ACDS - Home of carriage driving in Australia

Upcoming Events

Saturday Sep 13 - Sunday Sep 21
Saturday Sep 20 - Sunday Sep 21
Saturday Sep 20 - Sunday Sep 21
Saturday, Sep 20 All Day

Don't forget to check the rest of the Calendar.

When available info can be found under the Events/Results Tab

ACDS

Federal Executive 2014 - 2015

President: Wayne Armstrong

Vice President: Brendan Dwyer

Secretary: Sue Waters

Treasurer: Peter Lee

ACDS Affiliated Clubs can now be found on the Information Tab



Need some info?

We have a variety of  downloads including society information, endurance and pleasure driving, CDE and all the current Australian dressage tests for you to print.

CDE Organisation Manual now on the  Carriage Driving Disciplines tab

Driven Dressage

The New 2013 Dressage manual is now available.

The full downloadable pdf is here



Like a copy of the latest

Show Driving Handbook

Full downloadable pdf version here


 

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.

World Champion pony driver, 

Bram Chardon is coming to Australia

in November

he will be holding driving clinics for our members

QLD, Cooboolture, 8th and 9th, contact Helen Baskerville, 07  54835121

NSW, Bundanoon, 29th and 30th contact, Kookie Engelsman, 02  63433292

VIC, Longwood 17th, 18th and possibly 19th November, contact Jenny Martin. jenny@australiancarriages.com.au

Bram is a very talented young driver who also holds National certificates to teach ridden Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing, whilst a twice world champion in pony teams, he is not restricted to this and will teach any combination, single or multiples.

Bram is from the Netherlands, his father is multiple world champion Ijsbrand Chardon, Bram speaks English and is easily understood.

If unable to contact any of the above, please email or phone Wayne Armstrong, 03 52887398, teamoffour@westnet.com.au

Check out Bram on youTube 

EQUITANA Melbourne is excited to host a selection of carriage driving competitions this year.

And the ACDS is seeking expressions of Interest from Drivers with 4 in hand Teams, Pairs and Singles to drive at the Event to be held at the Melbourne Show grounds on Friday 21st November and Saturday 22nd November 2014.

More information can be downloaded here and the attached form must be received prior to Friday 3rd October.

You can also take a look at the Equitana Website.

http://www.equitana.com.au/carriage-driving.html

Bram Chardon is coming to Australia in conjunction with Equitana 2014

Bram is 2 times World Champion Four in Hand Pony Driver and will be giving lessons in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria during his stay in November.

Check out his Video on YouTube

Have you paid your Club Membership? 

Contact your Club Secretary.

Memberships are now overdue.

Dressage Update

Dressage tests will be returning to the ACDS website shortly. 
An ACDS footer is being added to all tests and drawings are being double checked. When this has been completed, the only tests that should be used are those with the footer. It is recommended that other tests be filed away or destroyed and this will avoid any confusion in the future.
In the meantime, if copies of tests are required, please email me and I will ensure you have the correct test.

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

The Victorian Indoor Carriage Driving Series is in full swing.

Check out the photos in the Gallery Here and the Results on the Results 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. 

http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/9453/Prepare-your-horse-for-bush-fire.pdf 

ACDS - CDE Update - July 2014


Read the Special Statement here and help shape the Future of CDE's in Australia


More info on the South Australian Events page.


The theme this year is Fairies and the colour is Yellow.

More info coming soon.


Expressions of Interest Invited

Membership Database

Federal Council wishes to advise that tenders are being sought from interested suppliers. Please contact the Federal Treasurer on peterl@axisc.com.au for further information.

ACDS Audited Financials 2013-2014

The ACDS Audited Financials for 2013-2014 are available to members on request to the Federal Secretary.  Please email sue_waters@optusnet.com.au

Please direct any queries on the Audited Financials to the Federal Treasurer, Peter Lee, email peterl@axisc.com.au

The Online Webstore is up and running, purchase and pay via PayPal

New to the Website ACDS 'Activities Manual' on the Information Tab

Send me your story, photos or event results.  webco@australiancarriagedrivingsociety.org

Would you like to contribute to the photo gallery?

You can send in your own favorite photos to

webco@australiancarriagedrivingsociety.org


Posting Pictures


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.

webco@australiancarriagedrivingsociety.org

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