British Equestrian statement
Current position on resumption of equestrian activity
Issued: 21 May 2020

Coronavirus update:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Issued by British Carriagedriving on Tuesday 19th May 2020

Riders Minds Launch Online Mental Health Support

Mental Health Awareness Week, 18-24 May 2020, sees the launch of Riders Minds, a bespoke, comprehensive, online resource dedicated to supporting and improving the mental health of horse riders, across all levels.

British Equestrian statement
Update on use of outdoor facilities
Issued 15 May 2020
Stance on riding/driving reviewed
Issued: 12 May 2020

Frickley event cancelled
Unsurprisingly, Midlands Carriagedriving regretfully announces the cancellation of its Frickley Park competition (4 and 5 July) due to continuing restrictions caused by the outbreak of Coronavirus. Initially run by MC as a new venue in 2019, this year’s competition was planned as a joint venture with North East Driving Trials, a venture which the two clubs hope to carry over to 2021. Please check for further information.

Allerton Park Regional and Club Event.
Regretfully, following a decision made by the owners of the Allerton Park Estate to prohibit all events due to be held within the park in the immediate future, we are sorry to announce that Allerton Park event, due to be held on 18th/19th July 2020 has been cancelled. We fully understand the Estate's decision given the current situation and sincerely hope that we can all see a return to something more 'normal' as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe everyone."
Message to Athletes from FEI President Ingmar De Vos

A new era for British Equestrian
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is excited to announce that it will now be known as British Equestrian as part of a rebranding project. Find out more ...

BEF Coronavirus update
Issued: Tuesday 28 April

BEF and Member Bodies in consultation for financial stability and sporting resumption. Read more ...

FEI World Championships for Four-in-Hand horses postponed to 2021
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We are pleased to announce that the session content for the FEI Anti-Doping Rules sessions - for both human and equine athletes - can now be viewed online. Read more ...

Coronavirus update:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement issued by British Carriagedriving on Saturday 18th April 2020

NEDTL Nidd Hall event
The committee of North Eastern Driving Trials have made the decision to cancel the Nidd Hall event, due to have taken place over the weekend of 13/14 June. We will continue to monitor the on-going situation on an event-to-event basis and keep everyone informed accordingly. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe everyone.
FEI.TV available free of charge
FEI.TV, the FEI’s online television platform, will be providing all its coverage of past events and special equestrian features free of charge to everyone while live sport is on hold until end of June. Read more ...
Coronavirus impact surveys
Two surveys are currently running to help measure the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the equestrian industry. The BEF would like to encourage as many as possible to take part, as the data will be very helpful. Read more ....
British Equestrian Federation
BEF guidelines and advice. These can be downloaded as PDF documents.

BEF update: With news from the Government on the continuation of the lockdown period, we can bring you an update from some of our member bodies.
Released: Tuesday 14 April
BEF Vaccination Update
Released: Thu 2nd April 2020
BEF coronavirus update PDF
Released: Thu 2nd April 2020
BEF update: Grant funding for businesses & charities PDF
Released: Wed 1st April 2020
Minutes of BC Council meeting
Held on 19 March 2020 via conference call
BC office news - April 2020
Pages published in Carriage Driving magazine
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BC Office news

Trevor Chaloner

It is with great sadness we report that Trevor Chaloner died peacefully at home after a full and active life on 20th March 2020, aged 88 years.

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UKCC Level 2 course
A course for Level 2 candidates will be held on 7-8 July 2020 at Seacliff Stables, North Berwick, EH39 5PP.  Anyone interested in attending this course should register before 26 March 2020. Go to the CLINICS page.
BC office news
March 2020

Published in Carriage Driving magazine
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BC Office news
Minutes of BC Council meeting
Held on 11 February 2020

The Workforce Workshop, held at Oakridge E.C, Newark, on 29th February

FEI / National Clinic 2020
With what is now becoming somewhat of a pilgrimage, the Annual Clinic at Stow on the Wold got under way with participants from 8 countries. Read the report ...

New Dressage Test

British Carriagedriving are introducing a new Novice Test for 2020.

This can be driven in either an 80m or 100m arena. It will be discussed at the forthcoming Club and National Judges clinics.

It is available to download as a PDF from the dressage test page on the BC website, with both “A” and “C” diagrams. Go to: DRESSAGE TESTS

Nominations are now open for this year’s Carriage Driving Magazine Awards 2020.

The event celebrates success, achievement and outstanding contribution across all carriage driving disciplines.

For 2020, the nomination process has been made easier, new categories have been added and there will be the opportunity to dance the night away.

If you know an individual, business, group, a horse, pony or donkey who deserves to be recognised, then please nominate them - it really does mean the world, not only to nominees but to their family, friends, teams and of course horses.

To nominate head to the website:

Midlands Carriagedriving
New decade, new season - with so much to look forward to as Midlands Carriagedriving gears up for the months ahead with fabulous venues and friendly hospitality.
BC office news - February 2020
Published in Carriage Driving magazine
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BC Office news
Campbell Bosanquet

Campbell Bosanquet passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, early on Sunday 26th January.

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International Equestrian community comes together to support Australian fire relief.

The Equestrian Fire Relief Australia Fund (EFRA) has been established to provide support of the equestrian community affected by the bushfires in Australia. Find out how you can help.

BC office news - January 2020
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BC Office news
British Carriagedriving are introducing a new online portal, which will allow members to re-new their membership, order merchandise and enter events. See more details here ....
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