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.
Our most recent club meeting was our Holiday Party on Sunday, December 3 5-8 pm at the Devonfield Inn, Lee, MA. This was a festive pot luck gathering once again.
There is no meeting scheduled for the month of January.
Get your 2018 calendar featuring photos from the Tub Parade. You can mail in your order to Ann Willey, 299 Pond Hill Road, Chatham, NY 12037 along with a check for the bargain price of $14.00 each.
Don’t Forget: Membership Dues are due for 2018. Membership Application Form
Saturday, February 24 6:00 pm will be our annual banquet at The Morgan House, Lee, MA. Back where it all began 30 years ago!
Stockbridge resident Dr. Carole Owens, renowned historian and author, will entertain us with stories of driving and coaching back in the day in Lee and Lenox as well as some interesting stories of local families.
Click for more details and Reservation Form.
The calendar of events is listed here and we are always seeking ways to improve our events.
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.