Additional Sponsors

Kate Whaley
Sue & Paul Dougherty
Mr & Mrs. William Gutfarb
Arthur “Buzz” Rich
Mick & Nilda Burke
Wilkins Byrd
Chef Jimmy Hicks –

Thank you for your contributions and helping to make the Katydid CDE 2014 the best yet!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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
Morgan Stanley
Diane Appleton
Driving Essentials
Walther Farms
Derrick Equipment
We Both Farm
Elizabeth & Michael Kryzstofiak
Trout Walk Farm
David Stinson
Shelly Temple
Bev Lesher
David Fourney
Peggy Dils
Shanna Sullivan
Gail Heiring
Sharon Brown
Dottie & John Paul
Dorothy CM Herbruck
Dr. Anthony & Sandra Harris
Freddy & Hornor Davis
Karen Marlin
Kim & Jeff Stover
Lynn & Jeff Legg
Deborah Dickerson
Hunter’s Creek Farm
Kelly Valdes
Margaret Shenker
Maureen & Paul Grippa
Pixie & Rich Keating
Diane & Bob Koopman
Mary Baillie
Paula & Traveler Baily
Sandie & Don Nicolaisen
Mrs. George L Orhstrom Jr.
Judy Portmann
Ann & Russ Schurtz
Kim & Bill Allen
Elliott Davis
Bonnie Farhner
Meredith Moore

North American Intermediate Combined Driving Championships at Katydid CDE

North American Championships Venues Announced!

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 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.