The Skye Park Australian Carriage Driving Classic was held over the weekend of November 11th and 12th at Longwood. Fifty three entries were received and competitors were pleased to be back at Longwood after a break last year when ground upgrading took place.  The dressage arenas were perfect for driving and produced some lovely tests.   Although it was very hot on Marathon Day all horses and ponies managed to cope with the first hot days of the season.  As it was Remembrance Day on Dressage Day a minute's silence was observed at 11.00am.  Congratulations to all competitors and a heartfelt thanks to Longwood Carriage Driving Club, Skye Park Equine Tailors and all stewards, judges and other helpers.   Photos show Longwood members Rachel Haslau and Yvonne Brown.   Thanks to Anne McLean for the photos.   Results




Eight Victorian drivers competed at the NSW Championships over the weekend.   The course was excellent with drivers enjoying the improved water obstacle and the opportunity to once again have the option of going under the bridge in the bridge obstacle.  A brand new obstacle is planned for the venue in time for the National Championships to be held at Easter, 2018.

Congratulations to class winners, Graham Martin (Intermediate Small Pony), Karen Rogers (Pony Tandem), Phil Marshall (Pony Pair), Michelle Jones (Intermediate Horse), Lorraine Cairns (Open Horse), Glenda Marshall (Single Horse, L4)

Oaklands Club also took out the Club Team Trophy with Michelle Jones, Karen Rogers and Phil Marshall.

Victoria was also very well represented in the Officials category.   Big thanks to Peter Harkness (Course Designer), Peter Lee (TD), Cheryl Dowling (Head of Ground Jury & Dressage Judge), Tom Dowling (Cones Judge, Dale Parker (Assistant TD), Heather Parker and DJ Parker (Stewards/Workers).    Results

Many thanks to Linda Mace for the photo of Phil and Glenda Marshall in the water obstacle.

A survey has been compiled by the Federal CDE Committee and distribution to members has been endorsed by ACDS.

The purpose of the survey is to gather information from our driving community to enable the ACDS CDE Committee to formulate recommendations for the improvement of the ACDS Rules for CDE which are currently under review.

The survey can only be filled in once from the device you open it in.   ACDS2017CDE Survey


If more links are required for family members etc please email and another link will be sent.   If you would prefer a hard copy of the survey, this can be obtained by contacting Leonie at the same email address.


The Survey closes at midnight, 10th November 2017.


All responses are anonymous.

The latest Driven Dressage Grading List is available on the Dressage Discipline page.  Please check your points.


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Updated November 14th, 2017  

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