Another event has been added to the Carting Calendar - it's a bit early in the year, but Stamford Christmas Festival have asked us to attend again on November 25th. The Bernese were very popular there last year, so if you'd like to join them contact Mike & Kath.
We’ve been asked to open the Swiss Party at Hungerford on April 22nd with a parade of carts. If you’d like to join in and boost the numbers, I’m not sure who’s organising our attendance, but as a first port of call you could try Tim.
The cart course judge for the Central Club's cart course on May 20th is now confirmed as Keith Brown. The Central Club would also like a parade of carts in the show ring at lunchtime, and all carters attending on the day are invited to participate.
Judging for the GB Club's Working Cart Course Competition is being shared between Chris Handley and Di Crawshaw, with Chrissy judging Beginners, Di judging Advanced, and one or other of them judging Intermediate.
A CORRECTION - the dates for the Country Fair at Belvoir Castle were wrong on the Carting Calendar - it actually takes place a week later, on 28th & 29th July, NOT 21st & 22nd. The Calendar has now been updated. And it's Malcolm who's the person to contact again.
Hollowell have confirmed their invitation for us to attend this year's Steam & Heavy Horse Show on July 7th & 8th. Let Pete know if you want to boost the numbers, as they are always very generous each year in their support for numerous charities and deserving causes.
Rushden Cavalcade have confirmed their invitation for us to attend this year's steam rally over the early May Bank Holiday. Malcolm's your man, if you want to add your name to those who are going.
Husbands Bosworth have confirmed to us their invitation to attend the Husbands Bosworth Festival / Party in the Park, though this year's date is JUNE 30th. If you'd like to join in at this lovely local event, Contact Malcolm.
The popular Earls Barton Vintage Rally has finished, but we've been invited instead to a replacement event, the Earls Barton Transport Show. It's still held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, and on the same site as the former vintage rally. If you want to come along to this new event, the person to contact is JOHN
The GB Club have re-arranged their Garden Party on their original date of April 29th, so that there is now no clash with the Central Club's Open Show. Accordingly, the Central Club's Cart Course Competition will now be held at the Open Show, rather than at the Whistley Woofers Weekend.
Here are links to video clips of the carters returning from the ring at Hollowell
on the Saturday
and on the Sunday .
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
The logo in close up
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.
Those seeking more information on Bernese in general will find a link on the Homepage to the BBA website.
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