|BRITISH YOUNG DRIVERS|
BRITISH YOUNG DRIVERS
In 2006 The British Horse Driving Trials Association announced the formation of British Young Drivers (BYD) to include drivers aged from 5 to 25 years from all over the British Isles.
The aim of the BYD is to encourage and educate young drivers and help them develop their skills. This will create the foundation for the future of our Sport with a progressive structure of training levels that will underpin their natural talent and enthusiasm.
Most regional clubs have programs for their younger members, and it is encouraging to see how many young drivers are showing a keen interest in competition driving.
The Easter Training Clinics and the Junior National Championships are run with help from sponsorship from Baileys Horse Feeds, the Worshipful Company of Saddlers and the British Carriagedriving Supporters. A Summer Clinic is also organised as well as On Foot sessions mainly over the winter.
The focus of British Young Drivers is on structuring training programs suited to individual abilities, with long term goals of competing Nationally and Internationally.
To encourage Young Drivers into the sport and develop their knowledge and skills across all phases of driving trials.
BYD is open to members aged 5-25 years old. As soon as they are old enough, Young Drivers are expected to be a member of a British Carriagedriving affiliated club and/or to join British Carriagedriving. They must be British Carriagedriving members (age permitting) if they are picked to join a junior team travelling abroad or when they start entering national competitions. Members and supporters are also entitled to wear group clothing.
BYD is intended to be totally inclusive and open to all abilities, from those who have not yet started competing to those competing at National or International level.
Training Camps are often split into two groups:
3. Communication Chain
4. Committee Structure
This is made up of two young drivers, a representative of the British Carriagedriving Council and two British Carriagedriving adult members, one of whom needs to take responsibility for co-ordination and administration. Advice will be sought from trainers and other interested persons.
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