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Heidi Ferguson, Milford, DE

Territory: New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington DC

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Published on Friday, March 10, 2017

United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and The American Driving Society (ADS) Reach Preliminary Agreement to Reinstate ADS as the USEF Driving Affiliate

Cross Plains, WI & Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and The American Driving Society, Inc. (ADS) have reached a preliminary agreement that resolves the issues pertinent to enabling the restoration of the ADS as the USEF affiliate for the driving discipline. The leadership of both organizations are delighted that progress could be made and that it will be possible to continue their 40+ year relationship to the benefit of all of our driving competitors, officials, competitions, and the driving sport, and to be able to consider the driving affiliate matter to be settled.

Murray Kessler, President of the USEF, and Mike Arnold, President of ADS, jointly issued the following statement: “Together, the USEF and ADS look forward to utilizing the best of both organizations to further enhance the quality and participation in the driving sport throughout this country and abroad, while at the same time implementing the Safe Sport and Clean Sport policies that are critical to the future of equestrian sports.”

Details of the agreement, along with the restoration of the Affiliate Status of the ADS, which are subject to the approval of both the ADS and USEF Boards of Directors, are expected to be released within the next few weeks.
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Mid-Atlantic Region Driving Clubs

The tabs below are organized by state.  Click on a tab to see the driving clubs, along with their contact information, for each state in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  

Delaware Driving Clubs

Delmarva Driving Club
Most members from the Delmarva Peninsula (which includes Eastern Shore MD, Eastern Shore Virginia and Southern Delaware). Monthly “Delmarva Driving Lines” newsletter, video and book lending library. Educational clinics, annual Spring Pleasure show and club drives. Click here for membership info. 


Delaware Trainers: (ADS member)





Maryland Driving Clubs

My Lady’s Manor Driving Club
Most members from Baltimore, Carroll, Harford counties, and Southern PA.Bi-monthly “Putting To” newsletter and membership meetings.
Membership info: Ann Sanders, P.O. Box 1002, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Maryland Trainers: (ADS member)


Pennsylvania Driving Clubs

Brandywine Valley Driving Club
Members from PA, MD, DE, and NJ and throughout the region. Most activities located in Eastern PA and Fair Hill, MD. Monthly “ Driving Lines” newsletter.
Membership info: Bobbi Hager, 293 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, NJ 07834,
Activities: bi-monthly membership meetings and programs, recreational drives, beginner clinic, Junior clinics,  ADS approved pleasure show, schooling CDE in May and Oct.

Susquehanna Whips and Wheels
Most members in North Central PA. Newsletter, 4 or 5 membership meetings per year.
Membership info: Jackie Zaloga, 455 Peterman Rd, Benton, PA 17814 570-458-6966 or

Three Rivers Carriage Club

Pennsylvania Trainers: (ADS member)

New Jersey Driving Clubs

Gladstone Equestrian Association
Most members from Mid-Atlantic States, activities at Hamilton Farm, Gladstone NJ. No meetings or newsletter.
Membership info: Form on Web site.
Gayle Stinson 908-453-3332 or

Garden State Horse and Carriage Society
Most members and activities are in New Jersey. 140+ members in 2010. Monthly membership meetings and newsletter “In Draft.” Clinics, Pleasure Drives. Membership info: Form on Web site. Ms. Elke Wilkin 63 Cooper Ave. West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Hunterdon Horse and Pony Association
Most members in NJ, PA and NY. Activities in Hunterdon, Morris, or Somerset counties, NJ. Membership info: Dan Rosenthal, 171 Little York-Pattenburg Rd, Milford, NJ 08848-264

Mane Stream PO Box 305 Oldwick, NJ 08858 (908) 439-9636

New Jersey Trainers: (ADS member)













Virginia Driving Clubs

Shenandoah Valley Driving Club
Members mostly from Charlottesville, Stanton, Lexington, VA and WV. Activities in Shenandoah Valley, Lexington, VA area. Bi-monthly newsletter.
Contact info: Cynthia Ruark 638 Springbranch Rd Lexington, VA 24450 540-462-2915

Piedmont Driving Club
Most members from Loudon and Fauquier counties. Most activities near Middleburg, VA. Monthly “In Draft” newsletter.
Membership info: Form on website.
Marcia West, 54A Barclay Place Ct, Charlottesville VA 22901

James River Driving Association
Most members and activities in central Virginia area surrounding Richmond. Monthly “The Scoop” newsletter.

Blue Ridge Carriage Club
Most members are in or around Rockingham Co. & Shenandoah Valley area. Monthly meetings include a drive (weather permitting), short business meeting
and an educational segment. Activities: Shows and recreational drives in various parts of the Mid-Atlantic region.  
Contact:  Dixie Hovermale
449 Crestover Dr.
Broadway, VA  22815

Virginia Trainers: (ADS member)

  • Paul Maye                                    (540) 272-1134
  • Darlene Kemper                           (540) 246-1910
  • Jennifer Johnson                          (540) 424-4868
  • Ray Norton                                   (434) 589-6537
  • Mary-Alice Matheson-Thomas    (540)270-6157

Washington, DC Driving Clubs

West Virginia Driving Clubs





West Virginia Trainers: (ADS member)


2016 Park St, Ste 5, PO Box 278
Cross Plains, WI 53528, USA

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