Come and try carriage driving

Get behind the reins at a Come and Try Open Day.
Get behind the reins at a Come and Try Open Day.

TRY your hand at carriage driving at Upper Orara this weekend.

International carriage driving competitor, coach and trainer Gary Rollans and his family are hosting two Come and Try Open Days on their Wyndyarra property at 418 Island Loop Road from 10am on Saturday and Sunday.

Organised by the Horse Driving Trials Club Inc., the fun, informal open days are designed to allow interested people to watch, learn and have a go.

Learner drivers will learn how to harness up; put the horses to and set off for a country road drive.

They will also be able to drive an obstacle course or the cones, try dressage and learn the safety aspects of driving a horse-drawn vehicle in the machine age.

“Carriage driving is a family sport that is suitable for all ages,” said Rebecca Rollans.

“On the weekend you will see what it is all about in both the competitive and pleasure side of driving, because this sport certainly caters for all.

“You will enjoy a country morning and afternoon tea under a huge ancient cedar tree at our Australian barn cottage.”

Wyndyarra is about 15 minutes drive west of Coffs Harbour. For details contact Gary Rollans on 6653 8994.

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