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Debrief 3. CIAT REDEFIN


3. CIAT de REDEFIN (D)
July 1st - 3rd  2022

 

The traditional ‘Evening of the Nations’, as well as the entire event, was organized with professional and loving skill by Dorothea von Eberhardt. This outside event, where the international participants bring along culinary specialties from their home areas, unfortunately had to be spontaneously transferred to the stud director’s office due to a lengthy downpour although the weather forecast had promised a dry evening. Ironically, because Mecklenburg was suffering from a longstanding drought the rain ought to have been most welcome. The participants, however, were not put off and partied till late. Therefore, some people were not quite as fit as they might otherwise have been before the reconnaissance drive on Saturday morning.

At noon, all 21 participants appeared in time for the presentation of the turnouts. The jury consisted of Baron Christian de Langlade (F), Tadeusz Kolacz (PL) and Hartmuth Huber (D). There were very many charming turnouts such as Irma Voorn van Sleewen´s (NL) hackney put to a
Liverpool gig, or Ebbo Schelten`s (NL) tandem of Welsh cobs to a morning cart. The competition also included correct rural turnouts such as Heinz Poll´s pair of coldbloods to a hunting carriage, and Peter Lange´s heavy warmbloods also to a hunting carriage. This year, Urbain van de Voorde (BEL) did not turn out tandem with his most successful Spanish horses but drove them as a pair to a most stylish spider phaeton by Kruck, Wiesbaden. Unfortunately, one of his horses had health problems thus forcing him to take part as an unofficial competitor. And despite damage to his four- wheel dogcart Prof. Paolo Fornara was still able to successfully drive the competition.

During the course of the afternoon ,Mrs Kirsten Stelljes introduced the Mecklenburg breed of horse to the public and following this, she introduced the CIAT turnouts with Anette Spitzenpfeil adding specific information. Immediately after the Presentation the participants - who were clothed most elegantly for the presentation anyway – were able to attend the BBC concert in the riding school. At dusk, many visitors to this popular event had gathered in the stud’s park and put up their picnic equipment in the shade of the trees of the spacious park in order to enjoy the parade of the horses and turnouts and to hear the interesting explanations. Eventually they struggled to their feet and also poured into the riding school for the concert. Afterwards, the temperature sunk to bearable level and many of them settled down beneath the trees with candle light and Rotkäppchen-Sekt till late for a lengthy chat.

Sunday’s Routier, (roads and tracks), turned out to be a pleasant drive. On the one hand the rain had provided roads without dust but, on the other hand, the horses had to pull over sandy tracks; a fact that the drivers had to include in their time calculation. A positive feature of the drive was that most of the track lead through the shadow of the forest, with the effect that it was cooler. The horse flies, however, were quite active. The PCs, (difficulties or skills), did not offer problems. First up was the ‘Circle’, next the ‘Drinking Glass’, third the ‘Greeting’, and the last the ‘Passage’
The drivers proved to be well acquainted with these tasks and only made a few mistakes. The ‘Drinking Glass’ and the ‘Passage’ were particular magnets for the public´s interest because they were laid out on the green in the village of Belsch, and the challenge of the this last was that the turnouts had to pass close by a live musical band, which played amusing tunes the whole afternoon, and together with the spontaneously arranged serving of beer produced the mood of a fair. Sad to say, the popular master driver Eckert Meinecke´s horse was injured in the first really harmless difficulty, causing this really experienced horseman to have to give up for the sake of his horses.

The Maniabilité, (cones), in the afternoon was given a more relaxed character by the comments of Anette Spitzenpfeil. However, it was still pretty strenuous for the horses and not because the course was so long or difficult but because the heat rose considerably during the afternoon and the horses had already completed the roads and tracks that morning.

