Diary Dates for 2019/2020

3rd October 2019.   You are invited to attend the Annual Social Meeting of BDS Shropshire on at Hadnall Village Hall, Shrewsbury Rd., Hadnall, SY4 4AG on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 7.30pm

We are pleased to announce that the speaker for the evening will be Andrew Counsell, recently retired principal of The Duchy College in Cornwall. His talk is entitled “Driving Today”

Andrew’s career began within the equestrian industry as a rider and in 1979 he moved to Holland to show jump and took up the sport of carriage driving.

He spent time in Germany riding and followed a parallel career in carriage driving, competing and training nationally and internationally He joined Bicton College in 1986, now part of The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), as a lecturer in equine studies and in 1990 joined Duchy College as head of the equestrian department.

Show jumping, dressage, horse trials and vaulting filled Andrew’s calendar and he became an FEI Judge, and an examiner for Riding for the Disabled, helping to enable the RDA to become firmly established at the College.

We look forward to hearing Andrew, and send out this invitation to all those interested in carriage driving in all its forms.

Refreshments will be served.


26th December Boxing Day parade and drive in Newport move off at 11.00am

27th January Area lunch at the Fox & Hounds Shawbury 11.30 for 12 noon prompt. Russell and Pat Hand will open Jayroc Stables to guests between 9.30 and 11.30 and will serve tea and coffee .

14th February Annual Area Meeting 7.30 pm at Hadnall Village Hall

14th April Horse Blessing, Oswestry.

22nd April Easter Bonnet drive, Whitchurch.

6th May Sheriffhales drive.

June Welshpool Festival of Transport drive.

June Training Day.

27th to 31st July Shropshire Driving Days, Brampton Bryan.

7th August The Citadel Drive, Weston-under-Redcastle.

28th August Eccleshall area drive

September Rodington Drive

22nd September  Sweeny Mountain Treasure Hunt drive

September or October Knighton Drive

3rd November Lake Vyrnwy Drive

26th December Boxing Day parade and drive

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