Club News

Memories wanted!

Carriage Driving magazine want to run a piece about the 40 years of SDHC! I’m looking for memories and photos, especially from the first 25 years of the Club – its founding in 1978, the 1980s and 1990s. I think there was a special event held to celebrate the Silver Anniversary in 2003: what – and has anyone any photos? What’s changed over 40 years? What hasn’t changed? And what do you think is special about the Club that has enabled to it to survive and prosper for 40 years?
Contact Lynne Hamill

5 September 2018

Congratulations to Jack!
Congratulations to Jack Ralph on winning the Intermediate Pony class at Cricklands. Full results here: (Opens new page.)

20 June 2018

Louise Nicholson

The SDHC is greatly saddened to hear that Louise Nicholson passed away peacefully on 15 April after a very long, hard fought and very brave battle against cancer. Louise was a pillar of the Club for many, many years. She served as a Committee member for many of those years and was energetic in running events. But she will be best remembered for her catering – especially her cakes. And above all for the annual summer camps she ran single-handedly in the New Forest. Not only did she provide a weekend of fun driving events, but she ensured no-one went hungry!

Louise has been a good friend to many, always smiling; she will be sorely missed.

We offer our condolences to her family.

April 2018

Congratulations to Kayti!
Conratulations to Kayti Harvey on coming second in the Intermediate Pony class at the 2018 Indoor Carriage Driving Championships at Keysoe. Full results here: (Opens new page.)

10 April 2018

Petition to support public access to the countryside

The Government has launched a consultation on its proposals for the future of food, farming and the environment. This will shape the upcoming agriculture bill and have a significant impact on the future of access to the countryside.

The Ramblers have teamed up with Cycling UK, The British Horse Society, the British Mountaineering Council and the Open Spaces Society to protect the future of countryside access. Sign our petition to ensure the agriculture bill includes measures which protect and enhance access to the countryside.

Please consider signing and distributing. We don’t want equestrians to get the short straw yet again.

Link to petition:

March 2018

New Committee members
Sally Kerr and Steph Tyler have joined the Club’s Committee.

December 2017