NEW 2021 - Bennington Single Presentation Carriage

NEW 2021 - Bennington Single Presentation Carriage

Bennington is renowned for design excellence and world class performance. Never happy to sit on our laurels, we are always searching for ways in which we can enhance our carriages and create the greatest possible opportunity for driving success. Recently Team Bennington has been working with Kelly Houtappels, Silver Medal winner at the 2020 World Single Horse Championships and Bennington Brand Ambassador, to design and create some exciting new performance enhancements for our world famous Presentation Carriages.

During the collaborative design process, Kelly identified a number of enhancement opportunities which were designed, prototyped and given a thorough testing, with much success, at the recent event in Saumur in France 2021. Kelly competed in both 2* and 3* events. Kelly said:

“The carriage was fabulous. The new model of Presentation Carriage is elegant and rolls light, giving the horse the freedom to move with expression and suspension. This was the first time driving the new carriage in an international competition and the response and stability in the cones was unbelievable...."

Bennington Presentation Carriage 2021

New features for 2021

  • Rear groom's seat lowered for added stability, especially in the cones driving phase. Provides greater confidence to drive at the competition speeds
  • Rear wheel steering in combination with Bennington's world renowned delayed steering which enables the driver to more easily drive the tight line and switch backs within the cones course
  • Front and rear dampers to add additional stability and provide a more positive driving feel in the carriage
  • Triangulated aluminium wheels to increase strength, utilising the same technology as the wheels fitted to Bennington marathon carriages

The Bennington Single Presentation Carriage retains traditional elegance with cutting edge design and technology. Innovative construction enables this lightweight carriage to easily negotiate complex and demanding cones courses. The Bennington Single Presentation Carriage is used successfully at International Level in both dressage and cone driving phases.

Key Features

Wide range of colour schemes to enable an individual look
Black leather dash board and mud guards
Coach lining on the wheels, springs and chassis in a choice of colours (shown left)
2 front hub steps for easy access
Front lamp brackets and rear lamp bracket
Metal spindle front double seat and rear groom's seat
Detachable sprung pole unit can be fitted to accommodate a pair (if delayed steering not fitted)
Driver operated turntable table brake available as an optional extra

Shafts
Independent swan neck aluminium shafts, covered in a heavy duty black plastic material for ease of cleaning. Brass or white metal shaft tips, black metal tug stops and brass or white metal under breeching dees.

Wheels
Aluminium wheels fitted with solid rubber tyres, running on taper roller bearings and oil seals. Brass or white metal hub caps fitted as standard.

Finish
Powder coated for a quality and durable finish in a wide range of colours. Driver and groom spindle seat, lamp brackets, dash board and mud guards are powder coated black.

Turntable
Ball bearing

Suspension
Parabolic elliptic springs for a comfortable ride on all terrains and a traditional look. Front and rear dampers.

Size range

  Wheel dia. front Wheel dia. rear Springs Approx. Weight Track width Price inc. Vat
12.2 - 13.2hh/ 124 - 134 cms 28"/ 71 cms 37" / 94cms Elliptic springs   Front 131 cms rear 138cms £11,995
14.2 - 15hh/ 144 - 152 cms 30" / 76 cms 37" / 94 cms Elliptic springs   Front 131 cms rear 138 cms £12,125
15.2 - 16.2 hh/ 154 - 164 cms 33" / 84 cms 40" / 102 cms Elliptic springs 213 Kg / 469 lb Front 131 cms rear 138 cms £12,650