HORSE IN SPORT: DRIVING
Driving: a traditional world of elegance turned into a competitive sport. The diverse origins of handling teams of horses are explored from Hungary, New England to Windsor Great Park.
Driving a team of horses is not easy; spectators often assume this because the driver is seated and unathletic. They fail to account for the skill and danger involved, and of its comparable daring with simply riding a horse. In this installment, Bill Long along with Deirdre Pirie explain the dangers and problems which can arise when a team of horses going flat out misinterpret a command or misjudge a turn in one of the tight obstacles.
Prince Philip introduces the sport and explains how it is based on the three day event. The programme goes behind the scenes as preparations come together of several world-renowned top drivers in England, America and Hungary before the build-up to the climax of the world championships...a contest of the best against the best.
This video is part of the "Horse in Sport" Series recognizably the finest documentary series ever produced about horses and horse people; the seven equestrian disciplines represented in this acclaimed series each stand alone in their spectacular photography, music and narration. No equestrian library would be complete without this timeless collection.
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