Indoor-Outdoor Horse Driving Trial
Dates – please see events page
Drivers must complete two qualifiers, without elimination to be able to compete in the Finals. You can drive as many combinations as you wish, as long as all those combinations qualify individually.
- There is a new Precision and Paces (dressage) test since the 2021 series (see below). This test is used in both NSW and Victoria competitions so drivers can qualify equally to compete in both states finals.
- There are minor changes to the Master Program and Entry Form
- The latest Rule Book was released on the 4th of February 2021
Any queries, please contact your State CDE Convenor – Tracey Ellis
Combined driving showcases the high level of skill and finesse required by the driver and the equine team. You must have excellent communication and control over your horse while horses display athletic agility, responsiveness, and discipline.
Each phase tests different aspects of driving ability. Dressage demonstrates precision and harmony, marathon challenges speed and endurance, and the cones phase requires agility and accuracy. The diversity of challenges keeps the competition exciting and dynamic.
Combined driving is open to a range of horse and carriage combinations, making it accessible to various breeds and sizes of horses. This inclusivity allows diverse participation and a rich mix of styles and approaches.
Combined driving is practiced worldwide, and numerous international competitions bring together talented drivers and their equine partners. These events offer a chance for you to showcase your skills on a global stage.