If you’re on the lookout for something exciting to entertain the whole family during the long summer holiday, then why not visit the National Horse Driving Trials? The Trials are held at the Lowther Show this August and promise adrenaline fuelled, high octane fun.
Now in its 44th year, the Trials see around 80 entrants career around tight bends, splash through running water and race down hill for the fastest time.
The thrilling Trials include eight different classes for both horse and pony including novice, intermediate and advanced as well as single, pairs, tandem and four-in-hand.
With three different events (dressage, marathon and cone course) happening from Friday 12 until Sunday 14 August at Lowther Park in Penrith, there is plenty of time to catch a glimpse of the action.
Carriage Driver Director George Bowman said: “The Trials are popular with spectators year after year because there are always surprises. With horses galloping at breakneck speed around a challenging course with world class obstacles, anything could happen!”
The marathon sees carriages speed around 11 miles of stunning estate land around Lowther Castle – within Lowther Home Park and adjacent to the Country Fair.
Spectators of the cone course are in for a real treat as drivers navigate ten sets of cones set at a wider distance than normal, with two knock down elements to negotiate.
To book tickets to Lowther Show click here.