Member Sessions

The Federal Driving Discipline Convenors will be conducting Q & A sessions via Zoom on the following dates:

Thu 25 May – Combined Driving 

Fri 26 May – Driven Dressage

Tue 30 May – P & E

Wed 31 May – Show Driving

All members are invited to attend.  

Start time for each session is 8:00 pm AEST (7:30 pm  SA; 6:00 pm WA)

It is requested that if you have any questions, please submit them prior to the meetings (at least 2 hours prior).  These questions should be submitted to the relevant convenors:

CDE – Peter Harkness

DD – Cheryl Dowling

P&E – Peter Honeyman

Showdriving – Max Pearce

Questions submitted will be addressed first.

Links for Zoom are on our Member Resources page.

ACDS Open Forum

For all ACDS Members

On Thursday 30 March 2023, an open forum, via Zoom, will be conducted to give all members an opportunity to speak to members of the Federal Council.  The forum will commence at 8:00 pm AEST.  (7:00pm Qld; 7:30pm SA; 5:00pm WA).

The purpose of this forum is to open the lines of communication between Federal Council  and the members.

Any questions for the forum should be sent to the ACDS Federal Secretary ( prior to the meeting and these questions will be answered first.

Details for logging in to the forum will be sent to State secretaries for distribution to Club secretaries and displayed in the Members Resources/Federal Council News section of the ACDS Website.  This will occur on Tuesday 28 March 2023.

Club secretaries are asked to canvas your members and make arrangements for those without internet access to join the meeting at another person’s home or set it up in your club rooms.

Members Resources

Tom Dowling
ACDS Federal Secretary 
0428 957 052


Janet Smith and the Federal Council of the ACDS wish to advise that the dispute between Janet and
the ACDS in the Western Australian Supreme Court has been mutually resolved.
The ACDS regrets that Janet suffered the considerable anguish and expense of commencing
proceedings as a result of the ACDS’s handling of complaints that were made against Janet. The
ACDS acknowledges that there are two sides to these complaints. Having now had the opportunity
to revisit its position, the ACDS will not pursue the expulsion of Janet.
Janet and the ACDS are now keen to move forward in the best interests of carriage driving in
Western Australia.
Janet will therefore remain a member of the ACDS and the ACDS looks forward to her contribution
and positive input to the ACDS moving forward.