Each of our 2023 events will be 2 day events. Dressage and Cones on Saturday and Marathon on the Sunday. Each Sunday we will also run a BC Gateway competition and a pleasure drive.
All our dressage tests will be the same as British Carriagedriving for the class
Windsor Park Equestrian Club (WPEC) prides itself in being an all inclusive club, running under British Carriagedriving (BC) rules (www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk).
There are classes for everyone from beginners to international competitors. Members and non-members are welcome to compete in single, pair, tandem or team classes in the picturesque Deer Park within Windsor Great Park.
Most of our events are run over two days, the first day (Saturday) we hold the dressage and cones sections of the event and on the Sunday, we run the Marathon phase. Competitors can choose to enter the phases individually or combined.
The marathon route takes competitors throughout the deer park and into other areas within the Great Park, we are privileged that some areas we can use on the marathon course are private areas not open to the general public, allowing our competitors views of the Great Park not usually accessible.
For non-competitive carriage drivers WPEC offers a pleasure drive on Marathon day (usually on the Sunday), the course follows the same as the marathon without the obstacles. Pleasure drivers drive the course after the marathon has finished.
For any two day event, competitors can stay on site in the Deer Park from the Friday and for one day events competitors can stay on the Saturday night. Please note that the parking is within the Deer Park where wild deer herds roam.
All our rules and schedules can be viewed online. Click here to enter our Carriage Driving meets online.
Entering a Competition
We accept online entries, please follow the links on the dates and entries page to enter. Please enter the competition in plenty of time, if we accept a late entry, it may be subject to a late entry fee.
You may enter each phase individually. i.e. you may decide to just do the dressage or just the marathon or just compete in dressage and cones, or you can enter dressage, cones and marathon.
Schedules can be found on our website under the Carriage driving dates.
Times will be published before the event on our Facebook Page and on our website from the Thursday before the event
ALL DRESSAGE TESTS WILL BE IN LINE WITH THE CURRENT YEARS BRITISH CARRIAGEDRIVING TESTS, WHICH CAN BE FOUND HERE
Qualifying for British Carriagedriving (BC) National Championships
We run one regional event each year (2023 Season: 8-9 July 2023) which have classes that are qualifiers for the BC National Championships held at the end of the season (2021 Season:15-17 September 2023). Please see our regional schedule on our website or BC website for entry conditions and requirements and qualifier classes.
First Time at WPEC?
Before you can compete you must have completed the BC assessment. By appointment we can arrange for an assessment to be conducted on the show ground prior to you beginning your competition. Allow at least 30 minutes for the assessment and bear in mind that if you do not pass you will not be allowed to compete that weekend.
As in any sport there are a few “Shooting” offences:
- NEVER EVER DRIVE ON A MOWN GRASS VERGE
- NEVER EVER DRIVE A MOTORISED VEHICLE ON THE SAND TRACK
- DO NOT DRIVE VEHICLES UP TO THE OBSTACLES
- BBQS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED
- DO NOT LET YOUR DOG OFF THE LEAD
- NEVER EVER LET A DOG LOOSE OUT IN THE PARK WHERE YOU THINK NO-ONE WILL SEE – WE WILL!
- NEVER EVER TAKE THE BRIDLE OFF WHILE THE HORSE IS PUT TO!
- And finally, drive safely and have fun!
TT Photography will be supporting each event this year . Follow this link for photos
All Club results (with exception of July Event) can be found here
If you have any queries regarding your entry to a competition please contact Mrs Helen Pritchard, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01428 288 301, 07768 140 717
All other carriage driving queries should be directed to the Driving Organiser Miss Sarah Louise Oxborrow, email@example.com or 07783 349 167