Carriage driving heads to Bywell
9 August 2019



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Excitement, speed, beauty, elegance, precision and spectacle. Just some of the things that make Competition Carriage Driving a sport that will get you hooked!

At Bywell, nr Stocksfield in Northumberland, a great event takes place from Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September.

Bywell Horse Driving Trials are hosting the British Carriagedriving National Championships for 2019 and the Para Driving Championships. The competition will attract athletes from all over the UK.

Ponies and horses - singles, pairs and teams of 4 - will compete to be Champion in their division.

By kind permission of Lord and Lady Allendale the park at Bywell will be transformed to provide colourful and exciting competition.

The elegance and precision of the Dressage on Friday, is followed by the excitement, speed and spectacle of the Marathon on Saturday. Champions will be crowned on Sunday following the Cones section of the competition.

Spectators are very welcome with food and coffee stalls, trade stands and horses galore. Only 5 per car (which includes a programme) with easy access from the B6309 and parking close to the action.

The marathon on Saturday is the most exciting part of the event the aim being to go as fast as possible in each of the 8 obstacles. The faster you go the fewer penalty points you receive. Speed coupled with smoothness and accuracy make for the best times, the lowest number of penalties and the most excitement.

Its a great day out for competitors and spectators alike so why not join us in our grandstand right in the middle of the action.

For more information about the National Championships, the event location, timetables ect. visit: