On the weekend of 1st and 2nd October 2016, a training clinic was held near Paddock Wood at which International Carriage Driver and Judge, Barry Capstick taught 9 turnouts how to improve their performance.
On day 2, a One Day Event was held incorporating driven dressage, cone driving which tests accuracy, and the marathon which tests endurance and the ability to negotiate obstacles within the course. 14 turnouts took part although a number did not complete the marathon as the horses/ponies were not fit or experienced enough. The course comprised of 3 km around Old Hay airfield perimeter, 500 m transfer section and 7.5 km around Lamb’s Farm with 6 obstacles to negotiate. All those that took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
It is my intention to run more training sessions next year and to host more events. Watch this space….