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South Of England Carriage Driving Fair 2003

The hard working team at Brockham Harness Club are busy putting together the 7th Carriage fair which will take place at the South of England Showground, Ardingly ,West Sussex on Sunday 23rd March. This important event in the driving calendar heralds the start of the season and caters for both carriage driving enthusiasts & newcomers to the sport.

Building on the success of previous years, the programme includes a carefully structured combination of thrilling competition, instructional & informational displays and sheer entertainment that covers all aspects of carriage driving.

Main arena attractions will run all day, involving the top names in the sport today, including International horse team competition, Gary Dockings famous "suck it and see hour", Ponies in Austria, Western Riding ,Dressage to music, Heavy horse power, Scurry competition, Junior challenge, Coaching, Trade turnouts, Private Driving, Hackneys in action, Masterclass with Karen Bassett, International event rider Lucy Thompson turns her hand to driving, plus much more. This is all supported by a large range of trade stands, including breed societies and driving related associations with Bar & catering to suit all tastes and needs available all day.

Every visitor has the chance to win the top prize in the grand draw.....the ultimate starter kit! Everything you need to get you going - you just need £1 for the ticket. This wonderful prize has been kindly donated by J Martin Johnson of Bellcrown Carriages and contains Bellcrown carriage, Tedex harness, driving whip, liverpool bit, book & video and as a bonus triple European pony team champion Georgina Frith has offered a series of training sessions to make this a fantastic 1st prize.

Also with the forthcoming pony championships in Austria, the pony classes will be using the fair to launch their various fundraising activities, please come & help them to get the gold. So don't miss out, come to Britain's biggest indoor driving show & bring the family.

Brockham Harness Club supports the sport throughout the year with the proceeds. To order advance tickets, draw tickets or for details call 01483 276936 or visit

Put 23rd March 2003 in your diary now! & help support the sport.

SPECIAL CHANCE for those visitors who have never driven before a chance to have a go, first hand experience of driving a carriage.


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