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ADS Membership Benefits

Why Support the ADS?

The ADS is a 501c3 dedicated to the future of carriage driving and carriage driving competition. Help to preserve that future by supporting the ADS. You can do that best as a member of the organization which built and keeps the sport, maintains the Rulebook, creates and updates driven dressage tests, trains and licenses officials for driving events, supports regions and driving clubs, and forms the entire basis of the driving sport.

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Since 1974 the ADS has operated primarily through its member volunteers—members helping members. The ADS has a 25-member Board of Directors and twelve committees that underpin the society: Combined Driving, Pleasure Driving, Recreational Driving, Education, Rulebook, Event Standards, Development, Dressage, Affiliate Relations, Licensed Officials, Executive, and Governance & Bylaws. 11 Honorary Directors who have a long history of service to the ADS act in an advisory role to the Board. Two staff members support the organization.

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A subscription to our glossy quarterly magazine, The Whip, featuring all the latest news and feature articles for the sport of carriage driving.

  • News from the carriage driving world delivered right to your inbox via ADS email blasts.
  • Our digital newsletter, The Wheelhorse, sent to your inbox eight times per year.
  • Online access to the ADS Trail Guide, a state-by-state guide of carriage-accessible trails in the United States.
  • Online and print access to The Omnibus, our comprehensive guide to upcoming carriage competitions.
  • Automatic Accident and Excess Medical Insurance (for US Members only)
  • Optional $1,000,000 Excess Liability Insurance through Equisure for US Members
  • You will be eligible for our expansive recognition programs, including the ADS Youth Championships, Hours to Drive and Driving Buddies, the North American Intermediate and Preliminary Championships, the Intermediate and Preliminary Calculated Championships, and the ADS Driven Dressage Awards.
  • Online access to the membership directory and ADS’ NEW Online Educational Collection.
  • Member-only access to the NEW ADS Lettered Dressage Tests, Driver’s View.
  • Access to the Driven Dressage Handbook, a learning aid for ADS Dressage Tests.
  • Retail discounts from a variety of vendors.