2015 Event Day Volunteers

** PRELIMINARY ** Saturday, June 6, 2015 CVDC Horse Driving Trial Event Day Organizers: Bill & Nancy Lawson, Steven Mazeau Volunteer Coordinator: Todd Gelston Secretary: Marguerite Hayber Judge Steward: Randy Sabatino AM Crew: 8:00am (Meet at Dressage/Cones as assigned) 5:45 AM Parking: Todd Gelston Trailer Safety Steward: Dick Mangino Dressage Chair: Carrie Wind Dressage Gate [...]

2015 SPRING CLINIC: CYNTHIA BLIVEN

>> Click here to view this page as a printable flyer in pdf << Saturday, April 18, 2015 High Hopes Therapeutic Riding 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371 Cynthia Bliven, one of the founding members of the CT Valley Driving Club, has been riding/driving, training and instructing for over 40 years. She has [...]

2015 HORSE DRIVING TRIAL – ENTRIES STILL ACCEPTED

The Connecticut Valley Driving Trial is gearing up for JUNE 6, 2015 – we are still accepting entries! This eagerly awaited event will once again take place at the beautiful Haddam Meadows State Park in Haddam, CT. Larry Poulin will serve as President of the Jury and Craig Kellogg will join us as Technical Delegate. [...]

Nov 23: Annual Nehantic Forest “Turkey Trot” Club Drive

. 194 Beaver Brook Rd, Lyme, CT 06371 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 ~ 11 AM Come along for a pre-Thanksgiving “Turkey Trot”! Nehantic State Forest has miles of good dirt roads on rolling hills. We are planning a 5-6 mile drive. Whips can do anywhere from 2 miles to 10 if they choose, mile markers will [...]

Dec 27: CVDC Holiday Gathering

Again this year, we will gather to celebrate the season AFTER the Big Day, which we hope will make it easier to work into your schedule.              Dinner will be SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27 at Angelico’s Lake House in East Hampton – 6:30 pm to whenever. PLEASE RSVP TO KATHIE RINDGE at (860) 228-3801 or email her [...]

Nov 1: Annual Meeting and Rein Handling

This coming Saturday, November 1st 2014  is the Annual Meeting of the CVDC starting at 6.30 pm at the East Haddam Grange, 488 Town St. East Haddam, CT06423. Non-members are also welcome to attend, although not as voting participants during the formal meeting portion of the evening. The gourmets among you will be glad to [...]

SATURDAY, OCT 18: CLUB DRIVE AT LORD CREEK, LYME CT

Janie Davis’ lovely Lord Creek Farm will be our venue for a pleasant fall drive. Lots of trails, some hilly terrain. The horse activities at Lord Creek are administered by the Lyme Trail Association. A donation of $ 10.00 to the association is suggested. Plan to be on the grounds no later than 10.00, driving out [...]

HORSE DRIVING TRIAL SURVEY

THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR SURVEY – If you have comments or thoughts you would like to share regarding our annual HDT, please feel free to email Bill and Nancy Lawson at wwlawson@sbcglobal.net. ORIGINAL POST: As we consider plans for next year’s CVDC Horse Driving Trial, we look for input from any and all interested [...]

Club Meeting: Sept 6 – Nutrena Nutritionist

Our next regular monthly meeting takes place at the East Haddam Grange on September 6. Tiffany Wyman, a nutritionist from Nutrena, will be on hand to discuss proper equine nutrition and to bring us up to date on new understanding in the world of horse feed. This is your opportunity to fine-tune your feeding program [...]

Club Drive: Sept 20 – Joint Drive at Pachaug with ECDHA

NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE.  At their invitation, we will be driving the Pachaug State Forest roads with our friends and neighbors from the Eastern CT Draft Horse Assoc., September 20, 10 am. Meet at the Frog Hollow Equestrian Camping Area (see below).  Explore the numerous trails in Pachaug and then enjoy a relaxing (BYO) lunch [...]