Class HG715

Equestrian Driving Private Driving Class HG715: Concours D'Elegance

This class is designed to establish the most elegant turnout. Open to singles, pairs, multiples, 4 years old or over, to a traditional type vehicle.


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.


Private Driving - Concours D’elegance
The essence of the class is the word ‘elegance’ and the winner will be the turnout which, in the opinion of the judge presents the most elegant effect. To include vehicle, horse, driver, passengers, etc. but above all the general impression. Attention may be paid to drivers/passengers personal costume but fancy dress or period costume are not permitted. The object of this class is to establish which turnout presents the most pleasing picture and normal judging criteria does not apply. It is judged from a distance and vehicles are not closely inspected. To be driven at park pace.

Entry Fee: £25.00 Class Closed Prizes: 1st - £35, 2nd - £30, 3rd - £25


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