Scoring for Driving Trials Events

Driving Program by Philippe Lienart
This is the most widely used program for scoring driving trials.

The software is only available for Windows PCs, and can be downloaded from Check this website regularly for updates.

The scoring software is free to download and all functions can be used, except for outputting the scores. To enable this, a licence has to be obtained from Philippe Lienart. To get a key code for one competition, go to the website, then click on "driving program" and "ask for a code".

The software can be used freely to set up a competition and input all the parameters, course details and competitor information and to produce start lists for the dressage and marathon phases.

WARNING - this software is complicated and needs an experienced operator/scorer.

Sending live results to the British Carriagedriving website

The Driving Program scoring software can be set up to send the results automatically to the British Carriagedriving website during a competition. This enables "live" results to be published on the web.

The results are sent to a folder on the website called "results" which can be accessed at For major competitions, a link to the results folder will be set up from the front page of the website.

To set up the Scoring Program to send results, you must have an internet connection. At an event, this will normally be via a mobile dongle or via an internet-connected mobile phone. The dongle or phone must be connected to the scoring computer by WiFi or USB cable.

If you want to print out these instructions, please download the PDF file: Carriage Driving Scoring

Program settings:

These settings and screen shots apply to Driving software Version 2018.4.2.0

From the main screen of the scoring program, select:

  • Email in the menu along the top.

  • Send results to internet sites (half-way down the menu)

Or you can press Ctrl + F1 on the keyboard to get to it quickly.

In the General tab

You must complete the appropriate boxes:

  • You must enter a country, e.g. GBR

  • Select Without flags

  • In the Name of the competition enter the location, e.g. Sandringham

  • Make sure the dates are correct.

  • Select HTML + PDF If you have a really poor mobile connection, select only HTML, which will make the update sending a bit faster.

  • Select Auto refresh for the HTML pages

  • Set Refresh interval to 300 (5 minutes). This is how often the page on the recipient's screen will automatically re-load.

  • Do NOT select Results with horses (PDF)

  • Select Only competing horses

  • In the competition phases select only: A, B, A+B, C and A+B+C. If you have defined start times, you can also select Competitors, Start Dressage, Start Marathon and Start Cones.

  • Select Menu

  • Finally, in the bottom box make sure only other FTP server is selected.

In the Results Menu tab
Tick the appropriate boxes:
  • Competitors
  • Dressage
  • Marathon
  • Cones
  • A+B+C
  • A+B or A+C depending whether it's a 2-day or 3-day event (or tick both).

In the Other FTP server tab

Set up the following:

  • Name of the FTP server:

  • Login to the FTP server:

  • Password of the FTP server:

To obtain a password for the BC results server, please email the British Carriagedriving website or text or phone 07720 414195.


In the Continuous send tab

Set up the following:

  • Interval in minutes between 2 updates: If you have a reasonably good mobile connection, you can set this to something like 10 minutes (or even 5). The program will automatically update the website with results as they are entered into the scoring software.

  • Click the Start button to start the auto-update process. The progress of the sending will be shown in the bottom left corner of the window.

  • A log will be shown in the window, each time an upload is carried out. You can check this from time to time to see that it is working properly.

  • If you get an error message, it is possible that:

You have entered the incorrect username and password for the server. Check the spelling CAREFULLY in the Other FTP server tab.

You have a poor mobile connection, which is dropping out, or have lost connection.

In the Filenames tab

You do not need to make any changes.





If you want to print out these instructions, please download the PDF file: Carriage Driving Scoring