Welcome to United States Driving for the Disabled

United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to improve the lives of physically challenged individuals throughout the United States and Canada by providing the experience of driving horses in a safe and challenging environment.

Our mission is to provide the extraordinary benefit of therapeutic driving to as many people as possible through sharing knowledge, experience, and serving as a resource for innovations in adaptive equipment for drivers, trainers, and programs offering carriage driving.

The Sybil Dukehart Endowment Fund seeks to provide financial assistance to equip and train disabled drivers through providing scholarship funds to applicants.

USDFD fosters opportunities for drivers to compete in national and international amateur competitions by training and providing financial support for Team USA.

Recent News »

  • VIP Diane Kastama Rides Again & Helps Team USA Win Bronze On a recent Friday at her home on the Nipomo Mesa, Grand Meadows Sponsored FEI World Carriage Driver, Diane Kastama, took her horse Rupert out for a drive. Although she was in an automobile accident that ...
  • Diane Kastama Won the Becky Grand Hart Trophy Congratulations to our VIP Driver, Diane Kastama of Arroyo Grande, CA, who recently won the Becky Grand Hart Trophy from the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). The award is presented to international-level non-Olympic athletes. Para-equestrian driver ...
  • Vote for the 2014 Equestrian of the Year by January 5th Dear USDFD Member, One of our Team USA 2014 and prominent USDFD drivers, Diane Kastama, has been nominated for the USEF Equestrian of the Year Award for 2014.   Everyone can vote.   You do not ...
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