Sad to say, the turnouts had to wait for the prize-giving ceremony for a while - although luckily under the shadowy trees of the Hofchaussee - due to every organiser’s nightmare, the breakdown of their computer. Perhaps it had heatstroke but the printer was not able to print the list of winners.
Hectically, nervosity, grumbling, but eventually, Thaddeusz Kolacz rushed – despite the heat – across the show ring with the list in his hand to give out the rosettes and cups to the carriage drivers who had lined up in a disciplined way.
Finally, the festive ceremony ended up in a few laps of honour accompanied by the traditional tune: “Good bye, my little officer of the Guard…”

 

 

The winners were as follow:

Pony singles
1. Regine Schwarzer (D)

Ponys tandems
1. Ebbo Scheltens (NL)

Coldblood singles
1. Klaus Baumeister (D)
2. Thomas Wöllenstein (D)

Coldblood pairs
1. Torsten Hess (D)
2. Heinz Poll (D)

Horse singles
1. André Szewczyk (D)
2. Irma Voorn-van Sleeuwen (NL)
3. Dagmar Wegner (D)

Horse pairs
1. Siegfried Kusel (D)
2. Prof. Paolo Fornara (D)
3. Tom Schicketanz (D)

Horse tyeams
1. Matthias Pfeifer (D)
2. M. Meloth (D)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orbituary Matteo BIANCO


 

 

Matteo Bianco

A tragic accident near Torino caused the death of Matteo Bianco on 15th October, and left all of us extremely sad.

He had a real passion for carriage driving, was an excellent driver with a real sense of the discipline, was an appreciated judge since some years, always interested in learning more, when he knew a lot for his young age. He had been warmly welcomed amongst the college of AIAT judges. Only 26 years old, he was promised to a brilliant future as international judge.

Traditional Driving, particularly in Italy but internationally as well, has lost a brilliant young man, who will leave huge regrets and a deep sadness behind him.

I am thinking to his parents, whom I had met at different occasions, and in the name of all AIAT members, I send them my deepest condolences, as well as to my friends of the Gruppo Italiano Attacchi and to my judging colleagues. We all are mourning this charming and always smiling young man, really engaging personality.

At his memory, we shall create a Matteo Bianco Award.

                                                                                              Baron Christian de Langlade,

                                                                                                          Président de l’AIAT

 

 

 

Orbituary Marech DORUCH, AIAT POLAND


 

Marek Doruch was born on January 24, 1963. He loved horses since he was a child. As a boy, he spent all his holidays in the countryside with horses.

In high school, he trained in horse riding at the Horse Stud in Jaroszówka and won the title of the Champion of Poland in dressage.

He worked as a horse riding instructor and later he set up a driving stable.

In 1991, the Marek Doruch Carriage Production and Renovation Plant was established, specializing in the restoration of historic vehicles in accordance with their historical patterns. Many of these carriages competed in traditional competitions in Europe.

The company of Marek Doruch restored private vehicles and museum collections in Poland and in Europe.

Marek was the first Polish participant in International Traditional Driving Competitions. He has participated in over 20 competitions.

He was a precursor of traditional carriage driving in Poland and a co-organizer of competitions in Książ and Koszęcin. He has been a technical delegate of AIAT many times and judged traditional carriage driving competitions organized by AIAT.

Everything Marek did professionally, with passion and a smile. This is how we will remember him.

I am extremely sad to announce the passing away of marek Doruch, a charming Polish driver, always happy and smiling, a very influential member of the Polish Carriage Society and much appreciated in the Association Internationale d’Attelage de Tradition. He was one of the first to understand and appreciate traditional carriage driving in his country and to participate in many events, in and out of Poland.

In the name of the members of AIAT, I offer my deepest condolences to his wife and his sons, and to all our dear Polish driving friends.

With warmest regards,

                                                                                                  Baron Christian de Langlade,

                                                                                                            President of AIAT

 

 

Debrief 1st. CIAT NIEPOLOMICE 2022 EN


 

1st CIAT Niepolomice, June 30th - 31st 2022

By Huber HARTMUTH

Niepolomice is a small polish town near Krakow. It is located close to the A4 motorway, 540km from Dresden, Germany. The city also has a very good connection with the international airport in Krakow.

