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
Next Event Wednesday, March 17 7:00 pm: will be another Virtual Meeting. Link and instructions coming soon.
The benefit of a Zoom meeting is that we do not have to leave the comfort of our cozy homes on a cold winter night. As we hunker down for the next big freeze, at least last night, no one had a brain freeze as the members had a lively and enthusiastic discussion of programming for this year’s events. Hopefully as more vaccines are produced and given to everyone, we can get back to a new “normal”.
We did manage to hold our club Annual Meeting during the January Zoom meeting. Please see below for the results of the election of officers for 2021 along with the minutes recorded.
Hope everyone stays warm and we look forward to our next Zoom meeting scheduled for March. Stay tuned for the link and details.
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.