In this issue
This month includes all the highlights of the 2019 Carriage Driving Awards ceremony. Also the pomp, pageantry and ceremony of the Lord Mayor’s Show, as we take a look at the traditions and history behind carriages in the parade. Bob Elliott records an historic mail delivery by Mark Broadbent, to Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle, following a three year project to restore the Quicksilver Devonport Mail coach. We have top tips to prevent winter ailments. Fiona Powell has the first results from the indoor driving season, Lorna Shannon from the Donkey Breed Society of Northern Ireland, explains the important role the donkey plays at this time of the year, Susan Dunne meets Joanne Hartland and finds out how an all-consuming passion for driving led to creating a family business. If you are stuck with what to buy carriage driving friends and family for Christmas, then we have a guide to finding the perfect gift for everyone - including your dogs and horses.
From the editor