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Over 70 and driving a Horsebox?

When you have to renew your licence at 70 years old, you do not automatically continue to have the Category which allows you to drive vehicles which are between 3.5T and 7.5T on your licence (C1). Your licence will be renewed without this and in order for you to continue driving vehicles of this weight, you have to fill in a form from the DVLA and have the medical declaration signed by the doctor. The details can be seen here.


SSADL Olympia Finals 2016
This is the third year I have been involved with the SSADL and the Olympia finals, just being part of the excitement of the competitors and supporters is rewarding in itself; both in the arena and in the stable area. I was so impressed with the quality of the horses and ponies which appear to get better and better each year. No matter where they are placed, to see how delighted all the riders and handlers are to be part of Olympia is the highlight of my year. More information and the full results can be seen on the SSADL Facebook page and the photos are from Real Time Imaging. The In-Hand Champion Liam Keetley with Hampton Scandal - photo by Real Time Imaging.

BSPS Summer Championships
The British Show Pony Society Summer Championships took place at Arena UK from 24th - 27th August. Our Gold Cup Classes had great entries and the competitors had a tough task of performing a dressage test, Working Hunter round and then the top ponies competed in the Show Jumping in the evening performance on the Thursday evening tackling our Joker fence for extra points. The 2016 Gold Cup Champion was Red Dandy II ridden by Saffron Osborne and the reserve Ella's Melody ridden by Henrietta Horsley-Gubbins.

SSADL Home Produced Showing Championships
The Senior Showing and Dressage Championships took place at Onley Showground on 10th and 11th September. It was a wonderfully organised show and very friendly. Mr Evans judged the Open Ridden class on the Saturday and presented the Olympia qualifier prizes in the evening. Well done to Victoria Littlewood and Mosstown Marz who won the Restricted Ridden class. 




SSADL Olympia Finals
Judging at Olympia was an honor and a privilege. The quality of the competitors was so high and it was a pleasure to judge both classes. My thanks to the SSADL for all their work at Olympia and throughout the year. The results are on the SSADL website. 

More information can be found on our Facebook page and on the SSADL Facebook page.



We shared a stand with Senior Showing And Dressage Ltd at the Your Horse Live Show. On the day SSADL offered a free draw to win two tickets to Olympia and as SSADL's major sponsor for Olympia we had a draw to win a year's free horsebox insurance. The lucky winner of our competition is MR EDWARD FAHY of ILKESTON; congratulations to Mr Fahy and thank you to everybody who visited our stand and entered the draw.

Congratulations to the winner of Senior Showing And Dressage Ltd's Olympia Newsletter free raffle Helen Leather and to Hannah Holmes who won their Your Horse Live Olympia free raffle.