Since 2016, Driving Valkenswaard International (DVI) yearly attracts the world’s best carriage drivers to compete against each other in Valkenswaard. During DVI, they battle it out for individual placing’s in the Horse Pairs and Horse Teams classes as well as in teams for the Nations Cup Horse Teams.
The competitions are held at the homestead site of Boyd and Preetha Exell (Exell Equestrian).
2021 is an important year for Pair and Four-in-Hand Driving. Both FEI Driving European Championship Four-in-hand Budapest 2021 (HUN) and the FEI World Pair Driving Championships Kronenberg 2021 (NED) are held within weeks after DVI, making DVI a most important event in preparation for the European Championship and Pairs World Championship competition. Both FEI Championships are held in the first half of September.
Australian Boyd Exell (Bega, 1972) is five times World Champion and nine times World Cup Champion four-in-hand driving. The Exell family moved to Borkel en Schaft (Valkenswaard) several years ago and Boyd and his wife Preetha are the proud hosts of DVI.
The 2021 edition of DVI will be a great opportunity to showcase your business if the regulations allow for an open to the public event.
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Driving Valkenswaard International welcomes disabled visitors and we make every effort to accommodate their needs.
Disabled parking is available in the VIP Car Park. If the disabled car parking is full then there is further parking over the road and we will endeavour to park you as far forward as possible.
Disabled toilets are situated around the showground and in Exell Equestrian Bar.
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