Organised by the
Scottish Carriage
Driving
Association

23rd - 26th May 2019

at Hopetoun Estate,
South Queensferry,
West Lothian
EH30 9SL

23rd - 26th May 2019
British Carriagedriving National Driving Trials | FEI International CAI-2*
Qualifier for the British National Carriage Driving Championships
UPDATES

Hopetoun Classes Announcement

Hopetoun combines the FEI and National classes for the purpose of National Championship qualification and the HarnessStuff Points League. The intention is to run the FEI and National Advanced Singles classes for horses and ponies and, possibly, also the FEI and National Pairs classes for horses and ponies on Thursday, starting no earlier than 2pm, to ensure all drivers are judged by the same officials under the same conditions. Please let the organisers know if this causes you a problem. The actual dressage schedule will depend on the entries received.

WELCOME

By kind permission of
The Marquess of Linlithgow and The Earl & Countess
of Hopetoun

The Scottish Carriage Driving Association is delighted to welcome competitors, sponsors and guests to the 2019 Hopetoun Horse Driving Trials, where we are again offering competition in FEI, National, Club, Evolution and RDA Classes. Our dedicated and hard-working A team, supported by SCDA members, have been preparing for this competition in the beautiful surroundings of Hopetoun Estate with the wonderful support and generosity of the Marquess of Linlithgow and the Earl and Countess of Hopetoun. The Main Sponsor this year is once again Gerald and Margo Smith. Their input, and that of our many other sponsors, has ensured that our event is prepared to the high standard that you have come to expect over the years. We hope you all enjoy your visit to Hopetoun 2019.

WELCOME

By kind permission of
The Marquess of Linlithgow and The Earl & Countess
of Hopetoun

The Scottish Carriage Driving Association is delighted to welcome competitors, sponsors and guests to the 2019 Hopetoun Horse Driving Trials, where we are again offering competition in FEI, National, Club, Evolution and RDA Classes. Our dedicated and hard-working A team, supported by SCDA members, have been preparing for this competition in the beautiful surroundings of Hopetoun Estate with the wonderful support and generosity of the Marquess of Linlithgow and the Earl and Countess of Hopetoun. The Main Sponsor this year is once again Gerald and Margo Smith. Their input, and that of our many other sponsors, has ensured that our event is prepared to the high standard that you have come to expect over the years. We hope you all enjoy your visit to Hopetoun 2019.

JOIN OUR TEAM

An Office with a difference!

Hopetoun Horse Driving Trials

will be in need of help to run the Office in 2020 as some of our faithful familiar faces insist on retiring this year!

They would like to pass on their expertise and secrets and suggest interested parties join them in ‘the tent’ from Tuesday 21st May 2019 onwards this year to meet the photocopier and gain some experience before flying solo in 2020.

Our current incumbents’ comment that they enjoy their position, the view is good, they don’t get rained on or sunburnt, the chat is good and they are glad to be able to give something back to the sport. It is very busy at times but satisfying.

If you feel that you have the time and inclination to help out with running this great event, please contact me janeisaac@outlook.com

It may help sway your decision if I tell you that you will also be the controllers of the tea urn and biscuits?

TERRIER RACING

Raising Funds for
World Horse Welfare

Friday at 6.30.p.m.

Main Arena

Terrier and Non- Terrier Classes
Bring your dog, (any breed or breed combination!) or come to watch and enjoy the fun!

Prizes kindly donated by VetSpec.

ALL ROVER RALLY

Those fabulous cars...

Sunday 26th May from 10.00

Now in its 24rd year, the Rally celebrates all marques of Rover Cars and Land Rovers. This year it has again been invited by the Scottish Carriage Driving Association to Hopetoun House, South Queensferry as part of the display at the International Carriage Driving Event.
The cars will be on site on Sunday 26th May from 10am in a static display, then a drive around the Main Ring.
Cars on display will include early running board pre-war cars, Rover P4, Rover P5, Rover P6, early Land Rovers and Range Rovers right up to the last modern Rovers manufactured in the UK.
Some of these vehicles have often been seen in Feature Films and Television Series - try to spot them.

Photographs Courtesy of www.sarr.co.uk


COMPETITOR INFO & UPDATES

Hopetoun Classes Announcement

Hopetoun combines the FEI and National classes for the purpose of National Championship qualification and the HarnessStuff Points League. The intention is to run the FEI and National Advanced Singles classes for horses and ponies and, possibly, also the FEI and National Pairs classes for horses and ponies on Thursday, starting no earlier than 2pm, to ensure all drivers are judged by the same officials under the same conditions. Please let the organisers know if this causes you a problem. The actual dressage schedule will depend on the entries received.

