Carriage Driving Coaches in Scotland

Yvonne Anderson


UKCC Level 2

Started driving in late 80’s – Shire horses, both single and pair, for McMullan’s brewery doing pub openings, weddings and county shows.

Started driving horse driving trials in the early 2000’s with Single pony in Novice and Open classes. Driven at BC National Championships.

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1998, working in practices all over the country. I taught veterinary nursing at the Dick Vet school.  I really enjoy teaching, sharing driving experiences, seeing people learn and improve, and most of all, having fun.

Levels of teaching: Beginner, Novice and Intermediate.

Carol Boswell

Seacliff Stables, North Berwick, East Lothian
Tel. 07585 002781

UKCC Level 2 (driving) and FEI 3* driver.

Over 30 years competing at National level (tandem and singles) and coaching at all levels. We have a variety of turnouts to suit all drivers which can be used for instruction or leisure drives around our family estate. We have stabling facilities available if you wish to bring your own horses. Accommodation is also available so that you can make the most of our beautiful countryside.

Julia Gourlay

Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire
Tel: 07789 094021


I enjoy working with clients to improve their horse’s way of going – through driven work, long reining, lunging or riding.

Jane Isaac

Scottish Borders
Tel. 07990 612781

UKCC Level 2 (RDA) driving coach and UKCC coach educator.
RDA Senior coach, Equine Care tutor, North Highland College.

Jane MacInnes

Maryculter Carriage Driving Centre, Aberdeen
Tel: 01224 732310

LHHI (1V) Instruction: Singles to Teams. BC Judge (retired): SCDA Judge. BDS Senior Judge and Test Assessor. RDA Senior Coach and Assessor.

Qualified Instructor for 30 years.
Accommodation available for clients and horses.
Great Learning Centre.

Gillian McKnight

Carrbridge Carriage Driving, Clurry Croft
Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey
Tel: 07533 753414

UKCC Level 2 Carriage Driving Coach, Carriage Driving UK Approved Coach, BDS Road Driving Safety, BHS Stage 2 Horse Care and Knowledge, First Aid, Safeguarding Certificate.

Disclosure checked for coaching and working with children and vulnerable people.

My main areas of coaching are: teaching beginners and novice drivers in the traditional English Coaching Style of rein handling and two-handed rein handling methods, novice dressage, cone and obstacle driving.
Available for lessons and 3-5 day Carriage Driving Courses, Picnic, Special Occasion and Fun Drives

Patsy Muir-Simpson

Kippen, Stirling
Tel: 07799 106118

UKCC Level 2 (driving), RDA coach. BDS 1 and 2.
Drivers with disabilities – all standards.

Janet Pilling

Symington, Lanarkshire
Tel: 07966 495580

UKCC Level 2 (driving)

George Stuart

Glenrothes, Fife
Tel: 01592 563992

BDS Preliminary Teaching Certificate. Available to teach BDS Level 1, BDS Level 2, and BDS Road Driving Assessment. BDS Preliminary Examiner.

Carriage driving tuition with your own turnout in your own area. I have a Distinction Diploma in Equine Behaviour and Psychology, and am a Member of the Institute for Animal Care Education (MIACE).