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Coach's Corner

Coach's Corner is intended to be an 'education-station' for both new and experienced drivers and contains a wealth of information, resources and links to help further your driving-related knowledge, skills & abilities. Check back often as we will continually be adding new materials and resources.

The newest addition to the ACDA's collection of information and training resources is Hours On The Box Seat, a program designed to recognize its members' dedication to the sport of driving and to encourage young drivers to learn to drive safely with good instruction. To learn more about this program, click here.

If you are looking for information on a topic not yet presented here, please contact us and we'll do our best to point you towards the right information. To go directly to a specific type of information, please click the headings below:


Instructors and Experts

New drivers gain practical experience under the mentorship of experienced drivers.
Photos: Above left courtesy of Tamara Chmilar; Above right courtesy of D. Kirk Photography.


Coach's Corner is designed to contain a wealth of resources that you can easily access from the ACDA website. We will post articles of interest on a regular basis, starting with the following:

Designing Courses & Obstacles

Dressage Modifiers

Dreaded Dressage Test

DeLamanation of the Harness Horse

What the Heck is a "Spares Kit"?

Conditioning Your Driving Horse

The Goldilocks Method For Breeching Fit

Driving Coaches

Educational opportunities are readily available through the Alberta Carriage Driving Association. Many of our members are certified instructors, clinicians, experienced drivers, judges, technical delegates and wheelwrights.  Our chapters also host numerous clinics and workshops throughout the year. 

To find an expert in your area, contact your local ACDA Chapter.  Here are the Equestrian Canada certified Instructors in Alberta:

Cheryl Fotheringham


Kendra Gale


Deb Laderoute

(403) 254-8727

Denise MacDonald


Risë Massey

High River
(403) 652-1709

Barb Richard

(780) 266-4036

Becky Taylor


Kathleen Winfield

(403) 931-0389

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