British Masters 2017
27 October 2017

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The British Masters is a series of three indoor events for four-in-hand horse teams.

The result of the series determines the driver who will represent Britain at the FEI World Cup Driving qualifier at Olympia, the London International Horse Show.

The British Masters, qualifiers for the British wildcard place at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, kicked off with the first leg in front of 1200 people at Bury Farm Equestrian Village's Gala Night on Saturday, 21st October.

 The second leg was held at the Indoor Carriagedriving Event, held at Merrist Wood the following day on Sunday, October 22nd.

 Once again, Daniel Naprous and Dick Lane are the hot favourites to take the ticket, but this season will also see debuts from a couple of less experienced Horse Team drivers, looking to use the series as a platform to build on for the future.

The scoring of the series is quite simple. Drivers must combine one result from one of the first two legs with their result in the final. In the event of a tie, the highest placed driver at the final will be crowned the winner.

Although this very often means that the result is decided by the competition at the final, it is not only that event that contributes.

The British Masters 4-in-Hand Driving Series Rules

Sunday 5th November 2017
Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Mill Road, Slapton, Bucks LU7 9BT

Now tied on points after winning one leg each, come and enjoy the battle between Dick Lane and Daniel Naprous as they battle for qualification for this years Olympia, The London International Horse Show.

The session will start with an overview of the rules of extreme driving, and an opportunity to walk the course. Following that is the first spectacle of the day, a head-to-head between International Commentator Matt Millin and his show jumper wife Amanda, under the watchful eye of leading driving UKcc coach, Minta Winn.

As a new idea for this year, after the competition Dick and Dan will be holding a Masterclass on how they control their teams around the tight turns and the training techniques that they use. The whole session will be audience lead, so if you would like to understand more about the exciting world of Extreme Driving, come on down to Bury Farm on November 5th.

British Masters Final
Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Buckinghamshire
Sunday 5th November
12 noon onwards Restaurant open for lunch, (Roast Carvery £12)
1300 Course walk, open to the public. The rules of obstacles will be explained and spectators will be invited to come and inspect the course.
1330 Final Olympia Qualifier. Watch Great Britain's top drivers battle to be crowned The British Masters Champion, and also, take the ticket to Olympia, The London International Horse Show.
1400 Presentation of Rosettes
1415 Masterclass, by Dick Lane and Daniel Naprous, explained the techniques used for competing at this high level.
1500 Close

Entry to the event will be just £5 per person, and the winners of the two ?Golden Tickets? will receive a ride on one of the carriages.

To purchase tickets, please visit

British Carriagedriving's British Masters series could not be run without the support of Indoor Carriagedriving, particularly the use of their equipment at their events.


FEI World Cup Driving

The British leg of the FEI World Cup Driving Series takes place at Olympia in London on Friday 15th December (first round) and Saturday 16th December (second round)

In addition to the five World Cup qualified drivers taking part, two "wildcard" drivers will be appointed by the organising committee, one of which will be the winner of the British Masters Series.