Hickory Knoll Farm will again bring an American Driving Society show to Fitchburg!
Combined Driving competitors compete in three disciplines. They start Saturday with driven dressage in which the horse and driver perform tests to exhibit the level of training of the driving horse. The horses are then driven at speed through a cones course where they are directed through narrow obstacles.
The final test is a Sunday timed cross-country drive in which the horses must cover ground quickly and drive through tight man-made ‘hazards’ without missing a prescribed gate or knocking down obstacle elements.
The levels offered in 2017 will be Training, Preliminary and Intermediate. Divisions will include VSE, single pony, single horse, pony pairs, horse pairs, tandem and four-in-hand.