Gypsy vanner to represent Britain at pony world driving championships

Rebecca March and Elwood tackle an obstacle during the marathon phase
Rebecca March and her gypsy cob Elwood will represent Britain at the FEI combined driving world championships for ponies

A gypsy cob who started life as a vanner is headed to France this week to represent Britain at the FEI combined driving World Championships for ponies (Haras Du Pin, 15-19 September). Woodie (Elwood) was spotted pulling a wagon near Kelso and was bought off the road from his breeder, Gary Davis. He has gone […]

How to keep a horse in harness in good health *H&H Plus*

What does it take to keep a harness horse in good health? Driving vet Rosie Mould MRCVS offers her advice

PNPRR2 Tryon, USA. 22nd September 2018. Mareike Harm. GER. FEI World Team and Individual Driving Championships. Day 11. World Equestrian Games. WEG 2018 Tryon. North Carolina. USA. 22/09/2018. Credit: Sport In Pictures/Alamy Live News

From a fun outing with a pony and trap to the four-in-hand championships at international FEI level, driving encompasses a huge variety of activities. Any type of horse or pony can learn to pull a carriage, as long as he is confident and well trained enough to go forwards with a wheeled “creature” chasing him. […]