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Catton Park
World Championship Carriage Driving Trials
16/17/18th July 2005
Patron:- HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Catton has been officially selected to host the World Championship Carriage Driving Trials over three days in July 2005. The event will take place in the Park in front of the beautiful setting of Catton Hall, on a course, which is considered to be one of the best in the country. Ancestors of the Neilson Family purchased the Catton Estate in 1405, and the existing house, built in 1745, is still lived in as their private family home.

Catton regularly hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including Rock Concerts, Steam Fairs, Horse Trials, and Country Fairs and is very experienced at accommodating large public functions. Regional Driving Trials have been hosted for the past seven years as have two highly successful Nationals in 2002 and 2003.

Several countries including America competed to host these championships, which have only ever taken place twice in Britain in the last twenty years, and England was very fortunate to have been chosen. We are confident we have an ideal venue and location at Catton and there is no reason why this world class event should not be a spectacular success.

Last year a new format for the World Championship Driving Trials was tried in Austria, which was an outstanding success and which may now become the standard for future World Carriage Driving Events. This makes for a far more exciting competition and is likely to attract a much larger number of followers and spectators.


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