Carriage Driving

May 2016

Morven Park’s 4th Annual Carriage Pleasure Driving Show, Combined Test, and Cross-Country Pleasure Drive June 18-19

Morven Park is hosting its fourth annual Carriage Pleasure Driving Show, Combined Test and Cross-Country Pleasure Drive on June 18 & 19, anticipating about 50 entries from throughout the eastern United States. The event is free to spectators, so bring a picnic and a blanket and step back in time as antique and reproduction carriages are drawn by miniature horses, drafts, pairs, and singles.

On Saturday, June 18, drivers will compete in a wide range of classes […]

December 2015

7 Fun Filled Equestrian escapes to enjoy during the holidays

Have you been promising yourself a different way to celebrate the holidays?
If you are head hostess or host for the family, maybe you need a mini vacation before your holiday labors are in full swing?
Whatever your goal, Virginia and nearby locales offer a variety of horsey opportunities for weekends or day trips. Some are perfect for you and your own horse. Others provide trusty trail  mounts and guides, a great option for sharing your hobby […]

January 2015

Free Seminar on the American Driving Society

Come learn about the American Driving Society and its role promoting safety and sportsmanship for carriage driving. The seminar will include an overview of harness and equipment used in ADS competitions, expectations of the horse and driver and types of ADS competitions with emphasis on the differences between fine harness and ADS competitions.

RSVP with your name, contact information, and number attending by 1/22 to receive a folder of seminar notes, information from the ADS and […]

October 2014

Interested in Driving a Horse and Carriage?

The James River Classic Carriage Driving Pleasure Show will be held at Rose Mount Farm in Spotsylvania, VA on October 25, 2014

May 2014

Carriage Driving Clinic June 1, 2014

Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg, Va., will host a Tracey Morgan carriage driving clinic on June 1, 2014. The clinic and Fix-A-Test for carriage drivers offers instruction for drivers at all levels. Entry fee is $75/turnout. For more information and reservations, email Laura Doyle at, call 804.798.2003, or visit

March 2014

Equestrian Events March 16, 2014

Morven Park Equestrian Center (Leesburg, Va.) hosts the arena driving trial carriage driving event on March 16. The American Driving Society recognized event offers challenges to new and seasoned carriage drivers in dressage, cones, and obstacles. Entry fee is $65. For more information, contact Laura Doyle (703.777.2890; or visit

EKG Stables at Hill Valley Farm Winter Hunter Show Series continues March 16 in Spotsylvania, Va. The VHSA-associate and BHSA show begins with open […]