Carriage driving

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Carriage driving, 1881
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Carriage driving is a form of competitive horse driving in harness in which larger two or four wheeled carriages (often restored antiques) are pulled by a single horse, a pair, tandem or a four-in-hand team.

In competitions the driver and horse(s) have to complete three tests including Dressage, Marathon and Obstacle Driving.[1] The International Federation for Equestrian Sports oversees International Shows.[2] The FEI Driving rules are followed in these competitions which aim to protect the welfare of the horse and also ensure fairness in competitions.[3]

Pleasure competitions also have classes which are judged on the turnout, neatness or suitability of the horse(s) and carriage.

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