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 Prize List is now available:
Wednesday, April 24–Will be our first CCDS pot luck meeting of 2019. We are planning a Spring Kickoff theme to help jump-start us into the new driving season.
Save the Date!!! The Spring Driving Seminar will be held on Sunday, April 28th at Orleton Farm. Our theme is Competition Readiness and we have a full day planned with loads of helpful advice and hands-on demonstrations. This year, our panel of experts include Jeff Morse, Kail Palmer-Miller, and Marc Johnson.
The Spring Seminar will continue to feature the paper-bag raffle. If you have any items to donate, you can drop them off at the Coach Barn. Any questions? Contact Carol Terry: 413.446.7196.
A few words from Harvey Waller…
Hi everyone it’s finally Spring! Time to scrub the accumulation of winter dust and grime from our harnesses and carriages.
I think we are all emerging from the not so sunny and icy days of winter, so the Club is really looking forward to our first meeting of the year (April 24th) to socialize with all of our friends again. It will be a potluck meeting with a guest speaker or two, and of course, a brief business meeting.
We are hoping everyone can attend, so please save the date.🎊
On the we agenda will discuss the calendar for the upcoming year as well our exciting Spring Seminar. We have an excellent program this year the topic being Competition Readiness. The experience and knowledge of our panel of experts is worth spending the day at Orleton. We also have some really neat auction items as well. It’s not too late to sign up. See below or our website to sign up or call Maureen Gamelli.
In other and fantastic news–Maureen has been working on sponsors for the Tub Parade (Saturday, September 7th). Adams Community Bank has generously agreed to become our main sponsor. We thank Maureen for her persuasive outreach on this effort. What a relief to have that taken care of! So please save the date for September and participate in this parade!
Hope to see everyone Wednesday, April 24th and Sunday, April 28th.
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.