Presentation to Ballyward RDA

 Presentation to Ballyward RDA — report by Berry McCrae – (Sec. NICDA)
“At the club meeting, held on Tuesday 14th November, a cheque was presented to Joanne Orr and Veronica from the Ballyward Riding for Disabled Group in recognition of the voluntary work this group carries out to encourage and promote carriage driving for disabled drivers.  The money was raised at the Tombola at our recent Dinner Dance and it was agreed that this group should be supported by this donation.  It is understood that the money will be used to purchase harness for the new carriages they have recently acquired.”
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The Drones HDT “Results and Pics”

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One of our Committee Members, Billy Lamont, has decided to run an Event in September when all our horses and ponys are in tip-top condition. This would also be a good opportunity for everyone to meet-up before the end of the horse driving season. Just of the A44 Drones Rd, Armoy. Preparation are under way as can be seen in Pics
Berry McCrae is taking entries on(0044) (0)28 92651506 or(0044) (0)7901957897 or email berry.mccrae@btinternet.com to be in by Tuesday 30th August.  Times will be available on Thursday 1st. Sept.
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Directions:From Ballymena head for Ballymoney A26, past Logans Shop take road on Right for Ballycastle, approx., 5.5 mls turn “sharp” left at Green Room Garden Centre, Straight up lane past Bakers Store and Farm, past Bungalow on left ,continue on to next bend, enter parking field through gate on bend.

All Ireland Championships, Rathdrum, 2016 “Results & Pics”.

Message from our Club Secretary Berry McCrae, —

“On behalf of the members of the Northern Ireland Carriage Driving Association, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the HSI Carriage Driving Section and in particular to the Hughes family for organising and hosting the 2nd All-Ireland Championships.  Without all your hard work and dedication, our sport could not survive and we greatly appreciate the efforts you all made to ensure the Southern event was such a success, in spite of the atrocious weather conditions! 

In particular, we would like to say many thanks to Hazel, who as well as backstepping for John, was still able to remain calm and cheerful whilst organising and coping with all the problems  as Event Secretary”.  
Sincere Thanks to you all.

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Message from Club Sect. Berry McCrae

Congratulations to several NICDA members who have been winners at various events recently;
Richard Logan for winning the Lowther Derby and winning the marathon and cones phases finishing second overall in the Open Pony Pairs class.  Edwin Bryson who won the marathon at Lowther and was overall Open Single Horse winner at Raehill. 
At the All-Ireland Championships, Sara Clinghan took the Best Dressage award as well as winning the Novice single Horse class.  Ross Ewing won the Open Pony Pairs, Denise Taylor won the Novice Pony Pairs and Richard Logan won the Pony Team class and Alex Bryson winning the Open Horse class
In addition to all this success, NICDA will also have five representatives at the British Championships being held at Cirencester, namely Vincent Duggan, Julie Ingram, Dorothy Kelly, Edwin Bryson and Richard Logan.  For a small club with only 20+ plus drivers, NICDA is justifiable proud of such success and wish the Cirencester Competitors every best wish for a safe and successful trip.  
Well done to you all, you have done us Proud!!