Diary 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic.                                                           17th March 2020.

We will all have seen or heard our our Government’s guidelines on how to protect the health of our nation from this brand new disease, last outlined on 16th March 2020, and supported by the Chief Medical Officer for England & Chief Scientific Advisor.

Our committee cares deeply about Kipling County Carriage Driving Group, its members, its whips and our fantastic volunteers. We have spent much time on the groups behalf, trying to confirm “The Right Thing to Do” for us all.

This morning, we came to the conclusion that it is right to temporarily cease driving and defer our AGM until later in the year when it is safe to do so.

With the good health of everyone in mind, we regret that our AGM is now cancelled, and that all driving meetings are postponed until our Government feels it safe to resume normal activities again.

Please take hand washing really seriously, continue to follow our Government’s latest advice, and we look forward to seeing everyone as soon as possible again.

UPDATE: Midday 17th March 2002. RDA UK have confirmed that they assume most, if not all RDA Group activity will have to cease. It’s reassuring to know that our Committee has taken the right decision and is ahead of the game.

February 2020

Monday 24th – Para World Championships 2019 (Date now confirmed).                                An illustrated talk by Joanne McNicol about her fantastic time competing with the British Team in the Netherlands. Not to be missed!                                                                                 Venue: Waldron – Lucas Village Hall.                                                                                                3 North St, Waldron, Heathfield TN21 0QT                                                                                  Sat Nav Co-ords: 50.95410, 0.20169                                                                                         Time: 10.00-1.00pm

March 2020

Monday 9th – CANCELLED – Training day for volunteers.                                                      We are sorry, but as the weather forecast for Monday is bad, our committee feels it safer to cancel this meeting and hope that our whips and volunteers understand.

April 2020

Friday 10th – Easter Bank Holiday

Monday 13th – Easter Bank Holiday

Monday 20th – AGM Annual Meeting. CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.                    Venue: Waldron – Lucas Village Hall                                                                                                 3 North St, Waldron, Heathfield TN21 0QT                                                                                  Sat Nav Co-ords: 50.95410, 0.20169

Thursday 23rd – CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 27th – CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 30th – CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

May 2020

Monday 4th – CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382
Please watch this website for last minute poor weather cancellations.

Thursday 7th – CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Friday 8th – Early May Bank Holiday (Changed this year for VE Day Celebrations)

Monday 11th – CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 14th – CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 18th – CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382
Please watch this website for last minute poor weather cancellations.

Thursday 21st – CANCELLED due to Coronavirus..
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 25th – Spring Bank Holiday, so no driving at Chalvington.

Thursday 28th – CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

June 2020 All dates forward of this point should be considered CANCELLED due to Coronavirus until our Government, supported by the Chief Medical Advisor for England & the Chief Scientific Officer confirm it is safe to continue with our normal lives again.  Please stay safe and follow guidance.

Monday 1st – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 4th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 8th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 11th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 15th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Wednesday 17th – National Qualifier at Bradbourne.                                                 Bradbourne Riding and Training Centre, Bradbourne Vale Rd, Sevenoaks, TN13 3DH.
SatNav Co-ords: 51.28660, 0.18033

Thursday 18th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 22nd – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 25th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 29th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

July 2020

Thursday 2nd – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 6th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 9th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

10th-12th – RDA National Championships at Hartpury.
Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BD.
SatNav Co-ords: 51.90711, -2.29818

Monday 13th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 16th – Joint Le Trec with Herons Ghyll for all members.                                (Subject to confirmation).
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 20th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 23rd – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.1738

Monday 27th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Tuesday 28th – CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS – Summer Show at Hadlow.
Hadlow College, Bourne Grange Lane (off Tonbridge Road), Hadlow, TN11 0AL.       SatNav C0-ords: 51.22326, 0.33184.

Thursday 30th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.1738

August 2020

Monday 3rd – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 6th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 10th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 13th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

? – The Oaks Driving & In-Hand Show.

Monday 17th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 20th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 24th – Summer Bank Holiday, so no driving at Chalvington.

