Donate Now Join ADS Search


This is the copy I am typing in the description section of the manage content screen...



New to Driving

   Click here for everything you need to get started as a new driver.

New ADS Apparel

Check out the new site with ADS shirts, hats, vests & accessories.


Click here to access Omnibus listings for all upcoming events.


Check out our Calendar to see what's happening in all the regions.

Welcome to The American Driving Society, Inc.

Established in 1974, The American Driving Society, Inc. supports carriage drivers in the United States and Canada. Over 80 ADS-recognized events are held across North America each year.  The purposes of The American Driving Society, Inc., are:

  • To promote the best interests of the sport of driving horses and ponies to carriages, both competitively and for pleasure
  • To create and maintain public interest in national and international driving events
  • To educate and inform the public regarding driving methods, safety and events
  • To publish information on driving methods, safety, and events
  • To organize driving events and provide technical assistance to competition organizers
  • To maintain a roster of officials and provide training and continuing education for them


If you want to help sustain and grow the ADS, a donation is a great place to start.

Click here to download a pdf you can complete and mail with a check. Click here to use our online donation form and pay by check or by credit card.

Come Drive with Us!

Whether you're interested in the thrill of the marathon in a Combined Driving Event, the quiet elegance of Dressage, or the enjoyment and fun of Pleasure and Recreational Driving....we have something for you!

Drivers' Hub

This is a dashboard page for drivers where you'll find quick and easy access to important links - all on one convenient page.

ADS Matters




Introducing ADS’s New Executive Director

Author: Joe Barry

Cross Plains, WI.-The American Driving Society, Inc. (ADS) is proud to announce the promotion of Abbie Trexler to the position of Executive Director. Trexler was promoted from inside the organization after an open application and search process.

“Abbie reenergized The Whip in her last year and a half as Editor of ADS publications,” said ADS President Mike Arnold. “We look forward to her enthusiastic leadership and continued excellence.”

Abbie previously held the position of Associate Editor of The Morgan Horse magazine, and trained and bred Morgan horses prior to her work in publishing. She’s based in Pennsylvania where she resides with her husband and two small children.


Comments (0) Number of views (582)
Read more

Categories: ADS News, ADS Matters, ADS Staff




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

      Copyright 2018 by The American Driving Society, Inc.