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 [...]

Saturday, Aug 9: Carousel Museum

Join us for a guided tour of the New England Carousel Museum. Club members, friends and guests: meet in museum parking lot @ 10:30, tour starts at 11. Cost is $6.00 per person, paid at the door. Please RSVP to Kathie Rindge @ 860-573-6359 as they have requested a head count. New England Carousel Museum [...]

And Good Time Was Had By All

On Saturday, July 26, CVDC hosted a Fun Day and American Scurry event at Mitchell Farm. It was a pretty day to spend with friends and horses/ponies, with a little friendly competition thrown in. 16 whips competed a total of 18 equines around three different layouts of cones (click here to see the maps). Proceeds [...]

SATURDAY, JULY 26 – FUN FOR ALL

The Connecticut Valley Driving Club Invites you to the American Scurry Challenge At Mitchell Farm, 300 East Haddam Rd (Rt. 82), Salem, Connecticut  Saturday July 26, 2014 ~ Starting at 10:00 am   This is our Fun Day for 2014 and CVDC’s first American Scurry Challenge event, to be held at Mitchell Farm on Rt. [...]

2014 Fun Day Clinic Lessons Times of Go

CALL MARGUERITE HAYBER AT 860-817-3181 TO SCHEDULE A LESSON OR FOR QUESTIONS     Remember: the course is open for driving and riding most of the day on Sunday, until approximately 3 pm. Volunteers play for free, others pay a small $10 fee.