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 Meeting will be in the early Spring–March 15 Keep warm and stay tuned for e-blasts.
Membership Renewals were due January 1. Renewal Form If you haven’t sent your renewal in, please send your form and check to Deb asap!
Save The Date: CCDS Spring Seminar scheduled for Saturday, April 18
It’s hard to believe that Christmas was only 2 or so weeks ago, especially as I am writing this and the temperature is 60+ degrees today.
Although not much is going on with the club at present, we just want to keep in touch with our membership..If you haven’t sent in this year’s dues, please download the form and drop a line to Deb Manasse, Membership Chairwoman.
The Holiday party at Devonfield Inn was wonderful. The inn was beautifully decorated for the holidays with Christmas trees and decorations in every room, the food was outstanding, and the appetizers kept coming. I must say the desserts were my favorite from the peppermint chocolate cake, to gluten free pumpkin trifle, and pumpkin cheesecake.Yum!! Holiday piano music was played throughout the evening and a couple of us dared to get up and sing Christmas Carols. Many and heartfelt thanks to the new owners Doug and Jim,of Devonfield, who hosted and prepared all of the food.
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.