This program is intended to recognize, encourage and inspire drivers in American Driving Society Combined Driving Events in the Intermediate Division. 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 our country.
Scores from any ADS-approved CDE occurring after this year’s annual meeting can be used (see explanation below); the cut-off date for scores that count for the first Championship is the last Friday in August.
There will be a Champion and Reserve Champion for Intermediate classes as set forth herein:
Should a tie in scores occur, placings will be decided by:
If all those are equal, a coin toss will determine placings.
Champion: Dwayne Pash
Reserve: Karen Milojevich
Champion: Nifty Hamilton
Reserve: Brooke Tadlock
Champion: Boots Wright
Reserve: Mary Phelps
Reserve: Paul Grippa
Champion: Stan Packard
Champion: Craig Grange
Reserve: Paul Maye
Champion: Doris Leacy from Arizona
Reserve: Cheryl Rivers from Vermont
Champion: Nifty Hamilton from Florida
Reserve: Barb Chapman from Michigan
Champion: Boots Wright from Florida
Reserve: Carina Crawford from California
Champion: Jacques Lemieux from Quebec
Reserve: Max Montoya from Kentucky
Champion: Stan Packard from California
Champion: Craig Grange from Florida
(Other classes did not have qualifying contestants.)
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Champion: Karen Lenberg, Yakima, WA (298.38)
Champion: Doris Leacy, Oro Valley, AZ (223.21)
Reserve Champion: Rebecca Gutierrez, Windsor, SC (239.20)
Champion: Boots Wright, Ocala, FL (223.74)
Reserve Champion: Kari Harmon, Hamilton, OH (286.68)
Champion: Stan Packard, Wilton, CA (390.37)
Champion: John Levy, Grass Valley, CA (227.46)
Reserve Champion :Barbara Chapman, Metamora, MI (233.56)
Champion: Jacques Lemieux, St Gervais, QC (252.91)
Reserve Champion: Max Montoya, Hebron, KY (266.81)
Single Pony Champion: Suzy Stafford, Delaware, 219.87
Reserve: Bettina Scherer, Florida, 230.96
Single Horse Champion: Scott Adcox,Florida, 210.78
Reserve: Barb Chapman, Michigan, 228.02
Pair Pony Champion: Boots Wright, Florida, 219.40
Reserve: Linda Yutzy, Texas, 302.37
Pair Horse Champion: Zenon Gal, Illinois, 262.93
Reserve: Jacques Lemieux, Quebec, 279.91
Four-in-Hand Pony Champion: Frank Luetz, California, 426.97
Single VSE Champion: Karen Lenberg,Washington, 330.68
Single Pony Champion: Dwayne Pash, New Jersey, 211.61
Reserve: Tracey Morgan, Maryland, 218.21
Single Horse Champion: Lowell Nelson, Washington, 196.61
Reserve: Kim Stover, Delaware, 232.85
Pair Pony Champion: Boots Wright, Florida, 222.22
Reserve: Megan Benge, South Carolina, 290.95
Pair Horse Champion: Wiebe Dragstra, North Carolina, 245.67
Reserve: Pat Hastings, Vermont, 286.48
Four-in-Hand Pony Champion: Frank Luetz, California, 323.24
Reserve: Katie Whaley, Kentucky, 333.39
Single VSE Champion: Lori Hanes, Washington, 259.15
Reserve: Mandy Hood, Washington, 265.58
Single Pony Champion: Paul Maye, Virginia, 206.49
Reserve:Janelle Marshall, South Carolina, 212.22
Single Horse Champion: Lowell Nelson, Washington, 200.88
Reserve: Jill Warren-Pond, California, 227.14
Pair Pony Champion: Boots Wright, Florida, 233.54
Reserve: Sherri Dolan, New Jersey, 255.72
Pair Horse Champion: Fritz Grupe, California, 243.65
Reserve: Pat Hastings, Vermont, 245.21
Four-in-Hand Pony Champion: Heather Schneider, Florida, 380.90
Single VSE Champion: Merridy Hance, Washington, 300.66
Reserve: Mandy Hood, Washington, 309.75
Pair VSE Champion: Wanda Lusk, Washington, 283.03
Single Pony Champion: Terri Jones, Washington, 197.70
Reserve: Debbie Schuster, Ohio, 200.46
Single Horse Champion: Megan Sibiga, Oregon, 186.01
Reserve: Nifty Hamilton, Florida, 209.41
Pair Pony Champion: Linda Yutzy, Texas, 235.74
Reserve: Donna Yanik, Oregon, 246.57
Pair Horse Champion: Pat Hastings, Vermont, 253.03
Reserve: Rae Fischer Ontario, 255.06
Four-in-Hand Pony Champion: Eleanor Gallagher, North Carolina, 321.17
Reserve: Heather Schneider, Florida, 365.71
Four-in-Hand Horse Champion: Gerard Paagman, Alberta, 511.72