Thursday 27th – RDA Heron’s Ghyll “One Day Event”.
Burchetts Farm, Whitesmith Lane, Whitesmith, BN8 6HA.
SatNav Co-ords: 50.90455, 0.17363

Monday 31st – Summer Bank Holiday, so NO DRIVING AT CHALVINGTON.

September 2020

Thursday 3rd – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 7th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 10th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 14th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Tuesday 22nd – South-East National Qualifier @ Sands Farm.
Near Horsham, RH12 3SQ.
SatNav Co-ords: 51.09677, -0.35657
Please avoid Warnham Village and follow the signs from A29 or A24 to Equestrian Centre.

Thursday 17th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 21st – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 24th – Driving for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 28th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

October 2020

Thursday 1st – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 5th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 12th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY.  Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 15th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 19th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

? – 2020 Regional Conference.
The Haven Centre, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, RH10 4LJ.
SatNav Co-ords: 51.12601, -0.07448

Thursday 22nd – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 26th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 29th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382                        Because it is becoming colder this may be the last Thursday driving day. Please watch this website for updates.

November 2020

Monday 2nd – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382                        Because it is becoming colder this may be the last Monday driving day. Please watch this website for updates.

December 2020

? – Christmas Dinner for all of our Monday & Thursday members.
Wellshurst Golf Club, North St, Hellingly, Hailsham, BN27 4EE.
12.00 for 12.30 start.

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March 2019

Monday 18th – Indoor Meeting at the Church Hall, Burwash, TN19 7HA.
SatNav Co-ords: 50.99735, 0.38147
Time: 10.00am-12.30pm

April 2019

Monday 15th – AGM Annual Meeting in Church Hall, Burwash, TN19 7HA.
SatNav Co-ords: 50.99735, 0.38147
Time: 10.00am for a 10.30am start. Soup and rolls will be provided by Hanka!!!
Come and have your say about anything on your mind – It’s your group.

Thursday 18th – Small group of AB volunteers to set up Chalvington for driving next week.
Time: 10.oo-10.30am for less than 2 hours.

Thursday 25th – Possible first driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382
Please watch this website for last minute poor weather cancellations.

Monday 29th – First driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382
Please watch this website for last minute poor weather cancellations.

May 2019

Thursday 2nd – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382
Please watch this website for last minute poor weather cancellations.

Monday 6th – Early Spring Bank Holiday, so no driving at Chalvington.

Thursday 9th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 13th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 16th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 20th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382
Please watch this website for last minute poor weather cancellations.

Thursday 23rd – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 27th – Spring Bank Holiday, so no driving at Chalvington.

Thursday 30th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

June 2019

Monday 3rd – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Wednesday 5th – Bradbourne – Carriage Driving Regional Qualifier.
Bradbourne Riding and Training Centre, Bradbourne Vale Rd, Sevenoaks, TN13 3DH.
SatNav Co-ords: 51.28660, 0.18033

Thursday 6th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 10th – Sorry but no driving due to heavy rain. 09.25am
Your committee apologises for the late notice.

Thursday 13th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 17th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 20th – Sorry, but no driving for Thursday members.
(Our Thursday members are off on holiday!)

Monday 24th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 27th – Sorry, but no driving for Thursday members.
(Val is at Sandringham!)

July 2019

Monday 1st – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 4th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 8th – We are sorry, but no driving at Chalvington. (7th July at 18.46pm)
The care of our horses is important, and Prince’s eye has developed an infection.

Thursday 11th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

12th-14th – RDA World Championships at Hartpury (Kipling not competing this year).
Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BD. (Based on Qualifier held 25th Sept 2018)
SatNav Co-ords: 51.90711, -2.29818

Saturday 13th – New Pavilion’s Grand Opening.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382
10.30am – 1.00pm with tea and cakes to follow !

Monday 15th – We are sorry, but no driving at Chalvington.
This is because our horses have driven last Monday, Thursday, & Saturday and will drive again tomorrow. Our committee feels they need a short one day rest!

Tuesday 16th – Hadlow College Driving Show (This replaces Felbridge).
Hadlow College, Bourne Grange Lane (off Tonbridge Road), Hadlow, TN11 0AL.
SatNav Co-ords: 51.22326, 0.33184 (Driving starts 10.00am)

Thursday 18th – We are sorry, but no driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
This will allow both Alan & Prince to recover from slight health issues, and also recover from the last few days heat. Baronsmede members will go swimming instead.

Monday 22nd – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 25th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.1738

Monday 29th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

August 2019

Thursday 1st – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 5th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 8th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 12th – Sorry, but no driving due to heavy continuous rain. (08.15am)
Our committee apologises for the need to cancel.

Thursday 15th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Sunday 18th – CANCELLED – The Oaks Driving & In-Hand Show.
(This meeting was cancelled Monday 12th August due to lack of entrants.)

Monday 19th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 22nd – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 26th – Summer Bank Holiday, so no driving at Chalvington.

Thursday 29th – RDA Heron’s Ghyll “One Day Event”.
Burchetts Farm, Whitesmith Lane, Whitesmith, BN8 6HA.
(Beth’s dressage starts at 9.30am) SatNav Co-ords: 50.90455, 0.17363

September 2019

Monday 2nd – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 5th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 9th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 12th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 16th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Tuesday 17th – South-East Indoor Competition @ Sands Farm.
Near Horsham, RH12 3SQ.
SatNav Co-ords: 51.09677, -0.35657
Please avoid Warnham Village and follow the signs from A29 or A24 to Equestrian Centre.

Thursday 19th – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 19th – Peter’s Golf Day, for his golfing friends. Fundraising event for Kipling!

Monday 23rd – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 26th – DRIVING CANCELLED for Thursday members.
We are sorry, but due to heavy continuing rain, driving is cancelled for today.

Monday 30th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

October 2019

Thursday 3rd – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 7th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 10th – RDA 50th Anniversary, shared with Herons Ghyll.                             10.30am – 1.00pm(ish) to include for tea, coffee, biscuit & cake.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY.  Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Monday 14th – NO DRIVING AT CHALVINGTON.  (08.08am)
We are sorry, but heavy overnight rain & more today makes it unsafe to drive today.

Thursday 17th – NO DRIVING AT CHALVINGTON for Thursday Members.                            We are sorry, but the continuing rain has made the field waterlogged and unsafe to drive.

Saturday 19th – Grand Tack Sale.                                                                                               Broad Oak Village Hall, Burwash Road, Heathfield, TN21 8SS
5.00pm Doors open for helpers only to set up.                                                                     6.30pm Doors Open for Public Viewing.                                                                                                                7.00pm Auction Commences.
SatNav Co-ords: 50.97566, 0.28069

Monday 21st – NO DRIVING AT CHALVINGTON.
We are sorry, but inspection has shown our field to be waterlogged and unsafe for driving.

Wednesday 23rd – 2019 Regional Conference.
The Haven Centre, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, RH10 4LJ.
SatNav Co-ords: 51.12601, -0.07448

Thursday 24th – NO DRIVING AT CHALVINGTON for Thursday members.
We are sorry, but Monday’s inspection shows the field is still waterlogged and unsafe.

Monday 28th – Driving at Chalvington.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382

Thursday 31st – Driving at Chalvington for Thursday members.
Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington, BN27 3SY. Co-ords: 50.86846, 0.17382                        Because it is becoming colder this may be the last Thursday driving day. Please watch this website for updates.

November 2019

We are sorry to say that now the weather has become consistently colder and wetter our committee has agreed that this season’s driving should now close.

We hope to see all of our members on the 9th December at our Christmas Dinner, and look forward to our next season’s driving in Spring 2020.

ps Please don’t forget Baronsmede Christmas Pantomime on 14th December!

December 2019
Monday 9th – Christmas Dinner for all of our Monday & Thursday members.
Wellshurst Golf Club, North St, Hellingly, Hailsham, BN27 4EE.
12.00 for 12.30 start. (See Kipling News Page for full details.)

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