Welcome to Nettlestead Carriage Driving

I began carriage driving in the early 1990s, having ridden as a child and then returned to my love of horses by becoming involved with heavy horses with the Working Horse Trust where I learnt to long rein and drive farm carts.

My first driving horse was a Friesian gelding, Baron, bought from Harrods! He gave me 15 years of pleasure before succumbing to colic. I have had a number of horses since Baron, including a coloured stallion and more recently KWPNs geldings.  I have 2 competitionhorses, Enzo (6) andNiall (15). I drive them singly and as a tandem (one behind the other). Both have been driven in pair (side by side) but not together or with me. In tandem Enzo generally goes in the lead. Together this turnout and I have attended a few carriage driving competitions (equivalent to riding’s Eventing), been to two Tandem Meets in 2021 and 2022 where we attained and maintained traditional standards to earn me my Tandem Bars.

Buy obstacles, cones and other items from Jane Lamb


Examples of the items listed below can be seen by prior appointment. On placement of an order, an invoice will be issued and purchasers are asked to pay 50% of the invoice upon receipt with the balance on delivery.

• Square obstacles
• Triangle obstacles
• Extra Long Rails
• Obstacle Letters
• Cones
• Cone Balls
• Cone Number sleeves
• Cone Numbers


Zilco Europe – Equestrian Products

With origins in Australia and New Zealand in the early 1960s, the Zilco group is now a pre-eminent supplier of equestrian products worldwide.

Visit Zilco YouTube channel to find out more.


Over the years I have amassed quite a bit collection learning that what works well for one horse does not necessarily do so for another. Now having in excess of 90 bits for horses and ponies, with the odd duplication, I want to offer “try before you buy” to other like-minded drivers who have found that their horse/pony does not go well in the traditional straight bar bit.

I do not hold stocks of bits but can have them made to order within a couple of weeks, if they are not bog standard. I offer my own on loan for a small fee which may be refunded if a new bit is subsequently ordered.

I can also supply metal, leather and elastic curbs of various lengths, plus leather bit guards.

Occasionally, I also have other stock for sale: FEI squashy cones, leather long reins, rugs, horses or carriages.


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