(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.

Orleton Farm Driving Show:
August 12 – 15, 2021

2021 Show Prize List Available 2021 Prize List Entries Close July 15
Next Event Saturday, June 19: will be our Orleton Farm Picnic Drive.

Hi Everyone,
We are starting to get back to normal from the pandemic menace. Seeing our club friends at last week’s club party was uplifting. Chatting and partying like old times was fun.

In looking ahead, we have the “Come Drive and Picnic” June 19 at Orleton Farm starting at 10:00 am. Come and drive at will at the farm. We will have the 80-meter dressage ring set up for you to drive on your own and we will have the 20-cone ring set up as well. The covered bridge and the water and a few other obstacles will be open to drive as a test for the show and to have fun with.

You can break for lunch anytime, but we are suggesting 1:00 pm as a target time to get your turnout put away so we can picnic together.

We are inviting others who are not driving to come with their picnic lunch and join us and watch the turnouts going through their paces.

A call ahead would be nice so we can judge how many tables for the picnic are needed and upon arrival check in at the party barn. You can contact Harvey at 413-441-4682.

A low key day to just come and have fun driving and seeing friends. See you there.

If you plan to ride or drive on the farm, please be sure to sign and bring along the attached waiver. Waiver of Liability

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: hwaller562@aol.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.