Several things to report this time - Firstly another event has been added - Huncote Church fete in Leicestershire, a very pleasant little event - Contact Malcolm if you want to join in.
Secondly we've been told that the dates on the website for Syresham Scarecrows were wrong - the event is being held over the weekend of 23rd & 24th June, NOT the 16th & 17th.
Apparently, the event at Belvoir Castle in late July is also being attended by our good friends, the Pennine Bernese Carters (who used to do this event in its previous incarnation), so there should be a good turnout of carts.
AND FINALLY..... The GB Club's Working Cart Course Competition, which should have been held at the Spring Garden Party (until it became another victim of the weather) will now be held on the 27th May at Pimlico as part of the Whistley Woofers Weekend; Di & Chrissy will still be the judges. This event just gets better and better each year.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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