Horse Carriage driving lessons and courses south wales

Carriage Driving Lessons & Rides

Experience carriage driving, lessons and carriage rides with Rowena and her team. Her years of experience teaching and coaching and mentoring all ages of pupils will help you achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Our pupils enjoy representing our club at national level some having gone on to international competition.

Rowena helps by sharing her wealth of knowledge acquired over 40 years of schooling and training horses and ponies riding and carriage driving, always having had an inquisitive mind to learn more.

Beginners Carriage driving

Have you have ever thought of driving a pony and carriage? Have you started driving but not sure you’re doing it right? Have you got a pony, harness and a carriage but don’t know how to put it together? Our ponies and horses will give you confidence to enjoy carriage driving whether you are 8 or 80. We have a pony suitable for you to have fun learning, or just having a go.

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Experienced/Advanced carriage driving

Are you thinking about venturing out with your pony/horse and carriage to shows or competition, but need help and advice about where to start? Have you started competing? Do you want help to improve? Is dressage scary or obstacles overwhelming? Do you want to move up a level?

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Carriage Rides

Come out for a ride on a carriage with the horses and Peter will give you a local history tour of the local area, with breath taking scenery.

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Driving Lessons

Carriage driving lessons are tailored to your needs

If you want to start at the beginning with Harnessing up and fitting of harness and carriage we can include this in your driving lesson.

if you just want to have a go we will get the pony ready for you.

If you are thinking of driving your own pony or horse we can give you advice on  what harness and carriage to buy and what to avoid,  .

If you need help and encouragement to take your driving further what ever your dreams Rowena can help you achieve your goals or rectify any problems you may have encountered whilst driving. Courses can be arranged to suit, short week or weekend breaks & for individual tuition.

Why not make a holiday of it and stay at one of the local B&B near the yard or by one of the beautiful beaches around Glorious Gower.

Ever wanted to have a go at carriage driving why not try a taster session.
Call us on: 01792 874 299

The Pony Team

Hafdre Adam

Adam took a bit longer to become part of the team, always in a hurry, determined to get there where ever.

Hafdre Andi

Andi works hard, is shy, doesn't want to be noticed, only let's Rowena catch him in the field. Just gets on with pulling the carriage on his own if necessary.

Hafdre Ben

Ben, the leader of the team, the most intelligent of them all, inclined to be lazy unless we are going fast!

Brolawen Sioni known as Boni

Boni, takes Bwrw's place in the team when we want more speed, always having a bad hair day! Will go as fast as possible in any direction as long as it's not sharp left.

Hafdre Bwrw

Bwrw, partner to Ben in the lead of the team. the only thing on his mind is food and has been known to put his head down to graze at the halt in the middle of the dressage phase.

National Championship success

Making dreams come true...

It began in January 2013. I owned a young pair of Welsh Sec C ponies, Zu and Zila, which had been broken to drive, but were very inexperienced. I had a very busy job that involved a lot of international travel and was looking for someone who would produce the ponies for driving trials and, most importantly, teach me how to drive them. The long-term goal was to try tandem.

Rowena rose to the challenge and it was the start of seven fun filled years with South Wales Carriage Driving Centre (SWCDC).

Zu and Zila, although full brother and sister, were like chalk and cheese. Zu was tense and highly strung, trying to do everything on his own at 100 miles an hour. Zila was much more laid back and quite happy for her brother to do all the work….


Coming soon…
‘try driving days’ sponsored by British Carriage driving, great opportunity to get into the sport of carriage driving at very low cost.


Customer testimonials

I have had an outstanding four days training with Rowena Moyse at the South Wales Carriage Driving Centre. Rowena is an inspiring teacher, encouraging me to achieve far more than I expected. Over four days I have driven 3 different pairs of ponies several times and a single pony. I have also been on the back of the carriage to watch 3 different pairs in training.

The excellent facilities meant that I was able to drive cones and obstacles on flat fields and schooling areas and also try more challenging tracks. I was also able to drive out on quiet roads and tracks. With this variety of experience it was clearly possible to see my development over four days.

Rowena and her team are friendly and encouraging and did everything they could to make sure I had a good experience.

Jenny Adams

A day i wont forget in a hurry it was very different from the start to the end. we learnt how to harness up and then we had a drive and held the reins(all be it with dual controls) they then took us out in the beautiful Gower countryside for a drive with a pair of horses before giving us a light lunch out in the sunshine, then we had another go at driving and before we knew it it was time to go but we will be back. would highly recommend a day of driving to anyone who likes horses its great fun.


Brilliant instructor to people of all abilities, an intellectually challenged pupil inspired to a lifetime love of carriage driving and to compete and win at differing disciplines. She is simply the best.

Penny Hopkins

Rowena is an exceptional teacher and has the unique talent of taking a task and breaking it down into a language taylored to the individual so they can understand and she constantly invents new ways to help the student understand and achieve what is being asked, be this by using different ways of explaining it or inventing exercises to help illustrate it. Rowena is quick to size up your strengths and use them to help you with things you might find a challenge. I have learnt a great deal in the few months I have been driving with South Wales Carriage Driving Centre and I always look forward to my next visit and what challenges I will encounter and the knowledge I will gain from driving and just generally being around and observing what is going on. The horses are all lovely ,the staff are amazing and always a friendly greeting from the dogs.

Gail Smith