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ACDS 2019 AGM and Conference

This year the ACDS is hosting our annual conference in the beautiful historic township of Beechworth Victoria over 13-14 July 2019.

Please refer to the calendar for additional information and the booking form.

Junior Driver – bylaw regarding age

5 March 2019.
At the Federal Council meeting held on 2 March 2019, Federal Council amended By –Law 13.8 which relates to Junior Drivers.
The amendment is Bold
The effective date of the amendment is 2 March 2019.
That the minimum age for driving at ACDS activities be as below:

Applicable to all ACDS driving activities excluding Combined Driving Events (Level 1-4)
Junior definition; a person who has not attained the age of 18 years
Youngest driving age (Single horse or pony)
A Junior driver aged 6-7 10 years inclusive must be accompanied in the vehicle by an ACDS adult member (an experienced driving person) seated alongside at all times and holding a second pair of reins attached to the bit.

Additional restrictions
A Junior driver aged 11 8-15 years inclusive must be accompanied in the vehicle by a ACDS adult member (an experienced driving person) who must be facing forward.

Stallions
Junior drivers who are 16-17 years of age may be allowed to drive stallions at ACDS show events at the discretion of the organizers.

Multiples
Junior Multiple drivers – a Junior driver aged 16-17 years inclusive may drive a pair or tandem of ponies, but not horses or a larger combination.

Federal Council amended By –Law 13.8 which relates to Junior Drivers.

Junior Development Bursary

Federal Council is pleased to advise that letters have been sent today to 6 junior members who have been awarded bursaries this year. The junior members who applied come from a wide background of carriage driving.

Congratulations to each of the junior members and we wish them luck with their carriage driving experience.

Peter Lee
Federal President

 

Our shiny new website

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