Class HG704

Equestrian Driving Harness Class HG704: Horse of the Year Show Non-Hackney Types in Harness

Pairs or tandems, any height


These classes are affiliated to the British Driving Society.


Private Driving Classes are for horses and ponies any height, 4 years old or over, correctly and smartly harnessed to a sound, suitable and well-maintained traditional type vehicle, suitable for a competent whip to drive on the road, (commercial vehicles, hackney show wagons and pneumatic tyres not permitted). There will be no Road Drive. If sufficient entries are forward the classes will be divided (at the judges discretion). Exhibitors in all driving classes should ensure they are covered by third party insurance. Whips under the age of 18 must be accompanied in the vehicle by a competent and experienced adult groom over 18 years of age.


Horse of the Year Show 2021 – Harness Horse and Pony of the Year.

Classes 702 - 704 are qualifiers for Horse of the Year Show, to be held on the 6th - 10th October 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham. The 1st & 2nd from each class will go through to the Championship, a qualifier for Harness Horse and Pony of the Year Championship. All data given upon entry of these classes is provided to Grandstand Media and stored on the Grandstand Entries System. For full policy details please visit The qualification for the Harness Horse and Pony of the Year Championship will be awarded to the highest placed turnout, owned, and driven by a member of the British Driving Society, in the championship down to 6th place, disregarding those already qualified. Qualification will be verified by the Horse of the Year Show Office.


Victoria Food Company Open Private Driving Championship Qualifier.

The Harness Horse and Pony of the Year Champion will qualify for the Victoria Food Company Open Private Driving Grand Final. To be held on Sunday 13th September 2021, at Wellington Riding Centre, Heckfield, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 OLJ. In the event that the Champion has already qualified, then the Reserve Champion to qualify. If the Reserve has also qualified, the rosette to be awarded back to the Champion. Once qualified, the horse, whip and vehicle may not be changed.

Entry Fee: £40.00 Class Closed Prizes: 1st - £50, 2nd - £40, 3rd - £30


T112     The George Freeman Challenge Cup will be awarded to the winner of class 715, kindly presented by Mary Byers.