Driving Class

Have you always wanted to learn how to drive a team of horses?
Well now is your opportunity to learn from two veteran teamsters.

On May 20 & 21 The Double T will be hosting a two-day equestrian driving clinic. This
is an introduction to driving. It will feature light and draft horses as well as mules.
Come learn the lost art of safe driving!

You will get experience in the proper way to harness, hitch, drive, and handle horses.
It will focus on commercial driving, driving in a show ring and working farm horses.
The class will be taught by two experienced teamsters;

Tony T. Azevedo has been commercially driving horses for 34 years and has spent over 20 years instructing individuals in commercial driving. He has one of the largest carriage and wagon collections in California.

Nolan Darnell has 30 years experience hitching single thru 8, as well as 16 years
experience as a draft horse and mule show judge.

Date: May 20 & 21, 2017
Time: May 20 – 8am-5pm AND May 21 – 9am-3pm
Cost: $150
Lunch will be provided each day

download the driving class flyer

Please send registration fee to reserve your spot in the class.
Class size is limited.
This is a novice course, no experience necessary.
Tony T. Azevedo
22368 W. 2nd Ave.
Stevinson, CA 95374
(209) 634-0187

Driving Class FAQ


Where is Stevinson?  Two hours south of Sacramento, 45 min. north of Los Banos, 30 minutes East of Merced.

The Double T, 22368 W. 2nd Ave. Stevinson, CA 95374

Cost of the driving class? $150

Age requirement- 18-90

What should I wear?  Sunscreen, Comfortable rugged clothing. (Jeans etc.) Closed-toe shoes. No flip-flops, sandals or open toe-shoes.

Time: May 20 – 8am-5pm AND May 21 – 9am-3pm.  (This is a two-day course.)

Can I bring my pet? Please leave pets at home for safety reasons.

Can I bring my children? Please leave children at home for safety reasons.  No one under 18 will be admitted.

Do I need experience?  This is an entry level course. No experience necessary.

How dangerous is this course?  There is a certain amount of risk when working with live animals.  You will be required to sign a waiver and your participation is at your own risk.

What will get out of this clinic?  A better understanding of harnessing, driving,  and hitching a horse.  The safe and proper way to handle horses. A unique experience that will last a lifetime.

Do I need to bring anything?  A positive attitude, sunscreen and proper attire, (see above) and a willingness to learn.

Local accommodations: You can find hotel accommodations if the following neighboring towns;

Santa Nella