Single VSE Champion: Merridy Hance, Washington, 230.02
Pair VSE Champion: Wanda Lusk, Washington, 283.99
2014 Preliminary Single VSE
2014 Preliminary Pair VSE
2014 Intermediate Single VSE
2014 Preliminary Single Pony
2014 Preliminary Pair Pony
2014 Preliminary Single Horse
2014 Preliminary Pair Horse
2014 Preliminary Four-In-Hand Horse
2014 Intermediate Single Pony
2014 Intermediate Pair Pony
2014 Intermediate Single Horse
2014 Intermediate Four-In-Hand Horse
2014 Intermediate Four-in-Hand Pony
The American Driving Society (ADS) is pleased to announce the host venues for the head-to-head driven North American Preliminary and the North American Intermediate Championships. The Preliminary Championships will be held at the Longview by the Lake CDE, September 17-19 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Intermediate Championships will be held at the Katydid CDE, November 4-7 in Aiken, South Carolina. New this year, VSE Championships will be held along with each championship.
Each event will be a driven championship, taking place over a single competition weekend. Now in its third year, the North American Championships change location every year to allow drivers in various areas the opportunity to compete.
Program criteria (Updated 7/20/15) - Includes competitor and venue information
Preliminary Championship Application (for potential host venues)
Intermediate Championship Application (for potential host venues)
Please read through the 2016 North American Championships Criteria. There are specific requirements for both Preliminary and Intermediate Championship divisions. Because of these separate requirements, each Championship has a dedicated Omnibus Bid / Entry form. This will hopefully make the process easier and quicker for you. Please be aware that you will still need to submit the regular Omnibus Entry Form for your full Combined Driving Event.
Immediately following the due date, August 15, the Combined Driving Committee and the Event Standards Committee will meet and evaluate the submissions. Any additional materials, relative to your venue, would be of interest to the committees. Photographs and previous course/obstacle maps would be appreciated.
Program questions? Contact Marc Johnson, Director / Chair ADS Combined Driving Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions By Section:
Section 1: Please be sure to E-mail the form to Omnibus@americandrivingsociety.org only. This way each form will be collected in the same manner and not be lost.
Section 2: Please fill out all names required in the grey fields. Turnout and Class information is already entered on the form as given in the criteria.
Section 3: Each Official field is required by the criteria. Please check the “Judges List” to verify that your intended official has the proper licensing as listed in the 2016 NA Championships Criteria.
Section 4: Please list all Fees. We understand that some may be different from your non-championship divisions.
Section 5: Please be as specific as possible with your tentative schedule. Please be aware the First Inspection is a requirement at both championships and needs to be scheduled prior to the start of Dressage, usually the afternoon before.
Section 6: Dressage tests should be chosen to satisfy requirements in the criteria. For the Preliminary Championships, please choose tests with Presentation on the Move (POM). Please specify modified Arena sizes for VSEs. Include footing type and any other important Dressage information.
Section 7: Please describe your intended Marathon. Sections requirements and number of obstacles are already specified. Any maps and photographs available of your course would be appreciated with your bid.
Section 8: Please describe your Cones arena. Is there a bridge or water in the arena?
Electronic timing is required for the Intermediate Championships. Should your organization have trouble satisfying this requirement, the CDC will assist you. Please ask!
