(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.

SAVE THE DATE–OUR NEXT EVENT WILL BE OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY. December 4th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. at the new event barn at Orleton Farm. This will be a potluck dinner. Please contact Maureen so that we can coordinate our menu: 413-822-1028.

Hi Everyone

We have had an amazing Fall. The weather has been unusually warm and sunny for the past several weeks.

At our October meeting, Renee Slonaker spoke to our group about the benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet. Renee is a certified nutritionist with a degree from The University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. Her discussion included food choices and ideas that will help us maintain muscle and keep our energy up as we mature so that we can stay in healthy competition form. We all enjoyed her common-sense approach to a healthy diet, how to shop for healthy food, and what to watch out for in food ingredient labeling. If you can’t read it, don’t eat it!

See you at the Christmas Party,

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: waller.hww@gmail.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.