The tentative schedule is as follows:
9:00 Horse / Pony inspection for FEI Division
10:30 Preliminary Teams & Intermediate Dressage
1:00 FEI Dressage
5:00 Competitor briefing
9:00 Training & Preliminary Dressage
9:00 Marathon – all Divisions
4:00 Asado (tickets required – contact Peggy Dils
9:00 Obstacles – all Divisions
11:00 Signature Brunch to benefit Aiken Land Conservancy (tickets required – contact
Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you at Katydid!
Without our sponsors, the event would not happen! Thanks to everyone who contributed to our event!
Benefactor: Katrina Becker & Katydid Farm
Presenting Sponsor: Trout Walk Farm
Obstacle Sponsors: The Patchwork Ranch
Shane Doyle Farms
Ballroom in Motion
Gold Sponsors: We Both Farms
Jennifer Matheson / Katydid Driving
Aiken Driving Club
David Stinson, Realtor
Silver/Division Sponsors: Morgan Stanley
Marathon Sponsor: Dione Appleton
Cones Sponsor: Aiken County Farm Supply
Preliminary Division: Muff Herbruck
Moonlight Farm (Daphne White, Marcie Quist & Craig Kellogg)
Wendy & Bill Gutfarb
Class Sponsors: Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Harris
Rich & Diane Watson
Paula & Traveler Bailey
Karen Marlin & Judy Chamberlain
Bob & Beth Newburn
John & Dottie Paul
Bill & Ann Baughman
Mick & Nilda Burke
Courage to Lead Farm/Bev Lesher
Friends: Pixie Baxter
Kate & Katie Whaley
Peggy & Jerry Keeler
Beth & Dan Steinke
The Caravan Film
Paul & Maureen Grippa
Volunteer Sponsors: Lynn & Jeff Legg
Kim & Jeff Stover
We would also like to thank those individuals and businesses whose contributions were received after our print deadline.
Bev Lesher, Nilda & Mick Burke, Doris & Alan Leacy & Kate Ross – for housing our Officials
Bev Lesher – for taking care of the Officials
Cold Creek Nurseries – for all the greenery
Jumping Branch Farm & Julie Zapapas – for the radios
Pixie Baxter & Friends of Katydid – treats for the volunteers
Downtown Dog – dog treats for the competitors
Bespoke Property Management – for the horse treats
E-Z Go Golf carts – for transportation
Ellen Ettenger, well known Technical Delegate with the American Driving Society and the FEI, will be running this refresher and training session for volunteers, drivers & grooms. Ellen organizes & scores multiple events up and down the east coast and CA and has a wealth of knowledge to share with us.
The schedule looks like this: Starting at 9:00 am with classroom information, moving on to hands on staging an event with dressage, marathon, and cones. You will come away with a better understanding of how a CDE works.
Sponsored by Aiken Driving Club and hosted by Katydid Farm.
RSVP No Later than Aug 26th
RSVP: Peggy Dils, 803-295-6785 or fill out the form below:
Sue & Paul Dougherty
Mr & Mrs. William Gutfarb
Arthur “Buzz” Rich
Mick & Nilda Burke
Chef Jimmy Hicks – Cateringbythedeftchef.com
Thank you for your contributions and helping to make the Katydid CDE 2014 the best yet!
Our sponsors ensure that the Katydid Combined Driving Event can be the best event possible. We thank them for their contributions to our event.
Katrina Becker & Katydid Farm
American Driving Society
Aiken County Farm Supply
Aiken Driving Club
We Both Farm
Elizabeth & Michael Kryzstofiak
Trout Walk Farm
Dottie & John Paul
Dorothy CM Herbruck
Dr. Anthony & Sandra Harris
Freddy & Hornor Davis
Kim & Jeff Stover
Lynn & Jeff Legg
Hunter’s Creek Farm
Maureen & Paul Grippa
Pixie & Rich Keating
Diane & Bob Koopman
Paula & Traveler Baily
Sandie & Don Nicolaisen
Mrs. George L Orhstrom Jr.
Ann & Russ Schurtz
Kim & Bill Allen
Showing your support for the Katydid CDE is now easier than ever! Now offering online payment for sponsorship and our popular “Sponsor a Volunteer” program.
Sponsoring the Katydid CDE will get your business in front of a captive audience as we host the ADS North American Intermediate Championships and the exciting Tandem Challenge.
BECOME A SPONSOR NOW
Sponsor a Volunteer Program
Help us out by supporting a volunteer or two. Proceeds will directly benefit those individuals without whom we cannot host this event.
ADS North American Preliminary and Intermediate Championships – 2014 Pilot Program
Host Venues Announced!
The American Driving Society (ADS) is pleased to announce the host venues for the new head-to-head driven North American Preliminary and the North American Intermediate Championships. The Preliminary Championships will be held at the Glen Willow CDE, September 5-7 in Avondale, Pennsylvania. The Intermediate Championship will be held at the Katydid CDE, October 30 – November 2 in Windsor, South Carolina. All VSE Championships will be held at the Equestrians Institute CDE, August 8-10 in Ethel, Washington.
Each event will be a driven championship, taking place over a single competition weekend. Host venues will likely change location year after year, moving around North America so drivers in various areas can travel to compete.
These additional championships are being offered to provide an opportunity for ADS level drivers to meet and compete and to create additional enthusiasm for the sport of Carriage Driving.
All updates on this exciting new program can be found on the “Awards Programs” section of www.americandrivingsociety.org. The 2014 program is experimental and organizers and ADS leaders will work to ensure the program continues to improve.
Qualifications for the North American Championships
a note from Mike Arnold, Chair – ADS Rules Committee
If you are eligible, by the 2014 ADS Rulebook, to compete at the Preliminary Level you are eligible to compete in the North American Preliminary Championships.
If you are eligible, by the 2014 ADS rulebook, to compete at the Intermediate Level you are eligible to compete in the North American Intermediate Championships.