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.
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 Pride of Carriage Driving Award.
Fenix Carriages was founded in 1975, from the need for a carriage that could withstand the rigours of competition; and has built a business with the reputation of making the finest carriages. In addition, the restoration workshops turn out work of the highest standard, and attention to detail, on some of the most important and historical carriages in the world.
The category of Grassroots Driver of the Year is kindly supported by Hugh & Karen Scott-Barret
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.
An established equine business providing a wide range of products for the niche sector of carriage driving. The core product is the renowned harness range from the Australian company Zilco but also includes other related products for competitors in either driving trials or show ring situations.
The business has been owned by Joanne Parrett since 2012, who has devoted her time to build the business using her core principals of customer service, enhanced knowledge via CPD & looking for opportunities of products/services that could enhance the carriage driving experience.
In late 2020 the business was expanded with the purchase of another established business in this sector ‘Carriagelink’ which provides the opportunity for customers to buy or sell quality products including carriages & harness, in the last 6 months products have been sold via the website to USA and Australia.
Both business’ have established websites & social media presence, Joanne is also well known as Team Lady Riki as she is regularly seen in the show ring driving her donkey Lady Riki whether in her Trade or Private Driving Carriage.
Thimbleby & Shorland are long-established Auctioneers and conduct amongst other things the world famous Reading Carriage Sales, which have been in operation since 1965. Following the interruption to live sales caused by the pandemic in March 2020, there are currently two sales held annually in Reading - Spring and Autumn. Many memorable sales have also been held on clients’ premises all over the country. Over the years carriages and other horse-drawn vehicles, sets of harness, sundry accoutrements and anything related to things horse-drawn have been bought and sold by clients from around the globe. The sales provide an important meeting place for driving, heavy horse and general equestrian enthusiasts, as well as for those looking to buy and sell their items.
World Horse Welfare is an international charity that works for a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding. For more than 90 years, Its values have been grounded in pragmatism and compassion and it strives to support and improve the horse-human partnership in all of its guises. Among its many activities in the UK, it runs the country’s largest equine rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming scheme, with many of its ponies involved in carriage driving in their new homes.
T Cribb & Sons - T Cribb & Sons are an independent local family owned funeral directors in London and Essex, established since 1881. With over 130 years of caring for the community, they use their expertise gained from generations of experience, to provide guidance, support, care and outstanding personal service to families at a difficult time.
At Riding and Harness stuff, we sell the brands that we know and trust, and we’re happy to recommend Zilco and Ideal as our predominant brands. Riding and Harness Stuff is the largest harness stockist in the UK and we pride ourselves on a friendly and knowledgeable service offering an unrivalled selection of parts and accessories from the smallest keeper to a full set of team harness. We love driving and we want as many people as possible to enjoy this fabulous sport. Please visit our website for blog articles and information to help you on your journey. We have also developed a handy app which can be downloaded in Apple and Android stores or scan the QR code on our website. We are passionate about driving and love giving back to the sport by sponsoring and supporting various organisations, your custom makes this possible, thank you
The Zoe Napier Group are The Destination Property Experts covering Essex & South Suffolk. The company specialise in niche brand marketing with four well established brands; Country & Equestrian, Coastal & Waterside, Barns & Unique Conversions and New & Luxury Homes.
Zoe Napier Country & Equestrian is a multi-award winning brand name for Equestrian Property. Zoe Napier herself is a keen country person and hobbyist of horses, mainly seen either in or around the hunting field or pleasure driving. The Zoe Napier Group has remarkable experience in the equestrian world, which has seen this brand grow with its excelling and innovative marketing to reach the widest possible audiences in their field. If you are thinking of selling an equestrian property in the Zoe Napier Group region, then do please give Zoe a call.
We wish all those nominated and shortlisted for the prestigious Carriage Driving Magazine Awards the very best of luck and CONGRATULATIONS in advance to all the winners.
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The Carriage Association of America was founded in 1960; it is the oldest and largest international organization devoted to the preservation, restoration and use of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs. We have introduced thousands of people to the joy of collecting these vehicles, and to the pleasure of driving them.