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.

Saturday Jul 14 - Sunday Jul 15
Saturday Nov 3 - Sunday Nov 4
Thursday Nov 15 - Friday Nov 16

Calling for nominations 

Are you interested in helping to run the ACDS? 

Our AGM is approaching and there are several interesting and rewarding positions vacant that need to be filled by volunteers.  

Please contact the Federal Secretary or refer to the Publications page for details of the position you are interested in nominating for.

Nomination form

FC Appointment Code of Conduct

Full list of positions;

Discipline Convenor:

  • CDE
  • Dressage
  • Pleasure & Endurance
  • Historical
  • Show Driving

Federal Council Appointments

  • Horse Registrar/Grading Officer
  • Journal Managing Editor
  • Coaching Coordinator
  • Website Coordinator
  • Young Driver Coordinator
  • Merchandising Officer
  • Publicity Officer
  • Officials List Coordinator
  • Public Officer for Incorporation (must be a resident of the ACT)
  • Assistant Federal Secretary - Memberships

ACDS Subcommittees:

  • ACDS-EA Subcommittee
  • ACDS Training & Schools Subcommittee
  • ACDS Electronic Media Subcommittee

A New look Federal Executive is coming

At the close of receipt for Nominations for the 2018 Federal Annual General Meeting, the following have been received:

Federal President – Peter Lee.

Federal Vice President – Kate Wholagan.

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the ACDS, Peter and Kate will be duly elected.

As no nominations have been received for the positions of Federal Secretary and Federal Treasurer, the ACDS shall seek nominations up to and including at the Annual General Meeting.

For further details go to the Announcements page.

Federal ACDS Conference & AGM

13 - 15 July 2018

To be held in South Australia at the 

Hahndorf Resort & Adelaide Hills Convention Centre.

Venue YouTube Link 

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

7News video link

- 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