• Directions for filling out the On-Line Entry Form
    Whether you are going to pay on-line or by sending in your entry with Coggins and check - - - you need to fill out the Entry on-line.

    If you are not paying on-line, check the $0.00 box for fees. You will be emailed a pdf of your entry which you can then send in with your Coggins and check.

    Fill out ALL information on Entry Form, upload your Coggins (unless you are mailing it in), and click on the CONTINUE button to review your entry.

    Click on SUBMIT to go to the GVRDC PayPal account where you can pay by credit card or with your PayPal account.

    Remember: If NOT paying on-line, check the $0.00 fees box, click CONTINUE and SUBMIT. You will be sent an email with your Entry as an attachment. Print it and send in with your check to the show secretary listed for the event.
  • What is a Driving Show?
    A driving show is for horses, ponies, and very small equines (VSE's) either alone (single) or with another horse, pony or VSE (multiples).

    The purpose is to demonstrate how well the equine can pull a carriage calmly and precisely by responding to the long reins, voice and gentle whip from the driver.

    The equines are put to the carriage with a driving harness and its traces. In performance classes the turnout, which is the combination of carriage, equine, harness and driver, is challenged to maneuver through a prescribed course of obstacles. These may be pairs of cones set up in a ring, or fences, bridges, water or trees in a cross country course.

    In a pleasure turnout event the driver, equine and carriage gather together, separated according to division, in a ring and present their best and showiest appearance to the judge and the spectators.

    Drivers may be asked to demonstrate the walk, slow, working and extended trot in their equines or move in a circle, a serpentine or a figure eight pattern.
    The equines have to pay close attention to the various signals from the drivers who in turn show their skill in eliciting optimum cooperation from their equines.

    Drivers are also known as “whips” and are expected to wear gloves, a hat, apron, and to have a whip in hand at all times and never to leave their carriage unattended.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Saturday September 9

  • 7:00 am Secretary's tent opens
  • Cones course open for walking
  • 7:30 am Whips meeting
  • 8:00 am Start of Dressage and Cones
  • NOON Lunch Break
  • 4:30 pm Official Marathon Course Walk
  • 6:00 pm Competitor's Potluck Social and CT
Sunday September 10

  • 7:30 am Secretary's tent opens
  • 8:00 am Marathon course closed to walking
  • 8:15 am Whips meeting
  • 9:00 am Start of Marathon

HDT Awards Ceremony will follow 1 hour after the completion of the marathon
Dressage Times will be provided prior to the show. Please adhere to your assigned time.

Dressage Tests:
  • Training Test 2 POM
  • Preliminary Test 4 POM
  • Intermediate Test 3 POM

Cones - Report to the cones course immediately following your dressage test.

Marathon Times will be provided Saturday evening. Please adhere to your assigned time.

Championship and Reserve Championship
will be presented in each division.

Teresa Hartford Memorial Award will be presented to the best Overall Dressage Score

More Information

Show Dates: Saturday, Sunday, September 9, 10, 2017
Closing Date: August 25, 2017.
Entries received with a postmark after August 25th will be charged $50 per division and are accepted at the discretion of the the secretary.
Show will be ADS recognized
Location: Hideaway Farm, Roots Tavern Rd, Geneseo, NY 14454

Show Manager: Danny Harter,
Show Secretary: Trista Plummer (585) 703-9315
Assistant Show Secretary: Debbie North
Show Committee: Bonnie Andre, Tricia Anselm, Sarah Bates, Teresa Harris, Danny Harter, Lindsay LaBella, Brenda Lester, Trista Plummer

HDT and CT Judge: Jessica Axelsson
Cones Judge:
Marc Johnson
Course Designer: Bruce Jones
Technical Delegate: Marc Johnson
President of the Jury: Billie Hill

Announcer: Dru Malavase
Photographer: Michelle Walters

Prize List and Entry Form

  • Training
  • Preliminary
  • Intermediate
  • VSE (up to 39")
  • Pony
  • Horse
  • Single
  • Multiples

Within the divisions, classes are:
  • Driven Dressage
  • Cones
  • Marathon

35th Annual GVRDC Driving Competition - ADS recognized HDT and CT