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Central Valley

Harness Association

Since 1995

About Us

The Central Valley Harness Association is a carriage driving club. Our association was organized to promote the safe use of equines (horses, ponies, miniature horses, donkeys, and mules) in harness. We drive for pleasure, recreation, and sport.

We are based out of the Fresno and Clovis area and serve all surrounding central California counties.


Learn new skills and share your own knowledge with other members.


Come join the fun at our relaxed and joyful member events.


Meet new friends and network with fellow carriage driving enthusiasts.

since 1995

Our Story

Our association was formed by dedicated members of the community who wished to expand the “horse and carriage” horizons that were offered by a relatively new sport on the international scene. In January of 1995, led by chairperson Skyla Cochran and officers Barbara Brooke, Bill Cole, Carolyn Lanigan, Marie McKee, Sallie Phillips, and Kim Roberts, the new club came to life.

This new club offered members the opportunity to compete in a variety of ways from pleasure driving to Combined Driving Events (CDFs). Thanks to the efforts of many of the initial members, the club sponsored many clinics and “playdays” that focused on the nuances of dressage, obstacles, cones, and hazards. Members of the club began competing in various driving events throughout the state of California, and a few nationally. Many of them cut their teeth at small shows sponsored by local stables. CVHA became the proud sponsor of the Ram Tap CDE in 1997. This event drew interest throughout the driving world. All together the membership in our association grew to 70 members.

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Everyone is welcome! All ages & experience levels!

All equine types are welcome in our club: horses, ponies, miniature horses, donkeys, and mules.


We Offer Individual and Family Memberships

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to our meetings!

Meetings are every other month usually as a meet/drive format. For meeting information please contact a club board member. Contact details are listed below.

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Sargent Equestrian

Event, training, and boarding facility in a beautiful creekside environment, located in Lodi, CA. Sargent Equestrian Center has experienced resident trainers who specialize in driving and harness readiness as well as starting young horses and general horsemanship.

Clay Station Horse Park

Training and event facility located in Wilton, California, designed with the horse and driver in mind. For pleasure or competition, Stan and Debbi try to make your experience as much fun as possible in a safe and controlled manner. Where carriage driving is fun! 

Roger Cleverly Training

Training center located in Oakdale, CA. Roger Cleverly trains horses, ponies and minis for carriage driving, and trains drivers for both recreational and competitive driving. In addition to training the center offers conditioning and rehabilitation, clinics, and playdays.