About us

About the club

In 1998 Dick Carey, carriage builder, course builder and National Horse Driving Trials competitor, had the idea of indoor carriage driving and organised the first event at Blue Barn EC, Ashford, Kent, for the Shepway Harness Club.  Trisha Croud, a Shepway member, persuaded Pfizer (Sandwich) Ltd to sponsor the first six events in the South East indoor champtionship and the finals, enabling the sport to take off throughout the country.

See past champions board

ICD UK now has twenty one regions in England and Scotland running 120 events from October to April.  The season culminates with the Championships at Arena UK, an exciting three-day event where the regional winners and qualifiers compete to win their classes and show the best they can do.

All the regional events are run by volunteer local organisers who rope in friends, relatives and others to steward and help make the day a success. We expect over 2000 entries in this season's 120 plus championship qualifier events.

If you'd like to support indoor carriage driving, please join the Indoor Carriage Driving Club. You don't have to be a carriage driver (although you must be a member in order to compete). You'll get regular news throughout the season too and membership's only £30.00!

Suitable for all, from beginner to international drivers, from age 8 or 10 to 80 plus, and from Shetland to the biggest driving horse, single pony to teams of four, indoor driving offers fun, excitement and challenge for all.

If you don't drive, you can still join in as a backstepper (groom) or helper read more.

The phases

There are three phases; precision and paces; cones; obstacles.

Each phase is scored separately and the winner of each class is the person with the lowest combined score.

through the obstacles at Forest Edge