Carriage Driving for the Disabled

Carriage Driving for the Disabled

Merrist Wood, Surrey

About Us

Stella Hancock Driving Group

This was the first RDA carriage driving group with ponies, started in 1976 and operating at first from Stella’s own farm at West Horsley.  It continued there for several years after her untimely death in 1988.

Purpose built carriage house, clubhouse, harness room, stables and yard were opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 2003 on the 700 acre Merrist Wood College campus near Guildford.  Drives take place through fields, woods and on tracks and campus roads, as well as using the arena for practising dressage moves and cone/hazard skills.

For ambulant and non-ambulant adults/wheelchair/non wheelchair users from aged 14+. For the complete beginner to the International Paralympic competitor.

We rely on voluntary help, donations and legacies to deliver our services.

Join us

We meet every Wednesday morning at 10am at Merrist Wood College, by the equestrian centre where we have our own facilities.

Feel free to pop along to any Wednesday session to see what we’re all about, or contact us for more information.