Club Meeting: Sat. Aug 4 – Westfield Whip

Club meeting on Saturday, August 4 at the East Haddam Grange Hall. Carol Martin, owner of Westfield Whip Manufacturing Company, will talk about the history of whipmaking in Westfield, share videos and stories, and bring some of her whips for show and tell. Brief meeting will follow the presentation. NO POTLUCK. See you all on [...]

Sunday, Aug 12 – 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. [...]

Club Meeting: Saturday, March 3 – Barn Safety with Hebron Fire Dept

Club meeting on Saturday, March 3 at the East Haddam Grange Hall. Hebron Fire Chief Nick Wallick will do a presentation on Barn Fire Safety, discussing ways to keep people and animals safe and things to think about before there is an emergency. Brief meeting will follow the presentation. NO POTLUCK. See you all on [...]

Club Meeting: Saturday, Feb 3

We will be having our first meeting of 2018 on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the East Haddam Grange Hall. NO POTLUCK. But there will be beverages and desserts. So please come and share your winter stories with us. The agenda for the night will be as follows: 1) A discussion of the calendar for the [...]

Just For Fun: Sleighing in New York City in 1892

“Welcome home! Just in time for the sleighing party! Mr. Pickering’s rented two sleighs!” … “Ready?” Felix yelled over his shoulder, and Jake exuberantly shouted back that he was. Their reins snapped simultaneously, both teams dug in, and the harness bells came to life. The runners sliding easily, the horses eased back; then at a [...]

SUNDAY, NOV 19: Annual Nehantic Forest “Turkey Trot” Club Drive

. 194 Beaver Brook Rd, Lyme, CT 06371 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 ~ 11 AM Come along for a pre-Thanksgiving “Turkey Trot”! Nehantic State Forest has miles of good dirt roads on rolling hills. Whips can do anywhere from 2 miles to 10 if they choose, mile markers will be posted, average distance is 5 miles. [...]

SUNDAY, SEPT 24 – SCURRY AT MITCHELL FARM

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, [...]

Saturday, 08/12/17 – Club Drive: Salmon River Airline Trail

What Club Drive: Salmon River Airline Trail When Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:00am – All Ages Where Salmon River Airline Trail (map) 231 River Rd Colchester, CT, USA 06415 River Road follows the bank of the Salmon River from where Jeremy Brook joins Blackledge River to create the Salmon River. Our drive will follow this [...]

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 [...]

SAT, MAY 6: KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY