When ground conditions prevent outdoor driving taking place, indoor trials come into their own. Contained within an indoor arena, it makes for a great spectator sport. Small ponies’ agility makes them ideal for making tight manoeuvres at speed, within confined spaces.
The FEI International Horse Show held at London Olympia during the autumn, now includes the excitement of 4-in-hand carriage driving teams racing against the clock. The event is raising the profile of Driving Trials; introducing it to an audience previously unaware of the sport.