Pleasure drive at Logan Farm Evandale. 2015 D'Attelage De Tradition 2015 D'Attelage De Tradition 2015 D'Attelage De Tradition

Formed in 1995, the Tasmanian Horse Drawn Vehicle Foundation is Tasmania's largest group of enthusiasts dedicated to the collection, preservation, display and use of horse drawn vehicles in Tasmania.  We regularly hold horse-drawn vehicle drives.  Restoration and vehicle conservation are also important roles the Foundation undertakes.  We are a not-for-profit organisation with any monies raised used in the purchase of restoration material used in the museum displays. 

Training Days.We hold training days at Edinburgh Park Gravelly Beach (click here for a Google map and directions).  Beginners to advanced welcome as are spectators.  Bring a cut lunch and something to drink and enjoy the day.

The Museum.
The museum is presently "under construction", in that it will be located at Entally House, Hadspen.  Entally House & Entally Lodge (the old Ruthreglen - opposite Entally House) are presently undergoing quite a bit of restoration and building work.  As this work is completed our display carriages will be rearranged to suit the areas better.  Quite an exciting time!  It is also hoped to have a working "refurbishment shed" where work can be undertaken to restore some of the carriages to their former glory.  There are some photos in the album of some of our collection being placed in storage.

** Update **

With Entally House and Entally Lodge (formerly Rutherglen) now open and operational, our museum has come to life.  As well as carriages scattered throughout Entally House Estate, in the new museum at Entally Estate, along with some of the owner's private car collection, we have on display our carriages.  More pictures are in the photo album under museum.  More vehicles are being added all the time, an ocean racing boat is the latest addition. 

Looking for a way of filling in an afternoon?  This could be just the place!


  We are in some mighty fine company!

Our objectives:
- the collection, preservation, display and use of horse drawn vehicles
- to use, maintain and pass on the skills of the carriage building trades eg. wheelwrighting, timber bending, upholstery and painting of the framework.
Members of the foundation have experience and expertise in a number of areas including vehicle identification, conservation and restoration.

Today - Participation
participation and inclusion is encouraged in the thdvf.
activities include:
pleasure driving
harness training days
showing in harness
period displays and drives
competition events include:
obstacle driving (cones)

Tomorrow - Encouraging
whether you are a complete beginner in harness driving or a more experienced  driver, you are welcomed and encouraged.

regular training and instructional days are held covering, driving, showing, restoration, and competition activities.

through its affiliation with the ACDS there are also activities and opportunities for junior drivers.



Joining the Tasmanian Horse Drawn Vehicle Foundation Inc. has many advantages.

  • A monthly newsletter keeps you informed of whats happening around the state.
  • Pleasure driving days out in the country.
  • Training days at Edinburgh Park Gravelly Beach
  • Friendship with other like-minded equestrian people
  • Access to our Yahoo! group
  • Being affiliated with the Australian Carriage Driving Society gives:
  • 24/7 Public Liability and 24/7 Personal Accident Insurance
  • National quarterly magazine
  • National club activities and newsletters 


You can download a membership form on our LINKS page, or contact us via the on-line form and someone will contact you shortly.


2017-2018 Officer Bearers.

President - David Potter.

Vice President - Norma Potter.

Secretary - Susan Prewer.   

Treasurer - Lee Ann Hill.    


Club Representative to State body -  Susan Prewer.

News Editor - Saskia Rietvelt.

Publicity/Web Presence - David Potter.

Committee Members - Suzanne MacDonald, Michael MacDonald.


Club delegates to State Branch.

Susan Prewer – Club Rep to State

Saskia Rietveld – Junior development

Michael MacDonald - Historical

Publicity Officer - David Potter


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