News and events

Honeybee - a pony with the competition buzz

29 May 2018

She’s Welsh sec A standing at 11 hands who has taken to driving like a duck to water and in her first indoor season delighted her fan club by taking a young driver Rebecca Jones to top slot as the Novice Junior Indoor National Champion​

Royal Windsor Horse Show 2018

29 May 2018

The show has grown and evolved over the years, but it manages to retain the atmosphere of a county or local horse show, whilst still offering world class competition. Members of the Royal Family were there each day either competing or spectating, Her Majesty the Queen has not missed a single show and those attending may have caught a glimpse of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Horse, pony & donkey skin care for summer

29 May 2018

The three biggest problems facing horse owners in the summer months are heat, sun-burn and insect irritation. These can cause a high degree of discomfort during the summer season to your horse or pony on a daily basis.

British Horse Society Drive for Access 6th May 2018

25 April 2018

2018 is the 70th Anniversary of the formation of The British Horse Society Drivers. Raising awareness for the preservation, enhancement & safer access to the public rights of way network for horse riders & carriage drivers

An Evening with Hartland Carriages and Gary Docking Friday 13th April 2018

09 April 2018

FRIDAY 13th APRIL 2018 7:00 - 9:30pm AT GREAT STEEDS FARM, COPSALE ROAD, MAPLEHURST, WEST SUSSEX, RH13 6QY OPEN TO ALL BRITISH DRIVING SOCIETY MEMBERS. A LOOK AT MODERN, REPLICA AND ORIGINAL CARRIAGES – HORSES, HARNESS AND ACCOUTREMENTS WITH CHEESE, WINE AND A RAFFLE FOR LOCAL DRIVING FOR THE DISABLED GROUP.

Stamping Out Bad Feet - Hoof Care

04 April 2018

‘No Hoof, No Horse’ is a well-known saying in the horse world, and with good reason. Of course in the sport of driving, the challenge can be multiplied by two, three or four times in an effort to keep a whole team shod and ready to roll. Good hooves are born in the wild where constant roaming encourages good growth whilst also naturally paring them down. But what of the modern, domesticated horse who lives a very different life and who, let’s face it, hasn’t always been selectively bred for the strength of his feet.

Mud, mud and more mud - coping with adverse conditions

04 April 2018

This year has seen an awful lot of rain and snow across Britain and as a consequence our paddocks are suffering and affecting our horses’ hooves. Winter management of our horses can sometimes increase the chances of horses developing hoof problems. Bethan-May Williams from Kevin Bacon’s Horse Care has this helpful advice

Carriage Driving Awards - Rare Breed Driving Equine Category

29 March 2018

This award aims to highlight the importance of our rare horse and pony breeds in driving disciplines and at the same time to celebrate their heritage and raise awareness of their plight, while preserving their future through our carriage driving sport.

Video: Mark Broadbent of Fenix Carriages - living the boyhood dream.

23 March 2018

Mark Broadbent has carriage driving running through his veins, you only have to spend a few moments in his company to get swept up by his enthusiasm. Georgie Green spent the day discovering more about the diverse world of Fenix Carriages.

Take the Carriage Driving 2018 Reader Survey

12 March 2018

​We would like to understand more about your involvement with our sport, as a competitor, a pleasure driver, a business or simply someone who enjoys the world of the harness horse.