2016 End of the Year Annual Meeting, Potluck and Election of Officers
A Great Time was had by all!!
2017 Arena Driving Trials Series
Sponsored by Driving Essentials, Inc.
Arena Driving Trials are a fun way to keep us motivated through the wet winters of the Pacific Northwest. The monthly trials include dressage, cones and hazards, all adjusted to fit in a covered arena. The events are very casual and drivers may wear comfortable warm clothes. Your horse may have a shaggy winter coat and, yes, your carriage may be a bit muddy. This takes the pressure off and simply gives drivers a chance to practice and have fun. Last year we had many first time competitors who used the Arena Driving Trials as a way to learn about Combined Driving Events in a friendly and low pressure atmosphere. These ADTs are not ADS sanctioned events but are run under ADS rules.
All the ADT’s will begin at 10 am and run until the last competitor has finished and ribbons have been awarded.
Driving Essentials Inc. has again provided some very generous prizes for our series. You must be a WWW member to qualify for the awards.
Date Location Dressage Test* Judge
Feb. 4, 2017 Thomas Equestrian ADT #1 TBA
March 4, 2017 Infinity Performance ADT #2 Infinity Performance, Lebanon
April 2, 2017 Thomas Equestrian ADT #1 Thomas Equestrian Centre, Beavercreek
Links to Dressage tests and Entry Form:
Western Whips and Wheels
Clinic, Lessons and Arena Driving Trial Weekend
Friday March 31, 2017-Sunday April 2, 2017
The weekend starts out with a Newer Driver Clinic with Terri Jones on Friday starting at 10am ending around 3:00. The clinic will be at Thomas Equestrian Centre, 21020 S. Olsen Rd, Beavercreek, OR 97004. Cost of the clinic will be $50.00. You need not be a complete beginner to benefit from this clinic, it is appropriate for all.
Points the clinic will discuss in the morning:
l. Getting your horse started.
2. Long reining and how it benefits you and your horse.
3. Harness and how important every part is to your safety.
4. Biting up your horse.
5. Two wheel carriage vs four-wheel carriage.
6. WWW and ADS safety rules and regulations.
7. Procedures for hooking your horse to the carriage and why it’s always important to have reins in hand. Parking spot!
8. Explain the different between ADT, HDT and CDE.
In the afternoon we will be using demonstration horses. Your own horse will not be used in the clinic.
This will be a full day. Bring your own lunch and beverages. There will be coffee, tea and hot chocolate available.
Late afternoon Friday and all day Saturday will be the chance to have a private or semi-private lesson with Terri Jones with your equine. Private lessons are $65.00 (45 minutes), semi private (two drivers) $40 each.
Sunday will be our final ADT of the season, Terri Jones will be our judge. Entry $40. Use Standard Entry form.adtentry
If you have further questions, call Deborah Holmes 503 309-7653 Overnight parking is available, but please call Linda Thomas of Thomas Equestrian Centre in advance to arrange 503-632-5053.
Stalls are $20 per day, and need to be stripped on Sunday or pay a $10 cleaning fee.
Please fill out the attached form and make checks payable to Western Whips & Wheels. Mail to Deborah Holmes: 21995 S Lewellen Rd, Beavercreek, OR 97004 or you can email your entry to Deborah (email@example.com) and be sent a paypal invoice to pay by credit card.