News and events

Royal Windsor Horse Show celebrates Queen Victoria

07 March 2019

'The Pageant' in the private grounds of Windsor Castle – an equestrian and musical feast of entertainment that celebrates the birth and reign of Queen Victoria.

Live Oak International combined driving 2019

07 March 2019

The only international-level combined driving and show jumping tournament in the U.S. returns to Ocala, March 7-10, 2019

Manderly Farm Easter Daffodil Drive 2019

06 March 2019

Drive in the fabulous Cambridgeshire countryside - approximately eight miles. Open to BDS members. Raffle in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

How much is too much to bear?

06 March 2019

International charity, Brooke says that although there may never be a global guideline for carriage weight, they are working to educate those whose livelihood depends on transporting heavy loads.

The Kerry Bog Pony: one of Ireland’s finest

01 March 2019

Sometimes thought of as Ireland’s answer to the Shetland, Boggies, as they are affectionately known, are native to the bog lands of County Kerry in Southern Ireland and they make great driving ponies.

Pioneers of the Outback

28 February 2019

They are the stuff of Australian folklore, but in reality, as John Wright explains, the stagecoach and its drivers often risked life and limb to reach those living and working in remote communities.

Feeding for a flying start - ready for competition

19 February 2019

As you increase workload building up to the first competitions of the spring season, it’s good to have an idea how you can adjust your horse’s diet to match.

Could You Design a Sculpture to feature in the World Horse Trail?

19 February 2019

Visitors to the 2019 Royal Windsor Horse Show will be able to take part in World Horse Welfare’s unique World Horse Trail which will see ten 11hh horse sculptures around the Show, each one telling the story of a different horse or pony the charity has worked with

Why is stabling horses so stressful

18 February 2019

​Jemma Noble BSc (Hons), Nupafeed UK looks at why stabling can cause a horse stress and anxiety and has a clear guide to keeping your horse calm and content - all in the March issue of Carriage Driving.

Hackney Horse Day for Young Drivers

08 February 2019

A unique opportunity for young drivers to discover more about Hackney Horses and Ponies.The event includes demonstrations, lessons in training, long reining and driving these ballerinas of the show ring under the watchful eye of Jessie Dudley-Apicella and team, and Wilf Bowman-Ripley. The day is open to Juniors of all levels and experience. Even if you have never driven before Ashfields resident school master will be on hand to help you start.