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: August 11-14 Orleton Farm Combined Test, Driving Trial, and Pleasure Driving Show. Prize List

Our next event will be the Members Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 18 6:00 pm. Our hosts, Harvey and Mary Waller, will provide a catered meal accompanied by musical entertainment. We will have plenty of room for socializing in the party tent overlooking the beautiful Orleton Farm grounds and mountain views.

Recap of our CCDS Spring Clinic

Saturday, April 16

Happy Spring everyone,

After a two-year hiatus, we finally were able to gather once again last Saturday for our April seminar. This year, CCDS was pleased to host three guest clinicians. Jeff Morse, Sarah Bates, and Bruce Jones shared their professional advice and knowledge for an educational and informative program with 28 members and friends attending. Registration was at 9 o’clock with attendees socializing in the horse barn over coffee and donuts. Then starting at 9:30 we headed to the heated indoor arena for the first phase of the program. The carriage museum was open during the pizza lunch break for quick tours. The day ended with Sarah and Bruce demonstrating a mini super derby galloping their pony, Buccatti, through the gates to cotton eyed Joe music.

We are looking forward to a full calendar of events in 2022 to enjoy our club events and all of its members.

Maureen

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.