Never ones to sit still, the Chardon Team at Chardon Paardonsport is adjusting to the world wide quarantine in Den Hoorn, Netherlands (near Delft) With a busy stable of over 100 horses, boarders, and a full fledged Equestrian School, all is on hold...
Posted on Mar 17, 2020
On Monday October 14th, the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) organised a draw to determine the legs in which each of the ten drivers involved in the 2019-2020 season of the FEI Driving World Cup would compete. Lyon and its Longines Equita...
Posted on Oct 17, 2019
Our very own Mary Phelps will be representing the United States of America at the 2019 FEI World Driving Championship for Ponies Competition which runs from Wednesday, September 25 through Sunday, September 29, 2019. Follow Mary and her Flying...
Posted on Sep 23, 2019
The world’s top four in hand drivers were invited to Samorin, for the inaugural event which featured a total of 15,000 EU in prize money. The current indoor FEI World Cup Champion Bram Chardon, made the 800 mile trip from the Netherlands with 6 horses. It was not the showdown with Boyd Exell and World Cup Sliver Medalist Koos De Ronde, and his father Ijsbrand, who opted not to make the trip.
Posted on Jul 28, 2019
After an 18 hour drive from the Netherlands to Slovakia, 2018-2019 World Cup Driving Champion Bram Chardon and 6 horses competed in the first phase of the competition with a commanding lead over Glen Geerts (BEL) and Chester Weber (USA). A smiling...
Posted on Jul 27, 2019
When we covered the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, Tryon and posted photos of the team driven by Bram Chardon, everyone was asking about the white Lippizaner Pandur. The smaller right leader in the team of big brown Dutch Driving horses captured...
Posted on Jul 14, 2019
We are semi settled in out Euro location for the next three months. We found a lovely cottage for a reasonable price in the village of Schipluiden, Netherlands. It is located just 2 miles from Manege Chardon, where I am boarding and training my four ponies with Bram Chardon. Living the dream of having daily access to top training in the sport of Combined Driving. I am finally able to do what I love, combined with the work that I love thanks to our incredible team.
Posted on Jul 12, 2019
Bram Chardon of the Netherlands is the new FEI Driving World Cup™ champion, after taking the title from reigning king Boyd Exell of Australia in a stunning upset this in Bordeaux.
Posted on Feb 10, 2019
The Dutch are known for their blistering marathon, proven by yet another marathon win for Koos De Ronde, who did a repeat of his Aachen effort in July. But it was a “black day for team Chardon” where both Father Ijsbrand and son Bram made uncharacteristic errors.
Posted on Oct 16, 2018
Watch the Video - Bram Chardon 4-in-hand Reinsmanship part 1 To help spectators as well as drivers learning the skills of four in hand driving, Bram Chardon has created a video to explain the intracacies of handling the reins - also known as lines of...
Posted on Jul 28, 2018