American Driving Society North American Preliminary Championship

  • 5438 County Road M
  • Fitchburg, WI 53575

Hickory Knoll Fund will again bring an American Driving Society show to Fitchburg. The Hickory Knoll Combined Driving Event will be held July 20 - 22, 2018.

Tradition and modern innovation are melded in these resourceful competitions. Combined Driving is one of eight equine sports governed at the international level. We are please to host this preliminary championship in Fitchburg at Hickory Knoll Farm. Spectators are welcome! Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Site is handicap accessible.


Friday July 20 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM   

Driven Dressage in two rings - Horse compete to master a required set of movements, which get more difficult as the levels rise form Training to Preliminary and Intermediate.

Saturday July 21 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM  

Marathon - Horse compete in a cross-country drive, a timed walk, and in a final phase, a speed trail over 7km.  "obstacles" with lettered gates have to be driven quickly to avoid time penalties.  Spectator seating and tents for shade are provided at two of the Obstacles, but spectators can walk to all six.

Sunday July 22     8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Cones - Horse complete against the clock and each other to navigate a tight course laid out between cones with balls on top, trying to avoid dislodging any balls.  The three different levels have different clearances to test the accuracy of the drivers.

  • Times: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free