Marc Johnson, MA
Phone: (978) 807-0060
Committee Email: email@example.com
Breanna Sheahan (CA), Pat Cheatham (GA), Jennifer Matheson (SC), Ellen Ettenger (FL), Diane Kastama (CA), Jennifer Keeler (KY), Heather Kuenzi (WI), Danny Harter(NY), Simon Rosenman (CN), Jan Hamilton (FL), Daphne White (CO)
Rationale for the Committee:
o The ADS Combined Driving Committee seeks to cooperatively represent and develop the sport of Combined Driving on local, regional, and national levels.
o The ADS Combined Driving Committee interfaces with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), U.S. National Federation which is in turn under the international body for Combined Driving, the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI)
o Unique to North America are the inventive Combined Driving formats of Driving Trials, Arena Trials and Derbies
Responsibilities: The ADS Combined Driving Committee:
o Interfaces with drivers, officials, and organizers at all levels of development.
o Provides information, resources, and networking to develop and govern the sport.
o Evaluates and formulates development of rules for safety, fairness, and welfare in Combined Driving.
o Values and promotes open communication, transparent processes, and practices that partner divisions and groups.
o Oversees compliances in competition organization.
o Coordinates communication and programs with fellow ADS committees.
o Participates in the formulation of curricula for training of competitors, officials, organizers, volunteers
o Oversees North American Championship criteria in conjunction with the Event Standards Committee and continues Championship development with direct competition support.
Relationship with other ADS committees:
The Combined Driving Committee works closely with:
o Fellow standing committees of Rules, Licensed Officials, Event Standards, and Education as well as with the other driving technical committees: Pleasure, Dressage, and Recreation.
o Open communication is also fostered with Regional Directors, Development, Governance and Bylaws.
Goals for 2017:
o Assist the development of training via webinars, publications and on site for course design, current rules, volunteers
o Create new Organizer’s Guide
o Assist the ADS Omnibus submissions system for Combined Driving
o Maintain active, timely communication with members who contact the Committee
o Work closely with the Rules Committee and general membership in annual review and development of rules for Combined Driving
o Interface with fellow equine organizations in promoting Combined Driving in North America
o Support interrelationship with USEF via affiliate agreement and cooperative practices
o Continue joint supervision of the North American Championships with the Event Standards Committee
Kelly Valdes, NC
Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daphne White (CO),Kristin Whittington (IN), Maren Amdal (CA), Gwenyth Bassetti (CA)
The Development Committee is charged with raising funds for use by the ADS for its many programs, publications, meetings and education. Unfortunately our dues are not enough to meet all the needs and desires of our membership, so we are tasked with periodically asking you for a bit more!
Tracey Morgan, MD
Phone: (301) 648 5158
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Dana Bright (PA), Boots Wright (FL), ,Dana Diemer (NC), Jennifer Matheson (SC), Allyn Carmen (CA), Carol Funderburgh (SC ), Sara Schmitt (NJ)
The purpose of the Driven Dressage Committee is to provide the society with dressage tests to be used in ADS competitions and to make recommendations on the rules that apply to Driven Dressage all divisions of ADS competition. The Driven Dressage Committee cooperates with the society activity in educational efforts, licensed officials training and certification, and the rule change process including rule modifications from USEF and FEI.
Rationale for the Committee: Dressage is one of the four types (Driven Dressage, Pleasure Driving, Recreational Driving and Combined Driving) of driving events recognized by the ADS. The Dressage Committee is primarily responsible for maintaining and updating the format, rules and practices of the Driven Dressage discipline including the derivatives of Driving Trials and Arena Trials, as well as Pleasure Driving.
Relationship with others Committees: The Dressage Committee works most closely with Licensed Officials, Rules, Education and the other Technical Committees (Event Standards, Pleasure Driving and Combined Driving).
