Welcome

(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.

Let’s Go To The Movies! We had beautiful weather for Fun Day held on July 30 and a blast with the movie theme. Everyone enjoyed the games that included cones courses and a great cross-country pace. Ray Casella did a fantastic job as our announcer/director.

Many thanks to the Wallers for hosting the club for this event on their gorgeous property (movie set). Harvey(part of the Wild Guys) was able to drive in all of the games along with Harley and Calamity Catherine (2nd part of the Wild Guys).

Much credit is due to the crew for this event including: Deb Manasse, Joan Adler, Hillary, Pat Gamelli (morning setup), Maureen, Carol, Kay, and the event committee.

Our 25th Tub Parade is coming up on September 9th. Whips: Sign up to enter your turnout here: 2017 Tub Parade Registration You can get more details from Maureen Gamelli: email: maureengamelli2@gmail.com, phone: (413) 243-3407.

Our next club meeting is Tuesday, September 19. Enjoy your summer and good luck to everyone who shows, stay safe.


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.