The Dyfed Carriage Club is fast becoming the premier driving club in the country renowned for its
professional, friendly and welcoming nature. It has members drawn from all across the region with
various levels of skills and abilities, from complete novices to international competitors. The club follows
the principles of the the British Driving Society, the governing body for pleasure driving in the United
Kingdom, and is established to inform, improve and promote the diverse world of horse drawn carriage
The club meets on a regular basis, the first monday of every month at 7.30 at the Tanerdy Inn,
Carmarthen to discuss the latest issues concerning carriage driving and animal
welfare. Each month, a specially invited guest speaker will also attend. whilst during the summer months,
the club members will be involved in local rallies, competition, shows, displays and parades and during
the winter months, indoor winter training sessions and competition driving.
Annual club membership is £15 for individual and £20 for family membership, runs from October 1st.
Newcomers are most welcome to come along to any of our events. Our meetings are free, however if you
attend more than once, we kindly ask newcomers to take out our membership.
Please note that any person wishing to take part in any of our Dyfed Carriage Club Events for the first
time will be asked to undertake a safety check for their horse, harness, carriage and driving ability. This is
a precautionary safety measure for you, your horse and the people around you. No one will be allowed to
take part in our public events without first being to one of our monthly training nights or who is known as a
competent driver or is under professional instruction by an acknowledged carriage driving instructor.
The club also has the right to refuse entry to any of the Dyfed Carriage Club events for any
substandard carriages which we may believe to be liable to cause risk or injury to the competitor, their
horse or the people around them. These include low cost starter traps as sold on a leading equestrian
mail order catalogue and also widely available on a popular internet auction site. Further details are
available from the club Chairman on 01994 484766 or email: email@example.com
Members can enjoy the benefits of sharing advice and participating in local events including:
Personal and equine training information
Mentoring and advice
Advice on Harness choice, selection, maintenance and fitting
Advice on carriage choice, selection and maintenance
Animal welfare and husbandry
Social meetings, Closed Facebook discussion forum and informative guest lectures
Competitions including fun shows, Attelage de Tradition, combined driving events
Displays including Harness Blessing and demonstrations
Advice on Legislative issues
Members decide on club issues
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Become a member of the Dyfed Carriage Club and you will enter a wonderful world of opportunity with the chance to make great friends in a community of like-minded people. Single membership is an affordable £15 per person or £20 for a family. This entitles you to access of club facilities including events, training days and meetings. Additional costs may be incurred such as entry fees and venue hire costs for certain events, but these are always kept as low as possible. Members will be expected to take part either as competitors, participants or support crew at various events, but this is never anything too onerous or demanding.