Australian Carriage Driving Society (ACDS) was formed in 1971 after R M Williams invited a group of prominent harness exhibitors to discuss the formation of an organisation to promote harness activities. Now 40 years on the ACDS consists of 6 state branches, over 50 Clubs and more than 1200 members across Australia.
Saturday at Equitana Melbourne 2014 with Bram Chardon.
Bram presented a very interesting Clinic on how to choose a driving pony, what to look for and the importance of patience. Later in the afternoon it was on to the Grand Pavilion for the Extreme Driving Challenge for Four in Hand Teams.
Rachel Haslau during her winning run in the Extreme Driving Challenge.
Friday at Equitana Melbourne 2014 with Bram Chardon.
Bram drove in both the Pairs Obstathon and in the Jump and Drive and thrilled the crowd with his all or nothing style.
He entertained an enthusiastic audience during his carriage driving Master Class with a single and pair and delighted the crowd when he took the reins of a pony team in a demonstration of obstacle driving.
The very pleased Jump and Drive winner Merryn Byers with Airlie Robinson
A book about the early days of the ADS and the development of Carriage Driving as a sport in being compiled by Ann Robertson of Victoria.
Do you have any stories to tell? If you were involved in the first 20 years Ann needs your stories. Send her your stories or the story of an "old timer', all articles printed will carry the contributors name.
Articles and photos should be sent to Ann as soon as possible. email@example.com
Mrs Ann Robertson PO Box 7, MT Martha, Victoria. 03 5974 1228
Please note the email address in the journal is incorrect.
Have you paid your Club Membership?
Contact your Club Secretary.
Memberships are now overdue.
Do you have an Insurance question?
The ACDS Insurance Program information is all on our Information page including Insurance Certificate, Salient Points of Cover, Procedure of Claims and now Questions and Answers to help us all with the many queries of what happens when?
Check it out on the Information Tab
Even if your area is not effected by the recent fires in New South Wales this publication by the NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE may be something we should all take a look at.
New to the Website ACDS 'Activities Manual' on the Information Tab
To add a profile pic.
Step 1 Find a suitable jpg photo that is less than 50 kb and remember where it is on your computer
Step 2 Go to edit profile click on upload photo, browse to find it on your computer and upload.
For the Forum and to add photos to your info page
To add photos you will need to use an online photo uploader,
I use TinyPic and copy and paste the 'Direct link for Layout'.
Please keep your photos small. Relevant Photos only.
Step 1 Make sure you know where you have stored your photo on your own computer.
Step 2 Keep the ACDS website open and open a new browser window, type tinypic into the address bar go to tinypic.com
Step 3 Follow the instructions and upload your photo to the internet
Step 4 You will be given 4 options choose the last option, 'direct link for layout'. It will look something like this://i40.tinypic.com/?????.jpg. Highlight this and click copy or ctrl+C.
Step 5 Go back to the ACDS website, to the spot where you are composing your message.
Step 6 When composing a message or your profile, click on the picture frame at the top it is next to the smily face:). A box will come up that says ' enter the URL of the image' paste your copied link using ctrl+v
Give it a go, tell me if it works.