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Carriage Driving Events at Cricklands

Preseason Event
October - March
All-In-One Events

Aimed at seasoned competitors with new horses, all round beginners looking for somewhere to start and those just interested in the sport, these All-In-One driving events make winter competitions a breeze as you only have to harness up once!

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10th - 12th March 2023
Pre Season Training Event

National Level Competition from Novice to Advanced, World renowned officials, full size dressage and cones, all weather surfaces, the ideal test before the start of the outdoor season.

8th - 11th June 2023
The Welsh National

Now incorporating the Chepstow International Horse Driving Trials, this event promises to bring the Country's finest drivers to pit their skills against our testing Cross Country Course

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an All-In-One Event?
As these events are run through the winter, we try to make life as easy as possible by structuring the events so that you only have to harness up once.  When you arrive, you walk the cones and obstacles, then go back and harness up and drive all three phases in one go.  Not only does this mean that the event takes a fraction of the normal time, but it also makes it a lot easier to share equipment and compete with two turnouts.

What is the Pre Season Training Event?

Aimed at drivers looking to get a head start for the outdoor season, this springtime event uses the national dressage tests for the year and also a national standard cones course.  The obstacles are more akin to indoor obstacles as all three phases are held on all weather surfaces.

What's the best day to come and watch at the Driving Trials?

Saturday is always the most popular day as spectators get the chance to watch Great Britain's best drivers take on our unique Cross Country Marathon course.  The ideal layout ensures that when you are spectating, there is always something to watch.

Customer Testimonials

“...we had a thoroughly enjoyable time and intend to come back next year”

“Thank you for all your hard work.  The effort put in by the whole team make the 7 hour trip from The North very worthwhile”

“When my backstepper found out you did driving, I was original too nervous to enter the Winter Events as I thought that you would all be a bit stuck up.  How wrong I was!  We loved our first event with you and have hardly missed an event since we started.”

“Life is so much easier for all of my team (humans) with all your permanent facilities.  The horses are comfortable and safe in your stables, the arenas give them perfect footing, and your catering facilities are second to none!”

“We always enjoy our trips to Cricklands.  Your events are the first ones in our calendar, everything else has to fit around them, even our summer holidays.”

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