With the final of the FEI World Cup™ Driving Series taking place this weekend in Bordeaux, France, we take a look at the sport of Driving to see what it entails. Driving is one of the oldest competitive equestrian sports. It is a discipline without a rider but with a driver, who drives a carriage drawn by between one and four horses. Modern Driving competitions consist of three phases:
The final ranking is determined by adding together the penalty points accrued during these three competitions. The main competitions for Driving are the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy, FEI World and Continental Championships and the FEI World Cup™ Driving Series.
FEI World Cup™ Driving Final 2013
After eight thrilling events during the series, six of the top four-in-hand drivers have qualified for the final as well as one wild card entry. Over the series, the competition has become very exciting with the difference in points among the drivers decreasing. For the final, the points accumulated throughout the season will not be taken into consideration and the drivers will start with a clean sheet, so they all have good chances of being crowned champion!
The first competition will commence tomorrow, Friday 8th February and the World Cup Final will take place on Saturday 9th February. The drivers taking part are:
We're looking forward to the final and would like to wish the Drivers and their Equine Heroes the very best of luck!