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.
Day one 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Ann Robertson PO Box 7, MT Martha, Victoria. 03 5974 1228
Please note the email address in the journal is incorrect.
EQUITANA Melbourne is excited to host a selection of carriage driving competitions this year.
Competitors list available soon
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 have closed.
You can also take a look at the Equitana Website.
World Champion pony driver,
Bram Chardon is coming to Australia
he will be holding driving clinics for our members
QLD, Caboolture, 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. email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
More information and entry forms on the Events pages.
Check out Bram on youTube
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.