Can you help with course building mid week?
In preparation for our events.If so please phone or e mail Angela Thomas
on 01977 614574.
or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Helper’s Lunch 2013
Once again Pat Cooper and the NEDTL members put on a superb lunch.
Around 100 people enjoyed a choice of soups followed by a cold
buffet that left everyone extremely satisfied and a wonderful choice of desserts served by our NEDTL ladies.
We hope that you enjoyed the slide show during Lunch and the videos afterwards.
It is hoped that we have gone some way to thank you all for your dedication during a rather wet 2012,
and that you will be able to help us again during 2013.
As the song in the video said "Thank you for being our friends"
We can't do it without you!
The sport needs new volunteers!
Driving is succumbing to the worrying trend that is affecting all sports - not just ours - with a serious decline in the number of new volunteers. No driving event could exist without a huge team of helpers - dressage stewards and writers, marathon timekeepers, obstacle stewards and course crossing marshals, cones arena and collecting ring stewards - all equally important and essential to the smooth running of a competition. But it is interesting to consider that over half our existing “hardcore” of regular stewards came into the sport without any prior knowledge of driving; indeed many of them had no previous experience of horses, and were drawn in by friends and relatives already involved. The sport is lucky to have the benefit of some very loyal and long-standing stewards - but they are not getting any younger, and it is essential that we encourage some new people to join us.
Helpers "After Event Get Together"
Following its instigation in 2011 by the Helpers Co-Ordinator Penny Hartley the after event get together's for our event stewards and helpers have proved very popular.
Many familiar faces are to be found enjoying hot drinks and food administered by Penny and her band of helpers. This will be a constant post event meeting place for everyone who gives their time to help run our event and is our way of saying thank you for your efforts.
Thank you to Penny for the idea and making it happen, also to everyone who provided delicious home made baking for the get together and helped to serve.
The Helpers draw is made in the marquee during refreshments when possible and it was good to see that some of the winners were able to collect their winnings in person.
The marquees at Newby and Nidd continued the "Get together" and were very well supported. Once again thank you to the ladies of the club for the delicious fare.
The "After Event Get Together"will continue in 2013 and is held after every event - Please join us for refreshments and a chat before you leave.