24 - 27 May 2018


Presented by Dodson & Horrell

Valkenswaard welcomes top
international pair and four-in-hand drivers (free admission)


From Thursday May 24th to Sunday May 27th, the home base of the four-time  World Four-in-Hand Champion Boyd Exell will be the main focus of the international driving world. Located on the stunning ‘Horse Boulevard’ of Valkenswaard and under the name ‘Driving Valkenswaard International’, the Australian driver and his team will organize a massive international 3* combined driving competition for pair and four-in-hand horses.

On the main show grounds on the Maastrichterweg, seven marathon obstacles,  dressage and cones arenas along with warm-up rings will be built. The obstacles are designed by four-star course designer Barry Hunter.  Every obstacle will be constructed with its own identity and appearance, as per the wishes of each individual sponsor.

The spectator experience will also be taken into consideration with the assembly of mobile tribunes, and a show layout that has the marathon obstacles situated close together in a central location, making it possible to follow the spectacular marathon with ease. A bustling trade fair with a variety of vendors will be present, providing a huge assortment of products encompassing everything from lifestyle to equestrian.

The event will be open free to the public, with a small fee payable for for parking. Disabled parking is free.


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Thursday 24th May

Dressage Day for Horse Pairs
in the dressage arenas

Friday 25th May

Dressage Day for Horse Teams
in the dressage arenas

Saturday 26th May

Marathon Day for Horse Pairs and Horse Teams
on the marathon course

Sunday 27th May

Cones Day and Prize Giving Ceremonies for Horse Pairs
and Horse teams in the Main Arena



Admission to the showground for all four days of competition is free.

There will be a €5 charge per car on each day. Disabled parking is free.

You are welcome to bring dogs to Driving Valkenswaard but please keep them on the lead everywhere.

2018 Four-in-hand Nations Cup in Valkenswaard

The Nations Cup for Four-in-hand horses will take place this year in Valkenswaard 23rd – 27th May. National teams will compete against each other during Driving Valkenswaard International (DVI) on the grounds of Exell Equestrian in Valkenswaard.