Coronavirus update
20 March 2020

 

by British Carriagedriving


British Carriagedriving is committed to taking whatever steps are necessary to ensure the safety of its members and of all of those in the driving trials community including officials, volunteers and stewards and also the vets and paramedics who attend our events.

This makes it necessary for us to cancel events (both training and competitions) in the short and possibly medium term.

On the other hand we are determined not to cancel any event unnecessarily if this can be avoided, and to ensure that as and when it is safe for us to start competing again we are in the best position to salvage as much as possible of our season and still put on a National Championships at the end of it.

In the circumstances council has concluded as follows:-

1. All BC organised events during March and April are cancelled;

2. BC strongly recommends that all affiliated club events during March and April are cancelled;

3. Council will meet regularly to consider the developing situation and an announcement will be made in April about the driving calendar for May and thereafter;

4. Individual event organisers are, of course, entirely free to cancel events further ahead if their particular circumstances (such as the possibility of incurring cancellation charges after a certain date) require this.

BC Council are actively considering what steps can be taken, when the season does resume, to ensure that the disruption caused by cancellations at the beginning of the season is minimised.

This includes looking at the possibility of amending (or waiving) the qualification criteria for our National Championships, introducing a more flexible format for some events, and giving careful consideration to the question of how teams for FEI championships will be selected.

We will keep the membership updated but would also welcome any suggestions for how we might make a truncated season as enjoyable as possible.

All of the members of council send their good wishes to our members at this difficult time.

 

We are updating the event listings and diary pages
as soon as we are notified by the organisers of any cancellations.

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