About us


East Aurora Driving Society, Inc. (EADS) was founded in 1979 to educate drivers of horse-drawn vehicles and the community to promote, support, preserve and protect interest in driving horses, and the collection, preservation and restoration of antique horse-drawn vehicles.

EADS provides educational opportunities through clinics, demonstrations, lectures, escorted pleasure drives, annual competition and driving-related resources for instruction, training, and equipment. It also works with the community to educate the public about safe practices around horses, and horse-drawn vehicles, and to preserve public access for horseback riding and pleasure driving.

EADS is a resource for anyone interested in learning to drive: We can help you find a trainer or driving instructor, and suggest sources for carts, carriages and harness for every budget. We can also provide a list of resources for the restoration or repair of antique vehicles. For drivers of any level, the friendly support of other carriage driving members can be the most valuable resource of all. 

EADS supports community education & service by:

  • Donation of  funds to the Town of Aurora toward the maintenance of the equestrian center.
  • Donation of educational signs to increase public safety and public awareness of safe practices around horses.
  • Donation of Yield-to-Horses signs on Knox Park Trails. 
  • Volunteering to maintain the Knox Farm State Park equestrian trails.
  • Working to preserve the rich equestrian history of East Aurora.