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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 leonie@giddyuptoafrica.com.au 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 Skye Park Indoor Final was held at Kal Kallo on Sunday, September 10th.  Nine qualifying events had been held by clubs throughout the state during the season.  Seventeen qualified competitors  faced the Precision and Paces Judges, Cheryl Dowling and Tina Marshall, for the first phase of competition. this was followed by the Cones competition and then the obstacles phase. Oaklands Club members worked quickly to change over the course so that the whole event was completed in a speedy fashion.  Once again the Victorian Branch of the ACDS is extremely grateful to Di Boardman and Skye Park Equine Tailors for their generous and continued support of carriage driving in this state.    Congratulations to all class winners: Kirsty Blake, Rhiannon Damsma, Michelle Jones, Nicole Linic, Kirsty Beecroft and Julie Wilson.   Results

The next Dressage Refresher Clinic is to be held this Saturday, September 23rd.   Please note there is a change of venue.   Please contact the Dressage Convenor, Michelle Jones for details.  jonesmichelle403@gmail.com

Carriage Horse Driving Trials Club held a successful Level 4 CDE over the weekend of September 16th & 17th at their grounds at Koonoomoo.   The weather gods were kind ensuring good going and lovely sunshine for the marathon.   Results


A very successful Level 3 CDE was held at Murrami, NSW over the weekend. Murrami is an easy three hours over the border between Leeton and Griffith.  Weather was perfect after the fairly trying weather in Victoria in the weeks leading up to this event.  Murrumbidgee Club had done a great job in getting the grounds in order for the event.  Five obstacles and easy, flat going meant that it was a perfect start to the CDE season.  Victoria was represented by Kate Wholagan (Dressage Judge), Tom Wood (TD) and David Cockcroft and Lorraine Cairns (competitors).   Alonga Waterfront Cottages (www.alongacottages.com.au)was the major sponsor for the event and donated a weeks accommodation to the value of $2000 to the overall winner.  Well done to Kerrie Rosetta, Robyn Schmetzer and all at Murrumbidgee Carriage Driving Club for their efforts.   Keep this event on your radar for next year!   Pictured above -Murrumbidgee Club member Ben Rosetta   Results

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


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Updated September 20th, 2017  

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