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: August 11-14 Orleton Farm Combined Test, Driving Trial, and Pleasure Driving Show. Prize List
Our next event will be our Picnic Drive on Saturday, July 9 10:00 am.
Recap of our June 15 Meeting
Our July picnic drive is back on the calendar scheduled for July 9. We will plan to drive at will from 10am to 1pm. Then we will all gather for lunch. More details to follow.
Also in July, we are planning a bus trip to Saratoga Racetrack on July 23. Harvey & Mary will be driving their 4-in-hand as part of the Coaching Club American Oaks racing event that day. Harvey and Mary would be thrilled to have as there to cheer them on. We have tentatively arranged for a limo-bus to ferry us all back and forth. We will have more complete details in the coming days.
But!!! We need a firm headcount asap in order to lock in our reservation for the limo-bus. Please contact Maureen @ 413-822-1028 asap if you have an interest in going.
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.