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 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.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Dear all, we are very sorry to announce that we have been forced cancel this week's training at Ashfields as the ground is waterlogged and the forecast is more rain tonight and tomorrow. The trainers have some availability for next Thursday and Friday 26/27th April so please e-mail Lorna at if you would like to move your training to those dates or have a refund,
We are planning on running the 2 day event this weekend but further wet weather could possibly jeopardise this. We will make a final decision on Thursday lunchtime and inform you all as soon as we know.
We hope you all understand.

Best Regards
East Anglian Carriage Driving Group Committee

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Hi All,

We were at Ashfields today checking things out for our first two day event of the season and national novice qualifier, we can report that the fields are drying up nicely, unfortunately rain is forecast for Sunday but hopefully it will be short-lived and the ground will continue to dry. The hazards are looking good and the temporary stables have now been erected.

The stable field will be open from 12pm on Friday for those who are not training beforehand, please do not arrive earlier except by arrangement.

Note that you must use a waterproof membrane or solid matting in side- stabling and in any horse enclosure, which must not be more than 10’ x 10’ for each horse or pony. Electric fencing may be used to make a pen if you do not have a stable. A small number of stables are available for

hire: contact Zoe Morgan, 07770 944868.

The clubhouse bar and facilities are open all day Saturday/Sunday. There will be a 2 course meal for everyone on Saturday evening at £12.50 per head, with a vegetarian choice: you can book meals by contacting Zoe, again on 07770 944868 Please be aware that some parts of the Horsebox field may be soft so please walk to the area that you wish to park in and check the ground first, park in line, at least 6m away from any lorry, trailer, tent or caravan.

Water, toilets, horse waste disposal facilities are on site: please take your rubbish home and leave your site clean. Kindly keep your dog under control and be considerate of other people and animals. EACDG rules

apply: please read them on our website.

Get your season going with our two day spring competition and national novice qualifier. Meet up at our free Pimms reception in the clubhouse at 6:30pm on Friday.


We look forward to seeing you all there.



Best Regards


Monday, 2 April 2018

Hi Everyone, we hope you had a Happy Easter and didn't get too wet.

Our First competition of the 2018 season is virtually upon us, it is a two day event incorporating a National Novice Qualifier held at the Ashfield Carriage Driving Centre at Great Canfield, entries are closing on midnight of the 4th April, that is just 3 days away, please note that if you are intending to enter there will be No Late Entries accepted, so get your entry in now.

Dressage and cones will be held as usual on Saturday with the marathon on Sunday, Marathon will be Three sections, approximately 11km with a maximum of 6 obstacles including water, subject to weather and ground conditions, further details can be found in the events section of the website 

If you are unable to compete but wish to come along and help with stewarding or similar then please call Lorna on 07855 451413 and she will discuss how you may be able to help. Don't be shy, its one of the best ways to get involved if you are a newcomer.

As usual we will have a number of official photographers on site during the event, these photographers give up their time to try to give you some special memories of the event, please try to support them by checking out their work and maybe purchasing a little memento of the occasion, if we don't support them then we may lose them, we don't want to see this happen. Our Official Photographers are easily recognizable by their blue tabbards, please feel free to approach them before the show commences if you want something special. On site printing will be available in the clubhouse for this event kindly supplied by Melody Fisher Photography.

We will supply our photographers contact details on your event paperwork when you arrive.

We look forward to seeing you all soon, have fun and drive safe.

Best Regards
East Anglian Carriage Driving Group Committee.