Carriage Driving

Carriage Driving
Carriage Driving
Carriage Driving
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COFDO
3 hrs
Dumfries,
Dumfries and Galloway
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£149
  • About

    Learn the basic principles of carriage driving and go out with a multiple formation of ponies on a drive out. After a safety briefing, meet resident characters at the stables (ponies, horses, driving cows and sheep, donkeys and other livestock) on a tour of the driving centre. Learn basic carriage driving techniques from a trainer and, using your new skills, negotiate a purpose-built obstacle course. Then the experienced demo team show just how much fun carriage driving can be as you take backstep on a carriage pulled by a multiple formation of ponies, either indoors or out in the pretty countryside. Hold on tight as you race around corners and obstacles at speed! Your session ends with refreshments 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

    Availability

    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. The centre specialises in disabled driving, please contact prior to booking to arrange tailor-suited activities.

    Weather

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

    Duration

    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

    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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