last update: 22nd May 2019

[2 Berns in a cart]

Whenever we update the website, we note the fact on this page


The Earls Barton Transport Show over the August Bank Holiday has been confirmed. contact John if you want to go.

The lovely Huncote Church Fete event have invited us again this year (home made cakes etc etc - yum yum! It's on August 10th, so if you want to go please let Malcolm know asap.

Hollowell have confirmed their invitation to this year's Steam & Heavy Horse Show. [Updated] is the one to contact for this one.
The UK Working Cart Group's Working Weekend at Roade has been confirmed on the 4th & 5th May - Contact Chris Handley to book camping at this event.
The dates for the Southern Club's Fun and Working Weekend at Henfold Lakes have been corrected on the Carting Calendar to 20th & 21st July. Apologies for the error.
We're not aware of the identity of any of this year's carting judges so far.

Husbands Bosworth have confirmed their invitation to the annual 'Party In The Park', part of Bosworth Festival at Husbands Bosworth, Leics. on June 29th. If you wish to participate with us at this lovely event, please contact either Pete or Malcolm

The initial Carting Calendar for 2019 has now been posted on the website. The events in italics are not yet confirmed, but we anticipate invitations being extended in due course.


The list of donations to charities and other deserving causes for 2016 & 2017 have now been added to the website. When the donations so far for 2018 have been added, the grand total donated since we started has now exceeded 45,000!


Here are links to video clips of the carters returning from the ring at Hollowell
on the Saturday
and on the

An Important Note For Carters: If you wish to attend an event, particularly one which requires passes, please let the Co-ordinator of the event know in plenty of time, since, while we're all keen to maximise the turnout, it can be difficult to obtain extra passes at the last minute, and the size and location of the pitch allocated to us may well have been based on a smaller turnout, making it difficult to squeeze extra carters in at the last minute, quite apart from the difficulty of getting passes to people at the last minute.
Equally, if, having received passes, you find that you can't attend after all, PLEASE LET THE CO-ORDINATOR KNOW so that spaces are not being held unnecessarily on the pitch or camping area.
Here endeth the sermon!


Available to order from Wendy & Pete (for team members)- the Midland Bernese Carters' BANDANA
[MBC Bandana]
The logo in close up
[MBC Bandana logo]
Bandanas cost 5.50 each, of which 50p goes to a doggy charity nominated by Rosemary (who embroiders the bandanas)

The CARTING TRIBUTES page is still awaiting an update to include several of our carting friends, to whom we've all had to say goodbye over the last couple of years. We hope to be able to complete this before too long as soon as I can find the time.

Old News Retained for information

Those seeking more information on Bernese in general will find a link on the Homepage to the BBA website.

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