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.
New Dates for Orleton Farm Driving Show:
August 12 – 15, 2021
2021 Show Prize List Available 2021 Prize List Entries Close July 15
Next Event Saturday, April 17 9:00 am to 1:00 pm: will be Virtual Spring Clinic: “Meet the Judge”. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 875 4356 3157
John Greenall, one of the Orleton Farm Driving Show judges, will explain the different Pleasure Driving classes from the judge’s perspective. Also, John will talk about the new American Driving Society Dressage test, specifically the tests listed for Orleton this summer. This is a great opportunity to learn how to be more successful in the arena. Better planning, execution and an understanding of the rules should help anyone improve performance and have more fun!
Happy Spring Everyone,
Our monthly meeting was held via Zoom on March 17. We met to discuss and review our 2021 event list as we look forward with hope and anticipation of being able to gather in some capacity. While there is still a great deal of uncertainty around the path the pandemic will follow, we have put together some events that are able to accommodate the safety protocols that are in place at the current time. Our event planning will continue to be fluid as restrictions need to be tightened/loosened per State mandate.
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.