How it all began
The West Midlands Driving Group was founded in 1976 by the late George Rawlins and associates. It was for the like minded people who had an interest in the tradition of carriage driving. Turnouts were expected to be in best bib and tucker plus traditional vehicles and harness for a formal Sunday afternoon drive, returning to the host venue for high tea.
Obvisiously over the years the club has endeavoured to move with the time and members changing requirements. The club now offers a good grass roots introduction into carriage driving from instruction to pleasure drives, treasure hunts and fun trials plus a social scene without our equine friends.
- WMDG doesn't have a home of its own but over many years, has developed a relationship with landowners and equestrian centres enabling it to run events within the West Midlands Area
- Solihull Riding Club provides the club with outdoor facilities for one-day events
- Moor Farm Equestrian Centre provides the club with indoor and outdoor facilities for training clinics
- Club members and friends generously allow the club to run events on their own farms
To welcome people wishing to enter the world of carriage driving as well as providing ongoing support and vision for those already established in the sport. To act as a stepping stone to regional competition for those aspiring to participate in 2-day and 3-day competitions run by the regional club Midland Carriagedriving and national club British Carriagedriving.