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Christmas Lunch at the Yew Tree Inn, Chalvington.         7th December 2023.

These are the photos of our Kipling members who stood still long enough to be photographed (!) during our superb Christmas Lunch at the Yew Tree Inn.  All thanks to our committee, Sue O’Dell for organising things so brilliantly, and the staff at the Yew Tree Inn who provided such a superb meal.  The new driving season will soon be here! 

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Para Driving World Championships.                      23-27th August 2023

Tracey Spencer achieved her 10 year dream of representing Great Britain in her first international event at Exloo in the Netherlands. Tracey drove ‘Cadfach Gentleman Jim’, better know to Kipling County RDA as ‘Bill’.

Tracey wishes to thank Sarah Howe from Sevenoaks ‘Bradbourne Riding and Training Centre’ for all her help and support in achieving this, her first goal.

(The two photos below were provided by Tracey).

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Bradbourne Le-Trek.                                        5th July 2023.

(Photos are courtesy of Jo, our hard working Committee Member.)

Kipling proudly showing their rosettes. Please see the News page for all our results.

A special photo of our previously shy member, Ashley. We’re so proud of you!

Here’s a photo of Noah, having a grand day out!

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Winkle Jubilee Fun with Herons Ghyll.   9th June 2022.

These images, courtesy of Jo, capture the feelings of all the participants at Herons Ghyll.

Graeme & Debbie thoroughly enjoying themselves during the competition.

A huge smile from Ella, and if you look at her third finger, you will know why.

Suzie looks very happy in her Hawaiian Lei beside Fiona.

Ashley keeps his eyes on the cakes, sat beside Sine who is on her first drive with our hosts.

Noah is having a great day, sat beside Sine.

No wonder Gary is happy, surrounded by the ladies.

Gay always enjoys her driving, sat beside Sine.

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ChristmasLunch.                      9th December 2021

These are the photos taken by Jo at our Christmas Lunch held at the Yew Tree Inn, Chalvington.  We hope they bring back happy memories and perhaps make you smile.

         

Who’s telling Peter that his knife is upside down?       Ashley keeps an eye on us all!

 

Who’s selling those raffle tickets?            Linda arrives in good time & intends to stay warm!

                     

      A great view from the Yew Tree Inn.             Were the chocolates or Gay third?

                         

        Well deserved flowers for Sheila!                     Amanda is always so happy!

                                  

              Gary holds up his raffle prize!                Tim is delighted with his prize!

              

  Josie is Special, cos her rosette says so!     Best behaviour – The Boss is talking!

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RDA 50th Anniversary & Le Trec – 10th October 2019.

Did we mention we had lots of cakes, including this huge one for RDA 50th Anniversary?

Stephen & Sheila dressing up for the narrowing path!  A patient Flo looks the other way.

Linda causing chaos for Sheila, and laughing about it!

Even Flo enters the spirit, whilst behind sit Beth & Sheila……… We think!    🙂

It’s raffle time!

Jay Bonner MBE with John (Website Admin).

(Please see our “Kipling News” page for the full details.)

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Sands Farm Competition – 17th September 2019.

Josie drives Prince beside Alison in the Arena.

Amanda drives Prince beside Alison in the Arena.

Ella drives Flo beside Alison in the Arena.

Gary drives Flo beside Alison in the Arena.

Josie drives Prince beside Alison in Cones & Obstacles.

Amanda drives Prince beside Alison in Cones & Obstacles.

Ella drives Flo beside Alison in Cones & Obstacles.

Gary drives Flo beside Alison in Cones & Obstacles.

(Please see our “Kipling News” page for the full details.)

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Herons Ghyll “One Day Event” – 29th August 2019.

Beth drives Prince beside Alison in Dressage.

Sally drives Flo beside Fiona in Dressage.

Susie drives Herbie beside Debbie in Dressage.

Linda drives Flo beside Alison in Dressage.

Garry drives Prince beside Debbie in Dressage.

Noah drives Flo beside Sheila in Dressage.

Amanda drives Herbie beside Fiona in Dressage.

It’s lunch time beside friends in the sun.

Beth drives Prince beside Alison through Cones & Obstacles.

Sally drives Flo beside Fiona through Cones & Obstacles.

