The American Driving Society, Inc. (ADS) Centennial Club recognizes carriage drivers and their one equine partner (horse, pony, miniature horse, donkey or mule) whose combined ages total 100 years or more. You may drive a multiple turnout but the age of only one animal may be combined with your age to meet or exceed 100. Horse(s) and driver perform a driven Dressage test of any level at a show (schooling or recognized) or event, and are to be scored by an ADS Judge.
The application should be completed and sent at least 30 days prior to the drive. The ADS will send a beautiful commemorative ribbon to be presented to the team at the show. Following the drive, the ADS sends a Centennial Club plaque to the new team.
The Centennial Club was based on The Dressage Foundation Century Club which started in 1996, as a way to honor, encourage and reward our older senior drivers. The driver need not attain a specific Dressage test score, it is important to show that whip and equine work well together. While we stress the serious nature of driving a test, we want all Centennial Club members to have fun!
While this club has no dues, no meetings and no agenda, except to enjoy the occasion, please keep in contact with the ADS and with each other by email and phone. Teams will be honored on the ADS website and in The Whip. Open to North American ADS Members only. There are no fees associated with this application.
The ADS Centennial Club is generously sponsored by Shelly Temple.