Feb 12 2023

My next delivery of carriage driving stock is arriving imminently from Europe: more cones and obstacles for re-sale. Existing stock of cones, obstacles (new and second hand) and ancillary equipment always available to view and buy.

I am expecting to Judge at a number of events in the South East this year for club and National events. I always find that by changing my perspective from competitor to judge, I can aim to improve my own driving performances!

I am pursuing training for myself: attending course building training courses both at National level and club level. I hope that these will ensure that the quality of events that I put on will be high. I will also have to renew my First Aid qualification by the end of 2023, review my Safeguarding certification and update my CRB check to maintain my Level 1 Coaching accreditation with HSI. I love learning, but also enjoy making others’ learning interesting and fulfilling. I have arranged for a speaker to talk about “Taking the Stuffiness out of Showing” in March for local carriage drivers. Toni Gallop is a great speaker, well versed in carriage driving and showing, rather than eventing style of driving that I participate it. I hope to make my facilities at Old Hay available during the year for training with me, as coach. Dates to be announced.

I have begun to get my horses fit for competition later this year. If my plan comes together, I am hoping to compete at Windsor Park in May with the tandem, at the David Broome Centre, Chepstow in June, at Sandringham in June and at Ashfields, Essex in August. I will undertaken training before this with my horses and my instructor.

Click on Obstacles and Cone Price List for latest prices for January (please contact Nettlestead to make sure you have the latest prices).