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 Event: will be a Virtual General Meeting. Stay tuned for Zoom details.
The summer months have come and gone and our club is on hold as we wait for a safe time to resume activities. For now, we will put on hold our fall meetings and Christmas party. We are planning a virtual annual meeting in January. More details will be forthcoming as we get the details ironed out. This is the time of virtual meetings at least for the next six months.
Marc Johnson recently did a Zoom seminar on being a navigator in competition. I found it really informative and easy to get onto the webinar with Zoom. You need to go to the AppStore on your phone and get the free Zoom app and follow the instructions. It was fairly simple. We had 13 members signed on for the session. Marc did a great job and I want to thank him for hosting. More webinars are in the making.
We have been working on the show grounds here at Orleton and look forward to everyone coming to next year’s events and having fun at the farm.
Hope everyone stays well and look forward to seeing you.
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.