Fiona and me with Nutmeg and Kipling at Normanhurst HDT, August 2006

Welcome to Horse Driving Trials Galleries

Horse Driving Trials Galleries is a collection of photography by Mike Watts, amateur sports photographer based in Suffolk, UK. View the photo galleries for images from many indoor and outdoor horse driving trials events and a few video clips, all free to view or download. Thank you for visiting!

Latest galleries  older pics

   how's this tandem?   ..older tandem

Most recent pictures - horse driving trials:

Indoor driving: Wix EC 24 October 2015 Various
EACDG Ashfields Club Championships 25-27 Sept 2015 Various
CIAT Carriages in the Park - Euston Hall 22-23 Aug 2015 A few ... at cones
EACDG Blandings 18-19 July 2015 Various, with thanks to Deirdre
Sandringham 26-28 June 2015 Eacdg, A few nationals

ICD National Indoor Driving Championships 3-5 April 2015 Keysoe
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Indoor driving: Wix EC 7 March 2015 Various
Indoor driving: Easton College 22 February 2015 Various
Indoor driving: Wix EC 15 February 2015 Various
Indoor driving: Wix EC 17 January 2015 Various
Indoor driving: World Cup style Wix EC 28 December 2014 Various
Indoor driving: Wix EC 22 November 2014 Various - sorry, poor light
Indoor driving: Wix EC 25 October 2014 Various
EACDG Ashfields 27-28 Sept 2014 Various
EACDG Elveden 1 June 2014 Later competitors - marathon
EACDG Ashfields 20-21st April 2014 Later competitors - marathon

ICD National Indoor Driving Championships 4-6 April 2014 Keysoe
Indoor driving: Wix EC 8 March 2014 Various
Indoor driving: Wix EC 16 February 2014 Various
Indoor driving: Wix EC 18 January 2014 Various
Indoor driving: World Cup - Wix EC 29 December 2013 Various
Indoor driving: Easton College 15 Dec 2013 A few
Indoor driving: Wix EC 23 November 2013 Various
Indoor driving: Easton College 17 Nov 2013 A few - grainy
Indoor driving: Wix EC 26 October 2013 Various
National championships Ashfields 14-15 Sept 2013 Marathon - later Cones
EACDG Sandringham 29-30 June 2013 Various
EACDG Elveden 18-19 May 2013 Various
EACDG Ashfields 20-21st April 2013 A few

Many more: list of galleries...

More on horse driving trials

(Grooms') Guide to horse driving trials, Word version, related Powerpoint
Understanding your score

Forest Kindergarten
InHarness magazine
East Anglian Carriage Driving Group
Indoor Driving (IHDT)
British Carriagedriving

Free hdt scoring system
Updated 5 May 2015 - fix bugs found in use
Updated 15 April 2015 - fix bugs found in testing
Updated 10 April 2015
2015 changes: .25 scores for marathon, improvements, add/change late entries

Updated 19 June 2014
Fixes, improvements, simpler set up and dressage scheduling.
Updated 18 Feb 2014 - Updated for 2014
Fixes, improvements, instructions updated for 2014 rules.
Updated 14 April 2013 - Allow 0.5 scores in dressage, optionally.
Fixes. Instructions updated for 2013 rules.

Short video of how to set up the spreadsheet, schedule marathon and dressage
Use right click then "Save .. As" to download these:
Hdt Scoring spreadsheet - instructions. Please read
Hdt Scoring spreadsheet .xlsm (Office 2007/2010/2013)
Hdt Scoring spreadsheet .xls (Office 2003)

Indoor Scoring spreadsheet and obstacle diagrams

Updated 12 June 2014 Hdt marathon time calculator which you can run on a mobile device - iphone or android or Kindle (or PC).
Simply follow the link - then on an iphone/ipod etc use the phone's menu to Add Bookmark to home page and you can then use it whether or not you're on a network.
Enter the marathon length, then speed or time allowed and it will calculate your km times for section A or E, then click "Min and Max" or Mid time to get maximum and minimum times, or the mid time, whichever you use.

Powerpoints used at club hdt officials clinics:
TD Role

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