Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2023

USEF And ADS Reach Final Agreement Over Recognized Affiliate Reinstatement



The U.S. Equestrian Federation and the American Driving Society have announced that the ADS has been reinstated as the USEF affiliate for the driving discipline, including both combined driving and carriage pleasure driving. This reinstatement is the result of meaningful and collaborative discussions between both organizations.

“We are very happy that U.S. Equestrian and the ADS have reached an agreement on the roles and responsibilities of both organizations for the development, growth and administration of the driving discipline,” said USEF President Murray Kessler. “We welcome the ADS and its members as our recognized affiliate and hope to continue a long and productive relationship.”

“The ADS is delighted that we were able to come to an agreement that best serves the driving community as well as the needs of both U.S. Equestrian and the ADS,” added ADS President Mike Arnold. “Driving has long been an essential part of equestrian sport and recreation; a renewed connection between our organizations is a vital part of unifying the sport, providing ample opportunity to share the joy of our unique discipline throughout the entire equestrian community.”


The USEF announced in a press release on Jan. 20 that it was removing the ADS as an affiliate, and the two organizations reached a preliminary agreement in March.






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