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Horse pair competition carriage, a strong and well made Renee Schoop carriage with adjustable suspension, delayed steering, front and rear disc brakes, shafts and pole.

This carriage has an adjustable drivers seat and front grooms seat as well as two rear grooms seats. It is in good condition with a few scuffs suitable for 14.2hh to 16.1hh depending on size as a single or pairs carriage. (Shafts and bar included ) Been stored under cover not sure of weight but probably around 300kg +

Has only been used for exercise and I'm now looking for 3 phase carriage. Excellent marathon carriage for pair or single horse(es)

To Fit: 14.2hh to 16.2hh

Location: Chelmsford Essex
Contact: Sue Green
Phone: 01245 465436
Mobile: 07884 395331
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British Carriagedriving answers to FAQs on body protectors

Back/body protectors: Chris Smith, Chairman of the BC Rules Committee notes the following:

The position is that for next season rule 928.2.1 will be amended to say:-

"Athletes and grooms must wear securely fastened protective headgear on the marathon. Athletes and grooms must wear a suitable back/body protector on the marathon. Infringement will incur Elimination. Any athlete/groom who continues on the course without a hard had after elimination is Disqualified.
See attached Notes for Guidance"

The Notes for Guidance which will be attached have not yet been finalised, but they will be along the following lines:-

"British Carriagedriving considers that it is the responsibility of each Athlete and their Groom(s) to determine what form of back/body protection is most suitable for them, taking into account the risks inherent in the marathon competition and the characteristics of their turnout including size, shape and experience.
The following are not, however, considered to be suitable and do not comply with the requirement of article 928.2.2:

a. Any back or body protector that has not been certified as being suitable for use in equestrian sports or another sport or activity which, in the opinion of the Athlete/Groom, involves comparable or equivalent risks;

b. An air jacket unless worn with an additional back/body protector which is suitable."

Some useful answers to FAQs:

a. Can a club choose to opt out of this rule? Chris replies: As to opting out of the new rule, the position is that the rule will apply at any event run in accordance with BC's rules. BC cannot force any club to adopt our rules, but our expectation is that affiliated clubs will do so. I am not aware of any clubs opting out.

b. What is the position of the insurers on this issue? Chris replies: I have had a lengthy meeting with our insurance broker and he advises that our insurers would have the same expectation. In addition it is a condition of the insurance that that the assured (i.e. the club or the driver) shall "take reasonable care to prevent accidents". Whilst BC cannot give legal advice in relation to the insurance there is an obvious risk that if you chose not to implement the new rule this might be viewed as a breach of the insurance condition.

c. Some members have indicated they are happy to sign a disclaimer to avoid wearing a back/body protector. Can our club accept this? Chris replies: I am afraid that BC cannot give legal advice about allowing a competitor to sign a disclaimer but (i) if you run an event to our rules I do not see how a competitor can opt out of certain rules – and if they do not comply with art 928.2.2 they are eliminated (and other competitors would be entitled to insist on this) and (ii) if you allowed a competitor to opt out and they had an accident this might be a breach of the conditions of the insurance.

d. Members ask us what is the best garment to buy. What advice can we give them? It is, as will be set out in the notes, for each athlete and their groom to decide what is suitable for their turnout. The new rules limit themselves to identifying what is not suitable, which is anything that has not been type tested and certified for use in equestrian sports or some sport or activity with equivalent risks. This will, for example, permit those drivers who use back protectors which have been certified for use in motorcycling or skiing to continue to do so. It will not permit two sheets of cardboard tied on with string.

e. Do our members need to wear a back/body protector for a pleasure drive? The rule applies at all events run in accordance with BC rules, but only to the marathon phase. For indoor events run under the IHDT rules their rule 2.4.11 requires back/body protectors in all phases. If you run an event that does not have a marathon as such, the rule will not apply. If you run an event with a quasi marathon (e.g. a pleasure drive with some obstacles along the way) I would, however, strongly recommend that you carry out a proper risk assessment and decide whether to apply rule 928.2.2 to that event.






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