CAA Calendar

2017


April

      • April 2

Brandywine Valley Driving Club’s Mad Hatter Spring Fling and General Membership Meeting held at the Allam House in New Bolton Center, Pennsylvania. Program presented by Milliner Tiffany Arey who will discuss how hats are made, choosing a flattering style, hats and hairdos, and hat etiquette. Members and guests can bring hats, aprons, gloves, scarves, clothing to swap or sell. Details: www.bvdc.org/March2017Newsletter.pdf

      • April 5-9

Carriage Association of America logoJoin us for the CAA Driving Weekend at Mullet Hall, Johns Island, SC. Twenty miles of recreational Driving, CAA Driver Proficiency Evaluations available, and social activities Details available here..

      • April 8-9

North Texas Whip’s NTW Sunrise Ridge DT & CT at Sunrise Ridge Ranch – Paradise, Texas
Details: www.ntw.clubexpress.com

      • April 20-21

Southern Oregon Horse & Carriage Club will be at the Pacific Overland Expo Driving Clinics, featuring Michael Wakefield, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds in McMinnville, Oregon. There will also be a Horsedrawn Vehicle & Equipment Auction. Details: Clinic: Michael Wakefield michael@trentofarm.com Auction: www.PacificOverlandExpo.com

      • April 22

Colonial Carriage & Driving Society’s Spring Seminar: Get Ready for the Show Season at Orleton Farm in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Featuring Mary Stokes Waller, Sterling Graburn, Marc Johnson Details: www.colonialcarriage.org

      • April 23

North Texas Whip’s Spring Games Day at Willow Draw Arena in Weatherford, Texas. Pleasure driving and driving games! Details: www.ntw.clubexpress.com

      • April 29

My Lady’s Manor Driving Club’s Spring Day in the Park at Spring Valley Park in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Mock pleasure show – practice for the season, learn tips, polish your performance. Open to non-members. Registration deadline is April 21st. Details: www.mlmdc.org

Carriage & Buggy Show at the Thrifty Horse in Norco, CA. No horses. Carriage judges will be Randy Solle and Walt Ashford are the judges. This is a very down to earth grass roots event that introduces people to carriages and their use and care. Contact 951-280-0294 for details.

Doc Holliday: Saints & Sinners Festival – Main Street Parade, Denison, Texas. The Doc Holliday event is open to any horse drawn carriage or wagon for the entire day to roam the city. The parade will be at 2:00 and you are cordially invited to participate. Details: http://www.denisonlive.com/events/doc-holliday/

May 

      • May 5-7

Carriage & Driving Society of Greater Kansas City’s Driving Clinic with Michael Scott at Olympia Equine Ventures in Bucyrus, Kansas. Lessons and stalling available. Details: www.cdsgkc.org

      • May 6

Brandywine Valley Driving Club’s Beginning Driving Clinic & Driving Derby at the Buxton Riding Club in Tylersport, Pennsylvania. Open to members and non-members Details: www.bvdc.org/March2017Newsletter.pdf

      • May 6-7

Tejas Carriage Association’s Carriage Classic at the Geter Ranch & Equestrian Center in Greenville, Texas. This is a pleasure driving show. Entries open 3-20-17 Entries Close 4-17-17
Details: www.tejascarriageassociation.org

      • May 8-13

Driving Immersion WeekDriving Immersion Week at Touchstone Farm, May 8-13th. The program is designed to get drivers ready for the CAA Driver Proficiency Level 1 and 2 evaluations. Contact Touchstore Farm at 603-654-6308 for further details.








      • May 9-15

Carriage Association of America logoCAA Trip to the Royal Windsor Horse Show, England. Details for the 2017 trip are available here! This year’s trip will include a tour of the Windsor Castle Mews (which is not open to the general public) in addition to watching top level equestrian athletes compete at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

      • May 15-18 

Carriage Association of America logoCAA Carriage Driving in Norfolk Trip, England. Details for the 2017 trip are available here! We’ll be transported to Swingletree (www.swingletree.co.uk), the home and driving center of John parker and Susan Townsend. There we’ll visit Swingletree’s carriage collection and stables as well as go coaching. Lessons are also available. Our hotel is the Brome Grange Hotel, a beautiful sixteenth-century former coaching inn nestled on four acres.

