The Oaks Driving Club


The Oaks Driving Club was formed in 1976 by a group of enthusiasts who wanted to provide the opportunity for carriage drivers to meet and show their turnouts locally. We cover the East Sussex area.


No matter what you drive, how little or much experience you have, even if you don't drive, you can be assured of a warm welcome at The Oaks Driving Club.




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Hello and happy new year.


See the agenda on the 'Events' page for the Oaks AGM on 12th February 2023 at Arlington Village Hall. Start at 11am followed by a free buffet. Please bring the agenda with you and do please support the AGM - you may have won a trophy!


This is my last responsibility as Chairman before handing over to Jan Curd. Please let me know beforehand if there is anything you’d like to discuss at the meeting.


There is a members training day on Saturday 4th March at Priory Court, Sayerlands Lane with Sarah-Jane Cook. This will be held on the artificial school. Duration 45 minutes, please state if you would like dressage, cones or obstacles. Cost £25. Entry is now open (to all that have paid their 2023 membership) places are limited. ENTER ONLINE ONLY


We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.






Committee Resignations


It is after many hours of thought and consideration that I have resigned as Chairman, Director and from the Oaks committee as of 31st December 2022.

I have served on the committee for thirteen years and as your Chairman for seven years. During that time I have given my apologies for absence only once from a committee meeting. I have absolutely loved being part of the running of the club but now is the time for me to devote myself to other interests, it would be impossible for me to give 100% to them all but I hope you feel I have given everything I could during my term of office.


I will always support the Oaks club and would be delighted to help out sometimes at events.


 Moira is also leaving the committee on 31st December.

She has been an excellent Vice-Chairman and has organised and run many very successful events for the club. Moira will be greatly missed though she has offered to help on occasion and will be running the popular Le Trec competition at Burchetts Farm. I know we all thank her very much for all she has done for the club.


The committee is now dwindling. We need YOUR HELP. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at Hailsham. New committee members are wanted if the club is to continue. Please speak to any of the committee if you think you can spare a few hours, it’s great fun and you will be met with open arms, don’t be shy!


Best wishes











Covid 19 event rules


* Please bring the minimum amount of people to help you at the event.

* List the names of ALL people coming with you on the entry form.

* Sanitiser will available on the gate - please use it.

* Do park giving yourself and others plenty of room.

* If you display any Covid 19 symptoms, please do not attend.

* Please keep the one metre distance.

* When your class has finished, after presentations, please feel free to leave the showground.

* Refreshments - tea/coffee, cold drinks and cake only.