We regret to announce that the Sponsored Drive, due to be held on Sunday 15th April at Escrick Park, has been CANCELLED.
This decision has not been made lightly but due to extraordinary amount of rain we've had this winter, parts of the park are badly flooded.
Congratulations to the following NEDTL members at the National Indoor Championships:
Mike Charlesworth - 2nd Veteran.
Joanne Thomas - 4th Intermediate Pony
Diane Longbottom - 4th Intermediate Horse
Steve Hoyle - 5th Veteran
Well done guys!!
We regret to inform you that the first outdoor event of the season due to be held at Escrick Park on 28/29 April has been CANCELLED.
This is due to extreme waterlogging of the ground, making it impossible to contemplate the safe running of such an event.
Thank you to everyone who made the effort to get their entries in on time, we're very sorry to disappoint you.
Horse Driving Trials is unique - Click here to find out more!
It is the only equestrian discipline where you can compete on an equal footing from 10 to 70+, male and female alike, with ponies and horses.
The aim of the NEDTL is to promote the sport and pastime of competition carriage driving and to offer training, instruction, courses, lecture/demonstrations and social events.
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Treasurer Mary Longbottom has asked me to remind everyone, that when writing out your cheques for club activities please make sure you make them out to either "NEDTL" or "North Eastern Driving Trials Ltd". Anything other than these two options results in the bank refusing to take them! Thank you.
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Read about our previous NEDTL events!
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