MCDC Starts a New Training Program
Moore County Driving Club (MCDC) enters its 30th year with a new training program to educate new drivers and those wanting to improve their skills.
MCDC president Linda Long announced that in addition to the numerous horse and pony driving events, the club will provide a number of learning opportunities. Many will feature some of the countries most experienced and successful drivers.
Moore County has one of the largest concentrations of drivers in the United States and perhaps the world. Four teams of four-in- hand teams from MCDC will likely represent the United States entries in the world driving championships next year at the Kentucky Horse Park. Normally held in Europe, next year will be the first year the championships are being held in the United States.
MCDC sponsors a number of events enjoyed by area residents, including the annual Christmas Carriage Parade through downtown Southern Pines, the annual Spring Carriage parade through the streets of Pinehurst, competitive driving events at the Carolina Horse Park, an American Driving Society recognized Pleasure Driving Show at the Pinehurst Harness Track, as well as smaller local competitions throughout the Southern Pines area.
This year, more emphasis will be placed on pleasure drives through parks and recreation areas.
New training program topics will include finding the suitable driving horse, proper harness for your horse and rig, attire for the driver and passengers, navigator techniques for competitive driving and many others.
The program before the next regular club meeting on October 7 will feature an introduction to and selection of an appropriate carriage for your equine. Numerous carriages will be on display.
Those interested in joining the Moore County Driving Club may call Sandy Nelson at 295-1474 firstname.lastname@example.org
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