Damar Valley Carriages and Welsh Ponies

Carriage Driving instruction and education for both Driver and Pony!


view:  full / summary

Central Coast Carriage Driving Club Events for 2020

Posted by Mary Grant on December 16, 2019 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (9)


Red - Comeptitions / Ribbons       Black - CCCDC      Green - Hills club

Feb :

  • 23rd Pleasure Drive at Scheyville National Park - Hills Club


  • 8th Sports Day Rossmore Park - Hills Club
  • 22nd Cooranbong Equestrian Park Training - CCCDC Mary 0434584490

 April : 

  •  19th Pleasure Drive Scheyville National Park - CCCDC Noeline 
  • 26th Activity Day Rossmore Reserve - Hills Club 

May : 

  • 23rd-24th Indoor Outdoor Qualifier,Lemon Tree - Hills Club 

June :  

  • 14th Winter Gymkhana Rossmore - Hills Club
  • 21st Park Drive Event, Cooranbong Equestrian Park - CCCDC Karen 

July : 

  •  18th-19th Indoor Outdoor Training weekend - CCCDC Mary 0434584490
  • 26th Activity Day Rossmore Reserve - Hills Club 

August :  

  • 16th Pleasure Drive, Wollombi - CCCDC Margaret W
  • 22nd-23rd Indoor Outdoor FINAL,Lemon Tree - Hills Club 

September :  

  • 13th Dressage, Cones, Marathon Event, Rossmore Reserve - Hills Club 

October :  

  • 18th Cones Competition, Cooranbong Equestrian Park - CCCDC Mary 0434584490 

November :  

  • 15th Gymkhana Fun day, Cooranbong Equestrian Reserve - CCCDC Mary 0434584490 

December :  

  • 19th Christmas Party, TBC Somersby - CCCDC ALL WELCOME. 



Wyong Shire Summer Show : 2nd Feb

Morisset Show : 8th-9th Feb www.morissetshow.org.au

Maitland District Show : 14th- 16th Feb , start 1pm www.maitlandshowsociety.com.au/

Newcastle District : 6th-8th March , start 8.30am www.newcastleshow.com.au

Canberra Royal Show : 28th Feb-1st March

Camden Show : 27th-28th March www.camdenhavenshow.org.au

Stroud : 17th- 19th April

Hawkesbury : 1st - 3rd May www.hawkesburyshow.com.au/

St Ives : 16th-17th May www.stivesshow.com.au

Penrith Show : 29th-30th August , harness mid morning, www.penrithshow.com.au

Wyong Shire Winter Show : 13th September 

Singleton : 25th-27th September , Schedule available early July, www.singletonshow.com

 Taree Show : 10th-11th October  

Dungog Show : 13th- 14th November , Start after lunch. www.dungogshow.com.au

Wollombi Pleasure Drive 21st Jan 2018

Posted by Mary Grant on January 23, 2018 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Pleasure drive at wollombi a huge success for our first run. Everyone keen on more. Next pleasure drive on this page, 4th March, keep an eye out for further details, and map of drive will be forwarded to all club members and friends as it gets closer.

Hot day but the early start prooved a success, the trail was cooler than expected at the start, mostly in shade, and beautiful scenery to match. The big horses powered on ahead and left little Pirate (mini donkey) and Roberts little white rocket to play catch up at their own pace. This worked very well as the little fellows found the drive just long enough, with the bigger carriages taking a slightly longer route ahead. Everyone returned safe and satisfied at the days event, and most of all had fun!

Quick meeting after and then all headed up to tavern for some well earned food and drinks. Even little Pirate joined the tavern crew at the tables for a few hot chips, yum yum. Thank you all for such great support for this event, perhaps next drive will have a drop in temperature, and bring bigger numbers. Apologies for those who could not make it due to weather and other issues, it was a great day. Please look in Gallery for all the Pictures on the day.

Central Coast Carriage Driving Club Inaugural First Day

Posted by Mary Grant on September 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)
Thank you to all that helped in getting the Central Coast Carriage Club back up and running after a very long time. It was a lot of work but we got everything organised for our next few club days thanks to those who attended the AGM. Thank you to all who contributed with their time, horses, carriages and monetary contributions. It was greatly appreciated. We had a great day in the afternoon with Ryan Blackman driving his little Donkey for the first time at a club event, and they both went so well. We had several visitors from the Hunter Carriage Club, and their support for our new club is beyond words from our committee. Thank you so much to Bob and Cathy Browning, Kylie dos Remedios and her sister Michelle Ashbridge, for attending and supporting this new era on the Central Coast. The weather held off just long enough for everyone to have a great drive around the grounds and even have a little try at the cones obstacle available. It all ran smoothly and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. What a great Club and we look forward to our next day in November. Keep your eyes on the papers for our next event, this one is going to be Fast and Fun! For any information regarding the Central Coast Carriage Driving Club, please contact Publicity Officer / Secretary Mary Grant, 043458490 or email at centralcoastcdc@gmail.com. Our Facebook page will be up and running soon!

Harness Requirements For New Show Venues

Posted by Mary Grant on November 17, 2010 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Harness Classes 


Judging requirements and scoring at local Agricultural Shows having harness classes new to their venue is as follows: 


Best presented is marked on overall presentation of vehicle, driver, harness and horse/pony.

       · Must wear apron

       · Must have driving whip

       · If lantern holders present, must have lanterns attached and matches inside.

       · Cleanliness of horse/pony and presentation, plaiting optional.

       · Cleanliness and safety of vehicle, wheel bearings etc.

       · Harness fitted accurately and correctly in draft

       · Drivers presentation satisfactory, helmets compulsory for under aged drivers (17yrs

         >, head attire must be worn by all other drivers.

Overall marks 50% horse/pony

30% carriage

10% driving ability and use of aids

10% harness and correct fitting


Horse and pony classes, heavy horses may compete in open horse over 14hh only.

       · This is marked solely on the horse/pony performance, balance, movement and

        obedience to aids of driver.· You do not loose marks for pneumatic tyres, training

        vehicles etc. 


 Driver classes are marked solely on the driver and effectiveness of their aids; ie whip, voice, reins, contact, vehicles balance (two wheelers only)

       · Must have a whip, apron, hat, appropriate shoe wear and gloves.

       · Young driver <17yrs must have a groom and an accompanied adult driver prior to

        entering show ring. This is FEI and EA and ACDS requirements.

For detailed Show Judge Requirments refer to ACDS