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.

Photo from the carriage maintenance program at the April meeting

Photo from the "Use of the Driving Whip as an Aid" program, led by Lynn Legg, at the snowy March Meeting

(Left and below)  Christmas Party FUN!

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.



Drive at Will at

Pocahontas State Park

11am Saturday Mar. 25

Must be a member to Drive

further details & Signup

on Events Page


Spectators always welcome at JRDA sponsored events!

Need directions?  Have Questions?  Contact us!

2023 JRDA Membership Form

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ADS Event Onmibus

ADS Rule Book 2023

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Driving Digest Home Page

2023 Officers

President -

Dorothy Ruqus

Vice President -

Daphne Wood-Lasser

Secretary  -

Cheryl Childress

Treasurer -

Candy Thomas

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