Hellenic Equestrian Federation



Horses were driven long before they were ridden. As vehicles have eliminated the need for horses as a primary form of transportation, Driving has turned into a fast-growing sports discipline".

What is Driving?

Driving, which became an FEI discipline in 1970, is the oldest competitive equestrian sport. It is a discipline without riders; instead drivers sit on a vehicle drawn by a single horse or pony, a pair or a team of four. Modern Driving competitions consist of three phases:

  1. Dressage: A sequence of compulsory figures performed within a 100 x 40m rectangle. The smoothness of the manoeuvres, the obedience of the horse, impulsion and positioning are assessed. Click here for a full explanation of Dressage.
  2. Marathon: A truly spectacular trial, the marathon is a course
    over a maximum of 18km, which includes natural hazards such as
    sharp turns, water and steep hills as well as constructed obstacles.
  3. Obstacle Driving / "Cones": This tests the fitness and suppleness of
    the horses after the marathon. To successfully negotiate the cones
    course, drivers must weave cleanly through a narrow track outlined
    by cones with balls balanced on top.
Main competitions
  • FEI World Equestrian Games
  • FEI World and Continental Championships
  • FEI World CupTM Driving Series

Driving Regulation


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