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.
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.
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.
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.