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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
- 7:00 am Secretary's tent opens
- Cones course open for walking
- 8:00 am Whips meeting
- 9:00 am Start of Dressage and Cones
- NOON Lunch Break
- 4:30 pm Official Marathon Course Walk
- 6:00 pm Competitor's Banquet
- 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
Awards for both Combined Test and Driving Trial will b e1 hour after the completion of the marathon.
- Training Test 2 POM
- Preliminary Test 4 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
Closing Date: August 24, 2018.
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: Judy Anderson, 7345 Sutton Rd. Lyons, New York 14489
Show Committee: Bonnie Andre, Tricia Anselm, Sarah Bates, Sandra Eckert, Patricia Fulkerson, Teresa Harris, Danny Harter, Michele Johnson, Lindsay LaBella, Brenda Lester, Ken Perkins
HDT and CT Judge: Dana Bright
Cones Judge: Marc Johnson
Course Designer: Bruce Jones
Ass't Course Designer: Ken Crompton
Technical Delegate: Marc Johnson
President of the Jury: Billie Hill
Announcer: Dru Malavase
Photographer: Michelle Walters
Prize List and Entry Form
- VSE (up to 39")
Within the divisions, classes are:
- Driven Dressage