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Sponsored Drive - March 2017

A beautiful sunny day for the sponsored drive. Thank you to all those who came to support fund raising for such a worthy cause.

We'd like to say a big thank you to a friend of Sheila Hawking - Les Liddle - for taking some super photos and letting us use them.

Update: Sheila Hawking would like to thank all Participants, Sponsors, Stewards and not forgetting the Course Builder, for helping to raise £2,854 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Since 2004, we have raised £46,920 for various Charities, my goal has always been to reach £50,000!! so, hopefully, God willing, we will get there. My sincere thanks to Everyone.

Sponsored Drive March 2017

Scorers Clinic - March 2017

A small group of enthusiastic helpers gathered together to take part in a scoring clinic, organised by Barry Hilditch, to train up new scorers and build upon the knowledge of our existing scorers to assist with the smooth running of the events.

The day was led by software writer Mike Watts, who very kindly wrote and provides for free the software some of you may be familiar with which produces our results sheets (amongst many other things - it's quite a clever Excel spreadsheet as we discovered).

The morning was spent having a refresher course (for many) and a speedy crash course for me at least, in the technicalities of scoring - how to calculate a dressage score when all you have is a list of numbers from 1 - 10, how many penalties do you award for a groom down and what exactly is the difference between an error of course and a corrected course.

We then found out the software calculates it all for us anyway (as I said, clever piece of software!) but it's always handy to know just in case.

After a super lunch prepared by Sue Oddy, the afternoon was spent going through a theoretical 2 day event, from the planning stage and drawing up the schedules right through to printing off the final results sheet and posting online.

Having the author of the software on hand to answer our questions, show us easier ways of working and letting us in on some trade secrets when using the spreadsheet will hopefully put our group of scorers in an excellent position for the upcoming summer season and we hope the new recruits will provide some extra backup to our often overlooked existing scoring team.

Scorers Clinic March 2017

Indoor Driving Event - Askham Bryan, March 2017

Another excellent and final event at Askham Bryan today. Many thanks to all those who help it run so successfully, John and Leslee, Craig, Julian, Mary, the redoubtable Potter family and anyone else I may have missed.

It's also lovely to see everyone mucking in to help change the course over and put everything away at the end, which really helps lighten the burden! Thank you also to all those who have come to support the event throughout the season.

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan March 2017

Indoor Driving Event - Askham Bryan, February 2017

Another big thank you to John Wilkinson and his team for all their hard work in setting up and running Askham Indoor Event today together with every one who judged, stewarded, scored, manned the door etc etc!

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan February 2017

Indoor Driving Event - Askham Bryan, January 2017

An excellent but VERY chilly day at Askham Bryan today.

Big thank you to John, Leslee and Co. for setting up and to Alwin, Julian, Craig, Louise, Alan and Ian Potter, John and Carol Meredith, both judges and all other helpers for spending the day freezing their you-know-whats off so that we could all have fun!

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan January 2017

Thank You Douglas!

A good turnout for today's AGM, many thanks to all those who attended.

After the meeting, we took the opportunity to make a presentation to Douglas Strachan, who today retired from his position on the NEDTL committe, after a staggering 25 years service!

I know you will all join me in thanking Douglas for his hard work and dedication over the years.

Indoor Driving Event - Askham Bryan, December 2016

Another excellent event at Askham Bryan today.

Big thank you to John and Leslee Wilkinson and their 'team' for all their hard work, to Alwin Harrison and Julian Hartley for time keeping, Craig and Mary Longbottom for ball retrieval and poo-picking!, the Potter family for scoring, Nigel Wilson for manning the gate and everyone else who helped to make the event run smoothly.

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan December 2016

Indoor Driving Event - Askham Bryan, November 2016

A busy, chilly day at the Indoor today.

Big thank you to John and his team for all their hard work and to everyone who stepped up and helped out for the day.

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan November 2016

Driving Year of 2016

A look back on the year from Jane Wilson

Here is the first of the little video presentations for those of you who couldn't make it to the dinner dance.

Indoor Event - Catterick, October 2016

A good first event at Catterick Saddle Club today.

Thank you to John, Leslee, Alwin and team for organsing, setting up and stewarding, to Sue an Mary for scoring and to all for supporting!

Results can be viewed here.

Catterick October 2016

First Indoor of the Season - Askham Bryan, October 2016

An excellent event at Askham Bryan today!

Big thank you to John and Leslee Wilkinson for organising, the Potter family for scoring/manning the gate, Jill and Mary for judging, Craig and Mary for stewarding - along with Janet and Steve Nichol who, I'm sure, could have found something more romantinc than timekeeping to do on their ruby wedding aniversary!!

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan October 2016

Arena Challenge - September 2016

A great time was had by all at the final arena challenge yesterday.

Big thanks to Ginny and Pete for organising, Louise and Alan for scoring and everyone who pitched in to help.

Looking forward to next year!

Full results can be viewed here.

Arena Challenge September 2016

National Championships at Cirencester - September 2016

Wishing all the best to those heading down to Cirencester for the championships - and commiserations to those who have qualified but for whatever reason are unable to go.

