In response to a special invitation by the organizers of the Upperville Stable Tour, the Piedmont Driving Club performed a carriage driving exhibition at the beautiful Ardarra Farm, in Middleburg, Virginia.Club member Sam Davis reached well into her considerable background as both a competitor and organizer of driving shows to come up with a challenging cones course for this event. Mr. Doug Kemmerer, himself an accomplished coachman and 4 in Hand whip provided commentary. Visitors were treated to an array of “competitors”, ranging from single ponies, to single horses and pairs of horses. To make the event even more special, the former World Champion Single Pony, “Cefnoakpark Bouncer” gave a dazzling exhibition of his prowess in cones. “Bouncer,” a Welsh Cob was deftly handled by his owner, Mr. Wayne Humphreys.
Following the exhibition, all the turn outs departed Ardarra for a lovely jaunt over the quiet roads that surround the farm. Then it was back to a shaded grove near where the trailers were parked for a pot luck luncheon.