The Metamora Carriage and Driving Association was founded in 1974 as an informal association dedicated to the pursuit of carriage driving. Learning to drive properly and safely was the principal goal.

In 1985 MCDA organized its first Combined Driving Event recognized by the American Driving Socirty. In the intervening years, the event has become a nationally known competition. The association added a Pleasure Driving Show in 2007 and a Recreational Drive in 2010 as ADS recognized activities.

Today, the association has over 100 members who enjoy a variety of recreational, educational, and social club activities in addition to the competitive events and shows organized by both the MCDA and other driving groups. Included among the members are accomplished drivers, novices and those who just like the activities and friendship.

MCDA is governed by a board of nine elected by the members:


President                Larry Wheeler

Vice President         Carol Becker

Secretary                                  -                            -                        -

Treasurer              Janet Cisler

Board Members

Carol Beens

Tricia Cecile

Julie Kinzie

Mari Yancho

Committee Heads

Carriage Tracks Editor - Alicia Pierce

Combined Driving - Barb Chapman

Darlene Daly -

Membership - Carol Beens

Pleasure Driving - Alicia Pierce

Safety Committee - Carol Becker

Social - Julie Kinzie

Website Editor - Julie Kinzie jkinzie@sbcglobal,net