Howe To Drive @ Bradbourne Carriage Driving Centre

UPDATE: Bradbourne One Day Event - Sunday 20 July 2014

May 29, 2014
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For the BC Test Pre Novice 2008 document, go to http://www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk/reference/dressage_tests/BC_Test_Pre_Novice_2008.pdf.
 

Royal Windsor 2014

May 22, 2014
Again this year we were given the honour of competing at Royal Windsor.

We left the yard as planned at 9.30am on Tuesday morning. The journey there went well and we pulled into the showground at 11am.

Literally as we pulled in the heavens opened and while Sara sat in the lorry staying dry Sarah Mac, Tom and Donna got soaked whilst trying to decide where to park! For the last few years we have always parked at one end of the lorry park, this year to give us a little more space they suggested we ...
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Bradbourne Ride & Drive days, written by Leonie.

March 20, 2014
During the last two months Sara organised two ' ride and drive ' days at Bradbourne. Seven people took part each time.
I was ' indoors ' with the riders while Sara was 'out in the cold ' with the drivers but incidentally both days were dry and bright! 

The object of the riding sessions was to show how to achieve the rapport needed to be able to help the horse when driven by utilizing certain exercises such as leg yielding and shoulder in to improve the general way of going.   Clearly training...
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Classroom Para training, by Sue Johnson

February 3, 2014
Well who says you need a horse with you to get a lot out of a training day.  There is no reason to stop learning just because it is wet outside.

Ten of us embarked upon the early start and long journey on that biggest car park in the UK otherwise known as the M25 to make our way down to Kent to Sara’s yard.  The weather was atrocious with torrential rain causing slow driving conditions, which were made even slower due to a four car pile-up!

Anyway the journey was worthwhile as we arrived at t...
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My ride and drive experience with Leonie and Sara, by Kathryn Crombie

February 3, 2014
On the 19th January Leonie and Sara held a ride and drive.  The aim was to school your driving pony/horse under saddle and then transfer the schooling methods to your pony when driving.  The use of ridden schooling is to help improve our driving skills and to highlight some of the problems we may incur when we are schooling when driving.
 
We were able to watch through the day and had the opportunity to discuss with each other the different problems we all had.
 
My first schooling session was wi...
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Results January Mini Indoor Out

January 12, 2014


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GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS !!!

December 12, 2013
Want to set yourself new driving goals for 2014 ?  Want to introduce your friends or family into carriage driving, to be taught by our very own world champion, Sara Howe?  Thinking of grabbing yourself or your loved one a bargain ?  Then look no further.  To purchase Sara Howe's book, 'Progressive Carriage Driving', or to enquire about the 'Buy 5, get one free' offer please call Sara on tel: 01732 459 518, mobile: 07961 314941 or email at: showe45951@btinternet.com


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And so ... to our own beds :)

November 5, 2013
The Gingers are back on the road.... Woken up at 4am in the pitch black for some breakfast then shoved onto the lorry. We left Le Mans at 5am and as long as all goes to plan we hope to be in Sevenoaks by 4pm!
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On our way home now .. see you soon !

November 3, 2013
A massive congratulations to Rosanna and Anna for bringing home the medals. We are really pleased with the Gingers they tried their little hearts out! Off to bed for us humans now as a long drive ahead of us tomorrow. Mind you not sure we will get much sleep as the Dutch are seriously partying right now! We plan to pull out of here at 8am tomorrow morning and should hopefully arrive in Le Mans 9-10 hours later! A night in Le Mans then the final leg of the journey home on Tuesday. We ha...
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The final day ...

November 3, 2013
Some great results today. Roseanna finished with a silver medal and Roger in 5th!! Pairs on now we are just sitting waiting for Anna. The gingers class starts at 2.30. — in Montardon, Aquitaine, France.

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