The Dyfed Carriage Club is one of the leading carriage driving groups in the United Kingdom with a popular reputation for being a proactive, informative, friendly and welcoming society. The club welcomes members of all abilities from all around the region with interests in ALL aspects of driving from Shetlands to Shires, including young, old, able bodied, disabled and you don’t even have to own a turnout (horse and carriage), although your enthusiasm and interests are most welcomed. We run an active club with regular events where you can find out more about us in the following pages...

Monday 3rd July

Janet Prytherch

The Whitemill Inn

7.30pm start

Next Club meeting...

Next Driven event...

The club meets the first monday in the month, every month throughout the year at the Whitemill Inn, Nantgaredig Near Carmarthen

We normally have a guest speaker every month and this is a great way to socialise with other club members, get to know all about the club where we discuss past, present and upcoming issues. Newcomers are always welcome. Raffle prize draw and prizes welcome.

2nd July

Ruth's Rally & Tea

Login

start 11.00am £15 for 2

Ruth Silverstone is kindly hosting a anfternoon rally and tea at the Login Railway Tearooms. there is a nominbal charge of £15 for the cream tea.

contact Ruth direct on facebook messanger.

2017 Calendar of events...

February 2017


3rd Indoor Driving Training Night, (Friday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 6.30-930pm

Charges: £10.00 horse turnouts, £5 Spectators, £2.50 children


6th Club Meeting (Monday)  Guest talker: Dave Thomas  Working Poodle Gun Dogs

Tanerdy Inn, Carmarthen SA31 2EY 7.00pm for 7.30 start, contact Lester for details. All welcome.


11th Indoor Arena Driving Day (Saturday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 10.00am-4.00pm

A fun and  enjoyable driving day held indoors at the Equine Arena, suitable for novices and experienced drivers and horses. Take advatage of both indoor and outdoor schools with a friendly and safe environment.

Charges: £25.00 horse turnouts, Spectators free.



March 2017


3rd Indoor Driving Training Night, (Friday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 6.30-930pm

Charges: £10.00 horse turnouts, £5 Spectators, £2.50 children


6th Club Meeting (Monday)  Guest talker: John Evans, Pembrokeshire Historian and Author

Tanerdy Inn, Carmarthen SA31 2EY 7.00pm for 7.30 start, contact Lester for details. All welcome.


18th Carriage Driving Master Class with Sarah Wildy BDS LHHI (Saturday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 10.00am-4.00pm

Sarah is one of the foremost driving instructors in the country and we are thrilled to have her down for a special masterclass. A fun and  enjoyable training day held indoors at the Equine Arena, suitable for novices and experienced drivers and horses.

Charges: £40.00 horse turnouts, Spectators £10 each Advance ticket sales only.


19th BDS Area 36 Bomproof your horse day


25th BDS Area 36 Cilycwm Rally



April 2017


3rd Club Meeting (Monday)  Guest talker: Amy Bracey, The Carriage Foundation

Whitemill Inn, Nantgaredig, Nr Carmarthen SA32 7EN 7.00pm for 7.30 start, contact Lester for details. All welcome. Come earlier and dine at the pub, great food selection.


9th Equine Demonstration at Ffos Las Racecourse


17th Easter Bonnet Drive at the National Botanical Gardens, Llanarthney.

12.00noon depart in convoy around the gardens followed by a display and return to car park. If weather permits a short road drive may follow. Award for best decorated bonnet!


22 BDS Area 36 Dressage & Cones, Carmarthen


30th Carriage Driving Training and Fun Day (Sunday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 10.00am-4.00pm

A fun and  enjoyable driving day held indoors at the Equine Arena, suitable for novices and experienced drivers and horses. Take advatage of both indoor and outdoor schools with a friendly and safe environment.

