Fitting a Single Harness
A harness fitting webinar took place recently, in conjunction with the Society of Master Saddlers and supported by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers. If you didn't manage to get a place to attend this webinar, you can watch the recording, which is now available on-line.
British Carriagedriving membership
A reminder that, if you haven't done so already, you can re-new your BC memberships for 2021 on-line. Just follow this guide ...
Barry Marshall
Former British international dressage rider, judge and carriage driver, Barry Marshall has passed away after a battle with cancer. Read obituary here
Terry Chambers
With much sadness, we report the passing of Terry Chambers of Ashfields Carriage & Polo Centre. Read obituary here
Carriage drivers featured on BBC Farmer's Country Showdown.
Two farming families gear up for the marathon at Ashfields Driving Trials. Watch it on iPlayer. Read more  ►
Barry Hilditch
With great sadness we share the news that former BC Chairman Barry Hilditch has passed away on Sunday. Read the obituary here.
Driven dressage tests for 2021
Tests for National and Regional event classes are listed here. The FEI are introducing 2 new tests, which are to be used by single horse classes, but we are awaiting confirmation as to how and when they will be used. Read more  ►

Coronavirus / COVID-19 guidance ►

  • BEF Covid update - lockdown restrictions in all home nations - 5 Jan 2021
  • New Covid restrictions over Christmas - 21 December
  • Horsescotland guidance update - 21 December

and more ...

Horse transport and travel after Brexit
LATEST: Status of UK studbooks confirmed.
Information on travelling abroad with horses after 1st January 2021 now available in our TRAVEL & TRANSPORT SECTION


  • Vacancy - BEF Chief Executive
  • Zilpaterol contamination in equine feedstuffs
  • BHS Equine activity survey

and more ...

Earlier news items
from 2020