Gary drives Prince beside Debbie through Cones & Obstacles.

Amanda drives Herbie beside Fiona through Cones & Obstacles.

Noah drives Flo beside Sheila through Cones & Obstacles.

We are start to congregate for the presentation of Awards!

A huge smile on Linda’s face as she came 2nd.

A delighted Sally is awarded her fourth place rosette.

Gary makes us all so proud, coming 1st in Novice!

Amanda, dressed smartly as always, is awarded her 4th place rosette.

New to competing, Noah is awarded his fourth place rosette.

Wow!  Susie is awarded first place in Dressage & Cones. Well done Susie!!!!

Gary proudly holds some of his awards, coming first in Novice !!!

A beaming and justly proud Noah comes fourth overall in class.

Amanda is congratulated coming fifth overall in class!

Sally holds her rosette for 2nd place………but hang on a minute …………

……… What’s that glittering on the third finger of her left hand????????

Wow!  Gary is presented with his trophy for 1st place. Well done Gary!

Look at Gary’s trophies – what an amazing day for him! We’re all so proud of you!

Here are our amazing members with their awards. If only Beth and Linda could have stayed a little longer with their awards too! (Ashley keeps an eye on things from behind.)

(Please see our “Kipling News” page for the full details.)

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Hadlow Carriage Driving Summer Show – 16th July 2019.

These are the photos taken at Hadlow Carriage Driving Summer Show. If anyone notices any errors, please could they notify our WebSite Admin.

 

Cleaning & polishing day by our happy band of volunteers. (Photos from Josie Cyster.)

Josie drives Prince to 1st place beside Jo in Class 2 – Condition & Turnout.

Josie receives her 1st place award beside Jo in Class 2 – Condition & Turnout.

Ashley drives Herbie to 3rd place beside Sheila in Class 2 – Condition & Turnout.

Ashley drives Herbie to 3rd place beside Sheila in Class 2 – Condition & Turnout.

Russell proudly drives Prince to 1st place beside Jo in Class 3 – Assisted Whip.

Graeme drives Herbie to joint 6th place beside Sheila in Class 1 – Novice Dressage.

Susie drives Prince to 6th place beside Fiona in Class 4 – Novice Whip.

Tim drives Herbie to 7th place beside Sheila in Class 4 – Novice Whip.

Ella drives Prince to joint 6th place beside Fiona in Class 4 – Novice Whip.

Graeme drives Herbie to 4th place beside Sheila in Class 6 – Novice Cones.

Ella drives Prince to 6th place beside Fiona in Class 6 – Novice Cones.

Gay drives Prince to 2nd place beside Jo in Class 1 – Novice Dressage.

Josie drives Herbie to 6th place beside Sheila in Class 6 – Cones.

Gay drives Prince to 2nd place beside  Jo in Class 6 – Cones.

Amanda in a lovely fast drive of Prince beside Jo in the Cones.

(Please see our “Kipling News” page for the full details.)

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Pavilion Open Day & Competition Results – 13th July 2019.

(All the rosettes were presented by Matilda, being Nick Clutton’s grand-daughter)

Class 1 Results:-

Linda came 1st, and we caught her just in time before she was whisked off by her dad.

Ashley came 2nd, and modestly tries to hide his smile with his rosette.

Tim came 3rd, and just look at the huge smile on his face.

(Sally came 4th, but had to leave with Stuart just before the awards.)

Timmy came 5th, and he loves to sing all around the field.

Class 2 Results:-

Noah came 1st. Noah is usually very shy, but look at the pride in his face.

Susie came 2nd, and should also have won an award for her pretty top.

Josie came 3rd. She concentrates very hard and is usually to be found in the medal table.

Gay came 4th, and it’s lovely to see her so happy.

Class 3 Results:-

Gary came 1st. He is such a popular member of our group and it’s great to see him succeed.

Graeme came 2nd, and is pleased as punch with a great result.

Amanda came 3rd, and is the kind lady who brings carrots and polo mints for our horses.

Ella came 4th, looking very “summery” in her lolly-pop top.

How lovely to see Vickie & Frances with us again, and how well they both look!

(Please see our “Kipling News” page for the full details.)

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Bradbourne Qualifier – 5th June 2019.

