Salute to Driving ScheduledBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · January 24, 2012
The Second Annual Salute to Driving event will be held in Aiken and Windsor, South Carolina, on February 18 to 20, 2012. The event, held to help raise awareness and educate different audiences about the discipline of driving, will benefit High Performance Driving programs for the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. This nonprofit organization supports the competition, training, coaching, travel, and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
The weekend’s activities will include a dinner, live and silent auctions, driving clinics with some of the world's top trainers (may be audited free), hazard demonstration and clinic, harnessing demonstrations, a pleasure drive, a carriage exhibit, and a Combined Test Competition for drivers rated Preliminary through Advanced.
A driving blind activity with golf cart and cones, a clinic on how to drive a cones course, a coach horn demonstration by Raymond Tuckwiller of West Virginia, and a "pas de deux" dressage demonstration are also planned. A highlight will be a "Dressage by the Side" clinic to show competitors what the judges are seeing and looking for within each test.