Please indicate if you will be using “Minimum Clearance” or “Standard Settings” for measuring cones. (These choices are different from “Standard Width” in the rules.)
Section 9: Other information about your competition is listed here. The twice around rule is governed specifically by the 2016 NA Championship Criteria. Championship awards are provided by the ADS. Food and accommodation listings are important for consideration. Please generate a complete list.
Section 10: Approval by your competition TD is required. Please be sure the completed form has been sent to your TD prior to submitting the bid.
The 2017 ADS North American Championship locations have been announced!
More information to follow
Championship Venue Name: The Grand Oaks Resort - 3000 Marion County Rd - Weirsdale, FL 32195
Championship Venue Name: Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park
Application due date extended to Oct 15, 2016.
The ADS North American Championships are part of the Awards Programs promoting Drivers/Athletes in the Preliminary and Intermediate Divisions.
Timeline for 2017 Championships:
September 30 October 15, 2016 - 2017 Bid Documents due at ADS office from Host Organizers
2017 Intermediate NA Championships - Omnibus Info & Bid Form
2017 Preliminary NA Championships - Omnibus Info & Bid Form
October 20, 2016 - Host recommendation at Scheduled Board of Director’s meeting for approval.
October 24, 2016 - 2017 Hosts will be announced
July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017- Competition dates (season) for ADS NA Championships
2017 Preliminary Championship Competitor Criteria:
2017 Intermediate Championship Competitor Criteria:
2017 Preliminary Championship Host Requirements:
2017 Intermediate Championship Host Requirements:
Hours of Driving Log for Youth Recreational Championship
***To be awarded by the ADS each year by the end of December with the winners published in The Wheelhorse
Open to any ADS member under 21 years of age - at the time of the event of the submitted scores - on his best verifiable scores sent in by applicant and achieved during the 12 months preceding the closing date of November 30th of each year.* Only correct and complete filled ADS Youth Championship Applicant Forms to qualify. Drivers can apply in any or all of the disciplines, but can win only one discipline per year. ADS Youth Championship's Award decisions to be final and not protestable.
To be awarded to the lowest total score in penalty points from any ADS recognized CDE or HDT on Preliminary level or above (no Training Level, no ADT’s). HDT Scores to be adjusted by adding 15%. Thereafter Preliminary scores to be taken as posted, Intermediate Level scores to be credited 15% of total score and Advanced Level scores to be credited 30% of total score. Ties to be broken by best dressage scores.
Example: Competitor A sends in his best score reached at a ADS CDE on Prelim level with 96.73 penalty points. Competitor B sends in his best score on Interm. level with 115.63, Competitor C has his best score on Adv. level with 132.16, and Competitor D has his best score as Preliminary Level HDT 86.22.
A gets 96.73, B gets 115.63 ./. 15% = 98.29, C gets 132.16 ./. 30% = 92.51, and D gets 86.22 + 15% = 99.15 . So C wins, followed by A, B and D.
We have phased out the PD Youth Championship point program due to lack of participation.
To be awarded to the driver who drove the most hours during the time from last December 1st * up to November 30th (or his 21th birthday, which ever came first) on a diary of every hour driven with date and driving time with each entry signed to be true and correct by an adult ADS member. Only hours driven himself to be entered - not hours as groom or passenger.
ADS members who enjoy recreational driving will be able to earn recognition for time spent in its pursuit, with the start of the ADS Hours to Drive Program which began April 1, 2008.
The program, which will operate on the honor system, is designed to be a simplified version of the old ADS “miles program” for recreational drivers. You drive your horse or pony and write down the number of hours, on the log sheet spent on the box seat that day.
Hours to Drive Program
Youth Log Form
Drivers can earn an “Awards Pin” for 100 hours, 250 hours, 500 hours, 750 hours and 1000 hours of cumulative driving, by completing a log form. Logs must be returned before November 30, so we can report on members who have reached a milestone in the Whip and on the Web site.
Youth can earn credit towards an end of the year Youth Recreational Championship award.
Have fun doing the thing you love to do most...driving!
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