The magnificent castle in Niepołomice from the fourteenth century, belonged to the kings of Poland who resided in nearby Krakow, which was, in those days, the capital of Poland.

Currently, it is a museum, cultural center, there is also a hotel and restaurants. The hippodrome, stables and recreational areas are situated directly below the castle.

Niepolomice castle hosted traditional carriage driving competition for the first time this year on the 30th-31st of July. The initiators of this event were Czeslaw Trzos and Tadeusz Kolacz. Twenty two turnouts entered the competition, but finaly 18 came, including 4 debutants and 6 drivers taking part for the second time.

On the first day, the weather was nice during the presentation, while on the second day it rained from the first to the last minute. The bad weather significantly reduced the number of guests and the pleasure of participants. Despite that the conditions for organizing such competition in Niepolomnice are excellent: there is a large professional hippodrome with stands, equipped

offices with services, an air-conditioned container above the hippodrome with good sound system for judges. Next to the castle there is a large paved square for vehicles, beautiful park in the city center. The city authorities were very cooperating and involved, as well as all the organizers and numerous sponsors of the event.

The great atmosphere during the competition should be emphasized. Despite the very diff

icult weather conditions, it seems that all participants left the competition satisfied.

Ladies dominated the competition. The winner in the general classification was Justyna Przyborowska, driving the break de chasse in the winchester team. The competition of pairs was won by Martyna Bebłot, and the singles by experienced Jacek Jantoń. In 2023, the 2nd CIAT Niepolomice is scheduled for 27-27.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debrief CIAT KSIAZ 2022 EN


 

 8th CIAT Ksiaz July 22nd-24th, 2022

Arriving at the front of Ksiaz Castle within sight of the grand and inspiring view of its facade and fine formal garden, one would expect Princess Daisy of Pless, the former inhabitant of this great Stately Home, to appear round the corner driving her Break de Chasse to her team of greys, dressed in a well-designed fine summer costume and flower hat and accompanied by a lady of her court, and grooms. This very picture is kept in the archives of the castle, as documentary proof of the Princess´ interest in the sport of driving. This very fact inspired the organizers of the 8th CIAT to run it in the ground of the castle, partly as a sign of loyalty to that still popular personality and partly to maintain the art of driving with traditional turnouts as in her day.

Were it not for the many thousands of tourists in their flip-flops and muscle-shirts one might believe oneself back in a time of master and servant, horse traffic and carriages, cobbled roads and dusty lanes, coach houses, stables, and smithies instead of garages. All these things are still alive there in the State Stud at Ksiaz, the former princely mews of Ksiaz Castle. A few minutes´ walk through the peaceful and refreshing atmosphere of the park leads one to the former mews. Entering its courtyard, the great show ring in the middle burns in the heat of the sun. Silence everywhere, now and then a sound of a horse or a stamp of a hoof in the stables surrounding the courtyard, and a groom shuffling to the muck heap with his wheelbarrow. No sound of a motor, no fast traffic, no concrete, only well-designed half-timbered buildings, and the full-timbered structure of the riding school in a corner of the yard. Living history...

This dream of a 19th century setting is the venue for the 8th CIAT in Ksiaz Castle. Eleven turnouts had entered and nine managed to come. Corona and other problems are still being felt. Nevertheless, those drivers who had come enjoyed the hospitality of the organizers, Andrzej Novak-Zemplinzki and Irek Kozlowski and their team, who tried hard to make the whole event a great success.

