QUEENSLAND COMPETITION CARRIAGE DRIVING INC.
On 25 July 2017 Queensland Competition Carriage Driving Inc. became the new name for Warwick & District Carriage Driving Club ( formed in 2001) which was originally Fassifern Harness Club when incorporated. Our main focus is Combined Driving Events (CDEs)- the driving equivalent of three day eventing- in an exciting three stage competition at all levels. Competition A - Dressage, Competition B- Cross Country or Marathon and Competition C - Obstacle or Cone Driving. Our club has been holding CDE’s for over ten years and has hosted several State Championship events. In recent years 1* format events in Dressage and Cones and Combined Marathon have proved very popular. The club also runs Workshops and Training and Come and Try Days throughout the year. Horses of all sizes attend these events, from miniature horses smaller than 10hh through to large horses over 16hh. We are affiliated with the Equestrian Australia.
The Carriage Driving season runs from March to October each year and the club endeavours to run a range of activities and competitions to improve, showcase and test the skills of carriage drivers and their horses at club, state and national level. Most of our events are held on the Darling Downs.
THE SPORTSMAN'S CHARTER
That sport is something done for the fun of doing it and that it ceases to be sport when it becomes a business only, something done for what there is in it
That amateurism is something of the heart and spirit - not a matter of exact technical qualifications
That good manners of sport are fundamentally important
that the code must be strictly upheld
That the whole structure of sport is not only preserved from the absurdity of undue importance, but is justified by a kind of romance which animates it, and by the positive virtues of courage, patience,good temper and unselfishness which are demanded by the code
That exploitation of sport for profit alone kills the spirit and retains only the husk and semblance of the thing
That the qualities of frankness, courage and sincerity which mark the good sportsman in private life shall mark the discussions of his interests at a competition
(Borrowed from USEF)