This preview has ended. Log In. Carriage pleasure driving combines a long and storied past with opportunities to drive both competitively and for pleasure. Known for the camaraderie of its participants and its openness to all breeds of horse and pony, carriage pleasure driving is a sport for equestrians of all ages, whether they prefer driving a single animal, a pair, or more, and the sport features a range of classes judged on a variety of criteria. Waldron has operated Bent Tree since , first as an American Saddlebred training farm and now as a renowned Hackney and Friesian breeding and show facility, as well.
The letter announced a precipitous decision taken by the USE Board of Directors in a closed session at their recent meeting in Lexington Kentucky. We were not allowed an opportunity to attend the secret USE Board meeting or to speak on the matter at any time with the Board, Mr. Moroney or Mr. Kessler USE President , on this hugely important matter. During that time we have worked tirelessly to promote the sport of carriage driving in all of its forms and to ensure the highest standards of sportsmanship and ethical treatment of our equine partners.
Violations of USEF Rules : If an owner or an owner's agent has been found to have been in violation of the Drugs and Medications Rules at a specific horse show, no points will be earned by the horse in question for that entire horse show. Exception : In the event that qualifying is waived for whatever reason and Championship classes are changed to Stake classes, normal points will be earned in the Stake classes for that show. Points are earned by the horse and calculated by ASHA. There will only be one high point champion honored per section. In the event that two or more horses have the same highest number of points, the horse with the most first place ribbons will be considered champion.
On June 11, , the U. Please be assured that USEF remains thoroughly committed to supporting the driving disciplines, its current programs, and developing new ways to grow the sport. The following information details how USEF supports the driving disciplines and outlines a pathway forward:. Click here to begin receiving USA Driving newsletters.