Tristar Carriage Driving
The Tristar carriage driving team have had a busy year. Firstly, displaying the coaching team at the Grand National, Aintree for the Royal Mail, who were promoting the launch of a new range of postage stamps featuring past winners of the Grand National.
Another very memorable occasion was being invited by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to drive the coaching team on Sandringham Estate, Norfolk. A fantastic day that ended with having dinner in the company of the Duke.
Displaying in the Royal Welsh Show every year is considered a great honour and privilege, as well as being enjoyable.
At the end of September, the Tristar coach drove along the historic route from Carmarthen to Cardiff, a distance of 85 miles, in memory of Mrs June Williams, who sadly passed away on Christmas day 2015. Three teams of horses were used and were changed over every 10/11 miles. The journey was spread over three days starting from the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel in Carmarthen and ending in the grounds of Cardiff Castle.
A staggering figure of £10,180 was collected along the way for the charity Welsh Hearts (Calonnau Cymru). The money raised will be used to purchase 10 life-saving defibrillators to be installed in suitable places along the route.
The Tristar team would like to thank all who gave up their time to make this event so enjoyable and successful.