Tuesday, 17 July 2018

2 Day training Camp and 1 Day Event July 27-29

Just a little reminder that entries close midnight on Tuesday 17th for the 2 day training camp at Ashfields on Friday 27th and Saturday 28 July, full details here http://www.ihdt.co.uk/payg/data/eacdg/d2018/schedule_2284.pdf don't be disappointed, get your entries in now.

Also, you only have until midnight on Thursday 19th June to get your entries in for the one day event immediately following the training camp on Sunday 29th June, a perfect opportunity to try out the new skills you learn at camp.


Its only a one day event, no need to dress up, marathon dress is the norm for the event, only 3 obstacles to drive in the shortened marathon, don't miss it, it'll be fun!

As a final reminder, for those of you who haven't already, can you please take just a few minutes to complete the short survey regarding the recent cancellation of Sandringham, we really need your feedback regarding the future of this event. here is the link again for those of you who may have lost it https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/25X8RLH  


 We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Blandings 2 Day Event - 14th-15th July - Pims!

Just a quick reminder that our next event is just two weeks away on the 14th-15th July, it is a two day and one day combined event kindly organised by Louise at Blandings Carriage Driving Centre, full details can be found here:  http://www.ihdt.co.uk/payg/data/eacdg/d2018/schedule_2280.pdf

Entries close at midnight on the 4th july so please get your entries in now, you can enter as usual on the EACDG website http://www.eacdg.co.uk/events.html or directly with Louise on 07743932907

The EACDG committee will be organising a Pimms and nibbles reception on the Saturday evening, everyone is welcome.

We will also have a questionnaire for those attending, regarding the recent cancellation of the club event Sandringham and events moving forward, this questionnaire will also be made available shortly both online and on the EACDG facebook page.

We hope to see you all there.

Drive safe and see you soon. 

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Sandringham Horse driving Trials 2018 - club event cancelled

It is with much regret that we have to inform you that due to insufficient numbers, we have been forced to cancel the club event at Sandringham 2018.

The committee, over the last few days, have been working tirelessly together with the organisers of the National Event, looking into various options to try to make the event work, we have looked into many proposals including running alongside and immediately after the national competitors, unfortunately, insufficient entries have simply made it unviable.

Arrangements will be made over the next few days to reimburse your entry fees.

We know you will be disappointed but hope to see you at our next two day event held at Blandings Carriage Driving Centre on 14th - 15th July, entries close on the 4th July. 

Best Regards
East Anglian Carriage Driving Group Committee.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Sandringham Horse Driving Trials

Its good to see the weather has finally made a change for the better, I can't believe it's June already (where did that go?).

For those of you who haven't done already, please get your entries in for Eacdg Sandringham. This is one of the most picturesque venues we have, driving in the Royal grounds and through the Royal gardens, beautiful doesn't even come close to describing it.

Last year, entries were down and the club only just broke even, if the entries don't increase there is the risk of this event not running, if we take the decision to cancel then we will lose our venue deposit and there is the strong possibility that we may lose this venue in the future, as this is one of the most prestigious events of the year it would be such a shame not to be able to offer it as part of our yearly schedule.

There is plenty to see at this venue, there is an FEI National and Young Drivers Event, the CIAT Concours Internationale d'Attelage de Tradition will be having their Meet and Drive Saturday 1st & 2nd July, The British Coaching Club – will be having their meet and drive from the Sandringham show ground on Friday 29th June and on top of all this you have our annual 2 day club event. Where else will you be able to drive 6 of the same obstacles as the National Competitors?

All this by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen.

Please vote with your feet and get your entries in, it's your club, it's your money let's not lose it.

Entries close on Wed 20 Jun 2018, don't leave it too late.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Blandings 2 Day Event May 26-27

Hi All,
This is a reminder that our next event is fast approaching, it's a combined event which you can enter as normal for the two day event or if you prefer and you are a pre novice pony, small pony or have a very inexperienced horse/pony you can just do a one day event but on the same weekend.
This event is at the idyllic settings of Blandings Farm Carriage Driving at Chippenham in Cambridgeshire, just north of Newmarket, there are excellent hazards, good grounds which are hardly ever affected by the weather, and to top that Louise and Kim always make everyone welcome. 
The event is on 26th -27th May and the bookings close on midnight of this wednesday 16th, dont leave it too late, full details can be found here  http://www.ihdt.co.uk/payg/data/eacdg/d2018/schedule_2278.pdf
You can book online as usual on the EACDG website.
On another note, we desperately need some additional stewards for this event for the marathon on the 27th, you will be very well looked after and catered for. For further details please contact Louise on 07743932907
Please try and support this event, if you can't compete then please consider helping and stewarding, remember, without the generosity of the people who give up their time to steward then these events just simply couldn't go ahead. 
Hopefully we will see you all there. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Dear all, with much regret we are forced to cancel the 2 day event this weekend 14/15th April 2018 as Ashfields is under water. We hope you understand.

Zoe and Wilf have offered up a possible alternative date on 28/29th April.  Please can you e-mail Lorna if you intend to enter sec@eacdg.co.uk so we can see if its a viable option.  Everyone will be refunded for this event.

We thank you for your support.

Best Regards
East Anglian Carriage Driving Group Committee.