The Oaks Driving Club


The Oaks Driving Club was formed in 1976 by a group of enthusiasts who wanted to provide the opportunity for carriage drivers to meet and show their turnouts locally. We cover the East Sussex area.


No matter what you drive, how little or much experience you have, even if you don't drive, you can be assured of a warm welcome at The Oaks Driving Club.




To join the Oaks or enter an event: -


Hello everyone After the success of the Berwick Weekend we are galloping into August with three very different events for your delight.


Club Drive - August 1st

On 1st August is the drive at Jason’s. Details and drive plan can be found on the 'Events' page.

Three distances for you to choose from depending on your own equine. Please let me know if you’d like to attend, places are limited to 15 turnouts - Do not just turn up.




The Fieldwick family have kindly invited us for a drive on 1st August, please let me know if you’d like to come, field space dictates maximum of 15 trailers/lorries. First come first served. Pre book a place with me for 1st August.




Training Day - August 14th

We then have a days trading at Priory Court with Sarah Jane Williams.

Details on 'Events' page


Claire has said if anyone would like to make a weekend of it and stay over in the field to go for a driver use the fields on Sunday to contact her directly. You will be covered by Priory Court insurance (whilst on their property) as only the training on Saturday is covered by your Oaks membership.

Tel: 07734 308328. Email:
Cheques payable to Oaks Driving Club.
Send to Miss C. Cousens, 27 Bromley Close, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 7LE




Oaks Annual Show - August 22nd

 And the following week is the show. Busy times ahead.




See the Show schedule on the 'Events' page. This year in the pleasure driving class, you may come in your marathon gear, no need to dress up. There will be an accumulator cones competition running alongside the show, enter as many times as you like, £3 pay on the day. Jan is running the show and will be happy to take entries as soon as you like.





Covid 19 event rules


* Please bring the minimum amount of people to help you at the event.

* List the names of ALL people coming with you on the entry form.

* Sanitiser will available on the gate - please use it.

* Do park giving yourself and others plenty of room.

* If you display any Covid 19 symptoms, please do not attend.

* Please keep the one metre distance.

* When your class has finished, after presentations, please feel free to leave the showground.

* Refreshments - tea/coffee, cold drinks and cake only.