ACDS - Home of carriage driving in Australia

Upcoming Events

Saturday Mar 7 - Monday Mar 9
Saturday Mar 7 - Sunday Mar 8
Sunday Mar 8 - Monday Mar 9
Sunday, Mar 8 All Day

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

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


Federal Executive 2014 - 2015


Vice President: Brendan Dwyer

Secretary: Sue Waters

Treasurer: Peter Lee

Federal President, Wayne Armstrong resigned from office effective 6th January 2015

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

Send me your story, photos or event results.

Would you like to contribute to the photo gallery?

You can send in your own favorite photos to

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

Start by visiting one of the 53 ACDS Affiliated Carriage Driving Clubs throughout Australia

find the one closest to you here.

ACDS Event Officials Lists

NEW!!          Update February 2015

The latest list is always available on the Information / Publications Tab

Do you need Judges or other ACDS qualified person? 

Show, Dressage, Cones and Presentation Judges, CDE Officials, Technical Delegates, Endurance and CDE TPR's 

Please check your details are incorrect. Contact Val Blows on with any corrections.

Just updated, take a look at the Events page in your state or the Calendar.

Where did the ACDS Begin?

Ever wondered about where the ACDS began? Read a little about the resurgence of carriage driving and the start of driving for less practical purposes in Australia. History

Check out the coverage on US TV CNN

Thanks Callanish

FEI World Cup Driving Final

Congratulations Boyd Exell


Follow the links on the Forum to all the Action -  Forum

Get your Program Here

AS AT 1st JANUARY, 2015 -  ALL horses competing in Graded Driven Dressage 'Must be ACDS registered, This is a one of lifetime registration. Download the form here  

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

Official ACDS merchandise is available from our Webstore

We have a selection of products available for you to purchase online, payment is via PayPal and all prices include postage.

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.

ACDS - CDE Update - July 2014

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

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

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

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:// 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.

download a .pdf version

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