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.
Next Meeting will be at Devonfield Inn, Lee, MA–March 18 6:30 pm
Membership Renewals were due January 1. Renewal Form If you haven’t sent your renewal in, please send your form and check to Deb asap!
Save The Date: CCDS Spring Seminar scheduled for Saturday, April 18
Since we all enjoyed such a wonderful Holiday Party at the Devonfield Inn, we are delighted to be able to hold our March meeting there as well. So mark your calendars! March 18 6:30 pm. This will be pot luck, so please plan to bring something to share. Tjasa Sprague will share more of her wealth of knowledge on the Gilded Age. Her focus this time will be more in-depth coverage of the lives of the horses of the period.
Save the date for our Spring Clinic scheduled for April 18 at Orleton Farm. See below for information and sign-up form.
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.