The first evening, Friday 22nd, saw the evening of the nations, the get together party, where the drivers brought along typical dishes from their homelands and, last but not least, typical drinks…

The following morning the drivers were able to sleep longer and then polish up their turnouts to the best of condition to impress the judges with perfection. The presentation began at noon and the judges, Eduardo Cruz (P), José Varo (E) and Hartmuth Huber (D) were pleased with the level of the quality of the turnouts, which had improved considerably (although, sad to say, perfection has not yet been reached).

The “routier” on the following morning had been laid out in the castle park this year. This meant the turnouts had to drive the same track three times. The PCs were; the rail, the rein back, the circle, the stop, and the drinking glass. The organizers were glad because there were several novices, but hese drivers not used to these kinds of challenges made mistakes. However, they all profited from the experience, and their comments were overall positive.

The cone driving in the afternoon was a difficult course. The technical delegate had laid out an intermediate FEI-parcours, which the drivers handled well, although historic carriages are somewhat more difficult to handle than FEI-vehicles. The numbers of balls down were about average. The horses and drivers were glad that the show ring where the cone driving was held is surrounded by trees which offered shade for the turnouts waiting for the prize giving ceremony which followed immediately after the last participant had finished the course. Those timing the competition were extremely fast and supplied the list of winners in no time at all. Mr Novak-Zemplinzki lead the VIPs to the winning turnouts to hand out the prizes that they had kindly donated. Every driver received a fine watercolour sketch of a tandem in front of Ksiaz Castle painted by Mr Novak Zemplinzky who is an artist of international reputation. At last, the drivers removed their hats to hear the national anthems played in honour of the winners – and afterwards they drove several laps of honour to the traditional tune: ‘Good bye, my little officer of the Guard…’

 

The winners were:

Pairs:

1st       Gary Rolans (AUS)

2nd      Mattias Pfeifer (D)

3rd      Jacek Soborski (POL)

 

 

Debrief CIAT SANDRIGHAM 2022


 

 

4th CIAT SANDRINGHAM

24/25 June 2022

Well what a roller coaster ride! First it was on, then it wasn’t, then it was but we didn’t have stables, then we had stables but not enough competitors, then we lost competitors to Covid but finally with slightly depleted numbers but no lack of quality we did it! The weather forecast for the weekend had been dire – rain all weekend but fortunately the British weather forecasters got it wrong again and even though it was a bit windy (which resulted in a few lost hats!) the sun shone for most of the weekend.

 Our 17 competitors comprised mainly single ponies both small and large, with our smallest being Pat Ainsworth with Rocky a 36 inch palomino Shetland pony driven to a 1913 Governess Cart by the Dundee Carraige Company. Sadly no multiples although we had been promised two turnouts from the Royal Household but they were engaged elsewhere with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and we were denied any coaching entries as the Coaching Club Meet was cancelled because, like us, they could not secure a venue for a formal dinner. We had two tandems entered but for various reasons both appeared as singles – pony and horse to swell the numbers in those classes. Particularly pleasing was that we had three ‘Newcomers’ – people who had not competed in AIAT before and it is clear that the Salisbury Bursary, generously sponsored by Richard James for the two highest place newcomers has been very successful in encouraging people to try AIAT for the first time – no one has been disappointed and everyone has said they will come to AIAT events again!

Friday started with the usual welcome Pimms and ‘bacon butties’ with everyone being so pleased to be back on the beautiful Sandringham Estate. We changed the format slightly for Saturday so that participants began the Routier immediately following their Presentation. Our three judges, Richard James (President of the Jury), Elizabeth Cartwright-Hignett and Modris Kesans were all overwhelmed by the quality of the turnouts presented to them. A sub-10 score is highly sought after and at this event there were 7! Jimmy Jeffrey won the best Presentation and the Steve Jarman Memorial Trophy with his lovely Varnished Dog Cart by Jacksons of Edinburgh put to a pair of Friesian x Highlands on a score of 3.83, closely followed by Sharon Wootton with a score of 4.33 with her and Derek Wootton’s unusual 1900 black and cream Phaeton by Laurie of Paisley put to her Welsh Section C Lodeside Sir Harry.

