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6/10/15: Remembering Phil Ferro

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Phil Ferro. In addition to his inspiring work as a OB/GYN medical doctor, Dr. Ferro was a long time ADS member and official. Read more.

6/1/15: ADS Announces Omnibus Available as Free eBook

ADS-recognized competition information is now available for download as free eBook for mobile devices and tablets.

The eBook version of the Omnibus was developed in an effort to make competition information more accessible to drivers and in a format that makes sense for busy competitors. The eBook saves easily to users’ iBook app (iOS devices) or eReader app (Android devices). Download the eBook for free on the Omnibus section of

Once the eBook is downloaded, it can be accessed without a cell signal or an internet connection. Changes will be made regularly and users should make sure to check the ADS website for last minute changes to competitions. In the near future, the eBook version of the Omnibus will be available on iTunes (and will include automatic updates!). Stay tuned for updates and even more features as this new tool evolves from Beta testing.

“We wanted to develop an Omnibus that would incorporate easily with devices that are commonly used on the road at driving events. The Omnibus eBook is designed to be simple and accessible,” says Mike Arnold, ADS President.

Omnibus information is available in three formats. 1) eBook - available for free download. 2) ADS website – click “Omnibus”. 3) Print - available for purchase, order by October 1 (Jan-June competitions) and April 1 (July-December competitions). Please direct questions to Maria Woldt, ADS Staff at

5/5/15: Annual Meeting – Celebrate Driving in California Wine Country!

Members and friends of the American Driving Society (ADS) are encouraged to attend the 41st Annual Members Meeting, September 24-27 in the heart of picturesque Lodi Wine Country - one of California’s major wine growing regions. California is also home to one of the largest ADS-member contingencies in the nation. Registration will open May 15 and close September 8, 2015.

The purpose of the Members Meeting is to connect ADS enthusiasts involved in all areas of the diverse sport of carriage driving. “The Members Meeting is an excellent opportunity to meet up with driving friends from around the country, enjoy educational sessions and beautiful scenery in the heart of Lodi Wine Country,” says Mike Arnold, ADS President.

A committee of diligent volunteers is working to plan a mixture of activities and sessions that will appeal to a wide array of ADS members. This year’s meeting does not include a separate registration for attendees wishing to bring an equine, however area stables are available. Please contact the ADS for more information.

The host hotel for the meeting is the Hampton Inn & Suites, located in Lodi, California. Hotel reservations are not included in meeting registration. Please reference the “American Driving Society” when making reservations for a special group rate. If reserving online, use promotion code "ADS".

Agenda, travel information and registration details are available here. More information about the Members Meeting can be found on the ADS Facebook and Pinterest pages. Please contact the ADS with questions at or (608) 237-7382.



competition updates

July 4: Notara Farm HDT, Prelim for multiples added, POM added
July 4: Morven Park Pleasure Show Changes to awards & divisions
July 5: VT Heritage Days. Organizer change, class clarification
July 10: Inavale CDE Organizer and cones updates
July 12: Waldingfield, VSE schedule clarification
July 18-19: Pacific Region Driven Dressage, show added
July 24-26, Buckeye CDE Division added, multiple changes
August 15-16: Deroche CDE, Secretary address change, judges
August 22-23: BITS Summer Carriage Classic, CANCELLED
September 19-20
: Longview by the Lake, Judge changes
Oct 10-11
, Let's Have Fun, TX, Division added
Oct 14-18, Hermitage Farm CDE, Dressage test changes

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


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