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SCDA Newsletter
November 2016


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Introductory membership

The SCDA is offering half price Full Membership for 2017 to any new member who has not been a Full Member of SCDA before 2017. That's a whole year's membership for only £17.50 ! Go to our membership page to find out how to join, on-line or by post.

SCDA Easter Driving Camp

15 & 16 April 2017

Baravullin Beag, Benderloch PA37 1QS

Organiser: Jane Isaac  Tel. 07990 612781

Directions to find the venue - Your sat nav will only take you to Tralee Bay Caravan Park; continue along the road you were on, passing a road signposted Shenavallie on the left, past 3 more houses on the left, past a field and then you will see signs for Argyll RDA Driving Group – that’s the way in.

Please let us know the answers to the following questions so that we can make your Argyll trip as good as possible!

  • Are you here on Friday / Saturday nights or just Saturday , or Sunday as well?

  • Are you coming with or without a horse/pony?

  • Does your horse/pony/mare/gelding want a stable or prefer a bit of muddy field? Might be difficult to put up side-stabling.

  • Are you bringing a lorry, a caravan, no accommodation?

  • Do you need electric hook-up?

  • Do you have any specific things you would like to work on?

Once we know the answers to the above we can confirm the timetable and let you know the cost. We will have a meal here for you all on Friday and be off to the pub on Saturday (and leftovers on Sunday night!) We have great B&B’s around here, and super pods and chalets (but remember to book soon as it is busy at Easter). We can provide back-steppers.

Please confirm with Jane as soon as possible. Send email.


25, 26, 27 & 28 May 2017

Organiser – Jane Isaac

Organised by the Scottish Carriage Driving Association (SCDA)

Held under the auspices of British Carriagedriving

New stewards are URGENTLY needed and will be made very welcome.

An excellent chance for new or potential drivers to be alongside ‘old hands’ and to be introduced to our sport in all its aspects.

Over 100 stewards are needed for the event, with most of them helping on Saturday for the marathon phase.

Please come to help whether you are a new or experienced steward.

If you are able to help, even for part of a day, on Friday 26th May (Dressage), Saturday 27th May (Marathon) or Sunday 28th May (Obstacle Cone Driving), please get in touch with Alison Morris, who is the Hopetoun Stewards’ Convenor.

Telephone: 0131 657 2743     Email:

BDS West of Scotland


Sunday 9th April 2017

Morris Equestrian Centre, Fenwick, Ayrshire



Get more information and entry form here

The late Mrs Helen Speirs

It is with much sadness that we hear of the death of Helen after a short illness.

Helen and her late husband, Bill, were involved for many years with both British Driving Society (West of Scotland in particular but other branches throughout Scotland) and with the Scottish Carriage Driving Association.

They were introduced to Carriage Driving by Ewan MacInnes, a fellow bank manager of Bill’s, and they were active in scoring with pen and paper at many events for many years.

Helen continued to help out both in the office at Lowther and stewarding throughout Scotland after Bill passed away. She was a familiar sight, emerging from her caravan at driving trials events with her beloved black Lab called Bramble.

We don’t think we ever got Helen up onto a carriage at any time but she was a very willing steward at club and national competitions - our uppermost memory of her was at the end of the marathon at Eglinton Park, sitting in her car with stopwatch and clipboard in hand, grinning a congratulatory welcome to those crossing the finishing line.

Helen was a sponsor of Hopetoun with her Equiform Products being given as prizes to 6 classes each year.

Indoor Driving
at Fountain Equestrian Centre, Aberdeen

Sunday 19th March 2017 - On-line entry

Entry fee: £35 Juniors: £25.

Entries on-line or post to: Campbell Bosanquet, 6 Kingswood Walk, Kingswells, Aberdeen AB15 8AG. Telephone: 07768 755996 or 01224 742838.




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