Breckland Carriage Driving Club takes its name from the forest and heathland area that spans the Norfolk and Suffolk border in the heart of East of England. Known simply as “The Brecks”,  the area is renowned for its arable farming, fabulous country homes and estates, and its wide open spaces.

At Breckland Carriage Driving Club we provide carriage driving enthusiasts with arena based activities and competitions. We have researched driving activities overseas, where the sport is increasing in popularity, to bring together some unique arena based driving competitions and tailored them for the British carriage driver. We have listened to many fellow competitors over the years and understand the difficulties they have encountered, and this has resulted in some of the traditional rules being revised to cater for the recreational driver; as simple as allowing a groom to call the dressage test for young junior, grassroots and veteran drivers!

Our primary competitions are driven dressage, precision driving (cones) and combined marathon (and Derby); the three disciplines of the traditional Horse Driving Trials competition but without the marathon. Additionally, to cater for recreational carriage drivers, we have created some innovative competitions and fun activities such as long reining agility and long-reining dressage, driven agility, free style driven dressage and a selection of fun cones competitions. You’ll not find some of our competitions at other driving clubs!

We aim to cater for everyone, from those who drive small ponies to heavy horses, beginner grassroots competitors to the competitive FEI driver, young drivers to veteran drivers, and drivers with veteran horses and ponies to those wanting to educate their next driving star.

At Breckland we believe it is all about enjoying your carriage driving as a recreation and sport, and we encourage people of all ages and ability to come along and enjoy a bit of friendly club competition.


Christmas Fun Event

Saturday December 23rd

Anvil Park Stud, Larling, Norfolk NR16 2QU.

Our Christmas themed event with agility long-reining, driven agility and two fun cones competitions. Classes for Very Small Ponies, Grassroots recreational drivers to Open drivers.

Special prizes for the best Donkey, Heavy Horse, Junior Driver and the best Single & Multiple turnouts with a combined age over 100 years.

Special Christmas rosettes 1st-6th place in our Santa's Little Helpers race.

£20 M&S Voucher for the best fancy dress Christmas turnout

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