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Debriefing CIAT CUTS 2016 EN



The end of May signals the time for a visit to the  Mecca for traditional carriage driving enthusiasts, Cutts. This year was a huge milestone for Christian and Antoinette Langlade as it was the 20th AIAT event that they have masterminded at Chateau Cutts, the glorious estate about an hours drive north of Paris.  Cuts is the birthplace of this Association that has captured the spirit of the maintenance of the traditions of harness, horses and carriages plus driving skills in this modern era.


On the first day 80 equipages ranging from singles horses and ponies to various multiples from 11 countries presented themselves to the judges with the chateau as a stunning back cloth.  This was a marathon day for the three presentation judges who between them made over 1200 judging decisions in six hours, a unique privilege with such a variety of equine breeds put to what is a living collecting of traditional carriages - it was exceptional.


Of course museums have their place, but to see so many carriages in use and immaculately turned out is breath taking.  A sure indication that the passion for traditions in the carriage driving culture across Europe, and also further afield, is very healthy.

The second day of the event, the routier and cone driving sections, one might say was perhaps a little more testing for both the whips and the grooms - it rained and it rained again.   Nevertheless spirits were still high after the previous evening's gourmet Gala dinner ensuring the majority of exhibitors maintained their smiles further fired up by Cutt's unrivalled Sunday buffet lunch. With over 300 diners another organisational achievement.


There was a bonus in the cones course for the drivers however as the well worn muddy track guaranteed no one had an error of course!!


The organisation of any AIAT event tests the enthusiasm of a large number of volunteers  , both before, during and after the weekend, particularly in the wet.  We are indebted to the Cutts team that have been the template for events in our sport for the last 20 years.


CIAT CUTS 2016


20th Concours International d’Attelage de Tradition de Cuts(F)
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2016

 


CUTS 20th International Traditional Driving Competition will take place in the park of the Château and in the beautiful surrounding countryside. This well-known event attracts numerous competitors and public – between 10 000 and 15 000 spectators each year – coming from all over Europe.

The aim of the organizers of this amicable competition is to provide an enjoyable week-end for drivers from near and far as well as a memorable show with a unique and simple family atmosphere !
The public is very keen of this form of competition mixing tradition, beauty and elegance with performance as the turnouts must cover a 16 km track.
The competition is open to drivers of horses, ponies and heavy horses … sometimes donkeys with their original carriages and presentation harness.

It consists of three phases :
A.    Standing Presentation : Saturday 21st May : 1st part (1 pm – 5 pm)
     Sunday 22nd May : 2nd part (9 am – 1 pm) followed by
B.    Road track (16km) incorporating five simple controlled passages on the track
C.    Cone driving : Sunday 22nd May (2 pm – 5 pm)

More than sixty competitors from all Europe take part to the event, driving beautifully kept carriages – mostly over 100 years old ! … called buggy, phaeton, cocking-cart, road coach, berline, hunting break … They come out of eleven nations this year :  Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain,  Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Switzeland, Spain and France.

It is a living memory and a unique show !

Free access and parking – Restaurants - Stands

List of Attendees>>...

INFORMATION

www.attelage-cuts.com            antoinette.de.langlade@gmail.com               www.aiat-driving.net

 

CIAT CUTS 2015


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19th Concours International d’Attelage de Tradition de Cuts

France

Saturday 23rdand Sunday 24thMay 2015

 

CUTS 19th International Traditional Driving Competitionwill take place in the park of the Château and in the beautiful surrounding countryside. This well-known event attracts numerous competitors and publicbetween 10 000 to 15 000 spectators each yearcoming from all over Europe.

 

The aim of the organizers of this amicable competition is to provide an enjoyable week-end for drivers from near and far as well as a memorable show with a unique and simple family atmosphere !

The public is very keen of this form of competition mixing tradition, beauty and elegance with performance as the turnouts must cover a 16 km track.

The competition is open to drivers of horses, ponies and heavy horses … sometimes donkeys with their original carriages and presentation harness.

 

It consists of three phases :

 

A.     Standing Presentation:   Saturday 23rdMay : 1st part (1 pm – 5 pm)

   Sunday 24thMay : 2ndpart (9 am – 1 pm) followed by

B.     Road track (16km) incorporating five simple controlled passages on the track

C.      Cone driving :                    Sunday 24thMay (2 pm – 5 pm)

 

More than sixty competitorsfrom all Europe take part to the event, driving beautifully kept carriages – mostly over 100 years old ! … called buggy, phaeton, cocking-cart, road coach, berline, hunting break … They come out of more than ten nations : Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Swiss, Spain and France.

 

It is a living memory and a unique show !

 

Free access and parking – Restaurants - Stands

 

INFORMATION

 www.attelage-cuts.com                antoinette.de.langlade@gmail.com                   www.aiat-driving.net

0033 (0)684 304 224