      • May 18-20

Adaptive Carriage Driving Workshop offered byThe Carriage Barn Adaptive Therapy Programs, Kensington, NH. Eight-week proficiency-based syllabus, inclusionary approaches to fit your client’s needs. www.carriage-barn.org

      • May 21

Brandywine Valley Driving Club’s Continuous Driving Event at Canvasback Farm in Port Deposit, Maryland. Hosted by Dr. and Mrs. W.E. Riddle, Jr. Fun, low-key, relaxed schooling event for members. Entries close on May 15th. Details: www.bvdc.org/March2017Newsletter.pdf

      • May 27-28

Houston Area Carriage Association’s Pine Hill Driving Trial at Pine Hill in Bellville, Texas. Entries open 4-1-17 Entries close 5-19-17
Contact: Linda Yutzy Linday@2infinity.com 281-373-4867

June

      • June 1-4

The National Drive Spring Fling at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Clinic featuring Johanna Wilburn – private lessons will also be available as well as recreational driving.
Details: www.TheNationalDrive.net

      • June 2-4

Carriage & Driving Society of Greater Kansas City’s Pleasure Drive at the Big River Ranch in Lexington, Missouri. Details: www.cdsgkc.org

Michigan Horse-Drawn Vehicle Association’s Blue Ribbon Horse Show & Clinic at the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Details: www.mhdva.org

Montana Horse Progress Days & Auction at the Reuben Miller Farm near Moore, Montana. www.ShobeAuction.com

      • June 8-11

Colonial Carriage & Driving Society’s 19th Annual Driving Show at Orleton Farm in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Combined Driving Test, Super Derby & Cross Country Pleasure Drive, and Pleasure Driving Show. Entries Close 5-19-17 Details: www.colonialcarriage.org

      • June 19-23

Brandwine Valley Driving Club’s 2017 Junior Driving Program at Yellow Pony Farm in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Program for eight girls and boys, ages 11 – 14, who have experience with equines
Instruction on how to harness, manage and drive a pony safely. Trustworthy ponies, harness and carriages will be provided. Emphasis will be on safety. Details: www.bvdc.org/March2017Newsletter.pdf

      • June 30-July 2

The CAA Carriage Festival will once again be offered in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. Info: www.carriagefestival.com

July

      • July 1-2 

Carriage & Driving Society of Greater Kansas City’s My revelation Carriage Classic, Longview Horse Park, Kansas City, Missouri, Pleasure driving show. Details: www.cdsgkc.org

      • July 11-13

Tejas Carriage Association Shelly Temple Clinic, Cedar Creek Run, Greenville, Texas, Clinic with driving lessons available Details: www.TejasCarriageAssociation.org

August

      • August 6

Maine Driving Club’s Snowfields Derby, Pownal, Maine Details: www.mainedrivingclub.org

      • August 24 – September 1st 

Carriage Association of America logoCAA Trip to Sweden – details available here- 2017 Sweden trip

September

      • September 5-11 

Maine Driving Club and Granite State Carriage Association Drive at Arcadia National Park, Contact Paula Leaveitt www.mainedrivingclub.org www.granitestatecarriage.org

      • September 9 

North Texas Whip Fall Romp, Willow Draw Arena, Weatherford, Texas. Driving and driving games. Contact Karen Barthel 682-561-6896 www.ntw.clubexpress.com

      • September 9-10 

Brandywine Valley Driving Club Carriage Driving Show and Combined Test, Glen Willow Horse Show Grounds, Avondale, PA. Traditional pleasure driving classes and combined test www.bvdc.org/March2017Newsletter.pdf

      • September 17 

Maine Driving Club’s Spurwink Farm Driving Derby. Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Details: www.mainedrivingclub.org

      • September 23-24 

Carriage & Driving Society of Greater Kansas City, Longview by the Lake Driving Trial and Combined Test, Longview Horse Park, Kansas City, Missouri. www.cdsgkc.org

      • September 30 

Maine Driving Club’s Seacoast Farm Driving Derby, Wales Maine. www.MaineDrivingClub.org

October

      • October 10-15 

The National Drive, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY Non-competitive driving and riding event that mixes recreational driving with clinics, private lessons, sightseeing, and more. Contact Virginia Goodman www.TheNationalDrive.net

      • October 14 

Houston Area Carriage Association Annual Drive at Brookwood Care Facility, Brookwood, Texas. Casual Drive for residents of the Brookwood Care Facility. Contact John Milligan 979-574-3419

      • October 29 

Carriage & Driving Society of Greater Kansas City’s Desensitization Clinic & Driving featuring Joan Holmes. Contact Judi Adams 913-441-3723 www.cdsgkc.org

North Texas Whips Halloween Games Day, Willow Draw Arena, Weatherford, Texas. Driving and driving games. Contact Karen Barthel 682-561-6896 www.ntw.clubexpress.com

November

      • November 4 – 5 

TCA’s Black Star Combined Driving Event, Black Star Sport Horse in Rockwall, Texas. Contact Ruthie Graves at 903-883-4638 for details. www.tejascarriagesassociation.org

2018


January

      • January 24-27 

Carriage Association of America logoCAA/CWF International Carriage Symposium at Colonial Williamsburg.

Helping preserve our horse-drawn heritage for over 50 years.