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Northeast Region

Regional Director:
Leona Anastasi
Woodstock, CT

Territory: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

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Note: ADS Recognized events are in Orange and Regional events are Grey




2017 ADS Proposed Bylaw Changes

Notice to Members
Board of Directors
The American Driving Society, Inc.
Proposed Bylaw Changes 

The American Driving Society, Inc. is incorporated in the State of New York as a Not for Profit Corporation and also holds Federal Tax 501 (c ) 3 status allowing donations to ADS to be tax deductible according to law. 

As a New York Not for Profit Corporation we are required to follow New York’s applicable laws.  New York has made revisions that make it necessary for us to amend our Bylaws in order to comply.
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2017 ADS Proposed Bylaw Changes
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US Equestrian and The American Driving Society Reach Final Agreement that Reinstates Recognized Affiliate Designation to The American Driving Society

Author: Joe Barry

At a special called meeting of the ADS Board of Directors held May 10, 2017, the board approved the signing of the USEF/ADS Affiliate Agreement.  This agreement, having been previously approved by the USEF Board and signed by their CEO, goes into effect immediately, reinstating the ADS as the USEF Recognized Affiliate for Combined Driving and for Carriage Pleasure Driving.

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A message from the ADS Board of Directors re: USEF's recent decision revoking Affiliate status from ADS

Author: Mike Arnold

The Board of Directors of The American Driving Society, Inc. (“ADS”) was saddened and dismayed Thursday night when we read the letter we received from William J. Moroney, CEO of US Equestrian(“USE”).  Read more

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Introducing ADS Matters

Author: Mike Arnold

ADS Matters is meant to provide a vehicle for communicating and receiving open feedback on items important to the ADS.  It is open for all to read and for members (once logged in) to make comments that can be seen by all.

When posting comments, please try to keep to the topic being discussed and polite. Off-topic comments may be deleted.  

Mike Arnold

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Northeast 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 Northeast Region.

* denotes ADS member club

Maine Driving Clubs

Maine Driving Club
78 Parsons Landing Rd
Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
Beth Steinke, 207-564-3447 -

Standardbred Horse Association of Maine

Vermont Driving Clubs

*Green Mountain Horse Assocation
P.O. Box 8
South Woodstock, VT 05071
Karey Manner, 802-457-1509,

Vermont Endurance Riders and Drivers Assoc.

New Hampshire Driving Clubs

*Granite State Carriage Association
54 Pilgrim Dr
Litchfield, NH 03052 New!
Marilyn Williams (Treasurer), 603-594-0987

Granite State Morgan Horse Society

Massachusetts Driving Clubs

*Colonial Carriage & Driving Society
31 Prospect Hill Rd
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Contact Kay Konove for membership, 413-298-3810,

*Massachusetts Carriage & Driving Society
234 Mile Hill Rd
Boylston, MA 01505
Kate Bushman, 508-869-6129,

*Myopia Driving Club
PO Box 55
Hamilton, MA 01936
Margot Clark, 978-356-9766,

Rhode Island Driving Clubs

Southern New England Carriage Driving Association,
President Kelly Pesek

Connecticut Driving Clubs

*Connecticut Valley Driving Club
50 Vogel Rd
East Hadem, CT 06423

*Litchfield Hills Driving Club
357 South Brooksvale Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410
Nancy Mangino, 203-272-5257,

Eastern CT Draft Horse Association
PO Box 715
Coventry, CT 06238-­1174

New York Driving Clubs

*Brookfield Riding and Driving Association
PO Box 250
Brookfield, NY 13314
Karen Nowak, 315-899-7778

*Cherry Valley Carriage Association
445 Sheffield Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Judy Sobczakl, 607-273-5544

*East Aurora Driving Society
892 Jewett Holmwood Rd
East Aurora , NY 14052
Liz O'Donnell, 716-380-5724 

*Mid-Hudson Driving Association
238 Old Kings Highway
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Eunice Shemalski, 845-687-0553

*Paumanok Driving Club Inc.
PO Box 552
East Islip, NY 11730
Jerry Trapani, 631-277-4967

*Saratoga Driving Association
23 Beacon Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Carol Frank, 518-489-8698

*Northampton Driving Society
Tara Defendorf, 585-831-1945

Champlain Valley Morgan Association

Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club

Ontario Driving Clubs

Quebec Driving Clubs

Newfoundland & Labrador Driving Clubs

Nova Scotia Driving Clubs

Prince Edward Island & New Brunswick Driving Clubs

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

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