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Sports Driving - Horse Driving Trials is Coming to You !!
28 March 2006

Sports Driving is a new grass roots awareness initiative launched by the British Horse Driving Trials Association to develop the awareness and growth of Horse Driving Trials.

During the next six months Sports Driving, will be travelling to numerous equestrian centres and events to provide demonstrations and Have-a-go sessions.

The first Sports Driving day will take place on
Monday 3rd April
 at the
David Broome Event Centre
Mount Ballan Manor, Crick, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP26 5XP.

The day will start at 10.30am with half hour ?Have-a-go sessions?. Spaces are limited and have to be pre-booked with James Broome on the telephone number below. The price for each session is ?10.00 and includes a ticket for the evening entertainment. There is the opportunity to learn about, watch and try all elements of carriage driving throughout the Sports Driving Day.

To round the day off with fun and excitement, the evening performance will commence at 6 pm, which will include a driving knockout challenge, driving games, a master class with horse pair and team driver Barry Capstick and a display from the Chariots of Fire. Ticket price ? 3.50 payable on the evening.

Sports Driving is aimed specifically at existing equestrian people who have never had the opportunity to realise how much fun can be had with carriage driving.

For many years driving has been perceived as elitist and the most expensive of all equestrian disciplines however, with today?s modern manufacturing methods, one can buy a vehicle and harness for the price of a top of the range riding saddle!

During the day you will be able to see the variety that driving has to offer from teams of four horses through to small ponies.

The perfect newcomer carriage, the Bennington Fun Bug will also be on display and available to test drive. The emphasis is to show how fun and accessible the sport is, with no need at this stage to be worried about confusing etiquette or learning all the rules and regulations.

It is a great opportunity to see the sport of driving grow, with new faces and enthusiasm!

Sport Driving are delighted to have the support and sponsorship of two of the UK?s major carriage driving companies, Bennington Carriages and Zilco Harness.

For further information, contact James Broome on 01291 420778 or 07966 294743 or visit www.theshowground.com