23th to 26th May 2019


Provisional Programme - 2019 DATES AND TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED!

Monday 21th May

09.00 Close of withdrawals

Wednesday 23th May

14.00 Stable area open

Thursday 24th May

12.00 FEI horse inspection

Thursday 24th May

12.00 Obstacles open for inspection

Friday 25th May

09.00 Driven Dressage

Saturday 26th May

10.00 Marathon (all classes)

Sunday 27th May

09.00 Obstacle Cone Driving (all classes)

Entry Fee

Open/Advanced Singles£190
Open/Advanced Pairs/Tandems£195
FEI Singles£220
FEI Pairs£230
FEI Fours£240
Evolution / Young Horse or Pony£35

Cheques to be made payable to:

SCDA Hopetoun

Entries will be acknowledged by email.
Full refund of entry fees up to closing date, thereafter at organizers’ discretion.
There will be £50 surcharge for entries accepted after the closing date.

BC start fee rates for 2019 apply.
Payment to be sent with entry on separate cheque, payable to British Carriagedriving.

NB! Start Fees are not applicable to Evolution, Young Horse or Club Classes.

Thursday 10 May 2018

Entries to be sent to:

Dr. John Hulse
Bridge End House
Great Asby
CA16 6HD

Tel: 01768 352570

Please note: the event will NOT be providing bridle numbers for FEI competitors this year, in line with other FEI events.

Event contact on the showfield
Jane Isaac
Tel. 07990 612781
By 09.00am
Monday 21 May
by email to
The Worshipful Company of Saddlers will present a hand stitched English Leather headcollar to the para-equesdivian driver and young driver (as stipulated for British Carriagedriving Young Members) with the lowest overall score (irrespective of the class entered). If the driver with the lowest overall score is already in receipt of a Saddlers’ prize in 2018, the headcollar for that event will be awarded to the next eligible driver. Multiple prizes will only be awarded if there are no eligible drivers not yet in receipt of a Saddlers’ prize at that event.
Please report to the stable manager on arrival and wait to be directed to a parking area. Rubber matting must be used on all stables and corals. Electric fencing can be used with prior arrangement with the Entries Secretary and there will be a designated parking area.
Stabling for hire
Please notify Entries Secretary of stabling requirement when entering for the event and include payment of £80 per stable to your entry fee (includes 1 x large bale shavings) Further shavings available on site, please pre-book with Entries Secretary. Competitors MUST provide matting for use in temporary stables.
Electric Hook Up
Please notify Entries Secretary of electric hook up requirement when entering for the event and include payment of £60 to your entry fee.
Caravans and additional vehicles
£10 per extra caravan, after the first one per competitor.
ATVs / Scooters
May be used to access the forward parking area at the obstacles at competitors’ risk. Not to be used in the obstacles as per BC rules.
Dogs on leads only.
Full catering plus bar on site from Thursday. Drinks reception on Friday evening, following Terrier Racing. Ceilidh on Saturday evening.
Vet / Farrier on call
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
Darren Muir, Farrier.
Please contact Stable Manager for telephone numbers and referral.
Deer Park, Hopetoun Estate, Newton, Winchburgh, West Lothian, EH30 9SL.
A904, via A90 or M9. In the village of Newton, turn north down the road signposted to Abercorn Church; pass the Parkhead Cottages on a narrow Z bends, ¼ mile further on down the hill turn right into the Deer Park through the security gates over a cattle grid. The Stable Manager’s Office is 300 yards sdivaight on from the gates, please wait there to be directed.
Further Information
Competitors for Club Classes will find further information and an SCDA Entry Form.
For Evolution, Young Horse and Pony Classes please use the BC Entry Form on their website.

The Evolution & Young Horse/Pony Classes will run on Sunday morning.

Driven Dressage
BC Dressage tests for 2018 apply. 2 grass arenas, 100m x 40m.
3 Sections with 8 obstacles, including 2 water obstacles.
Obstacle Cone Driving
Obstacle Fault Competition.
Qualifiers / Leagues
BC National Championships & Points League, FEI Dressage Qualification
Halspan Points League & Championship and Gee Gee Rugs SCDA Points
The Worshipful Company of Farriers Best Shod Horse Awards
Jane Isaac
Tel. 07990 612781
Organising Club
Scottish Carriage Driving Association
Entries Secretary
John Hulse
Tel. 01768 352570
President of the Jury
Dot Willcoxson
Dot Willcoxson
Philippa Thomson
Mary Lunn
James Rooney
Jane MacInnes
Marion Koorneef
Technical Delegate
Philip Bateman, FEI
Assistant TD
Tommy Thomlinson
Chief Timekeeper
John Hulse
Course Designer
Vilmos Jambor, FEI
Course Marker
Hamish Isaac
Course builder
The Hopetoun A team
Lucy McGill
Mike & Louise McCutcheon
Safety Officer
Campbell Bosanquet
Chief Steward
Sally Moreton (FEI)
Bobby Simson (BC)
Stewards’ Convenor
Alison Morris
Ewan MacInnes
Anne Hulse
Sally North
Rowan Richter
Stable Managers
Peter & Julia Pethybridge
Rosie Mould, FEI
Robyn Graham, FEI
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Darren Muir
Ambulance / Paramedic
Executive Medical Services:
Jean Shade