News and events

Health and Welfare

14 August 2019

Global Herbs’ Donna Rourke-Houguez BSc (Hons) PgDip MSc takes a look at how the volatility of our seasons is affecting both ‘going’ and the nutrient profile of forage, causing an increase in wear on tear on the musculo-skeletal system of the performance horse. She explores how nutrition can be used to help prevent this and some of the key herbs to consider if you would like to take a natural approach. First published in Carriage Driving, September 2018.

Spotlight on the USA

14 August 2019

Created in 1937, to help fund community projects, Kathleen Haak reports on a horse show that over the years has made a real difference.

Going for green at Olympia

14 August 2019

​In its ongoing commitment to the environment, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, has once again put sustainability as a top priority for 2019. Taking place between 16-22 December, the week-long Show has reduced its use of single-use plastic again ahead of this year’s Christmas extravaganza.

Health and Welfare - Turmeric

14 August 2019

People across Asia have used it to benefit health for centuries, Alexandra Frazer, Founder of EquiNutrative explains how this spice can also influence the wellbeing of your horse. First published in Carriage Driving magazine September 2018.

RDA driver Alan Campbell on Countryfile

02 August 2019

At the start of 2019, we learnt how driving has transformed the life of Alan Campbell. Viewers who watched the recent Countryfile episode, celebrating the RDA 50th Anniversary, saw Alan Campbell explaining to presenter Anita Rani how he discovered his love for carriage driving. Here is the interview with Alan, first featured in Carriage Driving in January.

British Young Drivers to compete at National Championships

02 August 2019

Hosted by Midlands Carriagedriving, the British Young Drivers (BYD) will be competing for their 2019 National Championships at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, near Rugby in Warwickshire, on Saturday and Sunday, 3rd – 4th August.

Bywell Park set to host British Carriagedriving's National Championships, including, for the first time, the Para Drivers' Championships.

24 July 2019

At Bywell Park, nr Stocksfield in Northumberland, Bywell Horse Driving Trials are hosting the British Carriagedriving National Championships for 2019 and the Para Drivers Championships. The competition will attract athletes from all over the UK to this venue, brand new to driving in 2018.

RDA in its 50th Anniversary Year

19 July 2019

BBC Countryfile is to honour RDA in its 50th anniversary year with a programme dedicated to the charity and its work.

British Horse Society - UPDATE

19 July 2019

​The British Horse Society (BHS) is delighted to announce that the horse healthcare vehicle stolen from an Essex hotel car park during the night of 16/17 July was discovered on 18th July, abandoned on an industrial estate near Rayleigh, not far from where it was stolen.

Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show

19 July 2019

The annual August Bank Holiday Edenbridge and Oxted Agricultural Show, is one of the most important community events for horse lovers in the area.