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Try Driving at Sandringham Horse Driving Trials 2022

30 June 2022

Encouraging people who have never been in a carriage to have a go at driving was one of the many attractions at Sandringham Horse Trials. With the support of British Carriagedriving and Zilco Euorpe, the Bennington Team held for the first time “Try Driving” sessions in the main ring at the event.

News from Zilco | A history of pleasure driving

20 June 2022

Horses have been domesticated for thousands of years. Throughout the centuries, they have been used with chariots for ancient warfare during the Bronze and Iron Ages, with carts for transporting goods, for hauling heavy loads, for ploughing fields, pulling barges along the canals and by the 17th century with carriages for transporting people.

Watch: Mark Broadbent at Fenix Carriages | Carriage restoration

20 June 2022

​We recently visited Mark Broadbent at Fenix Carriages to discover more about his latest carriage restoration project. Editor, Georgie Green was at the unveiling, and talked to Mark about this truly exceptional transformation - a carriage fit for a king.

Rare Breeds: New Forest Pony

16 June 2022

In our Rare Breeds series we head to the New Forest, where the earliest record of horses dates back to 1016 when rights of common pasture were granted to the people living in what was a royal hunting ground. Susan Dunne discovers more about the breed known as the architects of the forest.

Carriage Driving June/July 2022 issue out now!

27 May 2022

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RDA marks Dementia Action Week with record Tea With a Pony sessions

18 May 2022

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is raising awareness of the power of horses to help people living with Dementia. During Dementia Action Week (16-22 May), the charity will be aiming to run as many ‘Tea with a Pony’ sessions as possible at its member groups throughout the UK.

Riders Minds launches Head First campaign

11 May 2022

Leading equestrian mental health charity Riders Minds has launched their Head First campaign to raise awareness of the effects of concussion on mental health.

News from Zilco | Interview with Gwenifer Hack

26 April 2022

​Zilco interviews Gwenifer Hack, Australian Driven Dressage Competition judge.

World Horse Welfare announces The Duchess of Cornwall as a Patron for The Great Horses for Health Event 2022

26 April 2022

The Great Horses for Health event 2022 will be run over 70 days – a duration chosen to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and also the 70th Anniversary of lead Charity HorseWorld Trust.

Rare Breeds: Eriskay Pony

21 April 2022

Of all Scotland’s four native horse breeds – Shetlands, Highlands, Clydesdales and Eriskays – the last is by far the rarest. Susan Dunne discovers more about this endangered breed.