"The CDSG welcomed me as a newcomer to the
sport of Horse Driving Trials and supported and nurtured me to achieve more than I could ever have imagined possible and that support and camaraderie continues". -
from an RDA driving group which has one pony, a two wheeled carriage and a standard set of harness.The CDSG sessions have given me the chance to work with four wheel carriages, both RDA and competition, and various types of harness set up in many
There is nowhere else I could go which would give me range of experience. It is a fantastic experience on every level. To be coached by drivers who are
themselves national champions is an opportunity I would not get anywhere else. This has now given me the confidence to volunteer to undertake the necessary training to become an RDA Carriage
Driving Inspector.I am also working towards the United Kingdom Coaching Certificate Level 2 as an RDA Whip, for which the coaching I’ve experienced
and watched at The Unicorn has been an absolutely invaluable training opportunity".
Jenny Harris - RDA Whip & RDA Instructor (riding) Westmorland RDA Group Ltd.
"Following my stroke in June 2005 I had difficulty driving my original pony. I completely lost my
nerve, finding myself afraid to travel on a carriage, let alone control this pony,. I attended a CDSG training course at the Unicorn Trust, Stow with a borrowed pony. With dual reins and a reassuring
instructor I slowly managed to regain the confidence to drive this pony. I continued to gain further confidence during subsequent session giving me much pleasure".
“I went on the weekend only expecting to
get better control of the horse and to learn basic handling of the carriage but I came away thrilled to bits that I had done dressage and cone work and nearly got the fastest time around the cones.
WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE IT WAS FOR ME and how grateful I am that Angela [Flanagan] had the confidence in me to allow me to do it. So thank you for arranging the event and I will definitely want
to be part of the next one”.
New member and newcomer to the
sport of Carriage Driving
The Carriage Driving Sports Group for drivers with disabilities is a registered charity (Charity Number : 1143265)and promotes the health
ofdisabled people through the provision
oftraining and driving opportunities in sports