SUNDAY, SEPT 24 – SCURRY AT MITCHELL FARM

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The Connecticut Valley Driving Club

Invites you to the

American Scurry Challenge

At Mitchell Farm, 300 East Haddam Rd (Rt. 82), Salem, Connecticut

Sunday September 24, 2017 ~ Starting at 11:00 am

 

We invite you to CVDC’s annual American Scurry Challenge Fun Day, to be held at Mitchell Farm on Rt. 82 in Salem, CT. Lots of encouragement, and instructions for newcomers! Scurries are first and foremost “FUN”. They are about getting your horses and ponies out for a nice day of driving and cheering on your friends & fellow drivers.

Our Scurry is informal, everybody will be timed and placed but there will be no prizes or ribbons. Driving aprons are not required. Hard hats are. Bring your own lunch. There is an ice cream stand nearby, restaurants and fuel within 8 minutes by car. Water is available on site but may have to be carried some distance.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A CLUB MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE (but if you are not, we hope this will encourage you to join!)

CLICK HERE TO SEE COURSE MAPS AND  FORMS FROM 2014 FOR EXAMPLE ONLY! (pdf)

ENTRY FEE:

  • $15.00 per entry is suggested as donation to Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement
  • Cash or make check payable to: Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement (it is probably tax deductible)
  • You may bring paperwork incl. Coggins on day of event.
  • Questions: call Peter von Halem, (860) 889-6467
  • Directions – click here or visit www.mitchell, farm.org

SAT. JULY 15: CVDC DRIVING DERBY AT MITCHELL FARM

CT Valley’s Driving Derby competition consists of three rounds over a course consisting of pairs of cones and marathon-type obstacles in a . Each driver will be timed through a numbered course of obstacles/gates in the proper direction and in numerical order to the finish line. Total time determines placings and the lowest time wins.

We are offering both training level and preliminary level. Drivers may enter horses of any breed and size, from minis to drafts. $40 per entry. Helmets & Coggins/rabies required. Groom required for all turnouts except single mini or single small pony. Gates open at 9 am, mandatory driver’s meeting at 10 am, first competitor on course at 11 am.

300 East Haddam Road (Rt. 82)
Salem, CT, USA 06420

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Photos of Events

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Some great pictures were taken by Sandy of Baskwood Photos a few years ago, who happened to tag along to our first July Fun Day/Scurry with one of our members, and returned for that October’s club drive at Lord Creek.

Plus: take a peek at just some of the lovely photos taken by Lisa Cenis of Shoot That Horse during one of our annual Horse Driving Trials.

Have a look at how much fun we have, join us if you haven’t already, and please support our photographer friends by purchasing pictures to share.

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