Carriage Driving is a term for sports in which horses or ponies are hitched to a wagon, carriage, cart or sleigh by means of a harness. Some examples are Harness Racing and Scurry Driving.
Carriage driving usually involves two- or four-wheeled carriages being pulled by a single horse, a tandem or four-in-hand team. Competitions can be for the fastest horse and carriage to complete a predetermined course, or based on aesthetic factors and subjective scoring based on the performance of the horse and driver.
Carriage Driving Sports
- Scurry Driving — ponies pull a carriage with two riders around a track.
- Pleasure Driving — a horse and carriage sport judged on a horse's manners, performance, quality and conformation.
- Chuckwagon Racing — a chuckwagon is pulled by four thoroughbred horses around a track.
- Harness Racing — horses trot or pace while pulling a driver in a sulky.
- Combined Driving — a driver on a carriage pulled by horses takes part in three events: dressage, marathon and cones.
- Skijøring — being pulled either by a dog, a horse or a motor-operated vehicle while on skis.
- Chariot Racing — horses pull along a driver riding a chariot (extinct sport).
- Horse Pulling — one or two horses harnessed to a weighted sled pull for the greatest distance.
- Other equestrian sports
- Horse Racing — an equestrian sport that involves jockeys riding horses or being pulled along by horses.
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