Fingers crossed for the best club award!

I hope you'll all enjoy this celebratory video prepared by Jane Wilson!

Arena Challenge - June 2016

We all had a lovely day at the Arena Challenge today!

A big thank you to Ginny and Pete Ashford and the Potter family for organising and running the event and to Craig for stewarding.

Full results can be viewed here.

Arena Challenge June 2016

Excellent Result for NEDTL members at the British Indoor Finals - 1st – 3rd April 2016

Those drivers who qualified for the Indoor finals at Keysoe really did the club proud over the weekend.

Steve Hoyle, who was Intermediate Champion in 2015 and Novice Champion in 2014, pulled off the hat trick by becoming 2016 Open Horse Champion. In the Open Pony – largest class of the championships with 22 competitors - Tara Wilkinson also scored a decisive win to become not only Open Pony Champion, but also Supreme Champion of the whole event!

In other classes, Molliemay Campbell finished her first ever season of indoor driving decisively by coming 3rd in the big and competitive Novice Junior class. Abby Swaine and Dianne McRae were placed 4th in the Intermediate Pony and Novice Horse class respectively whilst Angie Smith came 5th in the Team class. Lynne Longbottom was awarded the JAKTAK Shield for The Best P&P in Arena 2.

Other results were:

Graham Clements - 7th Intermediate Pony
Liz Greensmith - 7th Vetran
Lynne Longbottom - 8th Vetran
Ian Potter - 10th Novice Junior
Mike Charlesworth - 13th Intermediate Pony
George Wood - 14th Novice Pony

A big well done to everyone!

Benridge Indoor Fun Day - 13th March 2016

It was a truely busy weekend for the club!

Here are the results from the "Competition and Cakes" event in the far North of the region, organised by Rosie Mould at Benridge EC.

Benridge March 2016

Askham Bryan Indoor Driving - 13th March 2016

An excellent end-of-season indoor event at Askham Bryan today, where even the weather was lovely!

A big thank you to John, Leslee and team for setting everything up, to Janet Nicolls and Alan Potter for scoring, to Alwin Harrison and Barry Hilditch for timing, to Craig for manning the gate and to Louise Potter for arena duties (and any one else I might have missed).

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan March 2016

Askham Bryan Indoor Driving - 27th February 2016

Busy, successful day at the Askham Bryan indoor today. Big thanks to John and team for organising and to everyone who helped the (very cold!) day to run smoothly.

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan February 2016

Croft Top Indoor Driving - 6th February 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended and organised Croft Top on Saturday.

Competitor numbers were up this month - practicing for the upcoming outdoor events?

Results can be viewed here.

Croft Top February 2016

Askham Bryan Indoor Driving - 24th January 2016

Grand day at Askham Bryan, thanks to John and team for all their hard work.

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan January 2016

Croft Top Indoor Driving - 9th January 2016

Croft Top was our first event of the year and thanks for everyone who organised and attended, despite the recent weather!

Results can be viewed here.

Croft Top January 2016

Askham Bryan Indoor Driving - 13th December 2015

Great fun was had at the Christmas indoor today.

Big thank you to John and team for organising, setting up, clearing away, scoring, manning the door etc etc. Much appreciated on such a chilly day!

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan December 2015

Croft Top Indoor Driving - 12th December 2015

Thanks for everyone who organised and attended Croft Top this Saturday!

Well done to everyone for braving the wet and windy weather - and coping with flooding on the way home!

Results can be viewed here.

Croft Top December 2015

Benridge Fun Indoor Driving - 22nd November 2015

Despite the wintery conditions, the weather largely held for the duration of this fun event in Morpeth.

Rosie Mould and team did a great job in organising and running a relaxed and friendly indoor event, with a cones course followed by two obstacles.

Well done to everyone who took part and we hope to see you again for the next one!

Results can be viewed here.

Benridge November 2015

Askham Bryan Indoor Driving - 22nd November 2015

An excellent - but very chilly - day at the indoor today!

Big thank you to John and his team for all their hard work and to our hardy competitors for braving the first cold temperatures of the year.

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan November 2015

Croft Top Indoor Driving - 14th November 2015

Thanks to everyone who attended, helped or supported at Croft Top.

A special thanks to Margaret, John and Pat for organising the event. We hope to see you there next month.

Results can be viewed here.

Croft Top November 2015

Askham Bryan Indoor Driving - 25th October 2015

Good fun was had by all at the indoor today!

A big thank you to John, Leslee, Alwin, Craig and the rest of the team who worked hard to make it all run smoothly.

ICD results can be viewed here and the club class results can be viewed here.

Askham Bryan October 2015

Summer Championship Points 2015

After a busy season of competing, the points are in and results are as follows:

Novice Pony
Graham Clements
Novice Horse
Diane McRae / Melody Jones
Intermediate Pony
George Wood
Intermediate Horse
Lorraine Swift
Open Pony
Rosie Mould
Open Horse
John Wilkinson
Pairs
David Calvert / Mark Winder
Tandems / Teams
Pat Cooper / Angela Smith

Click here for a detailed view of the results.

