Jane MacInnes is a Light Harness Horse Instructor (LHHI) and an International Judge. She holds the British Driving Society Stage 4 level of Competence (Teams and Tandems) which is the highest qualification attainable for carriage driving.
Jane is a livestock farmer who also has had a lifelong involvement with horses, and has been driving since 1972. She has competed with much success at all levels, both in the show-ring and in national Horse Driving Trials.
She has evented with every combination (except horse team), but is best remembered with her team of grey Welsh Mountain ponies. She is a British Driving Society Approved Panel Judge, a Horse Driving Trials Judge, a Riding for Disabled (Driving) Assessor, a BDS examiner to all levels and gained her Tandem Bars in 1990.
Jane is the Presenter of the widely acclaimed carriage driving instructional videos `Between the Shafts` and 'Double Up' which were produced at the Maryculter Centre and are sold worldwide (available to order from this website)
She started the Maryculter Driving for Disabled group in 1986, and has been deeply involved ever since with people with all forms of disability. She developed the Assessment for AB whips (drivers) whilst on the National committee, trains drivers, and speaks at seminars throughout the UK
Jane frequently writes articles for `Carriage Driving` and other magazines. She lectures, advises, and teaches internationally and has taught in Australia and Ireland, as well as many parts of the UK
Ewan and Jane are currently enjoying driving their team of horses, which they have trained themselves.