About Us

Hopetoun Horse Driving Trials is a 3-Day Carriage Driving Event situated at the beautiful Hopetoun House Estate in South Queensferry near Edinburgh. 

Our upcoming event will take place between 24-26 May 2024 by kind permission of the Marquess of Linlithgow and the Earl and Countess of Hopetoun

The event consists of Club, National and Gateway Classes as well as RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) classes. 

Turnouts consist of Singles (one horse/pony), Pairs (two horses/ponies side by side), Teams (four horses/ponies, two at the front and two at the back) or Tandems (two horses/ponies, one at the front and one at the back). The event also holds a class for Very Small Equines (VSE) which caters to our small but mighty equine friends. 

Provisional Programme

Close of withdrawals – 0900 Monday 20 May
Stable area open – 1000 Wednesday 22 May
RDA Competition – 1100 Thursday 23 May
Obstacles open for inspection – 1200 Thursday 23 May
Driven Dressage – 0900 Friday 24 May
Marathon – 1000 Saturday 25 May
Obstacle Cone Driving – 0900 Sunday 26 May
Gateway Event – 1000 Sunday 26 May