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Dressage times for Lourin Grassroots event 13/14th August 2022

Dressage times are available for download here.


Townfoot event schedule

Minor correction: the dressage test for classes 1-5 was shown as BC Test 2 (2021). It should have said 2022 – the corrected schedule is available for download here and the dressage test is available via the Reference Section. Note that entries close this Saturday (13th). If you haven’t already done so, please get your entries to Louise asap!


Brechin Castle Grassroots event

Apologies for the delay – the schedule for the one-day Brechin Castle event (28th August) is now available on the events page, or can be downloaded here. Entries to Sanchia May please by 17th August (earlier would be appreciated!) – see the schedule for details. The SCDA entry form can be downloaded here.


Townfoot SCDA Club event

Organizer Hamish Reid writes….

The Townfoot event at Dolphinton will take place 20-21 August. This is an SCDA event and all drivers are welcome. The dressage and cones will take place on Saturday and the marathon on Sunday. The marathon will consist of Section A, approximately 4km, a transfer of about 1km and Section B, approximately 5km. There will be six obstacles with gates up to E. One of the obstacles includes water.

All classes are to drive three sections. There will be an option to drive a shortened marathon, only section B, but this will be non-competitive in respect of points table.

There will be a BBQ with drinks reception on the Saturday evening. Please get your entries in as soon as you can. We will also need helpers so if you can encourage friends or family to come along and join in they will be adequately fed and watered and will be welcome to join in with the Saturday night festivities.

Any questions, please contact Hamish on 07951 533588 or you can send us an email via the usual website page. The schedule with all the details can be downloaded here. Entries to Louise McCutcheon (see schedule for full details).


Hopetoun Regional / SCDA Club event


Indoor driving events in Aberdeen

The dates for the autumn events have been confirmed as 9th and 23rd October 2022. For more details, please contact Victoria Moore. All the details can be found in this post.


Latest points league standings

The latest standings in the Scottish Points League, sponsored by Gee Gee Rug Wash, can be found here. Seacliff results are included.


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.


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!


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.


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.