Date For Your Diary!
Join us for our annual dinner dance at The Bridge at Walshford on Saturday 18th November.
Click here to download the menu and booking form.
Either print it out and post it along with a cheque or fill it in and send it by email to Sue Oddy (email@example.com)
Please make sure Sue has your form by 1st November at the latest!
Here are a list of club dates which have been confirmed for next year:
15th April - Sponsored Drive, Escrick Park
28/29 April - Escrick Park (including Novice Qualifer and Junior Classes)
19/20 May - Ripley Castle
16/17 June - Witton Castle
21/22 July - Allerton Park, Regional and Club Classes
18/19 August - Nidd Hall
25/26 August- Bywell Hall, Regional and Club Classes
22/23 September - Escrick Park
(Feedale Farm Novice ODE – Date to be confirmed).
As you know, we have always provided a winter membership option for those wanting to compete at the indoor events from October to December.
From 1st January 2018 there will be a new Indoor Membership category, which will run for the full year and which will allow drivers to compete at the indoor events only, but at both ends of the year.
The cost of this new membership will be £35.00.
Winter membership which runs from October to December will still be available.
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.
You can download a copy of our latest newsletter from the club documents page
This extra mini newsletter contains lots of information on the 2018 season including a new event, new membership options and all the dates!
Our for sale page has some lovely items, including a holiday cottage for rent, which might interest you - check out our For Sale page and if you have anything you'd like us to advertise for you, get in touch.
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.
Keep up to date with all our NEDTL news!
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