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.


Attention Exhibitors: REVISED Dressage Times Posted
August 11-14 Orleton Farm Combined Test, Driving Trial, and Pleasure Driving Show. Prize List

Attention Exhibitors: See the Show Page for updates to the show schedule.  Prior to the show, visit this page for updates as they come in depending on entries and deleted divisions or combined and split divisions.  We will do our best to keep you posted. Final schedules will be posted at the show.

Stay tuned for details on our September events.

Recap of our July Meeting

Our July meeting was a lovely warm evening under the tent at Orleton Farm. We had some great desserts and beverages with 15 members present. We began the meeting at 7:15 with Harvey going over our last month’s minutes. Dr Ann Willey was present and recapped the income and expenses from May to current (July). New memberships, show expenses, Insurance, monthly communications were all detailed. Our Show Secretary Dr. Ann Willey reported we have 80 entries thus far. We have a waitlist for Thursday’s combined test and driving trial and we will be waiving late fees to enter the pleasure show. Judges Dana Bright and Kale Palmer Miller will be in attendance this year. Bruce Jones is the course designer and is adjusting the VSE course to be more accommodating for them. Vendor tents and food will be set up like last year. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Laurie Danaher lbdanaher@yahoo.com if you can help out.

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.