Open and free to all spectators, the biggest horse driving event in the UK enjoys the perfect backdrop of Sandringham Estate’s rolling parkland.

If your preferred transport is a traditional coach and team of four elegant horses, come and choose your favourite on Friday, 28 June, when the Coaching Club holds its drive. They share the day with the equally graceful dressage phase of the FEI and club horse driving trials competition. Modern vehicles and every shape and size of horse and pony take part in this, which is the first of three days of top class horsemanship which will decide who represents Great Britain at the World Championships for horse pairs and ponies.

A wide selection of traditional carriages are driven over the weekend in the attelage event, or if you are more interested in 21st-century speed than in Jane Austen’s Regency England, then head to the up-close-and-personal obstacle driving on Saturday or enjoy seeing the horses and ponies taking smooth flowing routes around the cones on Sunday.

There will be top class competition from all over the country. Despite its highly polished appearance, carriage driving is one of the friendliest family activities and anyone can join in, even without owning a horse.

Parking and entry for spectators is free for the whole event.

Event address: The Sandringham Estate, Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN