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Public Rights of Way - Land Owner Responsibilities

06 February 2019

Landowners with a public right of way across their land hold multiple responsibilities to ensure their route(s) are both freely accessible and safe for all user groups Mark Weston, Director of Access for The British Horse Society has put together a useful guide in the February issue of Carriage Driving.

Boyd Exell - We meet the world number one

25 January 2019

Where do you go when you’ve reached the very top and accolades like Champion of Champions rain down on you? Five times World Champion Boyd - who is mowing the arena surface at his fantastic training yard in the Netherlands as we speak - thinks about it and laughs: ”George Bowman once told me that driving a team is like chasing a rainbow – you’re always searching for that pot of gold at the end. Actually, getting a top team of horses and getting the best performance is never ending

Video: British Carriagedriving National Championships, Cricklands 2018

17 September 2018

The British National Carriagedriving Championships at the David Broome Event Centre in Wales proved to be a huge success, drawing in spectators from the driving world and those who have never seen a carriage driving event before.

Top 5 new products from Zilco Harness - Sponsored Content

13 September 2018

Zilco Harness take us through their top 5 new products

FEI World Para Carriage Driving Championships

30 August 2018

​Two Irish, a Cockney and a Dutchman walk into a bar… but this is no joke, this is the Irish Team, who are competing at the World Para Driving Championships in Kronenberg (NL) this weekend.

Team GB at the FEI World Single Horse Carriage Driving Championships

30 August 2018

We wish all our drivers the best of luck for the upcoming days of competition, they will have all the latest information on their Facebook page: Single Horse World Championships GBR. There will be a full report in our October issue of Carriage Driving Magazine with stunning images from Amy Mundell. To order a copy contact our Subscriptions Team: 01722 716997

Midlands Carriagedriving Anslow event in August

24 August 2018

There was a good turnout of competitors for Anslow on 18 August, a quickly and efficiently arranged replacement for the loss of Widmerpool in Midlands Carriagedriving’s calendar.

Why the Welsh Cob was so important for city trade

24 August 2018

At the beginning of the 20th century there were three and a half million equines, of multiple breeds, employed in the nations transport and agriculture, in London alone there were 11,000 hansom cabs plying for trade as well as horse drawn buses, private traps and gigs and a multitude of other delivery companies and tradesmen conveying their wares, that required a continuous supply of replacements and so the Welsh Cob was in demand to keep the city fed and moving.

British Driving Society Annual Show

25 July 2018

It was only Chanie's second show, and her Mother, Karen, had given up her entry in the Carriage Driving Magazine Pleasure Driving class in order to let her compete in the 10-14 Years Young Driver. Chanie promptly went on to win and Karen then had to give up her entry in the exercise class so that she could compete in the Championship. Driving her versatile skewbald Dartmoor Cross Lowermoor 606, but better known as Banjo, judge Caroline Douglas placed her top and an overwhelmed Chanie suddenly found herself being presented with her award by HM The Queen accompanied by HRH Prince Philip. It was a truly special day for a lovely family. One they will never forget and a delight to witness.

Carriage Driving in Sark

24 July 2018

The beautiful island of Sark is just over two square miles and it is home to four carriage driving businesses. Although there are tractors on the island, horse drawn carriages remain one of the popular modes of transport and a source of income islanders.