We are also pleased to invite UKCC Carriage Driving Coach Emily Ham along for personal individual lessons subject to advance booking and confirmation. This is an additional charhge of £15 per individual

Charges: £25.00 horse turnouts, Study Spectators £10.00



May 2017


Ist Club Meeting (Monday)  Guest talker: TBA

Whitemill Inn, Nantgaredig, Nr Carmarthen SA32 7EN 7.00pm for 7.30 start, contact Lester for details. All welcome. Come earlier and dine at the pub, great food selection.


7th Dyfed Carriage Club Harness Blessing (Sunday) Picton Castle, Rhos Pembrokeshire.

contact Lester for details. 01994 484766

Carriages meet from 11.30am, service at 1.00pm followed by individual road drive.


5-7th BDS Area 36 St Dogmaels Weekend


21st BDS Area 49 Show (Saturday) Usk contact Pat Dutson tel 01495 791898


27th Club Members Ralli Trelech drive (Sunday)

Trelech Carmarthenshire 11.00-4.00pm

Host Lester Dagge contact direct to book in 01994 484766

A largely level drive with some shallow hills along quiet country lanes with lovely views.



June 2017


2nd Indoor Driving Training Night, (Friday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 6.30-930pm

Charges: £10.00 horse turnouts, £5 Spectators, £2.50 children


4th, BDS Area 38 Annual show, Swansea contact Gwenda Kesans 01792 646706

4th   BDS Area 36 Dinefwr Rally, Llandeilo


5th Club Meeting (Monday)  Guest talker: Medina Dicks, National Trust Carriagemaster, Erddig

Whitemill Inn, Nantgaredig, Nr Carmarthen SA32 7EN 7.00pm for 7.30 start, contact Lester for details. All welcome. Come earlier and dine at the pub, great food selection.


10th Aberystwyth County Show includes driving classes www.aberystwythshow.com

10th BDS Area 36 Pendine Beach Drive


18th Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern,  includes driving classes www.threecounties.co.uk


23-15th BDS Area 36 Preseli Weekend


25th BDS National Driving Show, Smiths Lawn, Nr Ascot Berkshire


25th Welsh Shetland Pony Performance show with driving Classes, Chepstow



July 2017


2nd Ruths Afternoon Tea Drive, Login


3rd Club Meeting (Monday)  Guest talker: TBA

Whitemill Inn, Nantgaredig, Nr Carmarthen SA32 7EN 7.00pm for 7.30 start, contact Lester for details. All welcome. Come earlier and dine at the pub, great food selection.


7th Indoor Driving Training Night, (Friday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 6.30-930pm

Charges: £10.00 horse turnouts, £5 Spectators, £2.50 children


8th  Tivyside Show (saturday) Includes driving classes: www.tivysideshow.wordpress.com

9th BDS Area 36 Trec competition


15-16th CIAT Erddig, Attelage de Tradition, Wrexham


17-20th Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells, Powys Includes driving classes: www.rwas.co.uk


22nd BDS Area 36 Blaenycoed drive


30th DCC members pleasure drive, Preseli contact Judith Parr.



August 2017

2nd Cardigan Agricultural Show, (Wednesday) Cardigan, Includes driving classes http://www.cardigancountyshow.co.uk


5th Indoor Driving Training Night, (Friday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 6.30-930pm

Charges: £10.00 horse turnouts, £5 Spectators, £2.50 children


27th Club Members Ralli Trelech drive (Sunday)

T1elech Carmarthenshire 11.00-4.00pm

Host Lestrer Dagge contact direct to book in 01994 484766

A largely level drive with some shallow hills along quiet country lanes with lovely views.


7th Club Meeting (Monday)  Guest talker: TBA

Whitemill Inn, Nantgaredig, Nr Carmarthen SA32 7EN 7.00pm for 7.30 start, contact Lester for details. All welcome. Come earlier and dine at the pub, great food selection.


