All members of the ACDS are invited to an open Forum, via Zoom, with the Federal Council on Thursday, 31 August 2023, commencing at 8:00pm AEST.
Please refer to the email sent via your State or Club Secretary for more information
The Zoom link can also be found at the top of our Members Resources page
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 email@example.com
DD – Cheryl Dowling firstname.lastname@example.org
P&E – Peter Honeyman email@example.com
Showdriving – Max Pearce firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions submitted will be addressed first.
Links for Zoom are on our Member Resources page.
Please be advised that the Australian Carriage Driving Society (ACDS) is to conduct their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, 3 June 2023, commencing at 6:00 pm (AEST).
Please read the attached notification for the details
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 (email@example.com) 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.
ACDS Federal Secretary
0428 957 052
The qualifying period for the upcoming National championships has been extended.
To qualify for a National or State Championship, an Athlete must complete without elimination
one Level 3 or higher event
within the previous three years for the qualifying period starting
Members are reminded that the nominations for the Federal Executive positions 2023 – 2024 need to be to the Federal Secretary by no later than 15 April 2023.
Nomination forms can be accessed here or through your Club, State or Federal Secretary
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
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.