The Gladstone Equestrian Association is a New Jersey nonprofit organization which developed from the Gladstone Combined Driving Event. The Association was founded in 1985 to promote equestrian sport, particularly the sport of combined driving in the United States. The GEA has now expanded to encourage horse sport and competition in Hunter/Jumpers and Three Day Eventing in the Gladstone area as well.
Over the years the association has offered competitions, clinics and seminars for organizers and course builders. In 1985, Gladstone hosted one of the US first international driving events. In 1993, the World Pairs was held at Hamilton Farms, the first time it was held outside of Europe.
Located on the Grounds of the Hamilton Farm Golf and Equestrian Center and the USET Foundation headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey, GEA – Driving is now focusing on helping the developing driver getting a good start in the sport by maintaining a first class training center, hosting Horse Driving Trials and clinics for drivers in development.
GEA Gladstone Driving - Board of Directors
President – Sheila Tweedie
Secretary – Barbara Haertlein
Treasurer - Gayle Stinson
Directors - James Brady, James Fairclough, Diane Haltaway, Charles Hance, Guy Torsilieri, Edward Young
HDT Organizing Committee
Secretary - Gayle Stinson 908-752-2653
Dressage - Diane Unger
Cones – John Unger
Marathon - John Samtak
Volunteers - Barbara Haertlein 908-236-6843
Fundraising – Christine Siracusa, Blanche Mikrut
Hospitality - Barbara Haertlein, Susan Data Samtak
Program - Jennifer Brittingham
Stable Manager/Grounds - Ben Redditt
Competitor Liaison - Amie Bauman
Grounds Signage - John Hoffner