Sunday, July 14: Carriage Driving Horse Show at North Stonington Fair

Sun., July 14, 2019 9:00 Registration; 10:00 Start Time North Stonington Agricultural Fair 21 Wyassup Road North Stonington, Connecticut 06359 The North Stonington Agricultural Fair is sponsored by the North Stonington Community Grange and the North Stonington Volunteer Fire Department and is known for providing the finest in entertainment, food, and wholesome fun for the [...]

What is a Scurry, anyway?

To view this as a pdf, click here: cvdc-scurry-explanation-2019-rev Note that the diagram below is for example only, actual course may differ.

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 [...]

Nov 18: Nehantic Turkey Trot Drive

. 194 Beaver Brook Rd, Lyme, CT 06371 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 ~ 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. [...]

09/22/18 – Club Drive: Escoheag

What Club Drive: Escoheag When Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00am – All Ages Where Escoheag, LeGrand Reynolds Horsemen’s Area (map) 200 Escoheag Hill Road West Greenwich, RI 02832 Directions: From Route 395 heading Northbound Get off at Exit 85. Continue through stop sign (crossing Route 164) and stay straight to next intersection. Turn right onto [...]

Club Meeting: Sat, Sept 8 – Equine Nutrition

. Club meeting on Saturday, September 8, at Hebron Fire Station #2, 663 Church St (Rt 85) in Hebron. Come and talk with Tiffany Wyman about equine nutrition. Perhaps your horse is getting on in years. Tiffany can help with info about the older horse’s nutritional needs. Those of you with youngsters have different issues. [...]

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 [...]