Try Driving Trials

Have your friends or family ever wondered what Horse Driving Trials is all about? Can they understand what you do at weekends? Now is the time for them to find out as a new TV programme ?Try Driving Trials? is aired on Horse & Country TV (Sky Channel 280), with the first transmission on Wednesday 4th March at 1 pm.

Transmission times - Sky channel 280
Wednesday 4th March at 1 pm and 9 pm.

A morning of carriage driving on Horse & Country TV

At 10.30 am there is "Para Equine Carriage Driving" - a 30 minute programme featuring the para-equestria driving championships from Greven, Germany.

At 11 am there is a repeat of "This is Carriage Driving" - a programme filmed at Ashfields and shown last year.

At 12 noon, there is a programme called "Changing Reins" featuring World Cup driving Champion Boyd Exell and event rider Oliver Townend, who swapped disciplines last year. The second part of this programme will be shown the following Wednesday.

Later on, at 12.30, there is a 30 minute programme about the exciting sport of Scurry Driving.


Try Driving Trials

Sponsored jointly by Bennington Carriages and Zilco Harness, the programme shows that driving trials is a fun and friendly sport. The enthusiasm of competitors and helpers is evident through a wide range of interviews from the doyen of the driving world George Bowman, to relative newcomer Chris Ainscough.

Joint sponsor Sue Mart of Bennington Carriages said ?We?ve all been enjoying the sport for years but I think it?s probably one of the best kept secrets in the equestrian world! I?m sure this programme will capture the interest of many people who might not have thought about it before.? Bennington are holding Try Driving Days to give a taste of what the sport has to offer. The first weekend will be 21st & 22nd March 2009, followed by 25th & 26th April. Come along if you are a complete novice or looking to brush up your driving skills. Bennington Carriages is based at Long Bennington, ideally situated just off the A1 between Grantham and Newark. To view the format and dates available visit the Bennington web site or telephone a member of the Bennington Team on 01400 281 280.

DVDs of Try Driving Trials will be made available to equestrian clubs through the British Horse Driving Trials Association. For further details phone 01560 480 247 or e-mail