the pony pair class for drivers aged 14 to 18 years and the various single pony classes. The competition structure will remain the same with all phases being arena based. The dressage test will be followed by a ?world cup style? marathon derby and then the cones phase to complete the competition. The competition will still only require one carriage for all three phases (pneumatic tyres being allowed in the single classes) with a suggested track width of 125cm.

With 6 proposed international kids driving competitions taking place this year throughout Europe, there is an exciting year ahead for junior drivers.

Ashfields Carriage Centre are hosting the Channel Cup on August 1/2 to give our juniors a taste of international competition, running to the new ICKD Rules. Keep watching the BHDTA Junior News for information.

Anna Grayston