Driving Trials Competitions


Approved Club Events

For driving Clubs affiliated to British Carriagedriving, with proven ability to run quality events.

  • National qualification for National Novice, Young Horse and Evolution classes.
  • Competitors to qualify for National Championships as per criteria.
  • Points league - 6 points for a win.
  • Approved club level TD & Course Designer with a minimum of 1 listed National Judge and 1 Club Level Judge.
  • Minimum of 6 obstacles.
  • Qualifying classes may be part of a club class where numbers do not warrant a separate class.
  • Required level of organisation & paperwork
  • Qualifying classes are unlikely to be approved at venues used by National or Regional Events.
  • A start fee will not be required for Young Horse, Evolution or Club classes.

Regional Events
  • Classes may include the full range of National classes, as well as the National Novice, Young Horse and Evolution classes.
  • Competitors to qualify for the National Championships as per criteria.
  • Points League - 6 points for a win.
  • Officials. A minimum of one fully qualified official is required at each event as per the following:
  • POJ: A list 2 Judge is acceptable, provided the TD is fully qualified to National standard.
  • TD: A probationer from the National list is acceptable provided the POJ is fully qualified to National standard.
  • CD: A probationer from the National list is acceptable.
  • Min. 7 obstacles with a large proportion gated to F.
  • Marathon - 3 sections.
  • Entry level to reflect no. of dressage arenas.
  • Minimum of 2 BC listed dressage judges per arena.
  • Club classes are acceptable.
  • A start fee will not be required for Young Horse, Evolution or Club classes.
  • To be run as a 2-day event.

National Events
  • Full range of National and National Novice classes and also include Young Horse and Evolution classes.
  • Competitors to qualify for National Championships as per criteria.
  • Points League - 10 points for a win.
  • Full, approved range of BC officials.
  • 7 or 8 quality obstacles each with a different character or theme and the majority gated to F.
  • Priority for selection events will be given to those events with 8 obstacles.
  • Marathon, 3 sections.
  • 2 dressage arenas with 3 judges per arena.
  • Warm up/practice arena for dressage & cones, with selection classes having priority.
  • Club classes are acceptable.
  • A start fee will not be required for Young Horse, Evolution or Club classes.
Desirable:
  • Good box park & facilities inc. good water supply.
  • Catering facilities. Saturday evening entertainment.
  • Promoted locally to raise public awareness of HDT.
  • Signed exercise route

International Events
Some events are classified as CAI-1* or CAI-2* and run under FEI rules, which may differ slightly from BC rules. Competitors should make themselves familiar with these differences. The FEI rules are available from our REFERENCE section or from the FEI website. A new FEI rule book came into force from January 2015
 
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