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CDE-Combined Driving Event
AHSA-American Horse Shows Association
ADS-American Driving Society
FEI-Federation Equestrie Internationale

Many of the listings in this section were initailly researched in the early days of HorseWorldData's formation. Since driving events change from year to year, many of them are surely out of date. If you know of events that no longer exist, please e-mail us. If you would like an event added, just send us a message via our submittal page. HorseWorldData has emerged as more of a reference for items such as publications, than for event tracking. We have found that sites devoted to particular disciplines are much better than we are at such tracking. Four sites to consult are The American Driving Society, The Chronicle of the Horse (see Sporting Calendar section), The Carriage Association of America and Carriage Driving World.


CDE; Coolidge, AZ; March


The Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club Schooling CDE; Carmel Valley, CA; march
Santa Inez Valley Carriage Classic; Los Olivos, CA; April
San Diego Pleasure Driving Club Show; Lakeside, CA; June
Draft Horse Classic; Grass Valley, CA; March 18th, April 15th, May 20th, June 17th and October 21


Bear Creek Treasure Hunt and Picnic Drive (MDO); March
CDS Annual Easter Egg Hunt; March
Rocky Mountain Horse Expo (NW Event Center); April
Colorado Draft Horse and Equipment Auction; Adams County Fairgrounds; April
CDS Beginners Classic; Lookout Mountain Ranch; April
Colorado Classic; April
CDS 2 Phase (MDO); Bay Breeze Farm; May
CDS Larkspur Progressive Fun Drive (MDO); May
Larry Poulin Clinic; Swift Creek Farms; May
Steamboat Carriage Classic and Clinic; Steamboat Springs, CO; June
CDS Non-A-Thon; Spring Meadow Farm (MDO); June
CDS Fun Day, Tandem Meeting (MDO); Parker; July
CDS Clinic with Dr. Leslie Kozsely; July
CDS South Park Picnic Drive; July
Larry Poulin Clinic; Swift Creek Farm; August
CDS Black Forest Map Rally (MDO); August
Pleasure Driving Classes; Colorado State Fair; August
High Prairie CDE; Parker, CO; September
CDS Fun Day/Pleasure Drive; September
Colorado Draft Horse and Equipment Auction; Adams County Fairgrounds; 1October
CDS Annual Halloween Drive (MDO); October
Parker Christmas Carriage Parade; Parker, CO; December
CDS Candy Cane Drive; Kime Ranch (MDO); December


Fairfield Driving Show; Fairfield, CT; August
Litchfield Hills Driving Club Fall Carriage Rally; Harwinton Fairgrounds, Harwinton, Connecticut; September


Valhalla CDE; Lake City, FL; January (
Tampa State Fair Pleasure Show; Tampa, FL; February
Pair Driving Clinic; Wiersdale, FL; February 
Live Oak CDE; Ocala, FL; March
Sunshine Games, Ocala, FL; April
Canterbury Showplace, Inc.
Little Everglades International Combined Driving Event
, Dade City, FL, (


Georgia International CDE,; Conyers, GA; April (


Prairie State Classic; Belvidere, IL; June
Barrington Horse Show Carriage Pleasure Driving Show - ADS; Barrington, IL; July
St James Farm CDE II; Warrenville, IL; August


Horse Progress Days/Small Farm Get-Together; Goshen, IN; July


ADS Annual Meeting; Kansas City; February


Kentucky Horse Park Basic Driving Course; Lexington, KY; October
Kentucky Horse Park Training the Horse for Driving Course; Lexington, KY; November


Middletown Pony Club; Warwick, PA; May
Unicorn Farm CDE; Chesapeake City, MD; May
Fair Hill International CDE & CCI*** Three Day Event; Fair Hill, MD; October


Myopia Horse Driving Trials; Topsfield, MA; May


Minnesota Horse Exp; St. Paul, MN; April


Carriage & Driving Society Of Greater Kansas City CDE; Long View Park, Kansas City, Mo, September; Ride & Drive Show, June; Spring Safety & Harness Clinic, May,


9th International Fjord Horse Show; Libby, MT; September
Big Sky Draft Horse Expo; P O Box 23, Deer lodge, MT 59722; 406-846-3686, , September


Nebraska Pioneer CDE; Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, Tecumseh, NE; May

New Jersey

Gladstone Equestrian Assc. Driving Classic; Gladstone, NJ; May
Fifth Annual IBM/USET Festival of Champions; Gladstone, NJ; June

New York

Kateland Driving Competition; Holley, NY; 4/26; 716-638-5700;
Museums at Stony Brook Magnificent Morgans Program; Stony Brook, NY; April
Mid-Hudson Driving Assc. Combined Driving Event; Stormville, NY; May
Museums at Stony Brook Beautiful Belgians Returns Program; Stony Brook, NY; May
Saratoga Classic Carriage Driving Classic; Saratoga Springs, NY; May
Northampton Driving Society Pleasure Driving Show; Spencerport, NY; June; 716-638-5700;
Elmira Open Carriage Show; Elmira, NY; June; 607-522-3799
Lorenzo Pleasure Driving Show; Cazenovia, NY; July; 315-655-4734
East Aurora Driving Competition; East Aurora, NY; July; 716-652-9062
Walnut Hill 27th Annual Carriage Driving Competition; Pittsford, NY; August; 716-385-2555 (Part 2 of North American Pleasure Driving Championship)

North Carolina

The Carriage Classic in the Pines - ADS;Pinehurst, NC; May


Equine Collection '95 Pleasure Driving Show; Eugene, OR; May
THAPDA Competitive Trail Drive/Performance Trial; Deschutes, OR; June
Autumn Driving Trials, Eagle Creek, Oregon, Katie Reimers, 503-658-6601; October


Williamsport Riding Club Pleasure Driving Competition; Williamsport, PA; May
Brandywine Carriage Driving Show; Unionville, PA; June
Keystone Central Horse Show Driving Competition; Centre Hall, PA; August
Laurels Combined Driving Event, Unionville, PA; September

Rhode Island

Barbara Foster Smith Memorial Ride; Smithfield, RI; May
Rhode Island Carriage Days; Warwick, RI; May


March: Muffy Seaton Carriage Driving Clinic. Open to all levels of drivers and their horses. For more information contact Donna Hornsby at 817-220-2878 or e-mail
March: Sunrise Ridge Horse Driving Trial. ADS approved. Training and Preliminary levels. VSE, Pony and Horse divisions. Novice, Limit, and Open classes. 4th Saturday every March. For more information call Donna Hornsby at 817-220-2878 or e-mail:


Journey's End Carriage & Harness Shop Driving Clinic, Amissville, VA; April


Green Mountain Horse Assc. 15 Mile Competitive Drive; South Woodstock, VT; April


Superior Horse Extravaganza; Superior, WI; May
American Heritage CDE and Clinic; Greenbush, WI; August


World Four-In-Hand Driving Championships; Waregem, Belgium; August



Canadian Pleasure Driving Championships; Mono Hills, Ontario; July
Canadian Carriage Driving Classic; Caledon, Ontario; July (Part 1 of the North American Pleasure Driving Championship)
Can-Am Driving Trials CDE; Mono Hills, Ontario; September


Can-AM 2001 CDE, CAI-B, Ste-Justinede Newton, Quebec; May; 819-478-1411; Fax 819-478-5588


Saskatchewan Combined Driving Club, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; 306-384-0122,


FEI World Pair Driving Championship; Poznan, Poland; August