Young Cariage Drivers Australia
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 6-10 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 11-15 years inclusive must be accompanied in the vehicle by a ACDS adult member (an experienced driving person)
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 organisers.
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.
CDE - groom: 10yo - singles, 14 yo - multiples
CDE - driving: 12yo - singles, 16yo - pony multiples, 18yo - horse multiples