P.O. Box 31, Hamilton, MA 01936
Committee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breanna Sheahan, Pat Cheatham, Jennifer Matheson, Ellen Ettenger, Diane Kastama, Jenny Garner, Jennifer Keeler, Heather Kuenzi, Danny Harter
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
Hardy Zantke (CA),Mary Phelps(KY),Dan Rosenthal (NJ),Daphne White(CO),Kristin Whittington(IN)
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!
(301) 648 5158
Dana Bright (PA), Boots Wright (FL), Hardy Zantke (CA),Dana Diemer (NC), Jennifer Matheson(SC)
Committee Mailbox: Dressage@americandrivingsociety.org
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).
4909 Stanley Rd
Plant City, FL 33565
Dana Bright (PA), Penny Nicely (NV), MaryAnne Boyden (SC), Kail Palmer-Miller (PA), Billie Hill (NY) Joanne Bellion-Povenski (PA), Myrna Rhinehart (WI)
Rationale for the Education Committee: To design and implement a comprehensive information delivery system for officials, membership, and interested public. These efforts will be coordinated with the appropriate ADS committees. A series of goals and objectives for each relevant cohort will be presented to the ADS Board for comment and approval.
Relationship with other Committees: The Education Committee will work most closely with the Licensed Officials Committee and the Marketing Committee. It will also work with the four discipline committees, Pleasure Driving, Combined Driving, Dressage, and Recreation.
Esther (Boots) Wright
EllenMarie 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.
Mike Arnold, President - email@example.com
ADS Vice President - Vacant
Dan Rosenthal,Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Bron - Secretary - email@example.com
Ruthie Graves - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Valdes - email@example.com
Group Email: firstname.lastname@example.org includes staff members Abbie Trexler and Stacy Carlson
Chair: Dan Rosenthal, NJ
Pat Cheatham, GA
Marc Johnson, MA
Kelly Valdes, NC
Maren Amdal, CA
Shelley Temple, SC
Maureen Grippa, NC
Committee Email: email@example.com
Chair: Interim - Dan Rosenthal
Ruth Graves,Greenville, TX, 903-883-4638,
Committee Members: Audrey Bostwick (PA), Larry Brinker (CN), Keith Yutzy (TX), Mickie Bowen (PA), Shelly Temple (SC), Mary Anne Boyden (SC), Penny Nicely, (NV), Muffy Seaton (SC), Jessica Axelsson (NJ)
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.
236 Perrys Peak Road, Richmond, MA 01254
John Greenall (VT) firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Koso (MA) email@example.com
Ted Campbell (CA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jody Cutler (CA) email@example.com
Sterling Grayburn (KY) firstname.lastname@example.org
Marsha Himler (NY) email@example.com
Mary Anne Boyden (AZ) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Jo Stockman (MN) email@example.com
Dana Bright (PA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruthie Graves (TX) email@example.com
Anne Councill (PA) firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Milford, DE 19963
email - email@example.com
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:
594 CR 3585
Paradise, TX 76073
phone: (817) 688-9580
To send email to all members of the committee, use: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 committee members: Deborah Branson, Jeff Morse, Penny Nicely, Hardy Zantke, Doug Ward
The Rule Change Process
The Future (proposed)
The 2017 Rule Change Process Calendar
Rule change Suggestions are accepted until June 1. Tech committees review each to determine whether they recommend or do not recommend. Recommended suggestions then become rule change Proposals.
January thru May (deadline June 1)
Rule change Suggestions accepted from any member or committee. Suggestions from members are forwarded to the appropriate Technical Committee(s).
June 1-15 (deadline June 15)
Technical Committees may make additional or modified Suggestions.
June 15-July 15 (deadline July 15)
Tech committees review each and determine whether recommended or not recommended. Recommended suggestions become rule change Proposals. Results are sent to Rules committee.
Rules committee updates blog
August (deadline September 1)
Annual membership review period. Final opportunity for member comments on proposed changes.
September (deadline October 1)
Tech committees finalize language and submit to Rules committee the final Proposals for approval by the Board of Directors.
Rules committee updates and sends final RCPs to BOD
Fall Board Meeting (usually mid-October)
Board votes to approve.
Advance copy posted to web.
2016 Park St, Ste 5, PO Box 278
Cross Plains, WI 53528, USA