Jimmy Jeffery went on to be awarded the stunning John Ousbey Memorial Trophy for Professional Carriage Restoration – a fitting tribute to our much missed friend Rodney Ousbey as this was the last carriage he renovated prior to his untimely death due to Covid. The trophies had been found in Rodney’s workshop after his death and were given to CIAT Sandringham to give more prominence to the carriages in the event. The second trophy, for Amateur Carriage Restoration was presented to Liz Harcombe for her Canterbury Cart by Ingates of Aylesham which earned her a presentation score of 9.42. This carriage was found in pieces and was lovingly restored by Liz and her partner.

The Routier of 12 kms (6kms for the very small pony) was much enjoyed by the competitors, taking them out of the Estate and down Kings Avenue past the stunning Royal Stud and out into the countryside, past Anmer Hall, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and then on to tackle the five Passages Controllees – or Difficulties. These were a Rail (straight) a left-handed one handed circle, the Putting Away (which caused the most trouble!) the Drinking Glass (again causing a bit of trouble) and, coming back into the Sandringham Estate park, a Halt on the Hill. Horses and ponies were then put away to enjoy a well deserved rest while the humans prepared for the evenings festivities. Fortunately everyone had entered into the spirit and there were some beautifully decorated gazebos and amazing food! The organisers had engaged a magician to entertain us and he was a great hit – especially passing a wine bottle through a table!! How did he do that?????

Sunday dawned bright and clear and the competitors were able to tackle Paul Mill’s flowing cones course. Ruth Martin had the only double clear with Merioneth Tymesti ap Storm put to an 1895 Spindle Back gig by Lawton of Liverpool , but several competitors only had minor time penalties. In the final shakeout it was Sharon Wotton who headed up the large pony class, with Kelly Searle, driving Stockdale Black Prince to a 1900 Studebacker gig in second place, her ‘nul points’ on the Routier securing her the Best Newcomer accolade – even though she admitted to never having driven a cones course before! A highly delighted and tearful Pat Ainsthorpe was declared the winner of the small pony class with Liz Harcombe running her a close second. Single horse class was won by Kimberley Titmus with a new carriage this year, a stunning black and yellow 1920 Manchester Gig put to her faithful cob, Troy. The pairs were in classes of their own (literally) with Jimmy Jeffrey the only horse pair and Claire Bourne, driving her British Spotted ponies Bubbles and Domino to a 1900 Phaeton by Mills of London the only pony pair but nothing can be taken away from her as she finished on an overall score of 12.70 giving her 5th place overall.

Sharon Wootton was awarded the Supreme Champion Sash which was delightful as this was her first competition this year due to husband Derek’s health problems. Kimberley Titmus was a worthy Reserve Champion but its true to say that every competitor took the best horse or pony home!

 

Rosemary Neale

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debrief 1st CIAT GALINY 2022


It was a daring decision when Roman Kusz resolved to organize a CIAT himself. Roman, being a devoted horseman and successful driver in international competition driving, had withdrawn from the sport and taken up traditional driving, a much calmer and joyful sport.

No wonder, he was successful at so many CIATs and was full of enthusiasm for this idea.

Putting this idea into effect is difficult enough in normal conditions and in his case, it was a very risky project as living in the remotest corner of Poland, Masury, and having no proper venue it seemed certain to fail. But Roman turned out to be a lucky person. Masury is an area where there is still open landscape without fences, structured by pastures, fields and large forests, small lanes not covered by tarmac, many lakes and ponds, cranes and storks in the fields and at least two storks’ nests on the roofs in every village.

Moreover, much of the historic agricultural structure has been kept up. Many of the historic stately homes of the former local nobility and the estates belonging to them have been preserved and are undergoing renovation today.