Dana Bright, PA
Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Axelsson, (ME), Deb McCarthy (FL), Tracey Morgan (MD) emerging drivers, Lauren Reece (ME), Linda Willis (SC), Myrna Rhinehart (WI)
Esther (Boots) Wright, FL
Phone: (352) 629-7801
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Ellen Ettenger (FL) Jennifer Matheson (SC) Donna Crookston (PA)
The Event Standards Committee strives to ensure that every ADS recognized competition is run fairly and in conjunction with the ADS Rules and Standards. The Event Standards Committee is committed to fair competition and the safety and welfare of the horse. We support and regulate competitions by promoting and encouraging interest, participation and excellence at every competitive level.
Rationale for the Committee: The Event Standards Committee is responsible for making sure that conditions and venues are appropriate to the level of competitors and recreational drivers and that proper safety measures are taken regarding footing, course terrain and venue infrastructure in order to maintain the quality of ADS Events
Relationship with other Committees: The Event Standards Committee works closely with the Combined Driving Committee, Driven Dressage Committee, and Rules Committee.
Dan Rosenthal, President
Dana Bright, Vice President
Shelly Temple, Vice President
Teresa Bron, Secretary
Kelly Valdes, Development Committee Chair
Margaret Grillet, Governance & Bylaws Committee Chair
Jessica Axelsson, Licensed Officials Committee
Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Cheatham, GA
Phone: (404) 229-6206
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Marc Johnson (MA), Kelly Valdes (NC), Dan Rosenthal (NJ) (ex-officio), Maureen Grippa (NC), Teresa Bron (WA), Jessica Axelsson (NJ)
Chair: Margaret Grillet, PA
Phone: (302) 465-2200
Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maren Amdal (CA), Suzanne Edwards (WI)
Jessica Axelsson, NJ
Phone: (609) 846-5105
Committtee Email: email@example.com
Committee Members: Audrey Bostwick (PA), Larry Brinker (CN), Mickie Bowen(PA),Shelly Temple(SC), Penny Nicely, (NV), Muffy Seaton (SC), Michele Harn (WI), Gina Handy (NY),MaryAnne Boyden (SC), Kacy Tipton-Fashik(FL)
The duties of the American Driving Society’s Licensed Official’s Committee pertain to the development of comprehensive and continuing education of officials so they may have a thorough knowledge of carriage driving sport as described in the ADS Rulebook. Licensed Officials are a resource for event organizers to provide good, fair sport, and for competitor’s performances to be evaluated fairly.
The ADS LOC will continue to implement the tasks directed by the ADS Policies and Procedures, Competition Guidelines, and ADS Rulebook, including, but not limited to:
The ADS LOC
Relationship with Other Committees
The ADS LOC works closely with Education and other Tech committees, Event Standards, Pleasure Driving, Combined Driving and Driven Dressage.
Jeff Morse, MA
Phone: (413) 698-3804
Committee email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Greenall (VT), Susan Koso (MA), Ted Campbell (CA), Jody Cutler (CA), Sterling Graburn (KY), Marsha Himler (NY), Mary Anne Boyden (AZ), Mary Jo Stockman (MN), Dana Bright (PA),
Ruthie Graves (TX), Anne Councill (PA)
Rationale for the Committee: The Pleasure Driving Committee is primarily responsible for maintaining and updating the format, rules and practices of the Pleasure Driving discipline, which includes Coaching, while preserving the established traditions thereof.
Heidi Ferguson, DE
Email - email@example.com
Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreational Driving Handbook - (ADS Rulebook RD 3-6)
Recreational Driving Goal: to raise awareness and recognition of ADS benefits to current member and non-member recreational drivers while providing support, educational opportunities and other benefits to the recreational driver
Relationship with other Committees:
Allyn Carman, CA
Phone: (530) 272-2947
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Marc Johnson (MA), Tracey Morgan(MD), Boots Wright(FL), Jeff Morse(MA)
The Rule Change Process
The Future (proposed)
Chair: Shelly Temple
Phone: (804) 837-4888
Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Members: Shelly Temple (SC), Marc Johnson (MA)
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