Carriage Driving magazine is proud to announce the inaugural Carriage Driving Awards 2018 intended to award excellence in carriage driving across the whole spectrum the sport encompasses. It will be an opportunity for the carriage driving world to come together to celebrate their achievements as one entity, a unique concept, never before offered.
We will be looking for individuals who make a difference to the sport of carriage driving – from club level to the highest echelons, in all of the carriage driving disciplines; horse driving trials, scurry driving, private driving, juniors, commercial enterprise, disabled driving, scurry trials, grass roots, attelage, Trec, tandem driving, coaching, including the horse rescue world and traditional driving. The carriage driving community is unique and we aim to honour those who work to promote the sport, and reward them for their achievements.
The awards seek to raise the profile and awareness of not just those who have won something at a competition, event or show, but also those who work behind the scenes; the volunteers, the stewards, club members, disabled drivers, grooms and backsteppers; the young, in fact anyone who seeks to put the sport of carriage driving on the map; not forgetting the commercial world and of course the harness horses and ponies!
The carriage drivers and their helpers who are making a name for themselves locally, nationally and internationally; the people who keep us enthralled with their dedication; sporting stars from all realms; special people in the world of carriage driving that we can be proud of.
This event could not happen without the help of our sponsors and supporters, thank you in particular to Zilco Europe Ltd who are this year’s headline sponsor.
The Carriage Driving Awards are organised by the carriage driving’s community leading magazine, Carriage Driving. Published for over 30 years, it has its roots in traditional carriage driving practices, but with a modern outlook. It’s winning formula of stunning photography, teamed with interesting and informative features, written by experts from all sectors of the carriage driving world and strong design has made it the magazine that the carriage driving community considers its own.
The Magazine is packed with interesting and topical features on carriage driving life, competitions, shows, training, history and traditions, and much more. Each month it includes reports from all the shows and events in the carriage driving calendar both in the U.K. and abroad, along with news from all the major carriage driving organisations as well as features on subjects such as training, driver profiles, expert advice, harness, driving multiples, carriage design and harness horses and ponies. Carriage Driving is considered the carriage driver’s ‘bible’; written by carriage drivers, for carriage drivers.