8 - 11 June 2017


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


From Thursday June 8th to Sunday June 11th, 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, eight marathon obstacles,  dressage and cones arenas along with warm-up rings will be built. The obstacles are designed by four-star course designer Jeroen Houterman.  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.

Click here for 2016 results.

Driving Valkenswaard


Thursday 8th June

Dressage Day for Horse pairs and Horse Teams
in the dressage arenas

Friday 9th June

Dressage Day for Horse pairs and Horse Teams
in the dressage arenas

Saturday 10th June

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

Sunday 11th June

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.


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