Roman was lucky enough to find such a place very apt for a venue as he needed it for his project. The stately home at Galiny in the possession of a family from Warsaw was open to his project and offered the whole estate for CIAT use: the hotel built in the former barn, the historic stables, the show ring connected to the stables and, last but not least, the lovely courtyard in front of the Great House. As a venue to put one of the PCs and use for presentation, it would be difficult to find a better setting for such an event! In these circumstances it was not too difficult to find sponsors – and participants. Despite the long distances they had to cover on the – brand new – motorways in Poland, 21 participants had enlisted, one of them from the Czech Republic and even one from Austria!

 

The traditional Evening of Nations was held in the old forge of the agricultural estate. The forge being transformed to an inspiring festival hall - containing the original fireplace and a lathe still driven by a transmission - soon resounded with the sound of cheerful conversation and toasts being given. The delicious local dishes produced by the participants were eaten up in no time. The drinks however, were sufficient for hours…

The Presentation on Saturday produced fine turnouts amongst which were two traditional rural turnouts with the drivers and passengers in traditional costume, nice sporting turnouts driven to Phaetons and Wagonettes, and fine Town turnouts to Mylords and Landaulets.

The Routier was shortened due to the heat and the soft ground (there had been much rain falling in the days before) but the well-designed course lead along small lanes, through meadows and along the edges of spinneys and the shoreline of a small lake, through the village and the courtyard of the Great House. Despite the heat of the day the horses were still fresh when they arrived at the finish. The PCs drove well and everybody was satisfied and in good spirits when they returned to the hotel to eat lunch.

The Cone Driving in the afternoon had attracted many onlookers and hundreds filled the show ring stands despite the heat of the sun having risen considerably during the day. The course was not too difficult and permitted a fast gallop between cones 14 and 15; a chance not taken by all drivers.

By the time the prizegiving ceremony was held the horses were tired and having had to drive the routier and the cones on that hot day the drivers were glad that the ceremony did not last too long. The judges and celebrities, who had the honour of giving cups and rosettes to the drivers and their horses, were well directed by the technical staff so that the event was over in half an hour to the benefit of the horses and the drivers who were proud but tired. As there were no trees surrounding the show ring to give shade, the laps of honour were fast but short and everybody returned to the stables proud and satisfied. It is a pity that the organizers forgot to play the traditional tune to the laps of honour: “Good bye, my little Officer of the Guard…”

The winners were:

Singles

1st Czeslaw Trzos                  PL

2nd Tomasz Pelka                  PL

3rd Rafal Landowski             PL

Pairs

1st Justyna Przyborowska     PL/UKR

2nd Gregorz Jachimiak          PL

3rd Lukasz Panek                   PL

Tandem

1st Ireneusz Koslowski          PL

 

 

 

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AGM UTRECHT 25-26.02.2022 (EN)


 

Annual General Meeting at Utrecht (NL)

25th - 26th February 2022

 

Due to current Corona problems the committee decided to cancel the meeting at Utrecht and have a video conference instead. It took place on February 25th from 11:00 till 11:55 am.

The participants were

Christian de Langlade F         (President AIAT and Chairman of the conference)

José Juan Morales E              (Vice President and treasurer AIAT)

Ad van der Pluim NL

Richard James GB

Enzo Calvi I

Katerina Jetmarova CZ          (on behalf of Dr. Oleijnicek)

Koon Depaepe B

Hartmuth Huber D                 (on behalf of Josef Steigenberger)

Christian de Langlade started by greeting the national representatives taking part in the conference and thanking everybody for their interest in AIAT activities. He congratulated the organizers, judges and technical delegates for all their achievements made despite the problems caused by the pandemic. He expressed his joy that the philosophy of the AIAT is generally adhered to, the events being friendly gatherings run in a non-profit spirit. He announced the publishing of a provisional calendar of events for 2022 and suggested a judge’s clinic to be run at one of the events taking place in 2022. He thanked the treasurer and the secretary for their dependable collaboration and expressed his hope for more activities in the 2022 season.

