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Seacliff SCDA Event 2nd/3rd July 2022

Rosie Mould, Seacliff Champion 2022

That’s our SCDA Seacliff competition over for another year. Well done to all the competitors and congratulations to Rosie Mould – our Seacliff champion for 2022. Huge thanks to Jamie, Bex and all the family for making us so welcome, and all the hard work they put in to make this a wonderful event and a beautiful venue. Full results on the link below.

p.s. don’t forget we’re running a Junior Training Day on July 13th – places are still available – contact Sheila (email: secretary@scda.co.uk / 07770 870630)


Hopetoun BC Regional / SCDA Club event 30th/31st July 2022

Just a quick reminder that we’ll be running a full set of club classes alongside the BC Regional event. Novices, Open, Pairs and Multiples classes for both ponies and horses are available to enter. We’ll also be running the BC Gateway classes – these are proving to be popular, not only as an introduction to carriage driving but also a great opportunity for more experienced drivers to bring out young horses. Looking forward to seeing you at the event!


Junior Driver Day – 13th July 2022

We are pleased to confirm that a junior driver day will be held on Wednesday 13th July 2022. Kindly hosted by Heather Gow and coaching provided by Heather along with Carol Boswell and Zoe Sanders, the venue is at Pitscandly (Angus) and will be open to all young SCDA members. Cost for the day is £45 per turnout for those who already have their own pony/carriage but we also hope to have a turnout for use by those who don’t have one or are unable to get theirs to the venue. Please email as quickly as possible to book a place (secretary@scda.co.uk or text 07770 870630) and note that entries will close on Monday 4th July. We do need a minimum of 10 participants to make this day viable. More information regarding format of the day will be provided shortly.


Hopetoun Regional/Club Event July 30/31 2022 – updates to the published schedule

Section A of the marathon runs over a new route of approximately 5km. There will be 7 Obstacles for all Regional Classes except Novice. Regional Novices and Club Classes will do 6 obstacles. The Gateway Class will run on Sunday.

There will be no on-site catering van this time.

We will try and accommodate requests for sharing grooms or carriages that are made at the time of entry – either via myClubhouse for Regional entries or in the Special Requests box on the SCDA Club entry form. However, we cannot confirm these until after the close of withdrawals.

Thank you.

Roger Campbell Training Clinic – 29th/30th June

Following the success of his training clinic earlier this year, Roger Campbell is returning to Scotland to give training clinics at Seacliff, prior to the Seacliff SCDA club event. If anyone would like to stay over at Seacliff, please request this, and Carol & Bex will do their best to accommodate you.


Roger first started in the British Young Drivers and has been British National Champion in all single levels before making the move to multiples.  In 2019 he won Royal Windsor Horse Show and was awarded the FEI Top Driver of the Year award driving a pony team of Welsh Section As.  Last Year Roger drove a pair and won the FEI Silver Medal at the World Pony Championships in Haras du Pin, France.


The price per day is £70 plus an additional £12 to cover expenses and SCDA levy.  This will include 2 sessions, one of which will be shared and can include cones/obstacles. This clinic is aimed at all levels and combinations.  Anyone interested please contact Bex March by email via the SCDA training email address: training@scda.co.uk

As with all training clinics, slots are only confirmed once payment has been received. Please note there is a cancellation fee (fee will be refunded only if someone else is able to take the slot that’s being cancelled).


Hopetoun May 2022 -Results

The points league table has also been updated. For all the information about the Scottish Points League, sponsored by Gee Gee Rug Wash, please click here.

Hopetoun House

All SCDA results can be found on the results web page


Progression from Novice classes to Open classes

Please see this post for important changes that apply to the 2022 season. If you have any questions, you can send us an email – just click here.


Anna Grayston training clinic

Unfortunately, the first Anna Grayston training clinic that was scheduled for 14th/15th May has had to be cancelled. Anna suffered a fractured leg in an accident whilst driving over in Belgium. We wish Anna a speedy recovery and hope to see her in Scotland later in the year.


Congratulations

Two awards that deserve to be mentioned – in the 2021 Carriage Driving awards Jane Isaac won the Event Organizer of the Year. Sophie Moore won the 2021 Grassroots Driver of the year award.

Sophie Moore

Congratulations to both of them!


Event Schedules

Schedules are available for all SCDA 2022 events on the events listing page where you’ll also find the SCDA Entry Form 2022. Just click on the blue link on the right hand side of the page to view the event schedule.

We’re really looking forward to having a full season of competition – hope you enjoy these events too!!!


Lourin Fair, August 2022

The date for the Lourin Fair event has been confirmed as 13th/14th August 2022. It will be run as an SCDA Club / SCDA Grassroots and Club Novice Points event. See the events page for the dates of all SCDA events in 2022. Schedules for the events are now available, see this post for details


Gateway Classes

The latest guidelines & rules for competitors are available on the reference page. You can also download them here.


News archive

Previous stories have now been archived, but are still available online. Click the link here and you’ll be able to read news from the past couple of years.