Events

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.

What we did in 2017 ; and what we’ve done so far this year.


Before you enter a Club event please read


2018 Programme


 
Caroline Douglas Training Clinics

South Downs Harness Club is pleased to continue our 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.

The clinics have been very popular and weekends are getting increasingly busier, working around different events but also Caroline’s availability.

For summer 2018 we will hold clinics on a Tuesday afternoon and into the evening once a month at Lowhill Farm.

In order to make allocation of places as fair as possible, SDHC members interested in a place are asked to return a completed copy of the form.

Registration will be held open for 2 weeks. After this time, a ballot will be held so that everyone applying gets at least one lesson.

After this, a waiting list will be held and open to non-members. We often get cancellations, particularly in the week before so if you are available you may get invited to attend at short notice.

Dates:
17th April
15th May
19th June
10th July
7th August
11th Sept


Evening Social Drives in Hampshire

Once a month SDHC members are invited to join us for an evening social drive around farm land (interval or small groups).

Those not driving are also very welcome to join us for a cuppa, cake and a chat.

Full details will be in the SDHC newsletter.

Places are limited so booking is required.

Carriage dogs are welcome.

Contact Kayti Harvey for more information.

Dates:
9th May
6th June
4th July
1st August
5th September

DATES FOR 2018

17th April: Training with Caroline Douglas, Lowhill Farm, nr Winchester
Priority given to SDHC members. See above.

6th May Drive for Access, BHS Event, Tenantry Farm, Rockbourne, Near Fordingbridge
By kind permission of Rob and Ailsa McLeod.
The day is made up of 2 sections.
Section 1 – Interval drive around the farm
Section 2 – Trec style activities and cones course.
More information and entry form
Organisers – Contact Kayti Harvey and Gail Johnson – gail.johnson@outlook.com

9th May Evening Social Drive
See above.

15th May: Training with Caroline Douglas, Lowhill Farm, nr Winchester
Priority given to SDHC members. See above.

26th May Redenham 2-day Driving Trials, Redenham Park nr Andover
Organiser – Julia Crockford – www.whitehorseharnessclub.com

28th May Fun Day, Glebe House, West Sussex
Presentation, skills and cones event incorporating an interval drive.
The event is being held this year as part of the South Downs Harness Club’s 40th Anniversary celebrations along the same lines as the Tabe Annema Memorial Day held last year. The format of the event is ‘Posh Trec’ for
exercise vehicles, incorporating ‘Attelage’ type skills and cones driving to allow fellow carriage drivers to enjoy some friendly competition. The event is suitable for all levels of driver and aims to be a relaxing Fun Day out.
More information and entry form
Organiser – Helen Annema – Contact

6th June Evening Social Drive
See above.

19th June: Training with Caroline Douglas, Lowhill Farm, nr Winchester
Priority given to SDHC members. See above.

1st July Social Drive, West Sussex
SDHC members only.

4th July Evening Social Drive
See above.

10th July: Training with Caroline Douglas, Lowhill Farm, nr Winchester
Priority given to SDHC members. See above.

15th July One Day Event, Glebe House, West Sussex
Organisers – Kayti Harvey and Jane Kempton Contact

22nd July Open Show, Tismans Farm, West Sussex
To be held by kind permission of Mr & Mrs D. Trafford.
Including a Trec Drive with Skills Event
Osborne Refrigerators BDS Championship Qualifiers and Victoria Foods Championship Qualifier.
Schedule
Entry Form

Organisers – Helen Annema Contact and Caroline Court caroline_s_court@hotmail.com

1st August Evening Social Drive
See above.

7th August: Training with Caroline Douglas, Lowhill Farm, nr Winchester
Priority given to SDHC members. See above.

11th August Lisa Joyce One Day Event, Lowhill Farm, nr Winchester
Organisers – Kayti Harvey and Jane Kempton Contact

25th August Redenham Regional Driving Trials, Redenham Park nr Andover
Organiser – Julia Crockford – www.whitehorseharnessclub.com

5th September Evening Social Drive
See above.

9th September Fun Day, Lowhill Farm, nr Winchester
Organisers – Kayti Harvey and Jane Kempton Contact

11th September: Training with Caroline Douglas, Lowhill Farm, nr Winchester
Priority given to SDHC members. See above.