Mark owns and runs the Fenix carriage and Driving Centre; he is one of the greatest ambassadors in the sport of carriage driving, and has been associated with it since childhood.
Marks whole life has been centred around horses and carriages. He started his driving career at the age of eight, and has been training horses ever since.
He has competed successfully for over 40 years, with notable successes being pony four in hand national champion for three successive years, winning numerous occasions abroad in driving trials. In the show ring, he has been twice BDS Show champion, and drove produced a tandem of horses to his own made Cocking Cart to win the Horse of the Year Show in 1996, amongst his many championships.
The Royal Windsor Horse Show, in 2005, was history in the making when Mark won the coaching championships with an Coach he made and team of horses he trained. He has won again four years since.
Mark has become a well known international competitor. He often competes with a horse team as well as running Fenix Carriages, teaching internationally and judging at competitions worldwide
Mark started Fenix Carriages in 1975, from the need for a carriage that could withstand the rigours of competition; and has built a business with the reputation of making the finest carriages. in addition, the restoration workshops turn out work of the highest standard, and attention to detail, on some of the most important and historical carriages in the world. ,
Mark is currently president of the Coaching Club of Great Britain, and a Steward of the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers, from whom Fenix has received three awards.
Mark is well qualified and experienced to help you in any way he can, he is
- UKCC Coach
- BDS Stage 4 and LHHI Qualified
- BDS Panel Judge
- Horse Driving Trials Judge and Technical Delegate, Course builder and Designer.
He has taught throughout the uk and Ireland, and internationally in Australia, New Zealand, America, Russia,and the Chanel Islands.