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  • The CanDrive driving camp is a very inexpensive 7 days driving camp devoted to recreational and competition equine drivers from all over the world. Driving and driving lessons, demonstrations and clinics are only part of the CanDrive driving camp because there is so much more: scheduled trips to natural hot springs, driving beautiful trails in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and getting together with fellow driving enthusiasts - plus much more! The camp will host 50-55 turnouts so you will be part of a group of 80-90 people [drivers, friends and helpers]

    Highlighting the camp is a series of clinics, demonstrations and driving lessons featuring 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. Lessons are given every morning and the rest of the day will be used for private lessons, trail drives, clinics and other activities.

    Of course all breeds and all sizes are welcome: from minis to draft horses and everything in between, mules and donkeys.

    A limited number of horses is available for those riders/drivers who can not bring their own horse[s].

    SATURDAY [THE LAST DAY] WILL BE THE COMPETITION DAY: IN THE MORNING YOU WILL DRIVE AN ADS DRESSAGE TEST AND IN THE AFTERNOON A DERBY

  • The CanDrive camp will provide a great opportunity for recreational driving, improving your driving skills and improving the animal[s] you drive and also for exploring beautiful British Columbia and enjoying the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains. Be part of a group of equine driving enthusiasts from North America and Europe – a unique experience you will never forget!

    At the end of the camp: you will be a better driver, your equine companion will have learned a lot and you will go home with a million 'best memories'!

    The CanDrive camp is hosted by "House of the Friesians". The House of The Friesians is located just outside the town of Invermere, BC, Canada, in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains [near Banff]. This is a spectacular area for driving! CanDrive can be combined with a visit to the famous Calgary Stampede and Spruce Meadows and which are both in Calgary.

    So.... can we say "See you at CanDrive??"

    Caio & Gerard Paagman

  • Total costs for the 7 day camp is $1,085.00 for a driver and $580.00 for a helper, partner or friend who does not drive. PARTICIPANTS 26 years old and under can participate for $790.00! Junior drivers can apply for a grant from the American Driving Society to get their participation fee and/or travel expenses sponsored. The registration fee includes:

Location:
House of the Friesians
3054 Houlgrave Road
Invermere, British Columbia
CANADA V0A 1K5
Contact:
Gerard & Caio Paagman
Phone: (406) 422 6151 [Gerard] or (250) 688 0321 [Caio]
E: gerard@paagman.nl