Founded on December 3, 1980, The Carriage and Driving Society of Greater Kansas City is dedicated to preserving the heritage of carriages and driving that prevailed at the turn of the 20th century. We are the only carriage and driving organization in western Missouri and all of Kansas recognized by both the American Driving Society (ADS) and the Carriage Association of America (CAA).


  • Promote our heritage of horse drawn vehicles and equipment for pleasure, work, transportation, demonstration, collection restoration, display and repair.
  • Promote fellowship and assist members to become better drivers.
  • Publicly promote the art of driving through participation in parades, exhibitions, competitions, driving meets and country drives.
  • Recognize the cultural, social and economic history of these vehicles, animals and equipment.


The great news is you don’t have to own a horse and buggy! You don’t even have to have a horse to enjoy belonging to our group. We have so many varied activities that we guarantee something for everyone.

During the non-driving months (too hot or too cold) we have indoor meetings – sometimes watching driving-oriented videos, sometimes touring historical sites of interest to our members. You can see for yourself, on our events calendar, what we’re doing the rest of the time – presenting our vehicles to the public, providing unique driving opportunities for our driving members, even hosting major driving events like a horse show and combined driving events.

And always, we’re enjoying the company of some of the nicest people you’ll ever hope to meet!  Just show up at one of our events and we’ll introduce you to the fascinating world of carriages and carriage driving.



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