Amanda drives Prince through Dressage beside Alison.

Gary drives Alan through Dressage beside Fiona.

Ella drives Alan through Dressage beside Fiona.

Josie drives Prince through Dressage beside Alison.

Gary drives Alan through Cones & Obstacles beside Alison.

Ella drives Alan through Cones & Obstacles beside Alison.

Amanda drives Prince through Cones & Obstacles beside Alison.

Josie drives Prince through Cones & Obstacles beside Alison.

Josie Gary Amanda and Ella proudly display their well deserved awards.

(Please see our “Kipling News” page for the full details.)

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Wealden Tai Chi Club Donation – 23rd May 2019.
Photos courtesy of Doreen Cartwright:

Just look at the happy faces of our Thursday Group, all raring to drive!

Amanda steadies Prince, Val introduces Tim to Alan, whilst Hanka steadies Herbie.

Ashley has spotted something that needs as little tidying. He keeps us nice and neat !

Timmy prepares to lead off with Herbie, the little Shetland pony. We’re not quite sure why Hanka is carrying the steps.

Amanda sensibly wears her sun hat, whilst Tim gets better acquainted with Alan.

We notice that some members are enjoying tea and biscuits in our brand new pavilion!

(Please see our “Kipling News” page for the full details.)

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Annual Christmas Lunch – 10th December 2018.
These are the photos taken at our Christmas Lunch at The Bear Hotel in Burwash:

Please see our “Kipling News” page for the full details.

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Friends of Baronsmede – 20th September 2018.
On 20th September, we were surprised and thrilled to receive a donation of £500 from the Friends of Baronsmede which is really kind of them. That money will help make a huge difference to Kipling County, and we are very grateful.

Presentation of cheque from Baronsmede to Kipling County.

Presentation of cheque from Baronsmede to Kipling County.

Presentation of cheque from Baronsmede to Kipling County.

Ashley holds up his trophy at the 2017 Christmas Lunch.

Gary holds up his trophy at the 2017 Christmas Lunch.
Please see our “Kipling News” page for the full results.
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Para World Championships – 28th August 2018.
Joanne McNicol drove Texas with Andrea back-stepping, competing in her first International Event at Kronenburg in the Netherlands. She did Andrea, Texas, her family, Kipling County & Great Britain proud by coming 5th out of 9 of the best competitors from around the world.
All photos (except that annoted Hoefnet) are courtesy of Peter, our Treasurer.

Jo drives Texas through the Cones, supported by Andrea back-stepping.

A fine picture of Jo driving Texas, courtesy of Hoefnet.

Jo drives Texas, supported by Andrea back-stepping.

Jo drives Texas, supported by Andrea back-stepping.
Photo courtesy of Hoefnet.

Andrea stands proudly beside Jo, coming 5th in her first International Event. What a superb pair!

Also competing in Great Britain Group 1 Team was Jamie Williams driving Pentrefelin Galaxy. Members will remember that Jamie started driving as a member of Kipling County. The Welsh amongst us will know that Pentrefelin means “Village Mill” & Galaxy means “Stars” and coming 4th out of 15 International Competitors is exactly what he is!

Great Britain Presentations.
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Heron’s Ghyll One Day Event. 30th August 2018.
These are the photos taken by Judy at Heron’s Ghyll One Day Event held at Whitesmith. Following torrential rain the previous day our drivers basked in sunshine all day. How ever do Heron’s Ghyll choose their weather so perfectly?
Please see our “Kipling News” page for full details and results.

Gary concentrating hard on his way to a well deserved 2nd place in Novice Class.

Josie beams with pride at coming 3rd place in Intermediate Class.

Alan & Prince groom each other whilst waiting for the final results.

Sally proudly holds up her 3rd place in Open Class.

Josie beams with delight coming 3rd in Intermediate Class.

Graeme is proud to receive his 4th place rosette in Novice Class.

Gary is delighted to receive his 2nd place rosette in Novice Class.

Beth needs more hands to hold all her well deserved rosettes.

Josie proudly holds up all her rosettes.

Sally is honoured to receive her trophy for Overall Champion of the day.

Beth is honoured to receive her cup as Reserve Overall Champion of the day.
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