Lessons can be 1-to-1 for individuals and we work in partnership with other charities & schools to provide group sessions.
All coaching is designed to suit each person's own abilities. They will learn to drive a pony as well as how to groom and harness their pony before and after each lesson. As their sports driving skills improve, some of our drivers compete at local, regional and nationalIndoor and Outdoor carriage driving competitions.
Dumfries & Galloway Life
Charity Of The Year 2012
Sports carriage driving is an exciting sport for people of all ages with an impairment and we aim to give them the chance to try for themselves and feel the benefits:
enjoyable exercise in the fresh air
great sense of achievement
better physical and mental health
"The wonderful teachers give expert tuition and encouragement; the ponies are extremely well schooled in their task and are of terrific temperament." Experienced rider now a wheelchair user
“...it's fun and cool!" young driver aged 10
"I have started to learn to believe in myself and that I can do what I put my mind to.”
Club Of The Year 2015
Disability is ‘no barrier’
Carriage driving is a great sport for anyone with anyone with an additional need or disability.
We work in partnership with the Chariots of Fire and Thompson House Equestrian Centres who provide activities for people with disabilities. Watch the video below which gives a flavour of the fun that can be had and the benefits that can be achieved for challenged young people!