13th BDS Wales area show at the United Counties Showground Carmarthen


15-17th Pembrokeshire County Show, (Thursday) Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire. Includes driving classes on 17th: http://www.pembsshow.org


19th Llandeilo Show (Saturday) Includes driving classes? www.llandeiloshow.org.uk


26th Clynderwen Show (Saturday) Includes driving classes :http://www.clunderwenshow.org.uk


28th Pontardulais show. (Monday) Includes driving classes :www.pontardulaisshow.co.uk



September 2017


1st Indoor Driving Training Night, (Friday)  

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 6.30-930pm

Charges: £10.00 horse turnouts, £5 Spectators, £2.50 children


2nd Llandysul Show (Saturday) Includes driving classes: http://www.sioellandysulshow.co.uk


4th Club Meeting (Monday)  Guest talker: TBA

Whitemill Inn, Nantgaredig, Nr Carmarthen SA32 7EN 7.00pm for 7.30 start, contact Lester for details. All welcome. Come earlier and dine at the pub, great food selection.


8-10th Victoria Foods Driving Show, http://equestrian.victoriafoodsbristol.co.uk Bridgewater, Somerset


9TH BDS Area 36 Amroth Drive

9th Viv's DCC members Fun Day


10th Burns Dogs Day Out, Pembrey Country Park Llanelli (driving display) contact Lester Dagge.


17th DCC Club Pleasure Day (Sunday) Viv & Alan Johnsons


23rd th BDS National Driving Championships, Addington  (TO BE CONFIRMED)



October 2017


PLEASE NOTE ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW DUE: £15 single, £20 family


2nd  Club Annual General Meeting (Monday)

Whitemill Inn, Nantgaredig, Nr Carmarthen SA32 7EN 7.00pm for 7.30 start, contact Lester for details. All welcome. Come earlier and dine at the pub, great food selection.


6th  Indoor Driving Training Night, (Friday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 6.30-930pm

Charges: £10.00 horse turnouts, £5 Spectators, £2.50 children


7-8th  BDS Area 36 Pembrey Drive


14th Indoor Arena Driving Day (Saturday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 10.00am-4.00pm

A fun and  enjoyable driving day sheld indoors at the Equine Arena, suitable for novices and experienced drivers and horses. Take advatage of both indoor and outdoor schools with a friendly and safe environment.

Charges: £25.00 horse turnouts, Spectators free.


22nd  BDS Area 36 Slebech Drive


29th Club Members Ralli Newport Beach drive (Sunday)

Newport Pembrokeshire 11.00-4.00pm

Host Judith Parr contact direct to book in

A largely level drive with some shallow hills along quiet country lanes with lovely views.



November 2017


6th Club Meeting (Monday)  Guest talker: TBA

Whitemill Inn, Nantgaredig, Nr Carmarthen SA32 7EN 7.00pm for 7.30 start, contact Lester for details. All welcome. Come earlier and dine at the pub, great food selection.


7.00pm for 7.30 start, Our monthly meeting where we have a guest speaker followed by an update on club past and fture events. Raffle donations always welcome. Open to club members and newcomers. Dining is available in the pub restaurant prior to the meeting.


19th Indoor Arena Driving Day (Sunday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 10.00am-4.00pm

A fun and  enjoyable driving day sheld indoors at the Equine Arena, suitable for novices and experienced drivers and horses. Take advatage of both indoor and outdoor schools with a friendly and safe environment.

Charges: £25.00 horse turnouts, Spectators free.



December 2017


3rd Christmas Fun Show (Sunday)

Equine Arena, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen 10.00am-4.00pm

A fun and  enjoyable driving day sheld indoors at the Equine Arena, suitable for novices and experienced drivers and horses. Take advatage of both indoor and outdoor schools with a friendly and safe environment.

Charges: £25.00 horse turnouts, Spectators free.


4th Club Annual Christmas Dinner & Awards (Monday)

7.00pm for 7.30 start, Our annual christmas bash where we celebrate the year and award our members successes and achievements. Raffle donations and Secret Santa gifts welcome. Advance ticket sales only, open to all.








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