CDE, HDT Navigator Wanted! This is not a paid job! Combined Driving is a 3 day event made up of dressage, cones and a marathon or obstacle course. When driving a pair (of ponies) a navigator groom is required. On dressage and Cones days the “groom ” is presented in a similar formal manner as the driver. The groom is available to head the ponies and for safety.
On the marathon section of the event the “navigator ” is an integral part of the team. Pacing the course, using stop watches, time checking throughout the run. The navigator must know the rules of the event and execute them especially when mishaps occur. These may be a trace come loose a whip lost or a harness broken, a carriage tip, course redirection or other situation. The navigator will use their weight for carriage stability around the obstacles and aid the whip driving.
The exciting position needs home training. Harness presentation, hook up and carriage safety as well as being capable of driving the team if the whip is incapacitated for any reason.
We are members of the American Driving Society and the Florida Whips. This great down to earth group of participants are not short of ocial skills. We are serious about driving but even more serious about having fun!
We compete in Florida only for 8 months October through May.
If you are interested you need horse experience, a lot of time to spend training and your own transport.
Thank you for looking and be sure to check out combined driving on youtube, www.americandrivingsociety.org and www.flawhips.com