The ADS offers several championships and award programs that recognize the efforts of members both in competition and out.
The ADS Calculated Championships
is a program designed to recognize, encourage and inspire drivers in ADS Combined Driving Events in the Preliminary and Intermediate divisions. The program is designed to enable these drivers to measure themselves against others at the same level of proficiency, acknowledging that it is not practical for them to meet to compete head-to-head because of the size of the US and Canada.
The ADS Centennial Club
recognizes carriage drivers and their one equine partner whose combined ages total 100 years or more.
The ADS North American Championships
celebrate drivers in the Preliminary and Intermediate Divisions at an annually designated event that host the championships.
The ADS Youth Championships
are open to any drivers under the age of 21 and are awarded in three divisions: Pleasure Driving, Combined Driving, and Recreational Driving.
The ADS Driven Dressage Awards
recognize drivers who have four tests per level with a score of 48 penalty points or below, or 70% or above. Drivers earn Medals and pins for each of the four levels.
ADS Hours to Drive
is a popular recognition program for drivers who log their hours on the box seat.
ADS continues the Hours to Drive Regional Challenge
for the ADS Regions across the US and Canada to compete for the most logged hours driving.
ADS Volunteer of the Year honors one member each year who is dedicated to driving through their volunteerism.
Join us as we honor our award winners each year at the ADS Annual Meeting Awards Gala!