Are you interested in Carriage Driving and think you would you like to join the Australian Carriage Driving Society? 

We have more than 50 ACDS Affiliated Carriage Driving Clubs throughout Australia

find the one closest to you here.

Vale Janet Gilmour ACDS Life Member

It is with sadness that I advise the passing of ACDS Life Member Janet Gilmour.

Janet was Federal Secretary of the Society from 1982 until 1994, a remarkable 12 year commitment, and Editor of the Journal for many years. Together with her husband Neil (Federal President 1981-84), Janet freely contributed an enormous amount of time, energy and passion to the development and operation of the ACDS.

On behalf of members I would like to gratefully acknowledge that very significant contribution, and express my deepest condolences to Janet’s family.

Brendan Dwyer

ACDS Federal President

Australian Boyd Exell is virtually unbeatable in a sport described as the 'formula one of equestrian' - carriage racing.

7News video link

Attention ACDS Drivers, here is your chance to have some input.

CDE Competitors Survey

The Survey has been compiled by the Federal CDE Committee and distribution to members has been endorsed by ACDS

The purpose of the Survey is to gather information from our driving community to enable the ACDS CDE Committee to formulate recommendations for the improvement of the ACDS Rules for CDE which are currently under review.

The Survey can only be filled in once from the device you open it in.

If more links are required for family members etc please email [email protected] and another link  will sent.

Hard copies are available through your State Secretary. 

The Survey closes at midnight, 10th November 2017, All responses are anonymous

- Thinking with Your Head About Your Helmet -


You’ve seen those commercials talking about replacing your mattress after every eight years—after all, that’s a lot of dead skin cells, dirt, dust mites, etc., that gathers every night. And when it comes to your favourite pair of riding pants, you don’t think twice about replacing them when they’re starting to be worn thin, or maybe showing a little too much wear and tear. But do you even think about how old your helmet is?

Please read on via this link to the Horse Industry Council Article, linked with their permission.


ACDS Member Discounts