Amber O'Neill- In the News
Welcome to my page where copies of magazines features and articles I have written or appeared it can be seen.
I am passionate about Horse Driving Trials and do my best to promote the sport at every oppertunity, which is also great for my sponsors. Below are some examples, which are regularly updated so come back soon.


Ridgeway Rider March 2013


In Harness Magazine February/March 2013


Carriage Driving Magazine February 2013


Carriage Driving Magazine September 2012


BHS Magazine Sept/Oct 2012


Horse and Hound 26th July 2012


In Harness Magazine Summer Issue 2012


Ridgeway Rider Summer 2012


Salisbury Journal June 2012


Arrowhead Magazine May 2012


Ridgeway Rider Magazine 2012



Carriage Driving Magazine October 2011


Carriage Driving Magazine September 2011


 The Daily Mail

Former model and Strictly contestant Jodie Kidd, 33, had her first baby, Indio, with her Argentine polo player boyfriend Andrea Vianini, 40 in September. They split their time between England and Uruguay. Here, she reveals a few of her favourite things...


I’ve become completely hooked on carriage driving. My grandmother was a world champion at driving pairs, so it’s in the family.

It is an extraordinary sport. I had no idea how incredibly technical it is — driving four horses at a flat-out gallop through obstacles is amazing.

I was really hoping that I would slow down a bit after becoming a mum, but as soon as I got on the back of that carriage, I was like, ‘Woo-hoo!’.


My favourite view is from my bedroom window. I can see my garden, as well as the paddock where we’ve just had two foals. We’ve called them Phantom and Spooky.

There’s something very relaxing and calming about that view. I live near Petworth and the South Downs, and it’s simply stunning.

Sport runs in the family: Jodie's grandmother was a world champion at driving pairs

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Written by Sport4Salisbury Reporter
Friday, 09 July 2010
SHREWTON-based Amber O’Neill has been selected for the English Carriage Driving team to
take part in this summer’s Junior World Trophy event in Hungary.
The 16-year-old, who has been driving for eight years, won an individual dressage silver medal
at the event in 2008 but hopes to go one better at this August’s competition in Vecses, where
around 130 drivers from ten countries will compete.
Amber and her pony Fortune Teller, have attended numerous British Young Drivers training
camps over the past year in readiness for this summer’s contest and regularly take on more
senior drivers.
“The training is fun because you get to meet up with all your carriage driving friends without the
pressure of competition,” said Amber.
“Young drivers are spread all over the country so I regularly compete against adults at local
events. Some of them get a bit annoyed when the juniors beat them!"
Amber’s mum, Emma, who is also her groom at the competitions, said: “Hungarians are very
enthusiastic about horse sports in general and carriage driving in particular.
“The event will attract noisy crowds and there will be a great atmosphere. This is a great family
sport and each competitor needs a great team around them so all the family can get involved.”


Arrowhead Magazine October 2009


Horse and Hound 9th October 2008


Salisbury Journal August 2008


Pony Magazine October 2007
Pony Magazine October 2007
Pony Magazine October 2007


In Harness Magazine 2007


British Driving Society Newsletter November 2006


Arrowhead Magazine November 2006


Carriage Driving Magazine October 2006