Obituary – Jimmy Park
Jimmy Park, a stalwart of the West of Scotland BDS and SCDA, has sadly passed away. He had a long interest in driving and showed in private driving classes extensively with great success. He was also a regular helper when organising the numerous driving trials events held in the West of Scotland. His speciality was organising the cone driving and he regularly added extra events in which the grooms participated with activities such as rolling the girdle and cleek. Jimmy organised many fun days for carriage drivers and set out the BDS Long Distance Driving courses at Aberfoyle, including Britain’s first Gold Award event.
Jimmy’s funeral takes place on Friday 28th February at 10.30am at Paisley Crematorium and afterwards at the Riverside Inn, Crosslee.
Updates for 2020
Following a well-attended and very informative Helper’s lunch and AGM, we are pleased to announce that Colin Smith has been elected as Chairman of SCDA. We wish Colin every success in this role – his contact details can be found on the Contact Us page. We also welcome Jamie March as a director.
The 2020 omnibus is available for download – please click on the events menu. You will also be able to download the entry form for 2020 events. Please remember to enter as early as possible.
Event dates for 2020 are listed along with the details of vaccination requirements for each event – please click on the links in the events menu.
The updated membership form for 2020 is also available for download or you can complete the form online and pay by BACS.
We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our events.
Former chairman of SCDA
Dear Members and Friends,
It is with great sadness that I have to tell you of the passing of Campbell Bosenquet, former chairman of SCDA.
Campbell died peacefully at home with his family at his bedside early on the morning of Sunday 26 January 2020 after a long battle with bowel and liver cancer, which he stoically accomplished with his usual positive outlook on life, and some black humour thrown in by him to help him through some darker days.
Campbell had been in hospital since just after Christmas, but came home last Saturday where he was nursed around the clock by his devoted wife, Carole, his three daughters, Lydia, Victoria and Elinor, and Carole’s sister. He asked to see as many of his friends as possible so the house was very busy, and the family’s hospitality to visitors was second to none.
Colin Smith visited last Saturday and Sheila McNeill and I visited on Wednesday. We joked to him that we were just passing by, which he was amused at!!
He was very weak, but still able to approve articles and schedules for the Omnibus, and was still organising everyone so that he left SCDA in safe hands.
He was very touched and pleased that he was given the ‘Fun and Friendship’ Trophy from SCDA in November and it is in pride of place in their lounge. The trophy was given by the Rome family in memory of Vivienne, to someone ‘who has made a light-hearted contribution or has lent a helping hand’. Campbell lent a helping hand to everyone who required it – he was the Mr. Fixit of the Scottish Carriage Driving world and Hopetoun in particular.
There was very little that he could not repair in the middle of a driving field – how many of us have arrived on site with a lorry, ramp, caravan, quad, fridge, cooker, generator or other piece of equipment performing inadequately, and Campbell with his cheery smile, and boyish grin, fixed it? His blue van had the most amazing array of tools, spare parts, and useful bits for making running repairs to almost anything. These were all tidily stowed so that he could always find the piece of kit he needed.
We will all fondly remember Campbell and his wee green tractor busy at Hopetoun, moving portaloos, obstacle and arena building etc.
He also ran four very successful Indoor Driving competitions at Fountains each year with his family heavily involved in the organisation required for those.
His outdoor Grassroots Event at Cothal gave many Novice and Young Drivers the opportunity to drive a dressage test, followed by a testing cones course in the morning, before driving a short marathon with four obstacles, two of which were permanent, in the afternoon. Strawberries and cream completed the afternoon just before Prizegiving. He very much wished to encourage the younger drivers and helpers to be involved.
SCDA wish to send our condolences to Carole, Elinor, Victoria and Lydia and the extended family,
SCDA AGM details and 2020 event dates now available
Details of the SCDA AGM and the 2020 event dates are now available. The 2020 dates are listed on the events listing page. (note that the Dunbog event is now to be held on 19th April – not the 26th as previously posted).
SCDA Membership for 2020
Memberships for 2020 are now due. You can join, or renew your membership online. Click here for all the details. Alternatively, you can download the entry form here. All the instructions are on the SCDA Membership page.
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on February 15th, more details here.
Latest update to the training clinic bookings process
Please note the latest change to the booking process for Jan de Boer / Carol Boswell training clinics:
The clinic timetable will be posted at least 7 days before the clinic. If a member is unable to attend their lesson, unable to arrange a substitute themselves, and notifies the Organiser by 9pm on the Monday before the start of the Clinic, then 50% of their payment will be credited towards a future clinic booking.
Cancellations within 5 days of the start of the clinic will not be refunded.
For full details please see the training clinics page.
Please continue to make bookings through the online booking form
Change to training dates in April 2020
Please note that the training in April 2020 will take place on the 11th/12th, not the 18th/19th as previously announced. More details about the training here
Fountain EC Indoor Events 13/10 & 27/10/2019
See final results here
Scottish Points League – the final results are in…
Final placings have now been announced. See the Scottish Points League page for the final 2019 standings
New training dates announced for Winter 2019 / Spring 2020 – ONLINE BOOKING now available!!
Jan de Boer and Carol Boswell will be providing training clinics this coming Winter / Spring 2020.
For more details and an online booking form, see here
Townfoot 2019 results
See latest results here.
Results for Auchlishie
Final results here
Carriage Driving today at Auchlishie. Fun in the water jump!Posted by Auchlishie Eventing on Sunday, 15 September 2019
2019 British Carriagedriving National Championships – Bywell Hall, Northumberland
See all the news from the National Championships here
2019 Intermediate Horse National Champion
New website now online!
Welcome to the new look SCDA website. We’ll try to keep the content more up-to-date and post results as soon as they’re available.
We’ve also updated the format so that it’s more accessible on phones and iPads. Probably doesn’t work on stone tablets but hey…
All of this year’s results are available, previous years will be available online soon.
If you have any comments, suggestions or find any issues on the site, please send us a message. There’s a quick and easy form to fill in on the site or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org