José Juan Morales reported on the accounts of the AIAT, expressing regret on the one hand - as there were only few activities last year - and his joy on the other that there is now more money in the accounts that can be spent.

Christian de Langlade informed the participants about the reform of the AIAT rules concerning the PC >The Rail<: The line >...without crossing the outside lines…< must now be >… without touching the outside lines…<

Koen de Paepe announced a CAT to be held at Wingene (B) in September. The date still to be published.

Richard James informed the participants of a >Newcomers Award of L 150.--< that has been endowed for the CIATs being organized in the UK and highly recommending this idea for all countries.

Christian de Langlade thanked the participants for their interest and wished everybody much success in their efforts.

Debrief CIAT GLAMIS 2022 EN


6th CIAT GLAMIS CASTLE 2022

18th and 19th june 2022 - follow by the debrief from the judge Don Raimondo Coral Rubiales

 

The 6th CIAT at Glamis Castle was again a great success in the splendid surroundings of the Royal Estate. Twenty-four participants were entered, amongst them nine “First time competitors” !

You could also find two drivers from Wales and seven from South of the Border, having travelled to enjoy the beautiful Scottish Countryside, most of them arriving on Friday afternoon to make their horses comfortable in the stables.

As to the drivers and their passengers and grooms, sixty-four of them got prepared for the Friday evening supper, provided by Sandy Lanni and her team of helpers in an excellent atmosphere.

The weather was kind with sunshine and remained like that during the whole event.

On the Saturday, the three Presentation points were situated directly in front of the Castle. The judges were Raimundo Coral (Spain), Paul Mills (GB) and Andrew Counsell (GB), and the commentator was the very knowledgeable Jane Macinnes.

During the Gala Dinner - 83 guests in Black Tie in the Castle State Dining Room - the best Presentation winner, Jimmy Jeffrey, presented with Scottish Quaich, which in true Scottish tradition he filled with malt whisky and passed it round for all to enjoy.

On Saturday, the Routier of 13 km, all within the Glamis Estate grounds with wonderful roads and tracks, was designed by Alan Ross and the difficulties by Clive Rushton Green.
The Cone Driving was designed by Alex Hogg.
Judges , Stewards, Helpers – and Organizers -are fundamental to a successful event along with Sponsors. Once again, it must be said that the atmosphere between all was absolutely excellent and that everyone enjoyed a marvelous event !

Please, find the results below.

 

VI CIAT DE GLAMIS by Don Raimondo Coral Rubiales - Judge

The Glamis CIAT is based on three basic pillars, the Castle with its gardens, the Lanni family and Scottish hospitality. Held on the weekend of June 18th and 19th, it began on the 17th with a welcome dinner for participants, collaborators and staff in the backyard of the Glamis House. The aforementioned House was the logistic center, shelter and improvised club during the whole weekend, not in vain in its ample kitchen were organized the most amusing gatherings of the whole weekend, even in Spanish, coincidences of life.

On saturday and in the vicinity of the main entrance of the Castle were located the three judges of presentation, the British Mr. Paul Mills, Mr. Andrew Counsell and Mr. Raimundo Coral Rubiales from Spain. With a total of 24 turnouts in different modalities, the participants paraded in front of the façade of the castle. The quality, especially in the harnesses, was a constant in all the contestants. Although it was windy, more than three hats flew, the Scots were euphoric, because according to tradition, when the wind blows the rain goes away. Nobody spared us from the cold, but in the temporary tent set up next to the camp, hot coffee and English pastries were served, a blessing.

The route, which was presented on Saturday itself, showed us both arboreal and wild areas, as well as manicured gardens and rural flowerbeds, a delight. The Compulsory Steps were distributed throughout the race, although three of them were located along the undulating path that connects the main entrance of the property with the entrance of the Castle, where a piper dressed for this occasion with the classic costume of the house entertained the competition.

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