Driving, which became an FEI discipline in 1970, is the oldest competitive equestrian sport. It is a discipline without riders; instead drivers sit on a vehicle drawn by a single horse or pony, a pair or a team of four. Modern Driving competitions consist of three phases:
A sequence of compulsory figures performed within a 100 x 40m rectangle.
The smoothness of the manoeuvres, the obedience of the horse, impulsion and positioning are assessed. Click here for a full explanation of Dressage.
A truly spectacular trial, the marathon is a course over a maximum of 18km, which includes natural hazards such as sharp turns, water and steep hills as well as constructed obstacles.
3. Obstacle Driving / “Cones”: This tests the fitness and suppleness of the horses after the marathon. To successfully negotiate the cones course, drivers must weave cleanly through a narrow track outlined by cones with balls balanced on top.
FEI World Equestrian Games
FEI World and Continental Championships
FEI World CupTM Driving Series
Longines EEF Series
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