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

Organizations, Clubs, & FaceBook Groups

Carriages  and  Equipment

Aiken Driving Club

Out of AIken, South Carolina.

American Carriage Company

Made in America, carriages & wagons.

Bellcrown Carriages / Carriage Machine Shop

Sole owners and manufacturers of the Bellcrown line in the United States; lightweight and simple designs that are especially great for mini-horses, ponies, donkeys, and small horses.

American Driving Society

Established in 1974, The American Driving Society, Inc. is the carriage driving affiliate to the United States Equestrian Federation, supporting carriage drivers in the United States and Canada. Over 80 ADS-recognized events are held across North America each year. Important links include the ADS Rulebooks, the "Omnibus" event calendar, sample dressage tests, & sections for new drivers & event organizers.

Big Black Horse LLC

Made in America, carriages & wagons.

Camptown Harness 

Harnesses & driving equipment.

ADS Junior Drivers (FB group)

A group to let all Junior drivers connect with each other!

Carriage Driving Essentials

Distinctive horse-drawn carriages and carts, exceptional quality driving harness, and safe and proper accessories.

Carriage Imports LLC

Carriages, harnesses, driving wear, accessories, custom-order marathon carriages & parts.

Beginning Carriage Driving (FB group)

Featuring activities, clubs, and events mostly in the mid-atlantic area of the USA, this group is dedicated to trying to bridge the gap between the "rest" of the horse world and the carriage driving world!

Chimacum Tack

Offering a full line of horse harness products including single and team horse harnesses, work harnesses, parade & pleasure harnesses and training harnesses.

Chrysalis Acres

Specializing in Biothane harnesses and parts for both the competative and the recreational driver.

Brandywine Valley Driving Club

The Brandywine Valley Driving Club is made up of more than 275 active carriage driving enthusiasts, most of whom reside in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states of Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Virginia. Dedicated to providing information in the techniques, principles, regulations and other relevant aspects of carriage driving, in order to develop and improve their skills and capabilities, all within the framework of good sportsmanship and the camaraderie that driving builds.

DD Rapps

Custom outfits for every aspect of carriage driving.

Driving Essentials, Inc.

Carriages, driving bits, driving harness,driving whips and appointments.

Carolina Carriage Club

A small group of drivers who share the passion of a carriage and a horse.  Our members drive everything from minis to drafts, donkeys and mules to thoroughbreds, easy entry pipe carts to antique vehicles.

Frey Carriage Company

Celebrating over 20 years in the carriage trade, a premier source for all types of horse drawn vehicles.

Hats by Katie

Custom-made hats in any color combination you desire—to match your outfit and/or your carriage.

Carriage Association of America

The Carriage Association of America was founded in 1960; it is the oldest and largest international organization devoted to the preservation, restoration and use of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs. The CAA has introduced thousands of people to the joy of collecting these vehicles, and to the pleasure of driving them. It also offers a driver proficiency program, a bookstore & shop, member tours, a list of goods & services providers, & other amenities.

Hats Off Boutique

Offering a full line of accessories:  Aprons, Gloves, Rainwear, Driving Bits, Custom Ear Nets and much more.

Ideal Harness

Design and production of harnesses and accessories for carriage driving.

Carriage & Cart Apparel (used & custom only) (FB group)

Exclusively for selling APPAREL for driving carriages or carts in horse events, specifically Combined Driving Events (CDE).

Ozark Mountain Miniature Tack & Equine Supplies

Supplier of Fine Equine Products, Veterinary Supplies and Exclusive Gifts made especially for Miniature Horses, Donkeys, Ponies, and their owners.

Patty's Pony Place

Designers and builders of custom vehicles for miniature horses.

Carriage Driving 

(FB group)

For anyone involved or interested in the fantastic world of carriage driving - be it driving trials, private driving, or just pleasure driving!

Robert Graham Carriage Works

Makers of the original Hyper-Bike.

Star Lake Tack

Specializing in everything for the miniature horse from: nylon halters and leads, blankets, harnesses, carts, bits, books and videos, saddles, and stable supplies.

Carriage Driving Equipment (FB group)

Events may be listed here as well as services related to carriage driving (harness or carriage making & repair, training, etc).

Smucker Harness Shop

Equestrian Show and Pleasure Harness, Custom Leatherwork and Repairs.

Yonies Harness Shop

Manufacturers of synthetic harness and tack products to the Amish and Mennonite communities as well as the Harness Racing and Pleasure/Combined Driving communities throughout the world.

Carts & Carriages for Sale (FB group)

For listing carts/carriages/wagons for sale from Miniature Horses to Drafts.

CDE & Pleasure Driving Buy, Sell, & Learn (FB group)

A group for the CDE or pleasure driving enthusiast to buy, sell or learn about everything driving. Share your stories, list upcoming events, view driving stuff for sale, ask questions about the sport

CDE4VSE (FB group)

A group for CDE drivers who happen to have miniature horses or small ponies.

Driving Horses & Ponies For Sale (USA) (FB group)

This page is for posting your "driving" horses & ponies for sale that live within the United States of America.

Federation Equestre Internationale

Formed in 1921, the FEI is the governing body of international equestrian sports. Today, there are 134 National Equestrian Federations affiliated with the FEI. Driving came under the FEI umbrella in 1970 thanks to the efforts of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, then the FEI President, who organised the meeting in 1969 which produced the first rule book. On its web site you will find FEI rules, an international events calendar & competitor rankings, among other features.

Miniature Horse/Pony Carts for Sale (FB group) 

A group for Mini/ Pony people wanting to buy and sell carts and wagons only.

Monster Mini (FB group)

The Aiken Driving Club's annual mini CDE.

Piedmont Driving Club

The Piedmont Driving Club was established in 1972 and is the oldest carriage driving club in Northern Virginia.

Small Pony CDE Drivers (FB group) 

A group for all carriage drivers who compete Small Ponies (100cm - 119cm) in Combined Driving Events, to organize the sport and talk about issues particular to competing.

United States Driving for the Disabled

United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to improve the lives of physically challenged individuals throughout the United States and Canada by providing the experience of driving horses in a safe and challenging environment. USDFD fosters opportunities for drivers to compete in national and international amateur competitions by training and providing financial support for Team USA.

United States Equestrian Foundation 

The USEF is the National Governing Body for equestrian sport; a responsibility the Federation takes very seriously. The largest multi- breed and discipline organization in equestrian sport, the USEF stewards safe and fair competition. Currently the USEF recognizes 11 breeds and 18 disciplines that fall under the Federation’s rules and regulations. Its sanctioned competitions and programs are also geared to educate, guide and inspire. More than 2,600 licensed competitions, cover the country with opportunities to experience and participate in equestrian sport.

USEF Driving Sport Committee (FB group)

The driving sport committee represents combined driving in the USEF. In 2016 the driving sport committee was formed by joining the driving technical committee with the driving high performance committee. We will post updates on our current programs and projects & of course, show results so we can cheer for our teams !

USEF Network 

Live & on-demand coverage of major events, plus competitor profiles, venue maps, & a news blog.

Virginia Draft Horse & Mule Association

Provides opportunities to work with, learn from, and teach others who share an interest in draft horses, mules, and donkeys. Members have wide-ranging interests, from farming with draft horses and mules to driving elegant carriages; from trail riding to dressage; from showing at halter to competing in pulling and log skidding contests; and from breeding and raising stock to caring for animals retired from the field and the show ring. Ownership of a horse, mule, or donkey isnot required to be eligible for membership--just interest and enthusiasm!

Weekend Whips (FB group)

Ideas for driving locations, dates and conditions, etc.

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