Learn to drive a horse and carriage in the beautiful Welsh or Oxford countryside, with Marc Lovatt in traditional English Coachman Style. Marc has previously driven carriages for HRH The Queen at Buckingham Palace among his many years experience and is fully insured to teach carriage driving.
From driving single horses in a cart with a view to agricultural work, to pairs and teams of horses for personal carriage driving. Marc Lovatt is based at The Cavalry of Heroes, which he founded back in 2014, and has a variety of horses and carriages for you to learn with while priding ourselves on our excellent safety record and fun, informative experiences. Learn to drive a horse and carriage yourself or enjoy one of our scenic carriage drives or you can gift the experience as a present with one of our gift certificates.
Introduction to Driving a Horse and Carriage – £299
For one or two people, an in person half day carriage driving experience from Marc Lovatt, who calmly and thoughtfully teaches the traditional skill of driving a horse and carriage at our HQ near Hay-on-Wye, covering both single and pairs, this experience gives you plenty of time behind the reins and can be gifted as a gift certificate. Marc teaches traditional coachman style just like he did when he worked at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace. You can read more about the Introduction Experience here and you can buy the experience via paypal on the same page. If you have any questions please contact me.
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Carriage Drivimg Lessons
Beginners 1.5 Hours Lesson – £100 For those who have completed a half day carriage driving experience with Marc, lessons can be continued through long-lining and driving a single horse and carriage. A discounted rate is available if you block book a set of six lessons (available for £500). Contact Us to book.
Intermediate 1.5 Hours Lesson – £120 For those that have gained experience driving through the beginners lessons, you can move onto intermediate lessons for driving a pair, and later to driving a team of four. Contact Us to book.
Advanced Two Hours Lesson – POA For Advanced lessons are available from our base in Oxford, including different carriages, routes, obstacles and driving formations. Contact Us to book.
Gift Certificate – Half Day Carriage Driving Experience
Available as a present for yourself or for someone special, this half day carriage driving experience opens up the world of carriage driving for anyone with an interest. For those with a lot of horse knowledge this experience goes into enough detail to help you make a decision about pursing carriage driving in the future and for anyone looking for an experience to treasure or give as a gift, this half day encompasses just the right about of learning with lots of fun. The gift certificate is available for one or two people and can be bought online here.
For learning from home if you can’t get to our HQ. We want to spread our message of building sustainability back into our planet through the teaching of traditional horsemanship skills for everyday life as far as possible, and we realise that you can’t always make it to our HQ here in Wales, so we’ve created these online courses just for you. From how to drive a horse and carriage, harnessing up and the different formations, to specifics about agricultural work with horses, see our courses here. We’re adding new courses regularly and if you would like to be the first to hear about Marc’s new courses please sign up to our adventure newsletter below.