2019 Summer Season
Events Calendar for 2019
This page is frequently updated with new events so please keep checking for new dates! Click on the link to download a schedule.
Competitions, Drives and Social Events
Thursday 13th June 2019, Quiz Nite and 2-Course Meal, 7.00pm for 7.30pm at The Weavers Arms, Fillongley, CV7 8DL - Click to view the schedule and entry form
Saturday 15th June 2019 - Fun Trial at Poplars Farm, Anslow, Nr Burton On Trent. West Midlands Driving Group - Training Day & ODE
Sunday 30th June 2019 - Treasure Hunt at Blackhall Farm, Fillongley. Route approximately 8 miles. WMDG Treasure & Scavenger Hunt Schedule 2019
Sunday 14th July 2019 - Training Day + One Day Driving Trials Event at Poplars Farm, Anslow, Near Burton on Trent.West Midlands Driving Group - Fun Trials 2019
Sunday 18th August 2019 - Training Day courtesy of The Young Family at their farm at Hallaton, Nether Whitacre, Nr Coleshill B46 2HS. There will be fixed obstacles and a cones course made available for turnouts to use at will throughout the day.
26th August 2019 (Bank Holiday Monday) - One Day Driving Trials at Hallaton, Nether Whitacre, Nr Coleshill B46 2HS. West Midlands Driving Group - Fun Trials 2019
Sunday 8th September 2019 - Olive's Fun Day at Barfield Farm, Stockton, Nr Southam. WMDG Olives Fun Day
Sunday 22nd September 2019 - Indoor/Outdoor Trial - Venue TBC. West Midlands Driving Group - Indoor Outdoor 2019
Sunday 29th September 2019 - Scavenger Hunt. Venue TBC. WMDG Treasure & Scavenger Hunt Schedule 2019
Wednesdays 3rd April, 5th June, 2nd October and 6th November (AGM) 2019. All held at Nether Whitacre Village Hall at 8pm. Everyone is welcome!
Quiz Night - Date and venue TBC. Contact Jeanette Mills.
30th October 2019 - Halloween Skittles and Supper. Full details to follow. Contact Vicki Parry.
2019/20 Winter Indoor Season
WMDG members take part in competition and help to run monthly Indoor Carriage Driving Events at the Midlands' venue, Moreton Morrell Agricultural and Equestrian College.
During October - March inclusive, a series of indoor events, open to WMDG members are held monthly on Saturdays or Sundays at a number of locations around the UK.
Known as Indoor Carriage Driving, they are a great environment for young and novice drivers to develop their skills and equine fitness ready for the summer outdoor season. Experienced drivers too are attracted to the format in which they can qualify for National Finals, held in April at Keysoe, Bedfordshire.
Our Midlands venue is Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire, within the WMDG catchment. At each monthly event, hot food is available - nothing like a bacon sandwich and a hot drink on a cold winter's morning!
Annual membership of Indoor Carriage Driving UK costs £30.00 plus an entry fee for each event of £35.00
Moreton Morrell, Indoor Driving Dates 2019/20 Season
Sunday October 13th - 2019
Sunday November 10th - 2019
Sunday December 8th - 2019
Sunday January 12th - 2020
Sunday February 9th - 2020
Sunday March 8th - 2020
Other Clubs' Events 2019
Midland Carriage Driving Club - Trials Events 2019
April 20th/21st, Anslow DE13 9QL
May 18th/19th, Thoresby Hall, Osberton Estate, DN22 8JH
8th/9th June, Locko Park, East of Derby, DE21 7BW
6th/7th July, possible training weekend or event (to be confirmed)
3rd/4th August, Regional Trial and Junior Qualifier plus club event, Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, CV23 8AJ
14th/15th September, Two day Trial and Club Championships - venue to be confirmed
April 22nd 2019 (Easter Monday) Training Day with Stuart Roberts BHSI at Solihull Riding Club (address as above) PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.WMDG Training Day 2019
6th May 2019 (Bank Holiday Monday) - Indoor-Outdoor Trials at Solihull Riding Club, Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, Nr Dorridge, Solihull.West Midlands Driving Group - Indoor Outdoor 2019
Festive Treasure Hunt at Hallaton on Sunday 30th December at 11am
In addition to the normal WMDG treasure hunt rules there will be a few festive extras. The one you need to know about in advance is that points will be awarded for festive fancy dress (human and equine) and deducted for failure to display tinsel (or another festive decoration of you choice). The route is about 5 miles.
Afterwards there will be mulled wine, mince pies and any festive left overs anyone fancies bringing (no additional points for these).
If the weather is unpleasant we can just have the mulled wine and change the treasure hunt clues into a festive quiz with the option of some additional parlour games.
Please follow directions for parking as need to fit you all on the hard standing.
Questions, suggestions and entries (so I don’t make too much mulled wine) to Caroline on 01675 481800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Dinner, Saturday December 1st at 7.30pm @ The Cottage inn Fillongley, 3 courses for £25 pre- order and £5 deposit per person required by 25th November please. Please see the following link for the menu. Christmas Dinner Menu - email, email@example.com
WMDG AGM is on Wednesday 7th November at 8pm at Nether Whitacre Village Hall, Station Road, Whitacre Heath. This is the night where you chose your committee for the next 12 months. The nomination forms are attached, but remember you need to ask permission first!
Click to download Nomination Form 2018 Look forward to seeing you all there.
Sunday 21st October, Scavenger Hunt at Blackhall Farm, Fillongley, 11am start approximately 8miles. Please contact Linda Wiggin to confirm attendance and for further details.
Sunday 23rd September, Poplars Farm, Anslow, DE13 9QL, One-day Trial - the final 3-phase competition of the 2018 summer season. Click to Download Entry Form
Photograph of Amy Stone by kind permission of Swingletree Photography