Welcome to Shetlandponydriving.co.uk, the site dedicated to both the registered and unregistered Driven Shetland Pony.
Here we aim to create an online community and resource for YOU! …… those who drive their Shetland ponies whether for pleasure or at a competitive level. We aim to promote the versatility of the Shetland pony and to celebrate its achievements at every level as well as being a central contact and information point for all that is the Driven Shetland Pony.
In order to achieve this we want to hear from you with your stories, achievements, suggestions and anything else related to the Driven Shetland Pony.
There is so much more to the Shetland Pony than that just as a companion, and often the Driven Shetland is given a back seat! Because of this we wanted to create a site purely for both the registered and unregistered Driven Shetland Pony and those involved in its success.
After thinking we had plenty of time to get to Alresford Agricultural Show we got stuck in some awful traffic jams and then good old not so trusty sat nav decided to take us down some small country roads with … Continue reading
The sun shone for us at Low Hill Farm for the annual Memorial Lisa Joyce ODE held just outside Bishop’s Waltham by kind permission of Roger and Sue Page. The classes consisted of Novice Horse, Novice Pony, Open Horse, Open … Continue reading
South Downs Harness Club is one of our 2 most local driving clubs and was formed in 1978 to ’encourage the driving of horses and ponies as a sport and recreation, promote good friendship amongst members and improve and maintain the standard … Continue reading
After we had such good fun at our last outing to Redenham Park with White Horse Harness Club we couldn’t wait to do it all again. Unfortunately I had recently aggravated an old back injury again so was in 2 minds whether to … Continue reading
Following the success of the Driving Back to Sport Courses that were held at various locations throughout the UK (more info here: http://www.shetlandponydriving.co.uk/blog/driving-back-to-sport-%E2%80%93-fenix-carriages/ ) I was one of the 3 participants chosen by Carriage Driving Magazine to be followed up on our … Continue reading
This time last year I was about to pop with little Lily so it was lovely to be back in the Show Ring at the stunning Smiths Lawn BDS Show this year. Leo and I entered the Exercise Vehicle and Pleasure Driving Class … Continue reading
Hi, Great to see a site dedicated to Shetlands and driving, love it. We bought our Eddie 12 months ago as we needed a companion for a lonely Arab and a retired Thoroughbred. Shetlands were not our thing but he … Continue reading
One Shetland, one dressage test, ones cones course and SIX big obstacles …… all in one day! Did we do it? …… YES we did! Never underestimate the power of a 38″ Single Shetland Pony …. especially one called Leo! Leo, … Continue reading
Following taking part in the ‘Driving Back to Sport’ training at Fenix Carriages in Devon we decided to embark on our first One Day Event run by South Downs Harness Club. Known as an ‘Inside Out’ event it was held … Continue reading
Our first outing of the year was with Surrey BDS at Loseley House near Guildford. Originally planned for the 7th May the event was re-scheduled for the 19th May following all the awful weather we have been having. Two showing … Continue reading