Driver Proficiency Program

 

UPDATE——-UPDATE——–UPDATE

LEVEL 1 EVALUATIONS

JUNE 23, 2013

LOCATION: LANCASTER, CA

PLEASE CONTACT EITHER MYSELF OR THE CAA FOR A SYLABUS AND EVALUATION SPOT APPLICATION.  YOU MUST SIGN UP AHEAD OF TIME.

Top drivers from the USA attend the 2011 Driver Proficiency evaluations in Florida

Welcome to the Carriage Association of America’s Driver Proficiency Program

We hope that your participation in this program will help to increase your awareness and knowledge of driving, how to do so safely and correctly, and earn you a CAA Driver Proficiency Certificate.

In addition to evaluating drivers’ proficiency at the various levels, this program also allows for those interested in becoming driving instructors to accomplish the prerequisites at the levels. This will ensure the standard for traditional driving and horsemanship skills will continue.

Level I:

The basic level (but not for complete beginners) is for those ready to drive away from home. This is a competence evaluation and will confirm that you are doing things safely. This level covers harness knowledge, harnessing and putting to, practical driving, horse care, and general knowledge. Any safe style of driving is accepted. Open to CAA members and non-members.

Road Driving Assessment:

Recommended before driving horses/ponies on public roads and in traffic. Road Driving can be taken on its own without actually accomplishing Level I. However, to take Level II, you must have been successful with Level I and Road Driving. Open to CAA members and non-members.

Level II:

This level is suited to the more experienced driver who participates in some form of competitive driving, and it may include pair driving. The prerequisites for this level are successful completion of Level I and the Road Driving Assessment, followed by additional driving instruction/experience. Typical drivers at this level will be able to drive an unfamiliar horse, work competently in a driving environment with some responsibility, drive competently in company of other horses and perhaps in competition, and look after a group of horses/ponies competently and maintain them over a period of time both in work and at rest. Drivers must be able to drive with the traditional English (one-handed) or Achenbach style of driving. Available to CAA members only.

Level III:

The highest recognition offered this level requires demonstration of horsemanship and driving ability, continuing with unit-based competence. In order to achieve a full certificate for Level III, a candidate must complete all the compulsory Units, 1,2,3, plus any one of the optional Units 4,5, or 6. Candidates will receive credit for all units they complete successfully. Available to CAA members only.

Level III’s Compulsory Units:

1. Training of the Driven Horse; 2. Practical Driving – Single Horse; 3. Vehicles and Harness

Level III’s Optional Units:

Any one Unit is required for the full certificate:

4. Pair Driving – Advanced Level; 5. Driving with Four Reins -Tandem; 6. Driving with Four Reins – Four-in-hand

for more information and to purchase a sylabus , please contact the CAA: http://caaonline.com/

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