30 May - 2 June 2019


Presented by Dodson & Horrell

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


From Thursday May 30th to Sunday June 2nd 2019, 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 an  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 Barry Hunter.

The spectator experience will also be taken into consideration with 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 is free to the public, with a small fee payable for parking on Saturday and Sunday. Disabled parking is free.


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Thursday 30th May

Dressage Day for Horse Pairs
in the dressage arenas

Friday 31st May

Dressage Day for Horse Teams
in the dressage arenas

Saturday 1st June

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

Sunday 2nd 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 Saturday and Sunday (Free on Thursday and Friday). Disabled parking is free.

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

Victory for Boyd Exell and Lars Schwitte

Host Boyd Exell and Lars Schwitte won the four-in-hand and pairs event respectively at DVI Valkenswaard. Although there was thunder in the air, the weather gods were on DVI’s side during the cones competition.