Every year, British Carriagedriving run a number of training clinics for drivers and event officials.

To attend a clinic, you must book a place through the British Carriagedriving MEMBERS' LOGIN or the clinic organiser.

If you have any questions or are unsure about whether you are eligible to attend a clinic, please contact the BC office on 07494 876 814 or email

Combined Training Clinics for National and Club Officials
28 February 2021

Due to Covid restrictions, the training clinic which traditionally takes place at Stow on the Wold will be conducted via Zoom this year, with club officials invited to attend. There is no charge for attending.

The clinic takes place on Sunday 28th February and starts at 10 am with a joint session for around 30 minutes before splitting into three groups:

  • Judges (led by Andrew Counsell)
  • Technical delegates (led by Philip Bateman)
  • Course designers (led by Barry Hunter).

The split sessions will run for approximately two hours with a coffee break in the middle, before delegates join up for a final summary of the day which will conclude at approx. 2pm.

If you are not familiar with Zoom technology, there will be a test event on Saturday 27th February from 10-11am.


If anyone has not booked and wishes to attend, please contact the BC office by email to be added to the waiting list.

Zoom links will be sent by email on Friday 26th Feb to all those who have signed up and are also available in the “Venue Directions” for the event.

Please contact the BC office if you require any further information. Tel. 07494 876 814 or email

FEI Clinic
26-28 February 2021
Unfortunately, the FEI clinic due to take place on 26-28 February has been cancelled.
BEF Clinic - Travelling to Europe
2 March 2021
An on-line clinic has been arranged for BC members who may be thinking of competing abroad this season. It will be on Tuesday 2nd March at 6pm (powered by Zoom technology). Jan Rogers from the BEF will make the process clearer for anyone planning to travel with their horses to compete internationally.

If you wish to attend this clinic, you are advised to familiarise yourself in advance with the information on the BEF website on the Travelling to Europe pages.

If you wish to attend the Zoom clinic on 2nd March, please sign up via the Members login.

National and Club event officials
3 May 2021
There will be four clinics on Bank Holiday Monday for all National and Club officials, and anyone interested in becoming a BC or club official.

The clinics will start at 10.00am, have a short break for lunch (not provided) and finish around 15.00. All interested please meet the clinic directors outside the Ashfields club house around 9.50am Please arrive early so we can start on time. Please respect all Covid 19 guidelines and social distancing.

Technical Delegates - Taken by Mr Philip Bateman FEI 4* Official and course director, to cover all aspects of being a TD. Philip is a very experienced TD and will be happy to field questions from other events or situations that have arisen previously.

Course builders clinic - Looking specifically at cones will be Mr Barry Hunter, an FEI 4* Official and course director. Barry is very experienced having officiated over many years up to and including World Championship competition. This will include building and design of the cones course and competition.

Dressage officials clinic - This will be taken by Mr Andrew Counsell FEI 4* Dressage judge and course director. The time will be divided between driven dressage and looking at cones judging using the cones course built by the course designers.

Stewards clinic - This will look at the many and varied roles of stewards in the sport of driving trials and be presented by Malcolm Aickin, a very experienced steward and National Technical Delegate.

We hope to have a mixture of practical and theory on the day, depending on the weather, so please come dressed to be outside as required. There will be no charge for the day.

If interested in attending any of these clinics, please sign up via the Members Login.

Safety Clinic
8 May 2021
A Safety Clinic, aimed at all Club and National event organisers and officials, will be held on Saturday 8th May from 3-5pm. This will be an on-line meeting via Zoom.

The clinic is being presented by John Woollacott, an experienced Safety Officer and member of the BC Safety Committee, who has officiated at many national events.

If you wish to attend the clinic, please sign up via the Members Login. Club members can sign up without being a BC member.

A Zoom link to the clinic is published on the event page (which can be accessed when you log in) and will be emailed to delegates who have signed up on Thursday 6th May.

If interested in attending this clinics, please sign up via the Members Login.


To book a place on a clinic, go to members' login and select clinic bookings. You do not have to be a member of British Carriagedriving to attend a clinic, but you must be registered on members' login, where you will be given the option to sign up to a clinic without being a member.


If you have any questions or are unsure about whether you are eligible to attend a clinic,
please contact the BC office on 07494 876 814 or email

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