CARRIAGE drivers from across the country converged on a small Tynedale village on Bank Holiday weekend for a new equestrian event.

Bywell Horse Driving Trials were held at Bywell Parks at Bywell Hall on Saturday and Sunday.

Organiser Patti Atkinson said the there were 70 entrants taking part, with competitors travelling from Kent, Lincolnshire and Scotland to join a strong set of Northumberland entrants.

“It was absolutely brilliant. I have had so much positive feedback from the competitors and from the stewards,” she said. It is hoped the event will now be held annually at Bywell.