A New Years note from the President




Greetings from OCDA President for 2016- Sharon Crawford Mackay



Thanks to all who supported the club in 2015. There was a good turnout for shows and we hope that this upward trend continues into 2016. Please try to get your entries in for each event as soon as possible to help us prepare. It is most difficult to plan if we have no idea of how many will be attending.

Thanks also to our hardworking executive and of course all our volunteers! We are starting to plan for next year’s activities

The Introduction to Driving clinic is being formatted and more information will be coming soon.

New for 2016, we are planning a seminar with speakers and a lunch in May. Tentative topics are harnessing review, safety, “what the judge is looking for in Dressage/ Pleasure” and we would love any input from you the membership as to what you would like us to include!

A two day driving clinic is in the works, more details to follow!.

June 5th we are planning a Dressage and Cones event at Grand River Raceway in Elora.

Towards the middle of July we are planning an HDT (Horse Driving Trial) at Kim Crawford’s Highland Green Stables in London. There will be Dressage, Cones and a modified marathon in a “schooling” format but run like a regular CDE.

August 28th (date tentative) we will end the season with a Pleasure show (perhaps Dressage and Cones as well) again at Grand River Raceway.

We are sad to announce that Jeff has stepped down as President and we thank him for all his years of dedication and hard work to support the sport he loves. We hope to see him out this year competing and not working so hard! Good luck in the coming year Jeff!!

My door is always open to any suggestions to improve our club and support carriage driving in Ontario and anywhere for that matter.

Please come out and support the OCDA!!


Sharon Crawford Mackay