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: -


Grooms/Backsteppers Training Day - May 29th


This is a free training day, by kind invitation of Susanne Willis to be held on Sunday 29th May at Foxhall, Arlington Road West, Arlington, East Sussex BN27 3RD


Susanne will explain all the do’s and don’ts plus safety issues.

Two ponies and drivers will be available for you to practice with cones and an obstacle, hard hats and body protectors a must.


This FREE event is open to members and non-members.

Hot drinks and cakes will be available on the day, cash only.


Please let me know if you intend coming along plus anyone you’ll be bringing with you. This is an ideal opportunity to train up new grooms so if you have friends or family who may be interested in joining your driving team or who just want to see what it’s all about they are very welcome.






Matchy Matchy World Cup - June 18th


Schedule on 'Events' page







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.