The National Drive and Ride
October 6 - 11, 2015


* The National Drive would like to extend a big invite to riders to attend this event.  At the Kentucky Horse Park the National Drive has the opportunity to offer 100 of acres of riding and driving.  The friendships that are made at the National Drive are second to none.  So please come and take pleasure in a week of recreational riding and driving FUN!


The National Drive is an inexpensive 3-6 day event, devoted exclusively to recreational equine driving. The Drive was first held at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky, in October 2005.

The Drive has come to be viewed as the largest single gathering of recreational equine drivers on the continent. Highlighting the event is a series of clinics, demonstrations and private driving lessons featuring some of the nation’s most prominent clinicians and driving experts. Participants can attend all or none of our scheduled events – the only thing required is that one passes a safety check. Participants can drive at will from dawn to dusk.

* The Drive officially begins on Tuesday, October 7 and ends at dusk on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Participants can arrive on Monday, the 6th, and leave on Monday, the 13th, but cannot drive on either of these days.


Registration for the 6-day, 5-night event is $115 per person. A special 3-day, 2-night pass will cost $95/person. All clinics, demonstrations and activities are included in the registration fee. Horse and Tack stalls are $40/night each. Private lessons with the clinicians are at their hourly rates and are scheduled directly with the clinicians after arrival at the park.

Registration forms and information may be downloaded from the Downloads page and mailed to Mrs. Christy Warrington, 205 Coy Claywell Road, Columbia, KY 42728
 Phone (270)250-4463; email: tnd@nationaldrive.netClick here to go to the Download page.  Contact Mrs. Warrington directly if you wish this information mailed to you.

Early registration for the event is required. All horses must be stalled (no hitching out of trailers, etc.)

A 30 day certificate of veterinary inspection/health certificate is required for all horses arriving from outside the state of Kentucky. Horses originating in Kentucky must have a valid certificate of veterinary inspection/health certificate dated within 12 months. All horses will need a Coggins test within one year of October 7, 2014.  Ideally, we would like you to submit a copy of Coggins with your registration.

No formal attire is required throughout the weekend, but helmets are encouraged to be worn by all drivers and passengers. A safety check is mandatory before turnouts are allowed to be driven anywhere in the Park. Safety inspectors will be on hand all week to ensure compliance with all safety procedures. Melissa Boyd will again join us as Safety Coordinator. She will be in the barn area all during the Drive and will be available to anyone who needs assistance or has questions.

We will also again offer the CAA Driver Proficiency evaluation. We hope that your participation in this program will help to increase your awareness and knowledge of driving and how to do so safely and correctly.

Vendors may reserve space by calling The National Drive Secretary: Mrs. Christy Warrington, at (270) 250-4463 or by email:

The area offers a wide range of motels, and camping is available at the KHP campground. Click the blue links for details.

The Driving Digest will furnish free coffee and doughnuts each morning.

Four clinicians will be on hand to present clinics and offer lessons during four days of the event. Participants must make lesson reservations directly with the clinicians after arrival at the Park. There will be no other private lessons given unless they are pre-approved by The National Drive. Contact Christy Warrington at (270) 250-4463 if you plan to have a personal trainer accompany you to The National Drive.

All participants must sign a waiver of responsibility shielding the Park and the Organizers from liability of injury. When you sign the waiver, you are agreeing to the rules for the event which are shown on the downloads page.

Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellations more than 90 days ahead of the event will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations from 30-90 days ahead of the event will receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations less than 30 days ahead of the event will receive no refund.


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