News and events

Donkeys Matter garden wins silver at Chelsea Flower Show

23 May 2019

​The ‘Donkeys Matter’ garden marks The Donkey Sanctuary’s 50th anniversary and is designed to showcase the charity’s international work. Using water as its central theme, the garden demonstrates how owning a donkey means access to clean, fresh water for some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world.

Great competition at Thoresby Park

23 May 2019

While the field may have been less in number than anticipated, there was plenty of competitive spirit among the drivers at Midlands Carriagedriving’s (MC) opener of the season at Thoresby Park (18 and 19 May)

Royal Windsor Horse Show 2019

14 May 2019

The ten entries across the two classes in the coaching marathon - three in the road coaches and seven in the private drags - enjoyed a dry and sunny drive through the Home Park before delighting a full crowd in the Castle Arena at Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Lady Louise Wessex competes for the first time at Royal Windsor Horse Show

10 May 2019

Lady Louise Wessex made her debut at Royal Windsor Horse Show finishing in a very respectable third place in the Private Driving - Singles exceeding 13.2hh.​

New format for Royal Bath & West Show

08 May 2019

The Royal Bath & West of England Society has announced that from 2020 its iconic Royal Bath & West Show will become a three-day event.

A bit more to it...

08 May 2019

Last May, Ema Odlin-Baxter - Senior Bitting Specialist and Lecturer from The Horsebit Shop supplied this expert advice on bits and bitting. As the competition season gets under way, we re-visit her article.

First British National Carriagedriving event 2019 heads to Ashfields

01 May 2019

​Ashfields Carriage and Polo club host the first British National Carriagedriving Event of 2019 this weekend from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May. Ashfields expect to welcome drivers from around the country, including the top Horse Pair drivers aiming to make selection for the World Championships later on in 2019.

Carriage Driving sponsors 55th British Driving Society Show

01 May 2019

Carriage Driving is delighted to be sponsoring the World & Rare Breeds class at the British Driving Society Annual Show in Windsor on Sunday 23rd June.

Royal Windsor Horse Show 2019

26 April 2019

For the first time in its 76 year history, Royal Windsor Horse Show announced the appointment of three Royal Vice Presidents; HRH The Duke of York and TRHs The Earl and Countess of Wessex who will play a significant part in the event which takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle. They join HM The Queen, Patron of the Show, and its President HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Equine Extravaganza at the Beamish Museum

24 April 2019

Horses, homecoming and hours of fun to be had… trot along to Beamish, The Living Museum of the North for the fantastic Horses at Work event, on 27th and 28th April. ​ Fifty horses will be in action around the museum, including pit ponies, carriage horses and heavy horses, ranging from Irish Draughts and Friesians to Shires and Clydesdales.