Category Archives: Current Events

Upcoming Events

The CAA has a busy year planned! Interested in learning, traveling and driving with us?

The CAA International Carriage Symposium

This is the seventh bi-annual CAA International Carriage Symposium! Please note that the 2020 location is Herndon, Virginia and that we will be touring the National Sporting Library, the Winmill Carriage Museum and Whitestone Farm. This is in addition to the ten international and domestic speakers that we have scheduled. Online registration is available here. The complete event brochure can be downloaded here.

The 2020 symposium is brought to you in partnership with the Carriage Museum of America.

Sporting Day of Traditional Driving

The Carriage Association of America introduced the Sporting Day of Traditional Driving some 15 years ago to North America (based on the very popular European event). Sporting Days showcase antique carriages, allowing participants to bring out their special and unusual vehicles to compete in friendly competition. This will be an orientation for organizing, participating in and judging a CAA Sporting Day of Traditional Driving. Details here.

CAA Trip to England

Considered by many to be the premier horse show in the world, the Royal Windsor Horse Show is held in the private park of Windsor Castle. This is the only time each year that visitors are allowed onto these magnificent grounds.

Competition and exhibitions at the show include a full FEI driving event for teams of horses and ponies, ridden dressage, top-level show jumping, coaching, breed classes, hunters, military turnouts, tent pegging, Pony Club games, Shetland-pony steeplechase races, light-trade turnouts, all manner of children’s pony classes, stirring performances by the King’s Troop, and, of course, royal pomp and circumstance.

Whether it’s the thrill of the Shetland Grand National classes, the elegance of the coaching marathon, the exhilaration of the FEI driving event marathon, the pageantry of the King’s Troop, the beauty of the venue, the amazing array of food and drink, the royal pomp and circumstance, or simply the fun of the entire show…
You won’t want to miss it! Details and registration forms are available here.

CAA Driver Proficiency

We’re very pleased to announce that CAA Driver Proficiency Evaluations for Level 1 & Road Test and Level 2 (except driving the unfamiliar horse) will be offered at The National Drive, October 5 & 6, at the Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburgh, Indiana.

How to participate:

1) Review the appropriate Proficiency level requirements – booklets available at
2) Fill out the application and mail to the CAA with payment (Applications are available in your booklet or here)
3) Fill out application for stalls, etc. for the National Drive and return to the National Drive
4) Receive an email from the CAA confirming time and place of evaluation
5) Complete the evaluation!

The CAA will also have a booth at The National Drive on Friday and Saturday.