Easter Drive in North Shropshire
Monday 13th April 2020
For this drive totalling nine miles whips, grooms and passengers put on their Easter bonnets and decorate the carriages to make a bright display in front of Tesco, Whitchurch; where bonnets and horses are judged.
Turnouts will leave Alderford Lake, off Tilstock Road, Whitchurch (SY13 3JQ) at 11.30am prompt
The convoy drive will make its way into Whitchurch (roughly one mile) arriving at the car park behind the swimming pool to decorate traps and don bonnets ready for the short walk to the area in front of Tesco. At midday there is a presentation of rosettes with rewards for the best adult Easter bonnet, the best child’s Easter bonnet and best decorated driving vehicle. Each year the North Shropshire Driving Club trophy is awarded for the best turnout.
Turnouts leave Tesco by 12.30pm and (via the swimming pool car park to prepare for the road journey) trot the eight miles back through the country lanes of Alkington to arrive back at Alderford for around 1.45pm. There is a cafe at Alderford where hot and cold refreshments can be bought.
All whips (whatever age) must provide proof of BDS membership. You are advised to refer to the the BDS website for compliance with health and safety and other BDS rules including-
Entry forms can be downloaded from bds shropshire website –
Or Click here
There is a charge of £5 per turnout for this drive.
To help the organisers, please let Helen James (tel. 01939 200212) know you are able to attend and send entry forms with turnout fee, by 7th April 2020, to – The Willows, Lee Brockhurst, Shrewbury, SY4 5QH
We hope for good weather and look forward to seeing you.