What is Driving?
Carriage Driving requires a great deal of skill to accurately guide one or more horses without mishap. Carriage Driving events present competitors with a course of natural and Carriage man-made obstacles to negotiate, ranging from stream crossings and narrow, curved trails through woods to mazes of guide poles that must be threaded without knocking any over.
Larger events provide more divisions for carriages in a wide variety of shapes and sizes which can be drawn by up to four horses. There are strict rules preserving the presence of traditional personnel who, in times past, would normally be part of a carriage’s livery.
Carriage Driving events are not just colorful reminders of the past; they are highly competitive events demanding great concentration on the part of the driver and equally great agility and strength from the horses.
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CARRIAGE DRIVING ASSOCIATION OF SA
Chairman: Mr Rodney Foster