(Photos by Lisa Cenis and Sue Brennan)

Welcome to the Colonial Carriage and Driving Society’s web site. This site is intended to give up to date information about our club meetings and special events. The Society welcomes everyone to join the club, whether you drive carriage horses or just have an interest in the history and traditions of carriage driving. Open meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Orleton Farm in Stockbridge, Mass. Some meetings feature an informational speaker as well as the normal business.

Urgent! Our next and most exciting event is Fun Day July 30th. We have a Fun Day planning session scheduled for Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm. We would love for anyone to come to the farm and help plan Fun Day. If you think you can help out this Wednesday, please let Maureen Gamelli know: email: maureengamelli2@gmail.com, phone: (413) 243-3407. This year’s theme is movie characters. So come in costume so we can all guess what movie you are from.

Our next club meeting is Wednesday, August 16th. Enjoy your summer and good luck to everyone who shows, stay safe.

Speaking of shows…the Lorenzo Driving Competition in Cazenovia, NY, is set for July 15 and 16. If you are planning to sign up, entries close July 1. Check the website for prize list and details: Lorenzo Driving Competition.

Events for the upcoming year

The calendar of events is listed here and we are always seeking ways to improve our events.

Please send any news you may have for the newsletter (new members to the family, photos from events, want ads) to Jen Wilcox at: jen.wilcox@verizon.net or Harvey at: hwaller562@aol.com.

Please check “Listing of Events” on this site for details on other upcoming events. The Society hosts a variety of events, such as driving clinics, informal drives, the Orleton Farm Pleasure Driving Show, Winter Classic Sleigh Rally, Lenox Tub Parade, and Summer Fun Day. Fun Day was created as an opportunity for recreational drivers, as well as seasoned whips, to experience games and friendly competition. The members enjoy the social aspect the Society brings to each meeting and special event, where friends get together to have fun, drive their horses, and to learn more about carriage driving.

The Colonial Carriage and Driving Society was officially formed on January 15, 1989. Twenty-five years later, the club continues to grow and offer many exciting activities. Come to our events or join our club and enjoy the history and tradition of carriage driving.