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3/10/16: Organizer Webinar

Did you miss the most recent organizer webinar? Watch it here!

2/16/16: ADS Announces Host Venues for North American Championships

The American Driving Society (ADS) is pleased to announce the host venues for the head-to-head driven North American Preliminary and the North American Intermediate Championships. The Preliminary Championships will be held at the Longview by the Lake CDE, September 17-19 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Intermediate Championships will be held at the Katydid CDE, November 4-7 in Aiken, South Carolina. New this year, VSE Championships will be held along with each championship.

Learn more about the NA Championships

2/10/16: Omnibus Submission Deadline Changed

At the January ADS board meeting, the Omnibus sumission deadlines were changed to be more organizer-friendly. Please make note of the new deadlines. Organizers can learn more about the necessary forms to seek ADS recognition for events on the Organizers page.

New submission deadlines:

Events held July to December 2016, Applications DUE APRIL 1
Events held January to June 2017, Applications DUE OCTOBER 1

2/1/16: Nominations Sought for ADS Board of Directors
From Pat Cheatham, Chair Nominating Committee

It’s time to begin assembling a slate for Officers and Directors who will serve a two-year term between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018. These slates will be published on the 1st of July this year and will be voted upon during the 2016 Annual Membership and Board of Directors-elect meetings in Southern Pines, NC respectively. The membership will elect the Board of Directors and the elected Directors will elect the Officers. I ask all ADS members to think about the tasks and challenges faced by our Society and submit names of persons they would like to have as an Officer or Director. You may send suggestions to Please tell us which position you would like to see your candidate serve and why, along with the individual’s e-mail address and phone number.

Read the full article and supporting documents

Nominating Committee List

1/19/16: NYC Carriage Horses

Have you been following the ongoing issues related to the carriage horses of New York City? As an organization, the ADS supports the city's carriage horses and drivers.

Jeff Morse, ADS Pleasure Driving Committee Chair has created a news hub for articles related to the carriage horses of NYC. Learn more at




competition updates

View all ADS recognized events in the electronic version of the Omnibus

April 2-3, Sunrise Ridge DT - Added Intermediate
May 13-15, Carriage Classic in the Pines - Show cancelled
May 21, Carolina Carriage Club HDT - Secretary change
May 21, James River ADT - Dressage start time
June 11-12, Columbus Carriage Festival - Date change
June 18-19, Moven Park Pleasure Show Combined Test and Cross Country Pleasure Show - various changes
June 24-26, Bromont International Driving - Entries close date change, Test Change (see omnibus listing)
August 6-7 Eastern Iowa Carriage Glow - Added Divisions-Multiples


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