PRIVATE CARRIAGE DRIVING
The British Driving Society Carriage Driving Classes turn back time and enable us to see the beauty and splendour of traditional horse and carriages as it used to be.
We are pleased to advise we are holding three private driving classes this year for all our spectators to enjoy. These will take place in arena 1 between 11.00am and 12.15pm. The classes are in grass rings, which will be watered if required. The show ground has a mains fed water trough for the horses along with a qualified vet on hand for the duration of the show.
We hope these classes will be supported by both our previous competitors and hopefully new ones too.
ANY HORSE OR PONY HACKED / RIDDEN TO THE SHOW WILL BE TURNED AWAY / REFUSED ENTRY TO THE SHOWGROUND
IMPORTANT NOTICE - INSURANCE. All horse / pony riders and handlers and carriage drivers - i.e. ALL horse event competitors - are required to have their own public liability insurance. This is a condition of entry to Messingham Show. Proof of insurance may be asked for on show day. Messingham Show insurers have advised that no horse event competitors are covered by the Show's insurance and they expect all horses and riders, and any other displays involving animals, to have their own public liability insurance for their involvement in the Show. If you do not have your own public liability insurance please do not attend Messingham Show.
All competitors in all classes are required to make a contribution of £2.50 to help pay for the Paramedic Ambulance cover.
Compliant riding hats must be worn at all times when mounted.
Any rider who suffers a fall whilst on the showground must report the fall / injury to the on-site Paramedics and the Horse Secretary.
Parents and competitors are reminded that the show ground also comprises of attractions for members of the public that involve moving parts, lights, music and other sounds. Consequently young, inexperienced or timid horses will require extra supervision on show day. In the interests of safety if you are in any doubt, please do not enter your horse or pony in the show.