South of England
Carriage Driving Fair 2005

The South of England Carriage Driving Fair is Britain?s largest indoor driving show
organised by Brockham Harness Club
Sunday 20th March
at the South of England Showground at Ardingly in West Sussex.

The fair offers carriage driving enthusiasts and newcomers to the sport the excitement of a live sporting event, combined with all the entertainment of top class arena attractions.

Visitors at this year?s show will be able to try their hand at carriage driving. A unique opportunity to hold the reins and enjoy the experience under the expert supervision of leading whip, Gary Docking is just one of the great attractions on offer.

A new feature this year is the veterinary corner where visitors can obtain free help and advice from one of the areas leading equestrian vets.

The programme in the main arena starts at 10 a.m. and combines thrilling competition, instructional and informative displays and sheer entertainment from the country?s leading carriage drivers and equestrian personalities.

The fair is supported by a large range of trade stands, full bar and catering facilities all under cover and with free admission for children and free parking it?s the ideal family day out.

Tickets are available on the door, but advance discount tickets and information is available by calling 01483 276936 or visit

So join us in the company of renowned drivers such as Boyd Exell, Karen Bassett, Wilf Bowman-Ripley, Georgina Frith , Gary Docking & Dick Lane.

Non stop arena attractions include:

  • International Horse Team Challenge
  • Scurry Driving
  • Heavy Horses at Work
  • The Fenix Quick-Change Coaching Competition
  • Ridden Dressage
  • Parade of Hounds
  • Masterclass with Boyd Exell & Karen Bassett
  • The Baileys ?keep it in the family? Challenge,
  • Private Driving
  • Tanya Larrigan Display
  • Pony Team Pas de Deux

and much more.

Everyone has a chance to scoop the ultimate prize, a Tedex Harness with Empathy Collar kindly donated by Fiona Tedman of Zilco in the grand draw.

Whether you are looking to start driving, seeking information, new products and ideas or just want to enjoy a mesmerising day?s entertainment come to Ardingly for all the fun of the fair on SUNDAY 20TH MARCH.

You?ll love it!