News and events

Introducing donkeys to driving.

21 February 2020

A well-trained donkey is a joy to drive, but you need patience and a sense of humour! As Elizabeth Brown explains, donkeys are deep thinkers, quick to learn but quick to get bored.

HOYS Qualifying Dates

04 February 2020

Horse of the Year Show 2020 - Harness Horse and Pony of the Year. 2020 Showing Qualifier Shows and Dates

Cut cost not care

29 January 2020

Charities combine expertise to help horse owners cut costs not care Member charities of the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) have collaborated to produce two practical guides; one to help horse owners find ways to cut costs without compromising on care and another on making the difficult decision to rehome a horse.

Carriage Driving Insurance

28 January 2020

Before the new season gets under way or if you are simply planning to drive out and about with your local club, Fiona Gordon-Clarke from Carriagehouse Insurance has this practical advice. First published in Carriage Driving, February 2019.

Dressing donkeys for protection

28 January 2020

​Owners dress donkeys in human clothes to protect them from deadly flies as Brooke provides treatment.

A breed filled with gallic charm

28 January 2020

Unless you have actually met a Normandie Cob, or spent time in their company enjoying the glorious delights that rural France has to offer, it will sound as if I am describing Brigadoon says Sally Redstone from Élevage Jouvin.

Surviving bushfires

28 January 2020

Our correspondent Tony James has just been in the thick of the recent bushfires in south eastern Australia. Although well read on the subject of preparation for survival in such a crisis, this is nothing like the actual application of the necessary strategies required to protect your lives, animals, home and property as Tony discovered.

POD Training

17 December 2019

Indulge yourself in the wonderful world of dressage judging and see improvement techniques.

Evolution Classes

17 December 2019

A perfect first step. ​Watching Boyd Exell and Great Britain’s Daniel Naprous fly their teams around the Indoor World Cup courses this winter always sets the hearts racing. For the typical driver, this level of extreme driving may be a bridge too far.

2020 Shire Horse National Show

17 December 2019

The Shire Horse Society’s National Shire Horse Show will take place for the fifth year running at Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March 2020.