A massive thank you to all who helped make these events possible and we look forward to seeing everyone at our winter events!

Arena Challenge Championships Results 2015

Yesterday we held our last Inside Out Arena Challenge of 2015.

We'd like to say a massive thank you for Ginny Ashford and her team for organising the Arena Challenge events this summer and to everyone who took part.

The points championship results are as follows:

Novice
1st - Tracey Squires
2nd - Mike Charlesworth
3rd - Vanessa Brewis
4th Charmain Haigh
Open
1st - Ginny Ashford
2nd - Steve Hoyle
3rd - Jane Wilson
3rd - Sarah Meredeth

Click here for a detailed view of the results.

Inside-Out Arena Challenge - October 2015

Our last Inside Out Arena Challenge was held on 4th October, with a good turn out and all to play for in the championship points placings.

We've been lucky with the weather this year and this arena challenge was no exception (considering it is October!).

Full results can be viewed here.

Arena Challenge August 2015

National Championships Results - Cirencester Park 2015

Click here for the full, official results from the National Championships.

NEDTL members did extremely well as follows:

Elaine Brown - 6th Novice Pony
Steph Milner - 2nd Inter. Pony
Tara Wilkinson - 1st Open Pony
Kim Usher - 3rd Advanced Pony
Mark Winder - 3rd Open Pony Pairs
Jeff Ormerod - 1st Pony Tandem
Leslee Wilkinson - 3rd Inter. Horse
John Wilkinson - 5th Open Horse
Fred Pendlebury - 1st Horse Tandem
Pat Cooper - 4th Horse Tandem

National Championships - Cirencester Park 2015

Good luck to all 21 NEDTL drivers who have qualified for the championships this year!

Results to follow!

Video produced by Jane Wilson

Inside-Out Arena Challenge - August 2015

The 9th August saw another Inside-Out arena challenge at Manor Grange, with a good number of competitiors (especially in the Novice class).

Some scores were very close (1.50 points between 1st and 2nd in the novice class) and full results can be viewed here.

Arena Challenge August 2015

New Website

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website!

Having taken over the job of managing the NEDTL website, I'd like to thank Alwin Harrison on behalf of everyone at NEDTL for managing the website so diligently and keeping everyone up to date and informed over the web!

He has very kindly allowed us to carry on linking to his very large album of pictures going back several years, so do take a look to see the latest events!

New Website

Inside-Out Arena Challenge - July 2015

Another great Inside-Out arena challenge was held at Manor Grange on 19th July!

Ginny Ashford and her team did a great job organising the day and everyone had an enjoyable day!

Results can be viewed here and pictures viewed here (thanks to Jane Wilson and Emrys Jones).

Arena Challenge July 2015

Inside-Out Arena Challenge - May 2015

The first Inside-Out arena challenge of the season was a great success!

Thanks to everyone who came and of course, thanks to Ginny Ashford and her team for a really well organised and fun event.

Looking forward to seeing you all next month!

Results can be viewed here.

Arena Challenge May 2015

Dressage Competition - 2015

NEDTL's first driven dressage competition took place at Escrick Park on 17th May.

A big thank you to the following: Nigel Wilson for helping to construct and deconstruct the arena, Patti Atkinson and Alison Sewell for judging, Jackie Herd and Keith Atkinson for writing, new-to-the-job Sheila, who did a fantastic job as a dressage steward all day and to Richard Moxley who collected sheets for me.

On top of that, thank you to everyone who came and supported the event - I hope you've all thawed out! Results can be viewed here.

Picture courtesy of Lucy Barclay

Driven Dressage Competition 2015

Catton Park Nationals - 2015

Congratulations to all NEDTL drivers at Catton Park National this weekend! Click here for the full results.

The entire Wilkinson family qualified for the National Championships by winning their respective classes - Open Horse, Open Pony and Intermediate Horse.

Other NEDTL members were: Elaine Brown (2nd Novice Pony), Angela Flanagan (2nd Adv. Horse Pairs), Sarah Meredith (2nd Adv. Horse) Jeff Ormerod (1st Pony Tandem), Pat Cooper (1st Horse Tandem) and Jane Wilson, (3rd, Intermediate Pony).

Picture courtesy of Dot Willcoxson

Catton Nationals 2015

Arena Challenge 2015

All events to be held at Manor Grange Stud (WF11 0AZ) will be an Inside Side Out format.

This is Dressage (last years Indoor test) followed immediately by Cones course. Then lunch and learn 2 Obstacles to be driven twice in the afternoon.

Great events for Newcomers, Young Horses and Experienced Drivers and horses to polish up their skills.

Reached easily from A1/M62. Check the dates on the Calendar page!

Arena Challenge 2015

Sponsored Drive - March 2015

We have gathered in all the money from the sponsored drive and I am delighted to announce we have raised a grand total of £3,560!

The money will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Well done everyone!

We'd like to thank Sheila Hawking for organising the sponsored drive, all our drivers who took part and everyone who donated to this wonderful charity.

Sponsored Drive 2015