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Carriage Driving for Two

Carriage Driving for Two

by Red Letter Days


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Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway:: Get to grips with the fundamentals of this once widely used equestrian transport, and enjoy a special ride out with a multiple formation of ponies. Start off with a full safety briefing and meet residents of the stables (ponies, horses, driving cows and sheep, donkeys and other livestock). With the basic techniques of carriage driving from a trainer under your belt, try out the short obstacle course. Afterwards, the demo team illustrate exactly what carriage driving is all about while you get on the back step of a carriage, as they pull a multiple formation of chariot ponies, either out in the stunning countryside or indoors with speed and accuracy on show. The experience concludes with refreshments and a rosette to take home. 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. Weather: As there are indoor and outdoor facilities at the venue, the weather will not affect this experience. Duration: Lasts for approximately three hours with at least one hour of driving time each. Numbers On Day: This is an exclusive experience with just the two of you and your instructor. Spectators: Spectators are welcome and are able to watch the whole experience. Dress Code: Wear comfortable clothes (e.g. leggings, jodhpurs or track suit bottoms) with wellingtons or riding boots (no trainers please). You can wear your own hat (if it conforms to safety standards) or the venue can provide one. Guidelines: Exit the A74(M) at junction 17 (signposted Lockerbie) and at the first roundabout take the first exit onto the B723 to Boreland village (do not head into Lockerbie town). Continue for approximately five miles along the B723. The centre is on your right as you pass through the village, opposite a bed and breakfast and a short distance past the small post office and shop on your left. Restrictions: 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. 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 all feel comfortable with.

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