TREC COMPETITION

TREC Scotland Competiton
at Hopetoun 2019

24 May at 12:00 - 26 May at 17:00

Main Arena

This year we are hosting a competition for TREC Scotland alongside our driving as a way of integrating different equine disciplines.

BEST SHOD AWARDS

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF FARRIERS

Judged by Kevin Balfour AWCF

FROM 8.45 AM on Sunday 26th May 2019

This competition is kindly sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Farriers, for the Best Shod horse/pony in the designated classes, which will be assigned after entries have closed.
The judge will examine each horse/pony before the line-up, taking into consideration:

  • (a) The condition of the feet
  • (b) The making (or preparation) and fitting of the shoes
  • (c) The nailing and position of clips

Normal shoes and showing plates are equally acceptable, provided they are suitable for the horse/pony.

The Worshipful Company of Farriers will award:

  • (a) A Rosette and an Inscribed Card to the winner in each Class
  • (b) A Plaque to the overall winner
  • (c) A Plaque for the Registered Farrier responsible for its feet and shoeing

Photographs Courtesy of www.wcf.org.uk


ENTERTAINMENT

Friday Evening

18.30 Terrier Racing

in aid of World Horse Welfare, followed by the

Drinks Reception

Then dancing to ‘The Wrong Side of the Grass’.

The band includes carriage drivers and relatives of back-steppers so will be well- placed to capture the post-dressage mood.


Saturday Evening

20.30 Presentation of Dressage and Marathon Rosettes

followed by

Ceilidh Band, Squeeze and Tease, who will have you reeling the night away!

CATERING

Danny’s Event Catering and Hospitality Services Ltd.


PROVIDING ONSITE CATERING THROUGHOUT HOPETOUN INTERNATIONAL HORSE DRIVING TRIALS 2019


• CATERING UNIT ON SITE IN LORRY PARK FROM THURSDAY BREAKFAST.

• FISH & CHIPS AND BAR AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY EVENING IN MAIN MARQUEE.

• FULL MEAL SERVICE PLUS BAR ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS IN THE MAIN MARQUEE.


www.dannyseventcatering.co.uk

PADDOCKHALL

Paddockhall Holiday Cottages

Set on a working farm in the fertile West Lothian countryside, just three miles from historic Linlithgow and bordering the Hopetoun Estate. Tastefully designed with light, space and comfort in mind perfect for family and friends to relax and enjoy this fascinating area.

www.cottages.com


Paddockhall Livery

The livery under the management of Kathy Nixon who has many years experience with horses and is a keen dressage competitor. The livery yard has excellent facilities, all year round grazing, lovely grassy tracks around the farm ideal for fittening work, an indoor school with a Martin Collins surface, a variety of different sizes of stables and individual lockers/changing rooms and a coffee room. There is good hacking on quiet roads nearby and with permission on the Hopetoun Estate.

Call Kathy on : 07908247711 for further information


OUR VOLUNTEERS

A HUGE Thank You!


to all the VOLUNTEERS who help in any capacity at our Events. Without you, the competitors would not be able to take part in the sport that they all love.

SCDA are always extremely pleased to welcome new stewards, so please tell your friends about the ‘best kept secret’ that is “Horse Driving Trials.”


There are opportunities to get involved at competitions throughout Scotland, including National, Club and Indoor events. Every kind of volunteer position is available to new helpers, and all inexperienced helpers will be given full support by the event officials and more experienced volunteers. If you would like more information as to what is involved, please contact:

SCDA Secretary: Eileen Cornish

Tel. 07833 712133

secretary@scda.co.uk

Scottish Carriage Driving Association Ltd. www.scda.co.uk
TOCO FASHION

Casual Occasion Couture.

Hats to Match your Outfit.

Outfit and Hat designed for your special occasion
– please allow 4 to 6 weeks for these to be completed -

Phone: 07449 627 985

toco@tocofashion.com

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NELSONS OF CULROSS

Award winning Ice Cream


• Produced by Ryan & Lynne Nelson with the finest milk from our Friesian cows on the family farm near the historical village of Culross, Fife

• Many delicious flavours available

• For further details please come and chat with us at Kirkcaldy or Dunfermline Farmers Markets or call 01383 882 138


www.nelsonsofculrossicecream.com

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