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Hours To Drive

ADS members who enjoy recreational driving will be able to earn recognition for time spent in its pursuit, with the start of the ADS Hours to Drive Program which began April 1, 2008.

The program, which operates on the honor system, is designed to be a simplified version of the old ADS “miles program” for recreational drivers. You drive your horse or pony recreationally and write down the number of hours, on the log sheet spent on the box seat that day.

Drivers can earn an awards pin for 100 hours, 250 hours, 500 hours, 750 hours, 1,000 hours, 1,500 hours, 2,000 hours, 2,500 hours, and 5,000 hours of cumulative driving, by completing a log form. Logs must be returned before October 15, so we can report on members who have reached a milestone in the February Whip.

Youth can earn credit towards an end of the year Youth Recreational Championship award.

Regional Hours to Drive Challenge

ADS continues the Regional Challenge for the ADS Regions across the US and Canada to compete for the most logged hours driving. The winning region, that with the most Hours to Drive hours logged by ADS members, will be announced at the ADS Annual Meeting. Simply log your hours and submit them to the office (info@americandrivingsociety.org) by October 15.

Have fun doing the thing you love to do most...driving!

New in 2022: Driving Buddies

The Driving Buddies program is for ADS members who spend time on the carriage with a recreational driver. Driving Buddies fill out their own log sheet of time spent riding on the carriage (NOT driving) and are eligible to earn an awards pin (the same pins as Hours To Drive) for 100 hours, 250 hours, 500 hours, 750 hours, 1,000 hours, 1,500 hours, 2,000 hours, 2,500 hours, and 5,000 hours of cumulative riding, by completing a log form. Logs must be returned before October 15, so we can report on members who have reached a milestone in the February Whip.

Deadline for submissions is October 15. Submissions not received by deadline will count toward the following year.