We cater for all driving interests: social drives, showing and horse driving trials. (Those new to carriage driving may find the explanations of types of events useful.) We also run training sessions and social and educational events.
Before you enter a Club event please read
- The safety page, covering grooms/backsteppers, helmets and body/back protectors.
- Novice or Open? We define a “SDHC Novice” in a slightly different way to the more formal criteria. Please check our guidance.
- Our policy on withdrawals and cancellations.
Autumn 2018 events
Saturday 6th October: Tismans Farm Trec
Tismans Farm, Tismans Common, Rudgwick, West Sussex. RH12 3BL
by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Trafford
SDHC is delighted that Caroline Tilley has been able to host another of her splendid Trec events at Tismans Farm, West Sussex at incredibly short notice, allowing us to take advantage of the good weather and ground this autumn. The drive will be approx. 6 miles with a range of skills to challenge and enjoy!
Arrive by 10.15am.
£12 for SDHC/WHHC members, £15 for non-members with correct insurance.
Entries close Wednesday 3rd October.
Organiser: Caroline Tilley email@example.com
Sunday 14th October: Indoor Competition workshop (on foot) and lunch,
Meadowview Farm, Bishops Waltham, Hants, SO32 2AH
An informal day with friends. To learn & walk the 2018/19 precision and paces test, discuss the rules (spot the new rules) and to pick up hints and tips for competing in the winter. Ideal for new, inexperienced and experienced indoor competitors and their backsteppers (and anyone else interested – e.g. stewards)
Open to members and non-members – from any indoor club!
£5 includes lunch (and cake).
Email Kayti Harvey to book a place.
Entries close Thursday 11th October (We need to know numbers for catering!)
2018-19 Winter Training Programme
Caroline Douglas training clinics at Shedfield Riding School, Botley Road, Southampton SO32 2HN
South Downs Harness Club is pleased to continue its training Clinics with Caroline Douglas.
Caroline is a Light Harness Horse Instructor (LHHI) as well as BHS Intermediate Instructor, Private Drive and Attelage de Tradition Judge. In 2017 Caroline was invited to judge at Horse of the Year show, quite an accolade. We have been holding clinics since December 2015.
Caroline is able to give lessons from harness and carriage fit, to driving single, pairs, multiples, cones, obstacles, ridden and groundwork. A judge for driving trials as well as showing and attelage Caroline has a broad range of experience to share.
45 minute lessons are £50.
Places are limited, please contact Kayti Harvey to reserve a place.
27th Oct, Saturday, from 12noon
17th Nov, Saturday,from 12noon
8th Dec, Saturday,from 12noon
27th Jan, Sunday, from 9am
24th Feb, Sunday, from 9am
24th Mar, Sunday, from 9am