The High Country Carriage Driving School has a deep and colourful history near Calgary, AB. In a province with deep equine roots that is internationally renowned for equestrian spectacles in other disciplines, carriage driving has popularity and the club continues to attract new members.
Today, HCCDC is one of the most vibrant clubs in Canada, attracting some of top athletes, trainers in the sport. With the training of animal and driver paramount, The High Country Carriage Driving Club has held driving clinics since its inception. Clinicians have included some of the top trainers, officials, coaches, and drivers from around the world.
The High Country Carriage Driving Club was founded in 1992 by a group of dedicated drivers who needed a place to drive. A lease was gained on land adjacent to the Calgary Polo grounds and dressage arenas and a cross country course were built. Many competitors and spectators alike enjoyed competition at this venue.
The Club moved from the Polo Grounds and rented the Fezdome at the Calgary Al Ahzar Shiners Centre in NW Calgary. Here members have access to a large, heated indoor arena, comfortable viewing areas and a full size outdoor arena. Being tucked away close to the Bow River just north of the Trans Canada Hwy and west of Stoney Trail it is easily accessible to members from all parts of the area. It offers year round driving opportunities.
The Club is moving forward by concentrating on driver education... and having fun! We plan to arrange group drives to interesting places and fun days at area ranches where members can drive and tell stories. We encourage everyone, with or without a driving horse to get involved.