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.

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.


More photos at  JRDA Green Springs Drive 240601

Next Event


JRDA Annual Auction, Picnic and Meeting

Postponed due to excessive heat!!

Noon Sunday July 21st

Bring a chair & side dish to share

-and items for the auction!


Auction items may be donated or consigned (with a percentage of sale price donated to the JRDA)

Auction items DO NOT have to be horse-related!


14008 Blunts Bridge Rd., 

Ashland, VA

RSVP to Daphne.WoodLasser@gmail.com


Spectators always welcome at JRDA sponsored events!

Need directions?  Have Questions?  Contact us!

2024 JRDA Membership Form

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ADS Event Onmibus

ADS Rule Book 2024

CAA Home Page

Driving Digest Home Page

2024 Officers

President -

Cristi Anderson

Vice President -

Daphne Wood-Lasser

Secretary  -

Cheryl Childress

Treasurer -

Dot Ruqus

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