Carriage Driving

Carriage Driving
Carriage Driving
Carriage Driving
3 hrs
Dumfries and Galloway
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  • About

    Learn the basic principles of carriage driving and finish the day with a speedy obstacle course. After a safety briefing you'll meet Charlie, Dini and the other resident characters at the stables. You'll learn the basic techniques of carriage driving and, using your new skills, negotiate a purpose-built obstacle course. After a short refreshment break, the experienced demo team will show you how much fun carriage driving can be. Have a go yourself and get on the backstep of a carriage pulled by two of the famous Chariots ponies. Hold on tight as you race around corners and obstacles at speed! Your session ends with coffee, cakes and a rosette to take home.

    • Learn to manoeuvre a carriage around an obstacle course
    • Get on the backstep and hold on as you race around corners and obstacles at speed
    • Coffee, cakes and a rosette round off your experience
  • Key Info


    Seven days a week, all year round. Weekends tend to be very busy and we recommend you allow at least six weeks booking notice.

    Participant Guidelines

    Minimum age three. Under 16's must be accompanied by a participating adult. Maximum weight is 17 stone. Disabled participants are welcome, but please contact us prior to booking to confirm your suitability to take part.


    The weather won't affect this experience, as there are indoor and outdoor facilities at the venue.


    Lasts for approximately three hours in total, including at least one hour driving.

    Numbers On Day

    This is an exclusive experience with just you and your instructor.


    Spectators are welcome and will be able to watch the whole experience.

    Dress Code

    Dress comfortably (e.g. leggings, jodhpurs or tracksuit bottoms). Wear wellies or riding boots - no trainers please. You can wear your own hat (if it conforms to safety standards) or the venue can provide one.

    Other Info

    Sessions are tailored to each individual's needs. The instructor is by your side at all times and will take things as slow or as fast as you feel comfortable with.

  • Reviews

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    , 27 Apr 2011

    I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and I will definitely do it again, but next time when the weather is warmer.

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