Training Day - 13th May - Manor Grange

I'm delighted to report that International Course Designer BARRY HUNTER will be conducting a cones clinic at the NEDTL Training Day at Manor Grange on Sunday 13th May. This is an fantastic opportunity to practice your cone driving skills - whatever level you compete at - under the tuition of one of carriage driving's foremost course designers.

Obstacle practice/tuition will also be available with UKcc coaches Judy Hilditch and myself (Jane Wilson).

Cost will be £40 for cones clinic only, £25 for Obstacle Driving only or £55 for both.

Places will be given on a 'first come, first served' basis, so if you wish to put your name down, please either send a PM on the club's facebook page, or email Jane at (Remove the xxxs)

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Ripley 2DE - Catering

We have an excellent number of entries for Ripley Castle next week. Cottage Catering will be with us all weekend and if you would like to order a meal for Friday and/or Saturday the menu will be:

Friday: Lasagne or veggie Lasagne with chips, coleslaw and garlic bread.

Saturday: Cottage pie, chips and peas or Cheese and Onion Pie, chips and peas

Please order direct from Rachel by phone call or text on 07951 738254 NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY.

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Cones and Obstacle Training Day - May 2018

Fabulous weather for the cones clinic and obstacle training day!

A huge thank you goes to Pete and Ginny Ashford for their help in setting up, Nigel Wilson, who replaced balls, checked widths and raked tramlines all day, to everyone else who took a turn with measuring, to everyone who helped pack up at the end of the day, to Judy Hilditch who helped coach everyone in the obstacles and of course to Barry Hunter who conducted the cones clinic, ably supported by his wife Joan.

And not forgetting Jane Wilson, who organised the entire event and kept everything running smoothly throughout the day, as well as coaching obstacles alongside Judy.

And of course it goes without saying, thank you to all those drivers who turned out to support this training day - you make it all worthwhile!

Cones and Obstacle Training Day - May 2018

Latest Outdoor Event

Read about our previous NEDTL events!

Allerton Park - 2 Day Event

17th - 18th June 2017

Allerton Park results are up and can be found on the results page!

NEDTL had a record entry for their Allerton Park Event, with 79 competitors spread across Regional and Club classes. Two dressage arenas were kept busy all day Saturday, starting at 9am in the morning and not finishing until 5pm – a very long day for the judges and stewards!

In Arena 1, best score of the day came from George Wood (Novice Pony) on 42.2. Other notable scores in Arena 1, in which all regional competitors did their test came from, Nicola Corby (Intermediate Horse) on 43.6, Jane Smith (Advanced Horse) on 47.25 and Mark Carruthers (Advanced Horse Pair) on 47.46.

In Arena 2 which looked after the club competitors, Tara Wilkinson driving Emma Burge’s pony pair had an excellent score of 39.2 - the only person to break the 40 barrier. New to competitive driving this season, Julie Lockey driving her very smart Sec C Pony in the Introductory class had a respectable score of 52.14. At the other end of the scale, Pat Cooper who is certainly not new to competitive driving posted a good score in the tandem class of 52.40.

Once again, the Allerton cones course, designed by Birgitta Kronqvist, had a telling effect on the overnight scores with only one person out of all the drivers gaining a double clear. That honour fell to Stephen Trebble driving in the Regional Intermediate Pony. Six other drivers did manage to go clear and a total of twelve people across various classes did the time, so the long, testing course certainly took it’s toll on everyone except Stephen!

Held over the hottest weekend we’d had in Yorkshire so far this year, with temperatures on Sunday reaching 26°, competitors had to pay close attention to their cooling regime at the end of the marathon. Luckily everyone finished safe and happy with no ill effects other than a few sunburnt (driver’s) arms and necks! Fastest obstacle time of the day went to Louise Kaiholm in the Club Open Pony Pairs class, who managed to get round the seven obstacles with just 71.65 penalties. Close behind her on time was Leslee Wilkinson in the Regional Open Horse class. Driving the horse she has taken over from husband John, Leslee finished with a very fast 72.40 penalties. Others who put up a speedy performance were Wagstaff-Myers (Regional Open Pony) on 73.14, and Jane Wilson (Regional Open Pony) on 74.15. In other club classes, Graham Clements (Regional Open Pony) was fastest on 74.03 with Gemma Smith (Pony Pairs), Lyn Riley (Novice Horse) Tony Mould (Pony Pairs) and Mike Charlesworth all posting respectable times in the 80s.

Best Novice Dressage: Ginny Ashford

Best Intermediate Dressage: Peter Carter

Best Open Dressage: Colin Walmsley

Best Multiple Dressage: Pat Cooper

Best Marathon Single Pony: Graham Clements

Best Marathon Single Horse: Lynn Riley

Best Marathon Multiple: Louise Kaiholm

Photos by Mike Cook of Action Stills (Watermarked) and Emrys Jones

Regional Results

Novice Pony

1 George Wood

2 Harvey Brown

Intermediate Pony

1 Granville Styler

2 Stephen Trebble

Open Pony

1 David Wagstaff-Myers

2 Jane Wilson

3 Clive Jones

Pony Pairs

1 Sara Bower

2 Kim Usher

3 David Wheeldon

4 Sue Hargreaves

Pony Team

1 Angie Smith

Novice Horse

1 Mick Ward

2 Mark Riley

3 Wendy Nix

Intermediate Horse

1 Nicola Corby

2 Steve Nichols

3 Brian Gauson

Open Horse

1 Leslee Wilkinson

2 Gordon Watson

3 Megan Wheeldon

Advanced Horse

1 Jane Smith

2 Jane Lamb

Horse Pairs

1 Geoff Brown

2 John Stafford

3 Angela Flanagan

Advanced Horse Pairs

1 Mark Carruthers

2 Libby Priest

Horse Fours

1 Karen Bassett

2 George Bowman

3 Christine Jamieson

Club Results


1 Charlotte Pulbeam

2 Julie Lockey

3 Narda Streener

Novice Pony

1 Paula Kay

2 Marnie Summers

3 Sarah Gernie

4 Joanne Gadsby

Intermediate Pony

1 Mike Charlesworth

2 Jodie Dick

Open Pony

1 Graham Clements

2 Mary Longbottom

Pony Pairs

1 Louise Kaiholm

2 Tony Mould

3 Gemma Smith

Novice Horse

1 Lynn Riley

2 Melody Jones

3 Jill Emmett

4 Julie Howard

Intermediate Horse

1 Sarah Clarkson

Open Horse

1 Colin Walmsley

Horse Pairs

1 Ruth Bamforth

Horse Tandem

1 Pat Cooper