Zilco is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of synthetic equestrian wear, with over 50 years of experience.
The concept of Zilco harness evolved in the early 1960’s in Australia from the idea of replacing leather with synthetic strapping. The original plastic coated webbings have developed into more complex and sophisticated materials including mouldings and synthetic leathers.
Zilco takes considerable pride in being a pioneer of modern technology for the benefit of horse and driver and has benefited from the advice of highly respected and successful drivers such as George Bowman Sr and Boyd Exell. Design skills and workmanship are applied with care and commitment to the very highest of standards as we continue to innovate. Attention to detail and meticulous construction techniques ensures that quality is consistent and reliable. Our materials are strong and easy to maintain with designs and price ranges to suit all types of requirements.
For more information, visit zilcoeurope.com/
Baileys Horse Feeds are family-owned and run and many of their Sales, Marketing and Nutrition teams are hands-on horse owners and competitors so understand the challenges faced by today’s busy working horse owner. They have supported British Young Drivers since 2001 and, as education is at the heart of their ethos, have subsidised their annual Easter Clinic, held at the Unicorn Trust, so that many young drivers can access top class tuition.
As part of this, Baileys provide practical nutritional advice and training, to young drivers who attend the clinics, as well as ongoing support to individuals wishing to ensure optimum nutrition for health and performance. Baileys’ financial and practical support has also extended to young teams travelling abroad as well as the, now well established, Young Drivers National Championships. They are delighted to be supporting the Junior Sports Personality award and look forward to learning about all the nominees and their achievements and meeting the winners on the night.
For more information, visit baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk
Carriagehouse Insurance was set up by Fiona Gordon-Clarke , a driving competitor, in Jan 1992 and has been specialising in carriage driving insurance policies ever since. We tailor each policy for each client to provide the right insurance cover so that the policy is specific to your requirements. We also offer cover for breeding, riding and competition horses of all types as well as offering a Donkey policy. Over the years, we have also been involved in sponsoring many aspects of carriage driving including Indoor Carriage driving, Diving trials, the Orchard Scurry Team, Attelage, training bursaries and private driving. In continuation of this theme of supporting carriage driving, we are delighted to be involved in the inaugural Pride of Carriage Driving Award .
For more information, visit carriagehouseinsurance.co.uk
Revolution carriages are specialists in custom built high performance carriages for FEI competitions. Based on 15 years competing and design the Revolution is packed full of advanced features to gain those all important points in tough modern competitions, with innovative features proven in competition use, many of which have found their way into other manufactures’ carriages.
We cover work on all makes of carriages whether it be a basic pleasure carriage for a Shetland pony to a horse team carriage.
From our fully equipped workshops we offer everything from routine servicing to modifications & major conversions, including things such as delayed steering, turntable brakes, repair work shot blast and resprays, all done to an exceptional standard.
For more information, visit revolutioncarriages.com/
Tristar is a family run business based in West Wales that prides itself on customer service before and after sales.
Our workforce of 35 skilled and semi-skilled men and women makes it a business big enough to cope and small enough to care. Our modern, purpose built premises cover 60,000 sq ft.
Commercial vehicle transport has been our business for over 50 years with 35 years experience in the manufacture of livestock carrying vehicles. Our main enterprise now is the production of horseboxes.
We supply horseboxes to several European countries, as well as the UK.
In addition to the bodybuilding business, both Gwyn and Daniel are keen horse people who are very enthusiastic about driving, having won many coaching classes with their gelderlanders team, as well as excellent success with their scurry ponies.
In 2007, Tristar was voted the luckiest owners by Racing Post, having an unusually high number of winners with their race horses.
Tristar have always been keen supporters of everything equine, having sponsored show-jumping, three day eventing, scurrying, polo, carriage driving and even horse ploughing.
For more information, visit www.tristarhorseboxes.co.uk
Thimbleby & Shorland conduct amongst other things the world famous Reading Carriage Sales, which have been in operation since 1965. There are now four sales held annually in Reading, with an additional one each summer in the north of England. Many memorable sales have also been held on clients’ premises all over the country. Over the years, carriages, sets of harness, sundry accoutrements and anything related to the art of carriage driving have been bought and sold by clients around the globe. The sales provide an important meeting place for driving and equestrian enthusiasts, as well as for those looking to buy and sell their items.
For more information, please visit http://tsauction.co.uk
World Horse Welfare is Britain's largest horse rescue and rehoming charity, with four Rescue and Rehoming Centres nationwide and a network of field officers that investigates welfare concerns reported by the public.
We currently have more than 1,800 horses and ponies out in loving homes across the country and there are more than 100 horses and ponies currently available for rehoming. A range of these have been trained in carriage driving with the potential to go on to compete with their rehomer.
When you rehome from World Horse Welfare, you receive full support from our experienced team, plus each horse or pony comes with a full MOT, the honest facts about their quirks and abilities and the peace of mind that if you can no longer keep the pony, you can return him to us.
For more information, please visit www.worldhorsewelfare.org
Karen has been driving for 10 years. She drove Spanish horses to win the Intermediate Horse Class and the Open Horse Pairs Class at the National Championships at Windsor, respectively in 2008 and 2011. She is now driving Dutch warmbloods and was 3rd in the Advanced Horse Class at the National Championships at Cirencester in September 2017. She is a former Vice Chair of the BC Council.
Hugh has supported carriage driving in the UK for a number of years, backing the Driving Back to Sport initiative in conjunction with Sport England, Extreme Driving at Olympia in 2012 and 2013 and Team Excalibur which has helped Team GB competitors win both team and individual medals at successive Pony World Championships. He is a member of Team XL and has been on Boyd’s back step in over 60 competitions in the last five years. Hugh is Chairman of Driving Valkenswaard International.