(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.

Our Next CCDS Monthly Meeting is scheduled for March

Happy New Year!

Reflecting back on 2021…
Even though we had another year dealing with Covid, our club was able to pull off a few events while maintaining safe protocols.

Starting with our May Welcome Back and Start of Summer Fun dinner meeting at Orleton Farm. Harvey and Mary (who was unable to get back from FL in time for the party) hosted a catered dinner from Frankie’s Italian Restaurant in Lenox. Each dinner was individually wrapped and handed out to our guests.

In between our events we were able to have our socially distant safe meetings with a few guest speakers.
• Nicole Burkholze, animal communicator.
• Dr. Ryan Peno, Veterinarian and owner of OakenCroft Equine Hospital.
• We finished out the year with our annual Christmas party at the Devonfield Inn which was beautifully decorated for the holidays. Piano music, delicious food, and drinks came out in abundance.

Let’s look forward to 2022 in the hope we can continue to enjoy our club events and all of its members.

See you all in the Spring,

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: hwaller562@aol.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.