James River Driving Association

Established 1984.  Members from Richmond and the surrounding areas of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, & North Carolina who support & enjoy recreational and competitive carriage driving.

Photos from the August Breakfast Drive at Pocahontas State Park

Come drive with us !

The James River Driving Association encompasses Richmond & the surrounding areas of Virginia, and parts of Maryland, West Virginia, & North Carolina. Our first formal meeting was in 1984.

Our primary goal is to further the education of new & existing drivers. Most of our members are recreational drivers, but some are former or current competitors.

We encourage our members to share expertise & experiences, and to participate in a variety of activities, including clinics, pleasure drives, shows, & other learning opportunities.

Guests are always welcome! If you've never driven & are curious about this fast-growing equine discipline, please join us at any of our events.  We love to introduce newcomers to our sport.

See our classifieds page for lesson opportunities, from beginners on up.

JRDA Fix A Test Flyer.pdf





Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

Come join us at Berkeley and Westover Plantations once

again for a go-as-you-please drive. We will park @ Berkeley’s air strip field again and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you drive along the James River or through Berkeley’s extensive wooded trails(no maps available). Come one or both days!

Arrive any time after 9am and don’t forget to pack a picnic


Saturday will also be the Westover Church Fall Pilgrimage

event so there may be plenty of spectators to see the turnouts. If you’re interested in more information on that event, follow the

link provided:


12602 Harrison Landing Rd

Charles City, VA 23030

Follow signs to parking area once you arrive at Berkeley’s entrance 

Please RSVP to Kathryn Anderson @ 540-894-1137 with which day/days you will be participating in

JRDA Scavenger Hunt.pdf

Spectators always welcome at JRDA sponsored events!

Need directions?  Have Questions?  Contact us!

2023 JRDA Membership Form

ADS Home Page

ADS Event Onmibus

ADS Rule Book 2023

CAA Home Page

Driving Digest Home Page

2023 Officers

President -

Dorothy Ruqus

Vice President -

Daphne Wood-Lasser

Secretary  -

Cheryl Childress

Treasurer -

Candy Thomas

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