Ontario Carriage Driving Association provides this calendar as an aid to its members and readers. Some events may not be exactly as stated, and it is therefore up to the reader to verify with the organizers.

NB: We also list other driving events in and possibly close enough to Ontario to attend which offer driving opportunities (as well as a very few events throughout the U.S. or internationally that may be of interest for traveling types). 

Acronyms
EOPDS
= Eastern Ontario Pleasure Driving Society
OCDA
= Ontario Carriage Driving Association
TCCA
= Tri-County Carriage Driving Association
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Dates marked with “?” are still in the planning stages… dates, venue and/or format are subject to change. To add or amend an event listing, please email us.

March


March 10,2018
Tri County Education Clinic

Focus on Groom and Related topics. More info to follow.www.

Copetown Community Centre

March


March 14-19
Live Oak International

Live Oak International
When
8 – 12 Mar 2017
Where
2215 SW 11th Ave, Ocala, FL 34471, USA (map)
Description
Organizer: Damian Guthrie
email: dg@magnoliaequity.com
phone: (786) 303 2681
website: http://www.liveoakinternational.com/

Ocala, Florida

April


Friday April 27, Saturday April 28
Martin’s Annual Spring Auction

www.martinauctioneers.com

Lebanon Fairgrounds, Lebanon, PA

April


April 6-8th
Can Am All Breeds Equine Expo

www.canamequine.ca

Markham , Ontario

April


April 12-15
Southern Pines Combined Driving Event

Southern Pines Combined Driving Event
When
April12-15
Where
Carolina Horse Park • 2814 Montrose Rd. • Raeford, North Carolina 28376 (map)

Organizer: Kelly Valdes • fkvaldes@gmail.com • (910) 603-2449 • P O Box 369 • Southern Pines , North Carolina 28388

Southern Pines, North Carolina

April


April 19-22
FEI Combined Driving TEST Event
WEG, Tryon, North Carolina

May


Saturday May 5,2018
Introduction to Driving Horses and Ponies

Hands On Driving Clinic for New and Novice Drivers. 1Hands On New and Novice Clinic – May 5 2018 Hands On New and Novice Clinic – May 5 2018

Bryn Gwyntog, Simcoe, Ontario

May


May 16-17th
Driving Clinic with Kelly Houtappels Bruder

A driving clinic with CDE Driver Kelly Houtappels Bruder. Kelly is ranked 4th in the FEI standings. She is coming over from the Netherlands, to share her knowledge with us. The clinic is full, with a waiting list, for drivers. However, auditors are welcome at $40/day. These monies, will go towards Kellys quest to be on the podium at the World Singles Championships in August. Kelly will be representing Canada!

More information:  laurie@windyknollfarm.ca

Address: 7218 Sideroad 14. Ariss, Ontario

 

Windy Knoll Farm, Ariss, Ontario

June


June 7,8,9,10
Orleton Farm CT, SD, Pleasure Drive and Pleasure Show

Orleton Farm Combined Driving Test, Super Derby, Cross Country Pleasure Drive and Pleasure Driving Show
When
8 – 11 Jun 2017
Where
Orleton Farm, 31 Prospect Hill Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262 (map)
Description
Event Website: colonialcarriage.org
Start Date: 6/8/2017
End Date: 6/11/2017

Open date: March 1, 2017
Closing Date: May 19, 2017

Organizer: Harvey Waller • westgate • (413) 441-4682 • • 31 Prospect Hill Rd • Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262

Organizer #2: Ann Willey • westgate@taconic.net • (518) 392-6583 • 299 Pond Hill Rd • Chatham, New York 12037

Stockbridge, MA

June


June 8-10
Austringer Haven Farm HDT

Classes for VSE , small pony, pony, horse

Training, preliminary, intermediate divisions

For more information and entry forms: Contact Jackie Shute

Website:  www.austringerhavenfarm.com

 

 

Campbellford,Ontario

June


Saturday June 16,2018
Pleasure driving/dressage and cones show/including cross country

Dressage and cones in the morning. In the afternoon, a pleasure driving show, including a fun cross country course.

Dressage tests : Training test #2

Preliminary test #6

Intermediate test Canter test #1

Entry form and waiver below:

 

OCDA Pleasure Show Entry 2018

 

OCDA WAIVER 2018

 

Windy Knoll Farm, Ariss,Ontario

June


June 21-24
Lexington Pleasure Driving Show

 

Organizer; Kathy Courtemanche

coot1953@yahoo.com

Phone; 859-588-1933

Kentucky Horse Park, KY

June


June 22-25
Metamora CDE

Metamora CT and CDE
When
22 – 25 Jun
Where
Windrush Farm, Metamora MI (map)
Description
Organizer: Darlene Daly
email: ddaly0037@gmail.com

Metamora Michigan

June


June 29-July 1
Bromont International CDE

Bromont International
When
29 June-July 1
Where
Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park • 450, chemin de Gaspe, CP98 • Bromont, QC, CANADA, J2L1A9 (map)
Description

Organizer: Roger Deslauriers • driving@internationalbromont.org • (450) 534-0787 • • 450, chemin de Gaspe, CP98 • Bromont,QC, CANADA, J2L1A9

Event Website: www.bromontdriving.org

Bromont, QC

July


July 6-8th
Great Lakes Carriage Classic

Please visit our website  www.tricountycarriage.com, Prize list will be posted in March.

Reach Huron, Clinton

August


Sunday August 19
OCDA HDT

Dressage, cones and marathon, all in one day!  If you only want to do dressage and cones, that is an option.

Tests will be  Training test #2, Preliminary #6

Located at the beautiful farm of Bill and Pam MacGillivray just between Georgetown and Acton.

No stabling available.

Download entry form: OCDA entry form HDT – 2018

Download waiver :OCDA WAIVER 2018

Glencameron Farm , Limehouse, Ontario

August


August 19-20
EOPDS Driving Clinic with Nicole Cable

Contact Mary Mulligan mianfarm@xplornet.com

(613)692-3296

Mian Farm, Manotick, Ontario

September


August 31-Sept 2nd
Labour Day HDT at BDF

VSE, Small pony, Large pony, Horse, Multiples

Training, Preliminary and Intermediate divisions

This show is OE sanctioned. OE membership required.

Full Schedule of Events can be found on their website. http://drivingatbdf.webs.com/labour-day-hdt-2018

Updates can be found on the  Facebook Page for:  BDF  Equestrian.

Prize list will be available shortly.

BDF Equestrian in Flesherton, ON

September


September 7-10th
Villa Louis Carriage Classic

Pleasure Driving Event

Contact Mike Rider (608)-326-4436

Info@carriageclassic.com or CarriageClassic.com

Praire du Chien, Wisconsin

September


September 15
Tri County Show

Combined Test Day

 

Paris Show Grounds

September


September 28- October 1
ADS Northeast Region Drive

ADS Northeast Region Recreational Drive
When
28 Sep – 1 Oct 2017
Where
Rockefeller Preserve • P o Box8444 • Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591 (map)
Description
Open date: 7/1/2017
Closing Date: 9/21/2017
Organizer: Leona Anastasi • lanastasi@charter.net • (774) 276-0490 • (774) 276-0490 • 584 Prospect Street • Woodstock, Connecticut 06281

Rockefeller Preserve, Sleepy Hollow NY

October


October
The National Drive and ADS Members meeting

ADS Annual Members Meeting @ The National Drive
When

Hoosier Park, Indiana