Latest news

Hopetoun BC National / SCDA Club Event
(23rd – 25th July)

Day 1 dressage / Day 2 marathon results available

Lourin Fair one-day event 22nd August 2021

The schedule for the Lourin one-day event is available. Please click here to download.

Seacliff Event – 3rd / 4th July

Final results are now available

Hopetoun – June 2021

Congratulations to SCDA members who competed at Hopetoun and qualified for the National Championships:

Yvonne Anderson – Novice Pony
Stephie White – Open Single Pony
Sanchia May – Pony Tandems
Carol Boswell – Advanced Single Horse (2*)

All of the results can be found on the BritishCarriagedriving website (link opens in a new window).

Huge thanks to all those who took part, and to everyone who helped in any way – as stewards, course builders, obstacle painters, A-team, judges, organizers, commentator, stable managers – it was a great team effort and in spite of some restrictions, it proved once again to be an enjoyable and friendly event. A personal thanks from us (Mike & Louise) to those of you who worked with us to get dressage sheets and marathon scores and timings to us electronically. It made the job of producing results very straightforward and remarkably quick and safe. There’s room for improvement (I know that getting an internet signal at the start of A was a real challenge) but we got some very positive feedback and we look forward to using this system again at Seacliff. If you have any comments you would like to share on any aspects of the event, please feel free to send us a message – just click here.

We had a lot of positive feedback about the new Gateway classes – well done to all the competitors and congratulations to Stephie, Dougie and Lorraine who won their classes.

We’re heading to Seacliff this coming weekend – look forward to seeing you there, or at any of the events throughout the season.

Event news

Correction – the Coxhill event takes place on Sunday 26th September, not October as previously posted. Hope you can join us there.

The schedule for the Townfoot event (7th/8th August) in Dolphinton, near Biggar is now available. Click here to download it – we look forward to seeing you there. Latest details of all SCDA events can be found here.

Seacliff SCDA Club event

Schedule now available and entries welcome!! Please see the events listing page to download the schedule and entry form.

Latest updates from the SCDA directors…

BC Gateway classes to run at Hopetoun: Hopetoun will be running BC Gateway Newcomers and Allcomers classes on Sunday 27th June. Cost £60, or £50 if stewarding. Guidelines and information about these classes are available on the British Carriagedriving website.

26/5/21 – update: entries for these classes should be made via BC if you are a BC member. Non-BC members may enter using the SCDA entry form – details of how to enter / where to send your entry form / how to pay – are all on the updated Hopetoun SCDA club schedule.

SAVE THE DATE!! The SCDA Party for 2021 is planned for Saturday 16th October. The venue will be the Huntingtower Hotel in Perth. More details to follow…

SCDA Club event at Garth – the event has been moved to the weekend of 11th & 12th September 2021. The revised list of all the SCDA and National events can be found here.

Memberships – for those of you haven’t yet renewed your membership of SCDA, please consider rejoining this year – you can complete the form on this website. After a very difficult year for everyone, it’s wonderful to be back running events. Your support as a member of SCDA helps us to continue to run those events and encourage driving from grassroots right through to National level. Thank you!

Hopetoun 3-day Club Event, 25th-27th June 2021

We’re delighted to publish the schedule for the SCDA club event to run alongside the Hopetoun National event in June. You can download the schedule here. Please consider whether you would like to enter and get your entries in as soon as possible to Louise (contact details in the schedule). We’re also very keen to hear from anyone who would be able to help with stewarding at the event.

Events in 2021

We’re pleased to announce the date of the Coxhill indoor event: 26th September. The revised list to include this event is available here (updated 16th June 2021)

Hopetoun National Events 2021

Hopetoun will be running two National events in 2021, on 25th-27th June and again on 23rd-25th July. We will be including SCDA Club classes, Young Driver classes and the new Gateway class at both events alongside the National classes, but in the current circumstances we will not be running FEI Classes. We are always very grateful for the support of the members of SCDA, not only as competitors, stewards and officials but also for their financial support.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions this year we are not going to be able to party and dance – there will be no main marquee and prizegivings.  We’re not able to accommodate members of the public, and we have to adhere to the guidelines on social distancing.  This all means it will be more difficult to reward our loyal sponsors and supporters but we hope that you still feel able to pledge something to the two events.  We will still be naming the obstacles for our sponsors and acknowledging you all on social media.  We are looking at the possibility of producing a programme with advertising for you or your business, and we are exploring other options available to us.  If you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.

Your generosity in the past has enabled us to continue to host the competitions at Hopetoun.  Please contact me on or 07990 612781 if you would like further information or details of how to donate via BACS.

Thank you.

Event listing update – 22nd April 2021

A further update to the event listing is now available here

We’re planning to run a training clinic with Anna Grayston on May 15th & 16th. we are hoping to run a Junior Clinic at Seacliff ahead of the club event planned for July 3rd / 4th. The provisional date for a grassroots event at Lourin has been set for August 22nd.

Alongside the National and Novice Qualifier classes, Hopetoun will be running SCDA club classes, Gateway classes (replaces the former Evolution classes) and also Young Driver classes. More details on the Gateway classes to follow!

As always, dates are provisional and will be updated as required, depending upon the COVID-19 situation.

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.