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Carriage Driving on TV
17 March 2006

Horsetails (Series 2) - Animal Planet, from Sunday 19th March at 6 p.m.
Stable Life - Animal Planet, from Sunday 19th March at 6.30 p.m.
The Animal Planet channel is available on Sky (ch. 535 & 536), Telewest and NTL.

Last year, the Bradbourne Carriage Driving Club contacted the makers of a TV program called Horsetails, which shows on Animal Planet, who did a 2 minute slot on Carriage Driving. They said they wanted to do more on the subject and arranged to do some filming.

In the new series, presenter Alice Plunckett (Channel 4 Racing) meets up with Sara Howe at Bradbourne, Sevenoaks to have driving lessons.

Here is more about the new series.



Following on from the success of series one, Horsetails returns for a second series in March, with a new presenter Karl Warwick, a stunt rider who will work alongside Alice Plunkett of Channel 4 racing fame.

In this new series, Alice and Karl travel the length and breadth of the country, as well as overseas, to bring Animal Planet viewers all the latest news and trends in the Equestrian world.

As well as covering all the main UK horsing events, Karl travels to Argentina to find out how race horses are trained and also visits France to catch up with contestants in the amazing Route Du Poisson. Viewers will also meet author of The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans, alternative horse trainer Simon Earle and horse enthusiast Noel Edmonds.

Horsetails is a must see show for any viewer with even the slightest interest in horses and the equestrian world.

Horsetails - Series 2 is showing on Animal Planet from Sunday 19th March at 6.00pm

A Stable Life

A Stable Life is a brand new fly on the wall docu-soap series which provides a fascinating insight into the world of show jumping and dressage through the eyes of the young, eccentric owners of Caldecote Farm stables, Ed and Nadia Brook.

From riding lessons to stallion training and top level competitions, A Stable Life is an un-missable look behind the scenes of the equestrian world. Through Ed and Nadia, viewers will see how Caldecote Farm stables is run; from the Livery yard to the indoor training school, stallion trainers and the working farm, every aspect of the stables will be seen from a behind-the-scenes perspective. This will be essential viewing for horse owners all over the UK.

A Stable Life is showing on Animal Planet from Sunday 19th March at 6.30pm.
The programmes are repeated the following Monday at 1 p.m.

Many thanks to Kevin Stephenson from the Bradbourne Carriage Driving Club for bringing this to our attention. The Bradbourne Club's website is at www.bradbournecdclub.co.uk